There has been a wealth of speculation surrounding the health status of Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the effects his decision to take medical leave will have on the future of the tech giant. CNet's Molly Wood offers her take on the Jobs saga and what it means for Apple in the near and distant future.
To say the least, a flourishing manufacturing sector is important to America’s economy, as well as providing good jobs for future generations. Chris Kilcullen is a self-proclaimed average American who just wants his economy back. As countless manufacturing jobs have been lost during the recession and companies have decided to outsource, Chris has become more and more unsettled with the status of things.
When toll processors are confronted with industry changes, they are in a unique position of having to adapt in order to continue servicing their clients. Often when processors face capital expenditures to purchase new equipment in order to adapt to industry changes, or increased production demands, they turn to toll processors to help lighten the production and financial load.
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says it will shut down a CD manufacturing plant in the United States by the end of March and its 310 workers will be laid off. Sony spokeswoman Mami Imada said Tuesday the plant closure in New Jersey was due to declining CD sales as more people opt to buy music digitally.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of the United Auto Workers union is directly tied to its ability to sign up workers at U.S. plants owned by foreign-based car companies, the union's leader said Monday. In a speech to union members, UAW President Bob King laid out in stark terms the importance of the union's work to organize a plant owned by a Japanese, South Korean or German competitor to the Detroit Three.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the past is any indication, Tim Cook's mastery of inventory management and his high expectations of employees should leave Apple Inc. in good hands while its charismatic leader, Steve Jobs, takes a medical leave of absence. Apple said Monday that Cook, the chief operating officer, will take charge of the iPhone and iPad maker as Jobs focuses on his health.
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. is pushing back the delivery date for its new 787 until at least July. The jet has been delayed several times already. Its most recent delivery target was for next month. But an electrical fire on a test plane in November put a halt to flight testing. Another delay has been widely expected ever since the fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao's high-profile visit to Washington this week comes as newly elected Republican lawmakers are itching to act against what they see as an undervalued Chinese currency that is costing American jobs. But they could run into resistance from their own party.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking another step toward mending his relationship with the business community, President Barack Obama will order a review of federal regulations with an eye toward getting rid of those that stifle job creation and hurt economic growth The president planned to sign an executive order Tuesday telling federal agencies to look for rules that place an unreasonable burden on businesses.
Effective, clear communication is essential in every manufacturing environment. But when you have multiple locations trying to work in sync, communication becomes the foundation for a successful product. Read how Georgia Nut cracks the communication distance barrier with a digital communication solution that provides effective voice and data communications across facilities.
Have you become too reliant on technology in your day-to-day life? Maybe it's time for a digital detox. Whether it's for work or for play, people are using technology more and more in their everyday lives. The results can be both positive and negative, so examining and making adjustments to the amount you use may not be such a bad idea.
Enterprise social software holds the promise of changing the way employees in enterprises interact with each other. Let’s take a look at how ESS can be applied to the core functional areas within a typical manufacturing value chain. For the uninitiated, Enterprise social software (ESS) applications provide some of the same features that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube offer, but customized to the enterprise with real-time collaboration features.
The statisics reflect the continuing rebound of the U.S. manufacturing sector and indicate that confidence in 2011 is growing. Peter Borden, AMTDA President November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $318.18 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He says he will continue as CEO and be involved in major decisions but has asked chief operating officer Tim Cook to be responsible for all day-to-day operations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of chip makers and companies that make equipment to produce them got a boost from bellwether Intel Corp.'s fourth-quarter results and outlook on Friday, after the company said it will boost its spending on capital expenditures this year. Late Thursday, Intel posted a 48 percent increase in its fourth-quarter earnings.