The president of the United Auto Workers union rejected a new wage tier Wednesday after reports...
General Motors and Ford might seek a new, lower wage tier from the United Auto Workers union...
Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards
As strides in mobile technology are made, it’s becoming possible for anyone on the manufacturing floor with a mobile device to live-stream what they’re seeing to experts who can help with problem resolution in real time.
With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.
A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.
The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side.
A manufacturer who is prepared — with adequate inventory levels — will be able to build positive relationships with customers and optimize the use of resources.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to reject a federal rule aimed at shortening the window between a union election petition and the start of voting by workers.
According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory.
The head of the United Autoworkers union recognizes the need to ensure the long-term health of the U.S. auto industry, but says that the union is prepared to call for its members to walk out, if necessary.
A strike by union members at oil refineries continues to expand with some 6,550 workers now off the job at 15 plants or refineries across the country.
Manufacturing activity in New York state expanded at a modest pace in February, held back by weaker orders and hiring.
The cost of fatigue is of increasing concern to organizations across the globe as fatigue-related accidents and losses are extremely high.
Manufacturing Business Technology consults with safety expert Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to go over common safety issues Grainger witnesses with its manufacturing customers, and how it works to help customers streamline some of these critical efforts within a manufacturing environment.
Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor.
The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest. Workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana will strike late Saturday night, joining a walkout that began this week at nine other refineries.
The national strike by refinery workers will extend to at least next Monday, after negotiations between the United Steelworkers (USW) and a group of employers stalled Friday.
Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions. Is the supply chain acquiring the things your organization needs? Is it providing customers with the things they need? And is it doing it all in the right time and for the right price?
There is no need to fear — transitioning to cloud-based technology is actually a huge step towards improving manufacturing operations not only at the plant level, but also throughout the entire enterprise.
Managing extended sales channels — the distributors and resellers who deliver products to end customers — has been a largely intuitive process, relying on ‘hip pocket’ estimates, lacking in visibility and accountability, and too often isolated from central enterprise supply chain planning.
Much has been written about the process of transferring the digital rendered designs to the shop floor so the right product is built. The challenge is that quite often what was designed isn’t actually built.
Amid strong Republican gains in statehouses nationwide in recent years, debates over "right-to-work" legislation have generally been the most prominent union-related issues.
Unions representing aerospace workers in Washington state are backing legislation to place conditions on industry tax credits, drawing the ire of one of the state's flagship companies.
The union that represents workers at a Pillsbury plant set for closure expects to meet next month with General Mills officials to discuss the southern Indiana plant's future.
Agility — flexibility, scalability, and readiness to seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls — can mean the difference between success and failure.
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Here are 7 key questions related to these challenges that organizations need to ask in moving forward with a GHS initiative.
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