BEIJING (AP) — Chinese steel mills and mobile phone factories are being idled and thousands of homes in one area are doing without electricity as local governments order power cuts to meet energy-saving targets set by Beijing. Rolling blackouts and enforced power cuts are affecting key industrial areas.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top executive at Kia Motors has resigned after the company recalled more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide over defective wiring, the automaker said Tuesday. Chung Sung-eun, vice chairman and CEO of South Korea's No. 2 automaker, stepped down on Friday, according to company spokesman Michael Choo.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is defending President Barack Obama's efforts to combat the recession and unemployment, saying his focus has been on helping the jobless and underemployed. In a Labor Day appearance on ABC News' "Good Morning America," Solis said Obama is doing a good job.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Motorola Inc. said Tuesday that it is partnering with LM Ericsson AB, the Swedish maker of telecommunications equipment, to develop public-safety radio equipment using the latest technology for wireless broadband. The partnership will help Motorola create public-safety communications equipment that could be used to relay video wirelessly from the scene of accidents, Ericsson said.
When businesses say they want to grow organically, they’re looking to buy existing business with technology relevant to their core business in order to complete or supplement an existing product line. by Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks Flying home from the East Coast last week, I was presented with another example of how American corporations mishandle new product innovation though the abuse of acquisition in the form of “organic growth.
Meeting all of one's business needs with a single application can be an extremely difficult task, especially when that business blends elements from different markets. Finding and standardizing on an enterprise application is difficult enough for a complex manufacturer or a construction company.
Learn how Track, Trace, and Control solutions help manufacturers cut cost, cut waste, automate critical manufacturing processes, and increase yields—all critical elements in today's economic environment.
You've probably done a fair amount of cost cutting in order to keep your manufacturing operations lean while the economy recovers. But are you sure you're ready to take advantage of the upswing in new clients, orders and shipments that may be just around the corner?
For the machine shop that supplies the aerospace industry, PCMM (portable coordinate measurement machine) and MBD (model based definition) are everyday terms that are integral parts of its daily inspection routines. In the effort to drive quality and control processes, aerospace OEM’s have altered the inspection methodology and the tools of their entire supply chain.
Operational Excellence is known to help manufacturers increase both flexibility and profitability without large capital expenditures. When implemented successfully, these goals can be realized while also protecting the most critical assets to the business—brand equity and brand quality.
Award-winning writer and speaker Nahid Jilovec explains how — even in an uncertain economy — the supply chain can be streamlined to improve productivity, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
Is a payroll tax break for certain businesses a good idea? Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, joins Todd McCracken, president and CEO of the National Small Business Association, to discuss the state of the U.S. economy and whether or not giving companies more tax breaks is what's needed to stimulate economic growth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle Corp. has hired former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd to help lead the database software maker in a pivotal moment in Oracle's 33-year history as it tries to muscle in on more of HP's turf. Hurd's appointment Monday as co-president of Oracle comes a month after he resigned from HP following a sexual harassment investigation.
BEIJING (AP) — East Asia is the world's electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple's iPhone. HTC supplies U.
LONDON (AP) — The chief of the U.N.'s telecommunications agency urged the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry to allow law enforcement agencies access to customer data, saying that governments all over the world had legitimate security concerns which should not be ignored. The International Telecommunication Union agency's Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure said that all governments engaged in the fight against terrorism had the right to demand access to users' information from the maker of the BlackBerry — Research in Motion Ltd.