tyle="float: right; margin-left: 9px; width: 0px;"> by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Mfg. Business Tech. “Looking for skilled, low-cost labor?” asks CNN. “Forget about India and China. How about Jonesboro, Ark.?” Interestingly enough, this is no rhetoric.
Editorial by Carrie Ellis, Editor, Chem Info Magazine Imagine you’re at sea aboard a chemical tanker. You see a rogue ship off in the distance. You realize that there may be a threat of hijacking, as you know these waters have been rife with pirates recently. Are you prepared? How have you protected others onboard, not to mention the potentially dangerous contents in the hull? Along with this scenario, and other national terrorism scares like 9/11, came the advent of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which breed more responsibility, documentation, and stringent requirements for both the storage and transport of approximately 322 chemicals of interest.
By Patrick Michel, Vice President, DELMIA Solutions & Marketing, Dassault Systemes It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that a movie is worth a thousand pictures, but what is less often realized is the fact that pictures and moving images are not bound by language barriers at all.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's foreign minister said the country has no plans to follow its Persian Gulf neighbors in banning some BlackBerry services because security fears do not outweigh the technological benefits. His comments Sunday come as device maker Research in Motion Ltd.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation isn't creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment. For the third straight month, the private sector hired cautiously in July. And those meager gains in the job market were nearly wiped out by tens of thousands of cuts at all levels of government.
Criminologists call it murder by proxy — rampages by employees who go after their boss, supervisors and even co-workers they link to the source of their outrage. The message is: Look who's doing the firing now. These eruptions of workplace violence often occur in similarly brutal ways.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed her identity Sunday and said she is "surprised and saddened" that Hurd lost his job. Jodie Fisher, 50, an actress and businesswoman, knew Hurd through her contract jobs with HP's marketing department from 2007 to 2009.
DETROIT (AP) — A year after emerging from bankruptcy protection, Chrysler Group LLC said Monday that growing car and truck sales helped it narrow its second-quarter loss to $172 million. The U.S. and Canada are Chrysler's primary markets, and both have seen increased demand for cars and trucks since a recession-related slump last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. has likely increased its iPhone 4 orders recently to meet ongoing strong demand despite all the antenna troubles, said Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh in a note to investors Monday. "Despite all the recent commentary on (Apple) with Antenna gate the supply chain is scrambling to make more of the iPhone 4," the analyst wrote in a note to investors.
EVERETT, WA -- Maple Systems has just expanded their PLC support to more fully integrate their HMIs with controllers from Allen Bradley and Siemens. This important expansion in capabilities comes with their newest release of EZware. Among the enhancements of this upgrade is the ability to utilize tags with Allen-Bradley controllers in such a way that they can be named with descriptive text the programmer chooses rather than having tag names based on PLC memory addresses.
According to one economist, there's a very real possibility it will take the United States 7-10 years to return to a "normal" unemployment rate. Umair Haque, a contributor to the Harvard Business Review, also cites the recent trend of outsourcing as one of the major reasons for the high jobless rate in this country.
As an avid, lifelong reader, I’m not especially sympathetic to grouchy iPad owners complaining that reading on their device isn’t the same as reading a book. As if complaints about reception on the iPhone 4 and worker conditions in Chinese factories weren’t enough for Apple, the company now faces a class action lawsuit from consumers who are unhappy that an iPad isn’t exactly the same as a book.
In its search for the latest technology to aid a growing supply chain operation, Markley Enterprises, a small manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays, found the solution in Apple’s iPad. As technology continuously changes, your supply chain and its processes should be revolving continuously, too.
BlackBerry technology recently has been a topic of interest in the news, for a number of reasons. In addition to dealing with a number of foreign countries who have banned the technology for "security reasons," BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is preparing for the release of its new BlackBerry Torch smart phone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration waded into the growing international dispute over the banning of BlackBerry services on Thursday, saying it is seeking to broker compromises between the company that makes the popular devices and foreign governments that say they pose a security risk.