Incremental improvements are more or less feel good measures that say to management “there was a problem and we did this to solve it.” In reality, most continuous improvements have come from technology advancements, not from employee performance advancements. Has the continuous improvement mentality caused manufacturing to settle for mediocrity?
An 11-year study of the incidence of brain cancer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in the state ended Thursday with university researchers saying they found no statistically significant elevations in the rate of cancer among workers.
CEO Bob McDonald wants Procter & Gamble to move to a zero waste production environment. The company has a 4-part vision that includes things like powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, renewable materials used in their products and much more.
BYD is known for electric cars but this year's flagship model is the S7, a gasoline-powered SUV. It comes with an air purifier, radar to help with backing and digital TV. An onboard hard drive can hold 1,000 films. This is China's Year of the SUV. Whatever their specialties used to be, automakers ranging from global brands to China's ambitious rookies are scrambling to cash in on the explosive popularity of sport utility vehicles.
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner planes. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press on Tuesday his company will soon start discussions with Boeing over compensation.
Ford Motor Co. announced its entry into Myanmar on Tuesday, saying it plans to open the nation's first sales and service showroom for new vehicles by August. Myanmar's vehicle market has been stunted by decades of international sanctions and strict import controls put in place by the military junta that ruled for nearly 50 years, handing out import licenses to a few favored tycoons.
The majority of today’s LED solutions are not produced in America. And for the first five years of doing business, that was true for NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group as well. Headquartered in Houston, NEUTEX has become one of a list of companies that have recently moved operations to the U.S. from overseas. Today, the company is developing its Houston presence as it positions itself as a leading manufacturer of LED lighting.
As manufacturing companies find more and more in the way of technology improvements around material handling, the loading dock has not been ignored. This how-to gives manufacturers some tips on where to begin assessing and addressing risk.
Find ways to save money through investing in energy efficient equipment and alternative energy solutions here! Included in this supplement are tips on the energy audit process, the Energy Incentive Guide and results of a recent survey on manufacturers' energy spending.
Establishing world-class, end-to-end business and manufacturing processes help manufacturers become more agile, competitive and profitable. Workflow software breaks down organizational barriers to information and unites people and systems.
After a year of persistent struggles, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes to launch a comeback in 2013 as it works to convince customers its latest smartphones are a worthy alternative to the growing list of competitors. It's a battle that won't be won overnight, and depending on who you ask, might not be won at all.
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s stock backtracked Monday after an analyst tried to debunk speculation that the troubled technology company will be pressured into spinning off its personal computer and printer division. Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore believes it's highly unlikely HP will consider breaking itself in two.
Essential factors for the success of a business include production up-time and process machinery efficiency. Real-time monitoring of machinery makes it possible to detect and prevent equipment failure proactively.
As businesses strive to gain a competitive advantage from their operations, the way operators perform their work has evolved. Shifting from being purely functional to highly analytical, operators have become an increasingly critical part of today’s business processes—significantly changing the way businesses operate and adding more value than ever before.
Selectingan ERP system means success or failure to a manufacturer’s overall performance. These ten questions move you toward success.
Operational Excellence is known to help manufacturers increase both flexibility and profitability without large capital expenditures. When implemented successfully, these goals can be realized while also protecting the most critical assets to the business—brand equity and brand quality.