Prepare Your Job Shop for the Future of Cybersecurity

 

 

 

American job shops are under siege from cyber-attacks. Every day, phishing and ransomware attacks are disrupting operations at large and small manufacturers. To protect our country’s military advantages, the Department of Defense is rolling out the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to improve the security posture of the defense industrial base. In this webinar, Scott Sawyer, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Paperless Parts, demystifies these trends and prepare your shop to meet even the hardest CMMC requirements.

 

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The 5 KPI’s Manufacturers Should Be Tracking

 

Akshat Thirani, CEO & Co-founder of Amper, an OEE and machine monitoring system designed specifically for precision manufacturers, will cover a variety of key performance indicators that every manufacturer should be measuring. He will also discuss simple solutions to help turn raw data into action, the key difference between leading indicators vs. lagging indicators, as well as how Amper can digitize your factory and replace paper production reports.

 

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ITR Economics Report for PMPA – February 2021

 

Transition to Recovery Phase – Optimism in the Numbers

Optimism is the watchword as our precision machining industry transitions from recession to recovery in the business cycle.  As the economy recovers, a return of inflation in the equipment and materials  sectors can be expected.  Don’t overweight the rare pessimistic indictors that you may encounter – there is plenty of evidence for business optimism in the indicators in this report.  As your capacity fills, make sure that it is filling with the right mix for your profitability.

 

Read the full February 2021 report below, as prepared especially for PMPA by ITR Economics.

 

The Institute for Trend Research (ITR) quarterly reports focus on major areas of economic growth and decline in key market segments for the Precision Machined Products Industry. They are provided to PMPA members as part of the association’s overall business intelligence program and are used as a management tool to help PMPA members plan for what lies ahead and which markets they should focus on in a complex manufacturing environment.

 

ITR ECONOMICS REPORT FOR PMPA – FEBRUARY 2021

 

“This Won’t Hurt A Bit – Or Will It?” Practical Workplace Solutions To Address COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

 

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With public hesitancy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine still running high, employers are considering whether and how to encourage – or even incentivize – employees to get vaccinated. A significant issue that can be overlooked when approaching this topic is the fact that some vaccine recipients will probably experience mild-to-moderate side effects after being inoculated, particularly after the second dose. What can employers do to address this natural occurrence and ensure the majority of your workforce gets vaccinated?

 

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CDC Substantially Relaxes Quarantine Requirements For Those Fully Vaccinated

 

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Stopping short of completely eliminating quarantine requirements for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just substantially relaxed its recommended isolation requirements for those who have
completed the vaccine regimen. While certain restrictions still remain and the guidance is almost certain to change in the coming
months, this new guidance provides employers yet additional motivation to encourage their workers to get inoculated. What do
employers need to know about the February 10 announcement?

 

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Double The Mask, Double The Protection? What Employers Should Know About CDC’s Latest Double-Mask Guidance

 

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the use of a face
mask to help stop the spread of the virus. State and local governments followed suit, in some cases issuing directives
requiring masks be worn in public areas, including the workplace. Yesterday, the CDC released a new report and guidance urging
Americans to “double-mask” — wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask — to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the more
contagious variants of the virus. While the CDC’s latest guidance merely encourages double-masking, employers may want to track
this recent development so that you are prepared to quickly pivot if compliance changes take place. Here’s what employers need to
know about the February 10 release.

 

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CDC Substantially Relaxes Quarantine Requirements For Those Fully Vaccinated

 

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Stopping short of completely eliminating quarantine requirements for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just substantially relaxed its recommended isolation requirements for those who have
completed the vaccine regimen. While certain restrictions still remain and the guidance is almost certain to change in the coming
months, this new guidance provides employers yet additional motivation to encourage their workers to get inoculated. What do
employers need to know about the February 10 announcement?

 

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Employers Ask EEOC For COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Guidance

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Citing the uncertainty surrounding the state of the law when it comes to offering incentives to employees who receive the COVID-19
vaccination, a collection of over 40 business groups and associations just submitted a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission seeking guidance on what’s allowed and what might violate federal law. The February 1 letter is the product of significant concern regarding the legality of a vaccination incentive program as summarized in a recent FP Legal Alert and highlighted in a just released FP Flash Survey which revealed 43% of employers are unsure about how to proceed. What do employers need to know about this development?

 

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PMPA Business Trends December 2020

 

Despite the consequences of various lockdowns and consequences of government orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March of 2020, the precision machining industry has fared much better than expected, finishing the year down just 4% from the five-year average and down 10.5% from 2019.

Our numbers have outperformed the Fed IP and Manufacturing indicators throughout the recovery. The numbers show that our precision machining shops are in fact “Essential Manufacturing!” Strong positive outlook for the months ahead.

 

PMPA BUSINESS TRENDS DECEMBER 2020