Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celebrate a more productive future

There is a great deal of news these days about worker productivity in US manufacturing. The recent recession forced many companies - very likely your own included - to meet demand with fewer resources. Manufacturing worker productivity shot up, but it may have been at unsustainable levels. As industries recover and settle into familiar production patterns this worker productivity rate will likely subside. If they return to their old ways, that is! 

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This chart, based on data1 from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows more long term patterns that existed before the 2008 recession and how our industry is emerging from it too. To sum it up, though employee headcounts have declined with reducing overall production output, unit labor costs generally continue to increase.

Global Systems Group will be demonstrating new, highly-productive mattress machinery systems at ISPA EXPO. New advances in technology and engineering have made machine automation more affordable and practical than ever. This is the best way to maintain improved productivity rates now, and in the future.

BM-50 Auto-border Measure Machine
This small, automatic border measuring machine, from Porter International, is small step towards a more productive future for you. It's a simple, table-top machine to replace the laborious task of hand-measuring and cutting mattress borders with the old-fashioned peg table.

The BM-50 can measure a Queen size border in under 3 seconds - with computerized precision.

See the BM-50 and over a dozen new systems at the GSG booth in New Orleans. Celebrate the beginning of a more productive future!

1 Statistics from US Bureau of Labor Statistics report "Industry Labor Productivity and Costs: Percent Changes - August 29, 2013". Data derived from report on NAICS industry code 33712, Household and Institutional Furniture Mfg. (

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