Advertisement
Manufacturing
Subscribe to Manufacturing

The Lead

Kimberly-Clark To Cut Up To 1,300 Jobs

October 21, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.                             

Coke Slashing Costs As Soda Sales Remain Flat

October 21, 2014 1:30 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage...

AbbVie To Pay Shire Fee Over Nixed Merger

October 21, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The two companies said Monday that the deal was off following the decision last week by AbbVie's...

Can Paid Internships Help Bridge The Gap In Manufacturing?

October 21, 2014 1:20 pm | by Megy Karydes | Articles | Comments

For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Daily news and top headlines for IT professionals

Meat Labeling Gets Push Back From WTO

October 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Monday that it has rejected U.S. rules that would require country-of-origin labeling on packaged beef and pork products. While the labeling would have helped U.S. ranchers, the WTO said the requirements would put Canadian and Mexican meats at an unfair disadvantage.

Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 12:52 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations that it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs and never informed authorities of the change — raising safety concerns. The jury determined the company should have told the government about the design change.

3 PGA Pros Start GolfBeer Brewing

October 21, 2014 12:33 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Three of the top names in professional golf are now in the beer business. Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell will launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co.       

Advertisement

WTO Rejects U.S. Country-Of-Origin Meat Labels

October 21, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage.                                             

Frito-Lay Announces Do Us A Flavor Winner

October 21, 2014 9:34 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

In the U.S., bags of the four finalist flavors hit shelves in late July and people were able to vote on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites through this past weekend. It was the second year for the U.S. contest, which is designed to send customers to stores in search of the flavors.

iRobot Receives $7.6M Order From U.S. Navy

October 21, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.            

Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Tally

October 21, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.                               

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises

October 20, 2014 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.                                            

Advertisement

Fire Exposes Illegal Chinese Factories Problem In Italy

October 20, 2014 1:09 pm | by Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities have raided over 1,900 Chinese factories in the past 6 1/2 years, closing 909 for safety and labor violations. Sanctioned factories rarely bother to fix those problems, preferring to reopen under a new name.         

Lorillard CEO To Get Millions After Reynolds Merger

October 20, 2014 1:00 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Regulatory filings show the CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc.                   

U.S. Agency Warns Car Owners About Air Bags

October 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.                           

Cloud ERP — The Right Tool For The Relevant Problem

October 20, 2014 12:48 pm | by Srinivasan Ramaswamy | Articles | Comments

An agile solution that is constantly evolving and keeps pace with the rapid changes in technology and usage patterns of the users, is what the current business needs.                        

Hackers, Downtime And Deathmobiles In The Age Of IoT

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

It seems that many in manufacturing operations and IT are being tasked with quelling security fears instead of being given the opportunity to address these concerns, and leverage the advantages of greater enterprise-wide connectivity.     

Advertisement

A Cultural Shift Is Coming To Microsoft

October 20, 2014 12:07 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Satya Nadella says he was wrong to use his own personal experiences to answer the questions of whether women should ask for raises.                                  

6 Ways To Manage Product Complexity

October 20, 2014 12:01 pm | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements. It is essential to capture these requirements accurately and quickly, and flow this information efficiently through the organization.

Taking Audi's Driverless Car Out For A Race

October 20, 2014 11:31 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

German carmaker Audi takes us for a spin in a driverless concept car version of their RS7.                                             

IBM To Shed Its Costly Chip Division

October 20, 2014 9:44 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.                                               

Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 9:39 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Still working to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture.

Electrolux Buoyed By U.S. Growth

October 20, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.                              

Hershey Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Pot Company

October 17, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado marijuana company must recall or destroy its pot-infused edibles that resemble iconic Hershey treats as part of a settlement agreement with the chocolate company.                      

Manufacturers Gear Up For More Energy Efficiency

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Wayne Kovach | Articles | Comments

Taking advantage of government programs that aid in cost reduction and competitiveness within the industry is critical for the success of each individual business and for the U.S. economy.                 

Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items

October 17, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nest is turning the places we live into smart homes, one device at a time. Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell discusses how technology can improve our lives.                           

Top 10 Over-The-Top Car Features

October 17, 2014 10:21 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

There are a lot of cool, new features found in cars these days. Cars.com took a look at the top ten, over-the-top available features.                                 

Engineering Newswire: Professor Designs Cloaking Device On Vacation

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials.          

AMD Cutting Global Workforce

October 17, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability.                                           

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading