Companies and supply chains must have an eye to geopolitics and assess the risk/reward associated with this aspect of the world we live in. Too often we focus on how to handle the next flood or earthquake, but not the next revolution.
While PLCs are not new technology, their functionality has evolved to include networking, relay control, and advanced data handling capabilities.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month was a forum not just for big manufacturers of televisions and computers but also for small companies with innovative products to sell. In the so-called Eureka Park section of the show, several of these up-and-coming companies showed off their wares.
In order to avoid video images which are stretched, chopped, squeezed, shrunk or distorted, be sure to choose a LCD monitor with a aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches your camera or other incoming video signal.
No matter what business you’re in, billing is a key part of your operation. An efficient billing strategy can increase your customers’ satisfaction, improve your company’s cash flow, and significantly lower operating expenses throughout your organization.
As technologies and processes continue to improve and become more efficient, U.S. manufacturers are relying on an educated workforce.
Supported by 27 companies and trade associations, the Reshoring Initiative pursues its mission of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States by helping U.S. manufacturers recognize the profit potential of utilizing local sourcing and production as well as the critical role they can play in strengthening the economy.
The United States lost 28 percent of its high-technology manufacturing jobs over the last decade, as the nation’s rapidly shrinking lead in science and technology in the global marketplace was accompanied by a toll on U.S. high-tech jobs.
This interview with Stephen R. Huffman, the 2007 President of ISA and current member of the ISA Finance Committee, discusses the employment outlook in the manufacturing sector, training the manufacturing workers of tomorrow, and how companies can locate the best and brightest talent.
When all is said and done — having healthy employees is essential for every manufacturer. Whether your goal is to reduce healthcare costs, curb absenteeism, increase productivity, boost morale or a combination of all — providing wellness/walking as a voluntary but positive benefit is the only way to grow.
Understanding shifts in annual outsourcing budgets and spending can help CROs and CMOs to better position themselves for capturing business.
How do we create a competitive advantage through next generation supply networks and advanced logistics?
How do we achieve next-generation productivity through smart innovation and manufacturing?
The use of mobile technology as a means to improve operational efficiency has become increasingly prevalent in the manufacturing industry. More and more companies have realized the benefits that can be gained from investments in various mobile devices and complementary business software.
Federal, state, and local governments along with high schools, universities, community colleges, national laboratories, and industry should prioritize Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and push for greater integration of community colleges in the innovation pipeline.
One of the most notable challenges facing today's manufacturing industry is the need to fuel the innovation and production economy from start-up to scale-up.
This five-part series by the Council on Competitiveness calls for a new era of production excellence in America. Check back Wednesday for the next strategy for American manufacturing excellence.
Manufacturers should focus on acquiring, managing, and sustaining an increasingly global and diverse talent base across multiple geographies; building practical mechanisms to support global collaboration; and driving a cost and process structure that is lean and flexible.
Change comes with resistance. If we are the top dog of our organization or team, we can force change by dictating it. If that isn’t your option or your style, then inspire change by addressing the emotional motivations to change. Logic alone just isn’t reason enough.
If industrial firms sit on the sidelines with their cash for too long, they may end up under-investing in their businesses and innovation — and minimizing their growth prospects.