Implementing new business processes and systems to help improve efficiency and achieve a competitive advantage is something all manufacturing enterprises should consider. Furthermore, there are ways to ensure your enterprise can adapt to the changes that result from those implementations, as Bill Wilder, Director of the Life Cycle Institute at Life Cycle Engineering, points out in this video.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. of possible sanctions if it fails to correct "significant violations" of good manufacturing practices at one of its two plants in Puerto Rico. The drugmaker said it has already begun correcting problems mentioned in the warning letter that the U.
GENEVA (AP) — The Boeing Co. has rejected suggestions a ruling due Wednesday by the world's top trade court on allegations the Chicago plane maker received billions in illegal subsidies should be tied to a similar case against its biggest rival Airbus. The European company claims Boeing's case before the World Trade Organization is key to resolving a wider dispute over government aid to aircraft manufacturers.
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese company signed an agreement Wednesday to invest in a Mississippi steel mill in a deal that has prompted complaints by some U.S. lawmakers that it might jeopardize national security. Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corp.'s investment is seen as a test of American willingness to accept Chinese investment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial production likely rose modestly in August as lower output at auto factories offset other gains. Economists expect that production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities grew 0.2 percent last month after a 1 percent rise in July. Unusually hot weather and strong initial manufacturing data suggest the number remained positive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech giant IBM Corp. is trying to help small businesses get supply contracts with blue chip companies in a variety of industries. It's an idea that combines a $10 million grant from IBM with the notion that small businesses are the main source of new jobs and therefore economic growth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. is rolling up its sleeves in its fight to convince consumers that its Kindle electronic reader is better than competing devices such as Apple's iPad, unveiling more aggressive advertising that is accentuating a growing rivalry. In a Kindle commercial aired on TV and uploaded Monday to Amazon's Kindle channel on YouTube, the online retailer shows a man and a woman lounging beside a pool in the sun.
Unstructured processes are everywhere in business. They are the ad-hoc, human processes that make the business run that consist of gathering information, collaborating and negotiating with others, and making decisions-fundamentally human activities. From an IT perspective, most of these processes are run using email and documents which allows the work to get done, but relying only on email and documents has fundamental drawbacks — e-mail overload, a lack of visibility and a lack of control and accountability.
Technology checks and balances designed to protect consumers don't work if manufacturers don't know how -- or don't care -- to use them. Globally, Johnson & Johnson is known for its integrity and product quality. A few years ago they handled the Tylenol situation extremely well and were commended for it.
Time's Josh Quittner moderates a discussion between the founders of Linden Labs, Perceptive Pixel, TechCrunch, and Digg about the future of technology. Whether they're talking about six months from now, 20 years from now, or 100 years from now, it's clear that they believe technology always will be changing and evolving.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. said Monday it will start selling the wireless-enabled iPad device at Apple stores and authorized resellers in China on Friday. The devices will retail for 3,988 yuan ($589) for the 16 gigabyte version, 4,788 yuan ($707) for a 32 gigabyte version and 5,588 yuan ($825) for a 64 gigabyte iPad.
HELSINKI (AP) — The head of Nokia Corp.'s mobile solutions business, Anssi Vanjoki, announced Monday he will resign from the company, just three days after the world's biggest handset maker appointed a new CEO in its bid to become more competitive. Vanjoki, a board member who was in charge of top-end mobile phones — an area Nokia is keen on improving as it tries to rival Apple — will remain for a six-month notice period.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with the computer software industry in its effort to squelch sales of second-hand programs covered by widely used licensing agreements. Friday's ruling by the 9th Circuit of Appeals raised worries that it will embolden music labels, movie studios and book publishers to circumvent the so-called "first-sale" doctrine in an attempt to boost their sagging sales.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The semiconductor industry hasn't fully cracked the challenge of making chips that help people move content seamlessly between their devices, Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini said Monday. That capability will be critical because there are 5 billion devices connected to the Internet, and that number will rise, Otellini said during a keynote at Intel's annual developer conference.
SEATTLE (AP) — The dilapidated factory that helped make Seattle a high-tech town is being demolished after 75 years, a casualty of time, technology and tails that grew too tall. Boeing Co.'s Plant 2, a sprawling but long outdated building between Boeing Field and south Seattle's Duwamish River, gave birth to some of the world's most significant aircraft.