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We'll be at the 2018 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, April 30-May 2 in Seattle! Join us and other exhibitors as we engage in the future of Quality.
We'll be at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018, April 30-May 2 at the Boston Convention Center! We're excited to be in great company alongside the industry leaders at the forefront of the next Industrial Revolution.
Big news, New England: we'll be at Design & Manufacturing New England, April 18-19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center! We're excited to be in great company alongside thousands of the engineers, executives, and suppliers leading the industry.
I remember in the late 1980’s that a US automaker executive publicly stated, “we automated our factories and now we get defects at a faster rate!” Why did he say that? Because so many leaders like he thought the technological innovation at that time would make products faster and less expensive. And it did. But it did not make always make them better. The new processes just moved defective products faster through the supply chain because they did not remove the reasons for defects prior to speeding up the processes with automation. The production experts were not experts in quality and vice-versa. So quality took a backseat, no pun intended, to the speed of production. We seem to always play catch-up.
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade show for Industrial technology. This year, we have great things planned!
The Aerodef Manufacturing Show is coming up on March 26th-29th in Long Beach, CA. The event is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry, showcasing the industry’s most advanced technologies and featuring keynote speakers that are leading the industry.
Today is International Women’s Day, a great occasion to celebrate women’s contributions to manufacturing, but also to take a step back and measure how our industry fares on gender equality. According to Deloitte, even though women totaled about 47 percent of the US labor force in 2016, they are only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce. The good news is that things seem to be improving. For example, the number of women that would encourage their daughter or female family member to pursue a career in manufacturing increased 18% between 2015 and 2017 to 42%. However, at Tulip we believe that there is always room for improvement.
Spencer Wright runs “The Prepared” one of the best resources for Manufacturing professionals out there, “a newsletter, podcast and network for people working on real problems in the physical world” (if you haven’t subscribed already, I highly suggest you do!). He is a mechanical designer, product engineer and self-described “guy-who-makes-stuff” with a career that has spanned product development, project management, strategy, and manufacturing/operations. He works on highly specialized CAD software at nTopology, is the founder of The Public Radio and an avid Tulip customer and enthusiast.
March is Women’s History Month! To honor it, we’re partnering with the Women in Manufacturing organization, the New England Rosie The Riveter Chapter, and IDC to host a panel on March 21st, the National Rosie The Riveter Day. Join us in conversation with some of the women leading the way, discussing the role of women in manufacturing and how to increase diversity in the industry.
As always, there will be free refreshments along with the opportunity to network with other manufacturing leaders in the region.