In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. What could that mean for manufacturing?
The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign...
It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, years of experience generally...
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It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet, causing cheesemakers to pull popular product lines.
With the majority of the 26 million fantasy footballers congregating in person or online for their league draft, now is a good time to re-examine the impact that fantasy sports, as well as social media timewasters, have on the workplace.
There’s no doubt that technology is making our vehicles more complex. But is technology infiltrating our vehicles too fast and is it all just too much?
Apple Inc. announced that it is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of its products as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers. But were they bullied into the decision?
U.S. Senators Chris Coons’ (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), announced a bipartisan bill designed to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. Will it work?
When quality or value does not appear to make a difference in consumer decision-making, manufacturers cut costs and assume the risks to quality. But consumers are aware of this phenomenon, and it may be that value, not price, is once again rising to the surface as the primary decision factor.
Two great-grandsons of the woman who once served as the face of Aunt Jemima filed a class action suit seeking royalty back payments.
User-access security is critical to safeguard industrial operations, as well to protect the most valuable assets — including intellectual property.
Shares of Walgreen Co. fell on media reports that the nation's largest drugstore chain will not reincorporate itself overseas — in turn, irritating investors by missing out on the approximately $4 billion it would have saved by moving overseas. But Walgreen isn’t the only U.S. corporation faced with this decision.
A recent study from Hewlett-Packard reveals that 70 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices — including sensors and connected infrastructure — are seriously vulnerable to attack.
This week a Shanghai television station reported that U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co., sold expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. As the story continues to unfold, it appears more companies have been affected and are breaking ties with Husi. But one company is vowing to stand by them.
Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn takes a look at why so many joint ventures, partnerships, alliances and mergers fail — especially in the auto industry.
With the U.S. steel market being flooded with imports of pipe from South Korea and other nations, state-side manufacturers are being forced to idle or shutdown factories, putting at risk nearly 600,000 American jobs related to the industry. With so much at stake, Americans are fighting back.
General Motors compensation fund director, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, announced details about the company's plan to compensate victims of the ignition switch recall in lieu of a lawsuit. But is the company making the right decision?
Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual property. Failing to properly protect ideas can have negative long-term effects on a company.
Mobile can help manufacturers by getting information to the person who needs it, allowing and improving communications over distances, and helping to ensure and track compliance. And that’s just for starters.
Now that Seattle's minimum wage ordinance has passed the city council, the International Franchise Association has filed a federal lawsuit against it for being unfair.
The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will not permit American cheese makers to age cheese on wooden boards. While this won’t create a huge problem for large cheese manufacturers like Kraft, it will be a problem for small businesses and artisan cheese makers.
The big news today from General Motors concerns the results of an internal investigation into the company’s slow recall efforts. After firing 15 employees and establishing a compensation program for victims, is it enough?
America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. Here's a look at some key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).