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...
A strike by union members at oil refineries continues to expand with some 6,550 workers now off...
Manufacturing activity in New York state expanded at a modest pace in February, held back by...
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.
Mike Lanciloti, vice president of product management and marketing at Colorado-based Spectralink, discusses why purpose-built devices might be better than smartphones to run a successful manufacturing business.
LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.
The ongoing fight over organizing workers at a Tennessee auto plant could jeopardize a massive incentive package aimed at expanding the facility.
B2B companies want to maximize their margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few manufacturers are leveraging the power of pricing to achieve these objectives.
Mississippi regulators and utilities are savaging the federal government's proposal to force Mississippi power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
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, the company itself and two other employees are facing criminal charges in the spill.
Interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an interconnected fleet of data producing machines, overwhelming amounts of data, transformation of data for digestion, interpretation and automation of strategic decisions to maximize uptime and profitability.
It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes.
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.
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