Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate...
Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers...
Successful manufacturers need to keep track of inventory from the moment it's ordered from the supplier to the moment it is delivered to their customer.
A dedicated, remotely hosted Exchange Server enables companies to save money on the cost of ownership and administration. And it comes with a significant dividend: the ability to redeploy IT staff for other projects and initiatives.
See how Hopewell Logistics has streamlined operations and improved efficiency, by virtually 20 percent, while leveraging a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and a discrete labor management tool.
Model-based predictive control techniques have become a pragmatic choice in the industrial world. While there have been significant benefits with sustained value tools they have not been able to solve the whole problem in an integrated, systematic way.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Institut National D’Optique realized that it needed a better way to share critical knowledge and information across teams, to ensure an accurate, consolidated view of all information, in near real-time, and get new employees up to speed quickly in order to be efficient.
The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
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?
Specialized offerings not only make IaaS providers more competitive and differentiated, they give manufacturers greater choice — a true win-win.
The Minneapolis-based company, which has been struggling to boost its cereal and yogurt sales, said it is looking to reduce overhead costs and that it has started a formal review of its North American manufacturing and distribution network to streamline operations.
The U.S. has among the lowest labor costs in the industrialized world and is awash in cheap energy, making it attractive for businesses to reshore by bringing their operations back to the U.S.
Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways.
In the belief that simpler is better, small and midsize manufacturers are increasingly turning to Linux virtual server hosting. But in order for manufacturers to determine if this type of hosting is the appropriate solution for their specific needs, it’s necessary to understand how it works.
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.
Practical advice for using data analytics to make smarter manufacturing decisions and add value.
Customer relationships suffer when manufacturers can’t deliver on time. When companies promise a delivery, and that promise is broken, customers start to doubt future orders.
Companies including Walmart, Coca-Cola, General Mills, and Unilever have taken steps to work with suppliers on environmental improvements, a new report says, but added that measurable goals and firm deadlines are necessary to make real improvements.
The company said it will eliminate individual stalls for sows and use only group housing by the end of next year. The company also says it will require farms with which it contracts to use group housing by the end of 2017.
McKinsey director Katy George, global co-leader of the manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer.
Why does this integration matter? In a word, money. Research and development investments for high-tech companies, which include product development, can represent 20 percent of revenues annually. Late product launches can cost a high-tech firm 10 percent of its profits over multiple years.
Using a new finance tool, an MIT professor shows how the mismatch costs that result from extending the supply chain may well be higher than the lower cost offered by the offshore supplier, leading to reduced profits.
More strategically minded mid-sized manufacturers have long recognized that better data management can make them more competitive. Connected data is providing easy access to a global supply chain while driving down the cost of going from concept to shipping product.
President Barack Obama is hosting executives from 11 foreign and U.S.-based companies that have chosen to open new plants or relocate overseas operations in the United States. The gathering Tuesday is designed to illustrate growing interest in the United States by firms capable of creating high-paying jobs.
Manufacturers today continue to have a project-based approach when it comes to IT. This approach, often practiced and most easily managed under project P&Ls, is not able to achieve the macro objectives of an organization.
A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity.
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