Project management is particularly effective in a manufacturing environment, considering the number of variables involved such as maintenance schedules and projects, run times, and quality control.
In many industries today, particularly in technology, the U.S. is experiencing some...
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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.
A new American national robot safety standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Developed by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the standard has been updated for the first time since 1999 and is now harmonized with the International ISO standard for robot manufacturers and integrators.
Dozens of Indian guest workers are suing an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company, claiming it financially exploited them and forced them to live in squalid conditions after bringing them to work at Gulf Coast shipyards after Hurricane Katrina.
Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel's chairman said.
The three Detroit carmakers traditionally shut factories for 14 days around July 4 to do maintenance and change the machinery for new models. But they don't have that luxury this year. U.S. demand for new cars and trucks has been strong, up 7 percent through April, led by soaring demand for full-size pickup trucks.
Cognex Corporation, the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and software, has announced the Cognex Industrial Camera (CIC) series, a new line of GigE Vision® digital industrial cameras designed for easy integration with VisionPro® and CVL® vision software.
Due to the importance of the work and functions they support, fast, reliable enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications are the lifeblood of a well-oiled manufacturing business. However, heightened end-user expectations combined with the increased complexity of modern application delivery environments make it very difficult to ensure strong performance.
Most can agree that Cloud ERP, and certainly MFG Cloud ERP, is in its infancy. Interestingly, while analysts project that the adoption rate for Cloud HR is over 60 percent and for Cloud CRM over 75 percent, the present adoption rate of Cloud ERP for manufacturers is less than ten percent (versus 90 percent of On Premise ERP). Yet, there is a general consensus that, by 2023, most of the installed MFG ERP systems will be Cloud-based.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation’s labor unions. We’ll also updated you on Window’s Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.
The economists predict that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and 3 percent next year. That's unchanged from their forecast in February. But they are more bullish on consumer spending and housing than they were three months ago, in part because of a more positive view about unemployment.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has given final approval to the reorganization plan of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc., which was the recipient of a $249 million Department of Energy grant. Monday's court hearing resolved minor outstanding issues following the sale of most of the company's assets to the U.S. arm of Wanxiang Group Corp. for nearly $257 million.