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VAI S2K Product Suite

March 27, 2015 11:14 am | by VAI | Product Releases | Comments

VAI is an independent mid-market ERP software developer that offers flexible, cost effective solutions that automate critical business functions for wholesale distributors and manufacturers shows off its S2K product suite. 

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 1

March 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 11:05 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

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Diet Sodas Fall In U.S.; Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

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Republican Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Republican lawmakers fired yet another salvo on federal labor regulators this month with the introduction of a proposal banning so-called "micro-unions."

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Analyst Suggests Apple Watch Sales Could Exceed $30 Billion

March 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent survey by Credit Suisse projected that the Apple Watch could see $32 billion in sales during its first year on the market.

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Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Facebook unveiled a new software developer kit that enables users of its Parse platform to build apps that connect devices – from garage door openers to wristbands – to the cloud.

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A Saga Of Migrating From SAS To R

March 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Clayton Gibbs & Joel Dobson | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor designers and manufacturers lean heavily on statistical software to achieve successful development and fabrication of products. With the complexities of licensing and unpredictable pricing models, many companies are opting for alternate solutions to SAS software.

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Saudi Official: Return To $100 Oil Unlikely

March 27, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia's representative to OPEC predicted crude prices would not soon return to mid-2014 levels because price increases would only draw other producers back into the field.

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Poll: Americans Evenly Divided On Fracking

March 27, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent nationwide poll showed Americans are evenly split between support and opposition for hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.

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Behind The Historic U.S. Oil Supply Glut

March 26, 2015 11:37 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Societe Generale Global Head of Oil Research Michael Wittner discusses rising U.S. oil stockpiles.

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Ford Unveils The Focus RS Ahead Of The NY Auto Show

March 26, 2015 11:32 am | by The Street | Videos | Comments

The Focus RS is the fourth high-performance vehicle Ford has unveiled in the segment and plans to add 8 more performance vehicles by 2020. 

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 2

March 26, 2015 11:16 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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More Or Less ERP: That Is The Question

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Zach Hanlon | Blogs | Comments

The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.

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Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.

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Ford Recalls 213,000 Police Vehicles To Fix Door Springs

March 26, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 213,000 police vehicles in North America to fix springs that may not keep doors closed in a crash.

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Stumbled In February

March 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February, the latest installment of disappointing data this quarter that suggests the economy has hit a soft patch.

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Toyota Outlines Growth Architecture After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 10:11 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.

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Report: Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles To Drive Increase In Global Hydrogen

March 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.

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UAW Chief Rejects Lower Wage Tier

March 26, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The president of the United Auto Workers union rejected a new wage tier Wednesday after reports indicated U.S. automakers could float the idea during upcoming contract talks.

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