A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability
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In this age of Big Data, it is possible for manufacturers to warehouse and mine internal and external data, and use this data to their advantage.
Go behind the scenes as employees for Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility — which will begin producing A319, A320 and A321 jetliners in Mobile, Alabama during 2015 — undergo on-the-job training at the company’s Hamburg, Germany site.
Manufacturers can tap into control integration expertise by using a main automation contractor who takes the lead by integrating all aspects of their project, resulting in a smoother and faster start-up.
Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.
Gun maker Colt Defense LLC filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy late Sunday, allowing for a quicker sale of operations in the U.S. and Canada.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.
The top labor negotiators for two of Detroit's "Big Three" automakers departed in recent days in what could be a harbinger of difficult contract talks this summer.
A recently released survey of large multinational corporations showed that company officials are placing a greater emphasis on workplace safety, according to safety science company UL Workplace Health & Safety.
The best way to tap into the valuable data generated in plants is by associating it with other data in order to get a holistic view of plant operations.
So you’ve implemented an ERP solution to help streamline your financial processes. But maybe you want to take your ERP solution one step further and help your office go completely paperless.
The rival group to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee brands itself as local, independent and free of outside influence or political agenda.
Here are 4 questions to help determine if your business processes are working across the enterprise or if you need to do some spring cleaning to make the most of 2015.
By adding intelligence to its tools and shop floor systems, Airbus’ production process is becoming more efficient, ultimately bringing planes and aerospace equipment to market faster.
A recent report proposes integrating workplace health and safety programs in order to evaluate their impacts on businesses.
It’s sometimes difficult to take a step back and systematically solve a problem or understand the root cause of an inefficient process, but often that is exactly what’s needed to achieve consistent process improvement.
The months-long strike at a massive Texas oil refinery will continue after union workers this week rejected the latest contract proposal.
Post Holdings Inc. said Friday it will merge two of its cereal businesses, headquarter them in Minnesota and close a New Jersey office as it separately grapples with a widening bird flu outbreak that has forced it to discontinue some products and tweak prices.
The state of shop floor automation has changed drastically in the last five years as IT capabilities bring advanced software functionality, highly flexible infrastructures and more options in deployment, including SaaS and cloud computing.
Century Aluminum announced plans to lock out hundreds of union workers at its Kentucky smelter beginning Tuesday after members rejected its latest contract proposal.
Dow Chemical hopes drones could eventually provide crucial safety services at its plants and take employees out of harm's way.
Maximizing both productivity and profitability in a business often takes out-of-the box thinking. But, don’t stop there. It’s also wise to go a step further and think “against the grain."
A Kentucky aluminum smelter appears on the brink of a work stoppage after union workers rejected a proposed labor agreement.
Employees at an Alabama auto parts plant signed a petition calling for the departure of the United Auto Workers, the latest episode in a contentious union organizing fight.
General Motors plans to spend $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories during the next three years, creating about 650 new jobs.
Meet John Breseke, Director of Manufacturing IT at Intel, whose job it is to help design and manage arguably the most automated and sophisticated manufacturing process in the world.
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