Reshoring operations back to the United States has recently emerged as an important trend in manufacturing. However, there are some significant challenges facing companies that have moved back or are planning to move back, challenges that present clear opportunities for cloud-based ERP software to provide solutions.
Almost a year after chemicals leaked into the Elk River, former Freedom Industries executives,...
Interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an...
Simply installing new technology is not enough. To get a return on their investments, manufacturers need to put a business framework in place to support them. That requires transforming how they do business.
By following larger corporations’ lead, mid-market companies can leverage their existing big data to increase revenue and improve customer relationships.
The ongoing push to keep the UAW and labor unions out of foreign automobile manufacturing plants in the South continues. With the auto industry being so heavily entrenched with labor unions, is the fight to keep them out futile?
Manufacturers struggling to find welders, machinists see women as potential labor pool.
Learn How Big Data And Analytics Are Driving Operational Excellence For A&D Manufacturers And SuppliersDecember 10, 2014 12:40 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments
New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that the potential rewards of new technologies are worth the inherent risks. Find out how today’s technologies are eliminating these risks and accelerating operational excellence in leading A&D companies.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, a longtime critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to organize foreign automakers in the South, on Tuesday questioned the process by which the union qualified under a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.
The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of machine vision cameras, has just announced the immediately availability of new USB 3.0 industrial cameras with a resolution of 10 MP.
The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.
Last week the Obama administration unveiled a new environmental regulation designed to decrease ozone emissions in the United States. And while this new regulation clearly has its benefits, it is not without costs, and unfortunately most of the expenses will be shouldered by the manufacturing industry, as they are the ones being targeted to reduce emissions.
Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.
We all know the that the goal of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is to provide a mutually beneficial relationship where both sides will be able to more smoothly and accurately control the availability and flow of goods. But how many of us are confident we’re actually doing it right?
Rockwell Automation and Cisco announced the release of a white paper and design and implementation guide. The detailed design guidance will help control system engineers, IT network engineers, and system integrators implement standard, IP-based wireless networks in a more robust, secure and scalable way.
The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a ruling that Mercedes violated federal labor laws by stopping United Auto Workers union supporters from handing out literature inside its Alabama plant.
The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.
In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. Profit is often formulated by a team of accountants and carefully monitored by management, but what about the other two components?
The Netbiter Remote Management solution from HMS Industrial Networks now allows automation devices using EtherNet/IP to be monitored and controlled via the web.
Canadian food supplier Golden Boy Foods has yet to comment on the future of a New Mexico peanut process plant eight months after completing a $26 million deal to buy Sunland Inc.
How do you squeeze the most return out of your investment in innovation? It’s not always about new products — they don’t always produce bigger profits.
Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.
Not having a single picture of what’s happening on the floor — or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning — is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.
Burns & McDonnell and Rockwell Automation collaborate to deliver 10 percent increase in production capacity.
Some practical guidance that can help professionals from both sides of the divide implement practices that will make life easier for their peers.
All that's needed now to save Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan is a signature or two.
Volkswagen plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany, more efficient.
Companies think their network is secure because they bought a product or service, and then they rest. You can’t rest. You need to consistently monitor and analyze your network while investing in training and security updates.
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