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Manufacturing Minute: Etsy Courts Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 12:27 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, why Etsy's new manufacturing program might benefit some manufacturers. 


Four Ingredients To Make IoT Work For Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 12:18 pm | by Chris Forgione | Articles | Comments

The four ingredients manufacturers need in the mix in order to make IoT work for them.


FDA Halts Sales Of 4 R.J. Reynolds Cigarette Brands

September 16, 2015 10:42 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they did not meet the agency's safety review requirements.


Reports: AB InBev Floats Takeover Of SABMiller

September 16, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest brewer is considering a bid to take over its closest competitor in an effort to bolster its holdings in emerging markets, according to reports.


Tech Disruption Hangs Over Automakers At Frankfurt Show

September 16, 2015 10:35 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year's edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show.


GE: 500 Jobs Could Move Overseas Amid Export-Import Bank Impasse

September 16, 2015 10:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Electric could move 500 U.S. manufacturing jobs to France, Hungary and China after the expiration of the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter earlier this summer.


HP To Jettison Up To 30K Jobs As Part Of Spinoff

September 16, 2015 10:30 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history.


International Supply Chain Standards Approved

September 16, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An international panel recently approved new standards for visibility within supply chains.


Fiat Chrysler, UAW Reach Tentative Contract Deal

September 16, 2015 10:15 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

A tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday between the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler addresses pay and health care issues, but neither side would give specifics about the pact.


Machinists Union Holds Court At Airbus Dedication Event

September 16, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In the wake of a contentious union organizing effort in South Carolina, members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are reportedly taking a more relaxed approach at the brand new Airbus plant in Alabama.


Dentsply Buying Dental Products Rival Sirona For $5.51B

September 16, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dentsply International is buying competitor Sirona Dental Systems for about $5.51 billion in a deal the companies say will create the biggest maker of professional dental products and materials in the world.


BMW Boss Doing Well Again After Auto Show Collapse

September 16, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW CEO Harald Krueger says he's doing fine, a day after he collapsed during a news conference at the Frankfurt auto show.


New Chemical-Free Pasteurization Process Backed by Almond Industry

September 16, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An almond industry group recently authorized a relatively new process of pasteurizing almonds that does not require the use of chemicals.


Frankfurt Auto Show: Lamborghini Expects To See A Record Year

September 15, 2015 11:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Here’s a look at more of the news to come from the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show including Toyota’s latest concept vehicle to receive the thumbs up for production, new features to the BMW 7 series and Lamborghini’s expected great sales year. 


Manufacturing Minute: High-End Competition For Tesla

September 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

Tesla is getting some high-end competition in the electric car market. This week Volkswagen-owned Audi and Porsche each unveiled battery-powered cars of their own at the Frankfurt auto show.


Modern ERP: Greater Expectations

September 15, 2015 11:18 am | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

Whether developing a product for a highly demanding market, adding high-value services or specializing in made-to-order quality products, a flexible ERP solution allows organizations to focus on the details that matter most to customers.


Report: Cybersecurity Market To Grow By Up To 25 Percent Annually

September 15, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new analysis by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said that customized security systems will become standard as manufacturers increasingly transition to the industrial Internet of Things.


New York To Be Main Testing Ground For Vehicle Safety Device

September 15, 2015 10:25 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

The city will be the main testing ground for a smart device installed in vehicles to warn motorists of impending dangers and congestion, the U.S. secretary of transportation announced Monday.


PepsiCo, SodaStream Expand Partnership

September 15, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An initial test run of Pepsi's sodas with in-home soda machine SodaStream is set to expand nationwide.


Fiat Chrysler, UAW Extend Contract, Continue Negotiating

September 15, 2015 10:11 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Contract talks between Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union continued early Tuesday morning after both sides extended their current contract on an hour-by-hour basis.



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