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The Industry Digest: Help the manufacturing industry by recycling your old electronics

Jan. 6, 2023
Here are this week’s industrial trends and perspectives, including tips to improve supply chain resiliency in 2023.

The internet is a vast space that is filled with rabbit holes, endless search results, and adorable cat videos that will consume your entire day in a flash. Finding the information and insights you need to improve productivity and efficiency at your facility can be daunting. Luckily, Plant Services is here to help. We search the web and curate the industry perspectives, trends, and topics that will affect you and your industry. Here are a few of our favorite stories from this week.

Uncle Sam Wants You To Recycle The Dead Cellphones And Laptops In Your Junk Drawer [Forbes]
Looking for a solution to the supply chain issues plaguing lithium-ion battery manufacturers? The answer may be hidden in your junk drawer. Americans’ reluctance to part with their obsolete devices, including laptops, cellphones, and tablets, may be preventing the development and implementation of new technologies.

3 Ways to Overcome Lunar New Year Supply Chain Hurdles [Thomas]
The Lunar New Year is a time for festive traditions and celebrations, but if you haven’t prepared, it could wreak havoc on your supply chains. Many facilities in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other countries close during the holiday, and often take time until they are back at full capacity. This article highlights 3 steps you can take to help avoid potential problems.

5 Equipment Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2023 [Association of Equipment Manufacturers]
January is the time for resolutions and predictions, and the manufacturing industry is no exception. While there is no way to predict the future, with the right information and insight, you can spot trends and use them to your advantage. This article highlights five AEM staff members and lists their top trends for 2023.

How Manufacturers Can Improve Collaboration With Their Suppliers [Forbes]
Building a strong relationship with your suppliers used to be a lofty goal, but in an industry facing countless supply chain disruptions, this relationship may prove to be more important than ever. This article outlines three methods manufacturers can use to foster collaboration with their suppliers.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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