Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results.
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Identity management with the ESB is an utopian ideal. In architectural terms it is impressive, but it is not yet achievable in practice.
GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.
Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.
To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.
It’s a fact of life that not everything will go exactly as you’d planned. Failures large and small — from budget overruns, scope creep and missed deadlines to catastrophic technical issues — can crop up in even the most well-executed plans.
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.
Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful. But there is a worrisome trend in the industry: manufacturers’ over-reliance on purchase orders.
An electrical component found in millions of Chrysler's vehicles is generating problems for owners.
While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.
As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.
Performance management is the systematic process by which an organization improves its effectiveness in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. While those goals and objectives can vary, for all organizations the ultimate metric that matters is the bottom line.
Omnichannel is one of the hottest buzz-words in supply chain today, but how far does the concept reach? You hear a lot about how omnichannel impacts retailers, carriers and even some wholesalers… but its potential to disrupt the manufacturing industry may surprise you.
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.
Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.
Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.
After a series of recent cyber-security breaches it's more important than ever to secure your online accounts. Remembering unique passwords can be difficult, so Marlie Hall looks at how a password manager can help.
Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.
Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.
Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.
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?
In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line.
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.
Social media brings businesses closer to their customers, provides a platform for communication and building thought leadership, and when executed properly it can help drive business and provide a significant return on investment.
Rather than restricting access to an office computer, or taking a laptop on the road to visit clients, QuickBooks cloud hosting ensures that the software and hardware is managed, backed up and always available via the Internet.
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