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Connect Buyers, Suppliers, And Financial Partners

March 19, 2012 3:42 pm | by Kyriba Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Fully integrated with Kyriba’s Treasury Management System, the Supply Chain Finance solution is a scalable, multi-bank portal that connects buyers, suppliers and financial partners on a single platform to facilitate the early payment of invoices to suppliers.

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Total Cost Of Conveyor Ownership, Part 1

March 19, 2012 2:22 pm | by Hytrol | Videos | Comments

An informative presentation by Boyce Bonham explaining the total cost of ownership of a conveying system.

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Where Gardentrucking and ‘Geek Culture’ Meet

March 19, 2012 2:00 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Really, there’s no better time to be a geek than today. In a sense, I see the perception of Joe, and his gardentrucking hobby, as the progress of geeks everywhere. The more acceptance he gets, the more we, as a culture, are accepting of technically-curious people.

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Programmable Logic Controller Evolution

March 19, 2012 1:52 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associated Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation | Articles | Comments

Like any technology, PLCs continue to grow into improved, more efficient tools for the manufacturing sector. Recent advancements include new I/O modules and enhanced power supplies to better serve specific industries.

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Intelligrated Expands Dallas-Based Regional Operation Following Strong Growth

March 19, 2012 11:25 am | News | Comments

Intelligrated, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces the relocation of its Dallas-based southwest regional operations to expanded facilities in Coppell, Texas.

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Four Key Features Of The New iPad

March 19, 2012 10:00 am | by Techland | Videos | Comments

Apple’s third-generation iPad sports four features worth checking out if you’re in the market for a tablet — and one feature worth checking out no matter what.

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Man Awarded $850 After AT&T Slows Data Service

March 19, 2012 9:51 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. on Friday gave up on appealing an $850 award won by an iPhone user in small claims court, and sent him a check.

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First Big Piece Of 'Electric Highway' Relieves EV Owners

March 19, 2012 9:46 am | by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first major stretch of what's been dubbed an "Electric Highway" on the West Coast from Canada to Mexico went operational Friday with the opening of a series of fast-charging stations along 160 miles of the interstate.

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Judge To Weigh Honda Settlement Over Gas Mileage

March 19, 2012 9:41 am | by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

Heather Peters, who recently won a small claims case against Honda, wants to derail a class-action lawsuit in order to get a larger payout.

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New iPad Is 9% More Expensive To Make

March 19, 2012 9:38 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The iPad costs $364.35 to manufacture. That's 9 percent more than the $335 it cost to make the corresponding iPad 2 a year ago.

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Boeing Boosts CEO's Pay By 34%

March 19, 2012 9:34 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney's compensation jumped 34 percent last year to approximately $18.4 million.

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U.S. Factory Output Rose Modestly In February

March 19, 2012 9:31 am | by Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories stepped up production in February for the third straight month, helping the economy recover and driving the best job growth since the recession ended.

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Pfizer CEO's Pay Triples To $18M

March 16, 2012 12:22 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Read, 58, received compensation worth a total of $18.12 million in 2011, up from $6.42 million in 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis

French Police Use Tear Gas On Steelworkers

March 16, 2012 12:21 pm | by Catherine Gaschka, Jean-Marie Godard, Associated Press | News | Comments

High unemployment and France's stagnant economy are central to the campaign for elections in April and May. Many voters see the conservative Sarkozy as too friendly with the rich

Pfizer CEO's Pay Triples To $18M

March 16, 2012 12:18 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Read, 58, received compensation worth a total of $18.12 million in 2011, up from $6.42 million in 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis

AAA Adds EV Charging Station Locations To Digital Mapping Tools

March 16, 2012 12:06 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Using these tools, EV motorists can locate more than 2,000 publicly available electric vehicle charging stations across the United States

Apple Fans Wait Hours For New iPad

March 16, 2012 11:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The third version of the iPad went on sale there at 8 a.m. local time, with 25 other countries getting it a week later.

Construction On Siemens Digital Factory In Chengdu Begins

March 16, 2012 11:56 am | by Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone | News | Comments

Covering 40,000 square meters at West Park of Chengdu High Tech Development Zone, the new factory will create more than 1000 new jobs

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T-Moble Named A "Most Ethical Company"

March 16, 2012 11:52 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Out of a record number of nominations for the award, T-Mobile secured a hard-earned spot on the list by implementing and maintaining upstanding business practices and initiatives

Slow Motion Sandwich

March 14, 2012 3:22 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Whether it’s on an automotive production line or over bins of lettuce and banana peppers, there is always an opportunity to succeed just as much as there is one to fail. Do you know which members of your team are choosing which outcome for your business?

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