The $4.7 billion bid for Smithfield Foods by Wan Long, chairman of Shuanghui International, is another big step up for Chinese entrepreneurs who are emerging from the shadow of state-owned corporate giants and expanding on the global stage.
The board unanimously recommended the offer from Michael Dell to take the company private for $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The offer has been criticized by some prominent shareholders.
At the All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook says many companies will soon be in the wearable technology space. Although Cook feels that some technologies may fail to garner broad appeal, he does see wearable technology on the horizon.
For companies required to meet the GHS labeling standards for hazardous chemicals, Computype may have a printer and label stock solution with the CAB XC6 printer. Learn more about its capabilities and how it can help a manufacturer with labeling needs.
Matching a color sounds simple. But what do you do when a customer shows you a tableau of colors to translate into one? KYDEX Global Creative David Scott and Color Development Specialist John English show both the creative and technical process in action.
Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is being bought by Shuanghui. The price: almost $5 billion. If approved, it will be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer. This is the latest in a string of American companies being purchased by China. So why this company -- and why now?
Are you wasting money on excessive labor costs because your warehouse isn’t optimized? What is your cash flow outlook? What many warehouse administrators, logistic departments, small business controllers and even accounting teams may not consider is the business value realized from an integrated accounting and inventory management system.
The explosive growth of online buying and selling in recent years has fueled increasing demands on enterprise e-commerce systems. To thrive in today’s online marketplace, B2B organizations must be nimble and create shopping experiences that mimic B2C where options, efficiency and ease are expected. This “consumerization of B2B” requires flexible e-commerce architecture.
Building the world's most-visited Website is only the beginning and now Google is tackling everything from eyeglasses that display email to floating turbines that collect wind power. Josh Tyrangiel of Bloomberg Businessweek joins Morning Joe with an inside look at Google's secret lab.
The clearance from the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States comes amid concerns by some officials that Softbank's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking if the deal were to go through.
A Hattiesburg company has sued Sherwin-Williams for allegedly highjacking the name of its product. According to court records, the Hattiesburg company argues that Sherwin-Williams knew the business was already using the name "Tuff-Wall" to market its ceramic wall coating when Sherwin-Williams began marketing a "TuffWall" line of paint.
Steelwedge, the leading provider of cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, has announced the availability of its latest release at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit, the largest industry conference for supply chain executives. The new Steelwedge solution is targeted to help global manufacturers more quickly and accurately make supply/demand tradeoff decisions in the face of continual market change.
Lenovo Group is ramping up its first American manufacturing operation for personal computers. The No. 2 computer maker said Tuesday its new production line near Greensboro is on track to meet its hiring target of about 115 jobs by the end of June. Lenovo is based in China but has executive headquarters in Morrisville, where about 2,000 work.
Traditional ERP systems are no longer enough to make the cut in this complex global manufacturing arena. To extend the functionality of their legacy software, companies are plugging into a cloud-based supply chain network — one that connects partners, shows a complete supply chain picture through better visibility and data quality, and allows for a new level of collaboration and efficiency.
The OECD again slashed its forecast for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro, saying it will shrink by 0.6 percent this year, after 0.5 percent drop in 2012. The OECD had predicted a 0.1 percent decline for the eurozone in its report six months ago — and this time last year, it forecast growth of nearly 1 percent for 2013.