Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Automation: A case study in tiered supply

Manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace sectors have always been measured on the quality of their products, the efficiency of their standards from design and production to the delivery of their goods and services. And you’d better be fast, you’d better be good, and you’d better be…


Dodge®Industrial in Greenville Hosts First OpExChange Tour of 2023

The first OpExChange plant visit of 2023 occurred on January 12 at Dodge Industrial in Greenville, SC. Thirty-three OpExChange members from twenty-two organizations participated in this event. This Dodge site was one of the founding members of the OpExChange and has been an active member for twenty-one…


Carolina Handling Receives 2023 MHEDA MVP Award

Carolina Handling has received the 2023 MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) for its contributions to the industry, its customers, supplier partners and associates. For the third year in a row, Carolina Handling has been recognized by the industry trade…


NexGen Containers and Shelters in Summerville is Hiring!

NexGen Containers and Shelters in Summerville is currently seeking qualified candidates to join their team! According to Rob Banerjee, President & CEO, “at NexGen, our goal is to provide the highest quality containers and shelters in the industry. We accomplish this by investing into our most valuable…


What is the endgame for automation?

Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, computerization, cobots and robots. Automated production lines, distribution centers and supply lines. This is the future of manufacturing. This is the endgame for automation. Improved efficiencies, production and distribution standards have been altered forever by automated processes, whether they are in…


State of Automation

The automated state of modern manufacturing Right now, manufacturing facilities and their logistics’ centers are automating to not only produce and deliver products with improved efficiencies; they are replacing their manual services to keep up with the industry and their leading competitors. Contemporary manufacturers are technology driven….


Elisabeth Kovacs Named Executive Director of SC Future Makers

Economic and Workforce Development Professional to Lead First-In-The-Nation Program SC Future Makers, a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, announced that Elisabeth Kovacs will serve as its Executive Director. Formed in 2016, SC Future Makers is a workforce initiative whose mission is to connect…


OpExChange – 2022 Review and Awards

The annual year-end review and awards ceremony for the OpExChange was held in early December. Mike Demos, coordinator for this collaborative group of manufacturers in South Carolina, led this virtual event with participating companies from across the state. Mike began this session by announcing that this is…