CHICAGO (AP) -- Boeing says orders for 12 jets have been canceled, including orders for four of its most lucrative planes. The company says customers canceled orders for three 777s and one of its delayed 787s. The company declined to say who canceled the orders. It also lost orders for eight of its 737s.
We've all heard a lot about Chevrolet's new 2011 Volt and what it offers potential buyers . It was named Motortrend's Car of the Year , and people are intrigued by its long-term potential as an electric car offering. But how is the Chevy Volt made? This video offers a quick and clear understanding of the manufacturing process behind the vehicle that has everyone talking.
After considering the many national recalls in 2010, I'm convinced of two things: We've done worse, yet more importantly, we can do better. I’m admittedly not much of a cook (plus, who has the time?), so I defect frequently to a diverse range of restaurants in Madison, whether chain or independent, and I relish that I have enough freedom to do so.
In need of a production ramp up after being named a "preferred supplier" by a large, strategic customer, a well-established aerospace supplier incorporated a key piece of technology and ended up with increased productivity and lower costs. Founded in 1939, Ferrotherm Corporation (Cleveland, OH) is a well-established supplier to the aerospace industry with a heritage of providing quality gas turbine honeycomb seals and shrouds to customers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, the U.
Field service teams are a huge asset, and yet many still operate with inefficient paper-based processes for work orders, inventory and parts management, as well as customer billing and payments. Download Transforming Field Service Operations: Drive costs down and service levels up with mobility to learn how to increase performance in ways that resonate throughout your enterprise—affecting everything from customer retention to profitability. Start delivering greater customer service while generating significantly more revenue!
Lean manufacturing practices apply equally well to the quality function, but you can amplify their effect with mobile capability. Download our white paper, Eliminate Seven Wastes from Your Quality Processes with Mobility, to learn how you can achieve higher quality standards with reduced staff—only a sample of the benefits manufacturers can expect from a mobile and lean quality function!
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that two days of talks with a high-level delegation from China produced results that should benefit U.S. companies ranging from manufacturers of computer software and wind turbines to beef producers. The agreements touched on areas that have been the source of sharp discord between the two nations, and which a series of U.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dogged by high unemployment, President Barack Obama reached out to business leaders Wednesday, seeking to forge a new bond while prodding them to shake loose untapped corporate cash and create more jobs. Obama cast himself as a business booster during a nearly five-hour meeting with 20 corporate CEOs, sharing a buffet lunch while urging them to put more than $1.
Chris Gardner, author and subject of the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness , which stars Will Smith, has dedicated his life to offering advice to individuals struggling through hard times. His message: Start where you are. That sounds pretty obvious, but Gardner advocates self-reflection and recognizing just how many opportunities and tools are out there as two of the major ways individuals can not only survive, but thrive, through the hard times brought on by the tough economy and unemployment.
Microsoft recently released the Kinect for its Xbox 360 video game console. The Kinect is Microsoft's camera-based product offering that reacts to human movement without the use of controllers. The good folks at the MIT Media Lab decided to manipulate the Kinect's abilities and convert into a hands-free browser.
The Federal Reserve is committed to taking extraordinary measures to boost the slow growth of the U.S. economy. With unemployment projected to remain high for the foreseeable future, the Fed is pulling out all the stops to prevent the United States from slipping back into another recession. Can Ben Bernanke and Co.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nissan executives say delivery of the first electric Leaf in Tennessee is set Dec. 21 at a dealership in Nashville. Government testing shows the car aimed at attracting environmentally conscious motorists will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have rescued a group of mentally ill workers enslaved in a factory after being sold by a man who purportedly ran a beggars' shelter, state media reported Wednesday. Police on Tuesday nabbed Li Xinglin, the boss of the building materials factory in the far-western Xinjiang region who had fled Sunday after Chinese media reports exposed the plant's working conditions, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday it plans to invest an additional $85 million in its Kokomo, Ind., transmission plant. The money is in addition to the recently announced $1.2 billion investment in other facilities in the north-central Indiana city. With this announcement, the company's total investment in U.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Low gas prices, weak batteries and a lack of cooperation between carmakers and utilities caused past efforts to introduce electric vehicles to fizzle. But this time, advocates say, an alliance of automakers, utilities and regulators are squarely behind an ambitious project to make California a national leader in accommodating electric vehicles for the mainstream car market.
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. said it is raising prices on its jets by an average of 5.2 percent, and that it is no longer offering a shorter-range version of its new 787 jet. Boeing had said in January that it was reevaluating plans for the shorter-range 787-3 after the only customer for that variant switched its order to other Boeing jets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inventories held by U.S. businesses rose for a 10th consecutive month in October as companies saw sales increase by the largest amount in seven months. Business inventories increased 0.7 percent in October after a revised 1.3 percent rise in September, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.