It is hard to fight the fact that things can often be made cheaper elsewhere, but services are another matter. Services usually need to be delivered and “consumed” closer to the point of sale. In order to take a progressive approach to new opportunities, begin thinking about purchasing the things you make from the customer’s point of view.
Amesbury Group’s Textile Facility recently completed a compressed air reduction project which will yield a $41,000 annual electricity cost savings, but arriving at that success was the result of close work between client and customer. When it comes to fenestration, the components of today’s energy efficient doors and windows should be made with the same attention to resource management.
Look out, iPad! BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has developed its own tablet computer and unveiled it to the public on Monday. Aimed at businesses, the PlayBook is RIM's first tablet offering, and the company hopes it will be able to steal some tablet market share away from tech giant Apple. Here is a breakdown of the new device and what it can offer business-oriented tech consumers.
LONDON (AP) — All police found at the bottom of a cliff was a man's body in a frigid river and a Segway, the two-wheeled electric device that was supposed to revolutionize personal transport. It was Jimi Heselden, a one-time laid-off coal miner turned self-made millionaire who had bought the Segway company only 10 months earlier.
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC says it has fired 13 plant workers a Detroit TV station caught drinking alcohol and smoking what appeared to be marijuana during breaks. Chrysler manufacturing chief Scott Garberding told WJBK-TV in a Sept. 22 report that the automaker identified some of the workers from Detroit's Jefferson North plant on tape and was pursuing the others.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a continuing battle over engine part designs, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney on Monday sued Rolls Royce, accusing the British company of misleading the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a patent. Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea's Hynix and Samsung and Germany's Infineon, artificially inflated prices above what Oracle's Sun Microsystems business should have paid for them.
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. says it has no way of providing government officials with the text of encrypted corporate e-mails its devices serve up. But if the companies that employ BlackBerry phones want to hand over the encryption keys to their e-mail, it won't object.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. completed its acquisition of data-storage maker 3Par for $2.35 billion, the company said Monday. The tender offer, for $33 per share, expired Friday. Hewlett-Packard recently beat out Dell Inc. in a bid for 3Par, of Fremont, Calif. HP is counting on 3Par Inc.
The Stuxnet malware has received quite a bit of publicity in the past few days after it came to light that the powerful computer code was capable of attacking industrial facilities around the globe. In this video, malware researcher Roel Schowenberg explains why the Stuxnet worm is such a dangerous computer code and why it can affect systems that are previously thought to be protected.
This newly-created option of RFID in the cloud has made it easier for companies to enter a RFID market that lowers risks, reduces costs, and decreases the risk of failed implementation. In today’s cross-channel retail market, companies are looking for ways to cut costs.
There are plenty of reasons to invest in a technological solution that provides an extra level of safety for your manufacturing process. Although wild pecans were well-known among the colonial Americans as a delicacy, the commercial growing of pecans in the United States did not begin until the 1880s.
Is your manufacturing sustainability strategy based on continuous improvement? Manufacturers that isolate environmental compliance initiatives may be missing a larger opportunity to yield significant operational savings. This paper discusses the advantage of a planned approach that balances environmental and operational metrics, which can uncover the underlying forces of energy and resource consumption to help minimize waste and related costs—proving that “Green is Green.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached an agreement with six major Silicon Valley companies to settle allegations that they colluded to stifle competition for employees by restricting the way they could poach workers from each other. The settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia late Friday, names Google Inc.