Category Archives: Manufacturing

Walsh Manufacturing: Manufacturing In the Trenches

Being in the manufacturing business for fifty years, Walsh Manufacturing has plenty of experience working with consumers one-on-one to create metal fabrication solutions. Calling on five decades of experience, our work might include the redesign of a current machine, making improvements to an existing system, or looking at processes to create changes and cut expenses. All of these elements involve a key unifier, the drive to create solutions through problem solving and research and development.

For some manufacturing companies, problem solving is a foundational element and considered business as usual. For others, the innovation process is viewed as something that is costly and only employed when necessary. These are two very different viewpoints, but it should come as no surprise Walsh Manufacturing always falls on the side of problem solving and process improvement. A new non-refundable tax credit announced in December that goes against the Commercial Activity Act (CAT) could be a way to make continuous R&D more appealing to more Ohio manufacturers. Continue Reading »

Role of Innovation in Manufacturing

With 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to the next twelve months. While businesses don’t typically subscribe to the practice of making resolutions, there is often a strategic plan created to move the company forward over the next 12 to 36 months. Often the catalyst of these plans entails looking at some of the demands or challenges that will be placed on the industry as a whole, as well as on the business itself.

Recently, the information and research firm McKinsey & Company forecasted the following potential challenges on the manufacturing field over the next ten years. Continue Reading »