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FFD, Inc. Partners With Auburn University’s Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Laboratory

March 5, 2012 3:39 pm | News | Comments

FFD, Inc. and Auburn University’s Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Laboratory have formed a partnership supporting the facility’s new manufacturing curriculum.

Graybar To Host Free Data Center Seminars

March 5, 2012 2:05 pm | News | Comments

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced its plan to host a nationwide seminar series across six cities titled “Planning for the Next Generation Data Centers.”

Leverage Your Manufacturing ERP To Manage Material, Cost, And Cash

March 5, 2012 1:44 pm | by Harold Katz, Technology Enabling Manager, SYSPRO USA | Blogs | Comments

Leverage technology to get back to basics. This means managing your assets and material, managing costs through efficiencies and visibility, and managing the most important business resource there is -- your cash and funding.

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Using Statistical Process Control To Improve Quality

March 5, 2012 1:10 pm | Articles | Comments

As part of its quality policy, Baldor instituted the methodology of Statistical Process Control (SPC) into the corporate culture with quality personnel, engineers and managers all using data to improve processes.

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Connect The Field And The Enterprise

March 5, 2012 11:27 am | by Pedigree Technologies Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

OneViewPOV is a fully-integrated M2M solution that connects the mobile workforce and resources in the field to the enterprise.

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Small Claims Netting Big Wins For Consumers

March 5, 2012 10:02 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A handful of recent cases suggest that consumers can, if they're motivated enough, win against big companies in small claims courts.

Automakers Thinking Small In Size -- Not Ambition

March 5, 2012 9:39 am | by Colleen Barry and Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Car manufacturers have decided to hone their products to cater for cost-conscious buyers.

Ex-Dupont Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Secrets

March 5, 2012 9:33 am | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say Tze Chao is now cooperating with an investigation of a Chinese government-owned firm.

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NJ Officials Charge 29 In Counterfeit Goods Ring

March 5, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

Federal officials in New Jersey have announced charges against 29 people in what they say is a massive international counterfeit goods operation.

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iPad Trademark Challenger Faces Bankrutpcy

March 5, 2012 9:29 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A major creditor of Proview Electronics, which is challenging Apple Inc.'s use of the iPad trademark, has moved to have the ailing computer monitor maker liquidated.

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German Dismisses Samsung, Apple Lawsuits

March 5, 2012 9:27 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics welcomed Friday's dismissal of Apple's case against the firm, but vowed to appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against Apple.

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Toyota Memo Shows Acceleration Concerns

March 2, 2012 2:47 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates a Toyota engineering memo that suggests an electric problem in a prototype car. It sheds light on the much-publicized acceleration issues in some Toyota vehicles.

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The Rise Of Cloud Computing Extends To PLM

March 2, 2012 1:34 pm | by Eric Marks, President and CEO, AgilePath Corporation | Articles | Comments

The changing of corporate culture towards cloud computing and the creation of cross-functional workflows that can support PLM will hasten how products are brought to market in a faster, more cost-effective way.

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Breathe Right

March 2, 2012 1:07 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Proper building operations and routine maintenance are critical to ensuring healthy indoor air quality (IAQ), says OSHA. While this may be the case, many manufacturers require a strong business case when it comes to investing in the best available technology to truly apply IAQ best practices.

Plex Systems Announces Enhanced Functionalities For Electronic Industry

March 2, 2012 12:49 pm | News | Comments

Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced a series of functionality enhancements designed to improve production efficiencies in the electronics manufacturing industry.

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Omron Integrates Support For Industrial Automation And Safety

March 2, 2012 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Omron Industrial Automation and Omron Scientific Technologies Inc.  announced an internal realignment of support for machine automation systems and safeguarding to satisfy the needs of a wider range of customers

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Hot Wire And Standard Thermistor Anemometer

March 2, 2012 11:16 am | by Omega | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces the HHF-SD1 series of hot wire and standard thermistor anemometer with SD card data logger.

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Putting Processes To The Test

March 2, 2012 9:48 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Unifi turned to management consulting firm QualPro and its MVT process about three years ago to help address its efficiency issues and allow Unifi to accelerate the rate of which the company has been able to bring new products and new processes to the marketplace.

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AT&T Relents On 'Unlimited Data' Plan Limits

March 2, 2012 9:30 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The cellphone company said Thursday that it will slow down service for "unlimited data" subscribers after they reach 3 gigabytes of usage within a billing cycle.

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FBI: Cyber-Crime A Major Threat To Data, Innovation

March 2, 2012 9:27 am | by Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

The dangers posed by organized cyber-crime, rogue hacktivists and computer breacheshave become a focus for the FBI.

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