The clearance from the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States comes amid concerns by some officials that Softbank's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking if the deal were to go through.
A Hattiesburg company has sued Sherwin-Williams for allegedly highjacking the name of its product. According to court records, the Hattiesburg company argues that Sherwin-Williams knew the business was already using the name "Tuff-Wall" to market its ceramic wall coating when Sherwin-Williams began marketing a "TuffWall" line of paint.
Steelwedge, the leading provider of cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, has announced the availability of its latest release at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit, the largest industry conference for supply chain executives. The new Steelwedge solution is targeted to help global manufacturers more quickly and accurately make supply/demand tradeoff decisions in the face of continual market change.
Lenovo Group is ramping up its first American manufacturing operation for personal computers. The No. 2 computer maker said Tuesday its new production line near Greensboro is on track to meet its hiring target of about 115 jobs by the end of June. Lenovo is based in China but has executive headquarters in Morrisville, where about 2,000 work.
Traditional ERP systems are no longer enough to make the cut in this complex global manufacturing arena. To extend the functionality of their legacy software, companies are plugging into a cloud-based supply chain network — one that connects partners, shows a complete supply chain picture through better visibility and data quality, and allows for a new level of collaboration and efficiency.
The OECD again slashed its forecast for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro, saying it will shrink by 0.6 percent this year, after 0.5 percent drop in 2012. The OECD had predicted a 0.1 percent decline for the eurozone in its report six months ago — and this time last year, it forecast growth of nearly 1 percent for 2013.
Toyota is using live-time traffic information from 700,000 Toyota vehicles on Japanese roads to offer what it calls a "big data" service to local governments and businesses that helps drivers during disasters. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday the 200,000 yen ($2,000) a month service will start June 3 in Japan.
Godlan, an ERP manufacturing software specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, announced today that the company has been named a Top 100 VAR for 2013. Godlan joins other top VARs from around the globe on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VAR list for accomplishments in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.
Allied Motion has introduced the KinetiMax 32EB-DS brushless DC motor for double-sided applications. According to the company, the outer rotor motor and two identical bearings helps enable it to handle high side loads on both ends of the motor.
Today’s smaller manufacturers are creating enormous amounts of data — everything from new product designs to top-secret intellectual property, as well as a constant flow of customer and sales information that must be managed and protected every day. To say that this data is vital would be understating the value of its constant use, and any loss of information could be devastating.
What if you could report to your board room that reducing scrap has increased your company’s profit by 10 percent? Or, what if you could show plant managers that exactly 15 defects occurred within a particular shift? Because quality affects every level of an organization – from the plant floor, to the C-suite, to the customer – it is far more than a cost of doing business; it is a game changer.
A confidential report, first obtained by the Washington Post, says Chinese cyber spies gained access to the designs for dozens of major U.S. weapons systems. Many of the designs were part of the new Pacific strategy for U.S. security. David Martin reports.
An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000). German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.
Labor ministers warned at a conference in Paris on Tuesday that if high youth unemployment is not addressed, young people will lose faith in their governments and the European Union. But as many countries struggle to reduce spending, there is little money left in national budgets for youth programs.
Valeant said the cash deal will help it capitalize on increasing demand for contact lenses and other products because of aging populations, growing demand in emerging markets and increasing rates of diabetes. Complications of the complex blood sugar disorder can damage the eyes over time.