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An 11-year study of the incidence of brain cancer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in the state ended Thursday with university researchers saying they found no statistically significant elevations in the rate of cancer among workers.
The French government is trying to woo executives and entrepreneurs, amid concerns that it has antagonized the businesses needed to reinvigorate the economy. Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici announced Friday that the government no longer plans to push for a law to cap executive salaries in the private sector.
When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some union leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.
The marketing people at Chevrolet make no secret of the goal for the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze: Take sales from Volkswagen. In fact, they're rolling out the car in 13 markets where VW sells the most diesel versions of its Jetta, another compact.
U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring. Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, rose 3.3 percent last month from March, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many expect to worsen and hamper progress in the decades-long effort to safely decommission it.
Analyst Meredith Whitney says that the flood of cheap, natural gas will ultimately bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Manufacturing growth in parts of the U.S. are at moving at the same rate or better than emerging markets growth, while some parts of the country are still struggling and possibly clouding the picture of growth.
As manufacturing specialists visits facilities throughout the U.S. each week, one consistent theme continues to come into focus: the knowledge and skill-level that is exiting the organization with retirement is becoming increasingly difficult to replace with today’s applicant pool. In fact, it’s the buzz in manufacturing media almost daily now.
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, FNST’s North American plants are the company’s benchmark for lean manufacturing practices, with QAD Enterprise Applications as its core ERP solution. Managing more than 400 suppliers and more than 8,600 stock-keeping units (SKUs) requires a high degree of supply chain collaboration.
In many industries today, particularly in technology, the U.S. is experiencing some transformational changes that will open the opportunity for the U.S. to regain a foothold in manufacturing. The U.S. lost that edge because companies were tempted by the idea that low cost labor was important forever, and moved significant amounts of infrastructure to other countries, which made it difficult to stay competitive.
Customer “communities” are becoming increasingly popular as social business networks. Cloud ERP solutions are especially well-suited to communities because systems like Kenandy ERP have built-in collaboration. The feature allows companies and their partners, such as suppliers, to exchange information in real time.
Manufacturing Business Technology took some time with Pete Zimmerman, manufacturing segment manager of VAI, on selecting ERP software, the obstacles manufacturers face, and the latest functionality trends hitting the market.
Apple CEO Tim Cook states to a Senate panel Tuesday that under the current U.S. corporate tax code he has no plans to transfer $100 billion in company profits to the U.S. from overseas. Some analysts think this might push congress to make some changes in corporate tax code.
Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai says the electronics giant's board will discuss a proposal by U.S. hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division. Hirai was asked about the proposal at a corporate strategy presentation Wednesday.
The United States maintains its top ranking as the lowest-risk location for building and operating data centers globally, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield, hurleypalmerflatt and Source8. Published this week, the Data Center Risk Index 2013 (DCRI) evaluates risks likely to affect the successful operation of data center facilities in the 30 most important global markets.