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A Look Inside Hyundai's U.S. Manufacturing Plant

November 19, 2015 1:03 pm | by Hyundai | Videos | Comments

Hyundai’s U.S. plant has an engine shop that builds its own world class engine and a flexible resource operating system that relies on market conditions.


The Crossroads Of Connectivity

November 19, 2015 12:56 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

The next 18 months need to generate solutions that are easier to integrate and more cost-effective in order for industrial IoT to be truly embraced throughout U.S. manufacturing.


Cracking Open Sphero's BB-8 Star Wars Toy

November 19, 2015 12:50 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Bill Detwiler breaks open the Sphero BB-8 Star Wars toy to find out what's inside this rolling droid.


Germany's Largest Trade Union Opening U.S. Office With UAW

November 19, 2015 10:13 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.


AMA Calls For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

November 19, 2015 10:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on prescription drug advertisements as part of an effort to curb pharmaceutical costs.


Canadian Pacific Defends Bid For Norfolk Southern Railroad

November 19, 2015 10:05 am | by Tom Murphy & Josh Funk, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Canadian Pacific offered more details and defended its offer to join two of North America's biggest railroads, but Norfolk Southern offered only a lukewarm response and regulators have expressed significant concerns about any rail mergers.


Group Unveils Latest American-Made Holiday Shopping Guide

November 19, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

As the holiday shopping season prepares to kick into high gear on Black Friday, the Alliance for American Manufacturing this week issued its 2015 Made in America Gift Guide.


Microsemi Boosts Its Buyout Offer For PMC-Sierra

November 19, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsemi, a maker of semiconductors, boosted its buyout offer for chipmaker PMC-Sierra again, two days after PMC-Sierra said it preferred a deal with rival Skyworks.


Drone Company Software Would Ban Flights In Restricted Areas

November 19, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese drone maker DJI this week unveiled a new system designed to prevent drone hobbyists from flying their unmanned vehicles in restricted airspace.


UAW Leaders Make Push For Ford Contract

November 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants.


UK Plans To Close Coal Plants By 2025

November 19, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.K. plans to shutter all of its coal-fired power plants within the next decade, environmental officials announced Wednesday.


E-commerce Tip: ‘Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant’

November 18, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Successful strategies are anchored in well-organized, relevant and properly positioned content. A recent interview offers insight on how to achieve these goals without turning off customers and alienating internal staff by trying to do too much too soon.


Microsoft Beefs Up Its Security Strategy

November 18, 2015 12:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

During a keynote address at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington D.C. this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about the company’s increased focus on cybersecurity.


Manufacturing Minute: 3D-Printed Pills

November 18, 2015 12:03 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, 3D-printed medicine tailored to your biology. 


The 2016 Prius Is Toyota’s Most Extreme Hybrid Design Yet

November 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

When we think of hybrids, we think of the Toyota Prius. With a redesigned interior, exterior, chassis and powertrain, the 2016 Prius is the most advanced model yet.


Simplifying ERP: Reducing Complexity And Improving Responsiveness To Succeed

November 18, 2015 11:53 am | by Malcolm Fox | Articles | Comments

To remove barriers to growth, manufacturers must turn the explosion of data they have into intelligence and insights to support real-time decision making, at every level and across every function in the organization — and throughout the extended supply chain. 


TechrIoT XLR8 Announces Advisory Board

November 18, 2015 10:43 am | by TechrIoT | News | Comments

TechrIoT XLR8, Colorado’s exclusive IoT accelerator program, has announced the creation of an advisory board comprised of executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Arrow Electronics, Jeppesen, Nokia Networks and Sprint.


Google Searches Itself To Build More Productive Teams

November 18, 2015 10:29 am | by Martha Mendoza & Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet company tackled the puzzling problem with a study that concluded how teams work together is more important than who is on a team.


Air Liquide Offers To Buy Airgas In Deal Worth About $10.3B

November 18, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French industrial gas producer Air Liquide will buy U.S. counterpart Airgas in deal valued at about $10.3 billion.


Survey: IT Executives Focused On Improving Business Processes

November 18, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Most IT executives believe that business process management software can create significant revenue and savings increases, according to a newly released survey.



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