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Reducing Supply Chain Costs With Better Transportation Logistics

May 8, 2015 8:17 am | by Brad Forester | Articles | Comments

Establishing an environment of end-to-end supply chain visibility leads to more efficient manufacturing, lower costs and fewer incidents of a mismatch between supply and demand.

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Apple Watch: How To Tame The Distractions

May 7, 2015 11:37 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Life with the Apple Watch doesn’t have to be reduced to a series of unnecessary disruptions on your wrist. Joanna Stern explains how to tame Apple’s new wearable. 

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Sugar Rush: The Story Behind The Syrup Boom

May 7, 2015 11:35 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Maple syrup production in Vermont has more than doubled in the last decade. Katie Quinn talks to two Vermont farmers about what's behind the increase in demand.

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Self-Driving Trucks Hit Nevada Roads

May 7, 2015 11:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Head of Daimler Trucks and Buses Wolfgang Bernhard talks to Maggie Lake about the future of driverless vehicles.

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Why Buffett's Kraft Deal Could Mean Big Things

May 7, 2015 11:29 am | by The Street | Videos | Comments

B&G Foods will potentially be a buyer of any smaller brands that get spun off in Warren Buffett's purchase of Kraft Foods Group, said B&G CEO Robert Cantwell.

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Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales Of Chinese-Made Flooring

May 7, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators is suspending the sale of all laminate flooring made in China a week after disclosing that the Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against the specialty retailer in an investigation over imported products.

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ISM Survey Anticipates Manufacturing Growth Despite Modest Outlook

May 7, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest economic forecast from the Institute for Supply Management predicts that the manufacturing sector will continue to grow despite reduced expectations for 2015.

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Siemens To Cut 4,500 More Jobs As Earnings Slip

May 7, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Siemens says it will cut another 4,500 jobs to streamline its business and improve profitability.

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Report Considers Technologies Critical To Industrial IoT

May 7, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report classifies autonomous and remote operations, Big Data analytics and user interface technology among the advancements likely to fundamentally transform the manufacturing sector.

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Federal Charge Filed Against Former MillerCoors Official

May 7, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven other defendants are facing federal charges, accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Wednesday.

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How Big is Tesla’s ‘Big’ Announcement?

May 7, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his company's new battery division last week, he hailed the beginning of a "complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world."

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French Nuclear Manufacturer Areva To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

May 7, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

uclear reactor builder Areva wants to trim thousands of jobs after billions of euros of financial losses, as France tries to restructure its powerful but struggling nuclear energy industry.

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Report Credits UAW For Auto Industry Turnaround

May 7, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute argues the relationship between U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers union fueled the industry's transformation since the Great Recession.

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Tesla Beats Wall Street Forecasts On Record Quarterly Sales

May 7, 2015 9:33 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar.

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Study: Policy Changes Might Help Encourage Capital Investment

May 7, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report argues that tax and regulatory changes could alleviate lagging capital investment in the U.S. over the past 15 years.

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Air-Powered Cars Coming To The U.S.

May 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory to build an air-powered car named the “AIRPod.”

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Inside McLaren's High-Tech Auto Lab

May 6, 2015 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

You might not have heard of British automaker McLaren, but it's one of the biggest names in racing history. Here's a look inside the futuristic factory where they're making a new generation of supercars meant for the street.

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Where Every Piece Of Pez Is Made

May 6, 2015 12:16 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A Kim Kardashian-themed Pez dispenser? Vanessa Yurkevich takes a look at how the candy is made and its cult following.

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How Sales Order Automation Solutions Can Help Leverage EDI

May 6, 2015 12:11 pm | by Brent Halverson | Articles | Comments

Faced with an ever-growing demand from customers to deliver more with less and in increasingly rapid ordering cycles, it has become vital to enhance the efficiency of business processes to remain competitive. For this, automation is key.

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Daimler's Self-Driving Big Rig Makes Big Entrance In Nevada

May 6, 2015 9:54 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.

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