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Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to...
Don’t underestimate supply chain management's importance — because if your company can’t find a way deliver the goods (or raw materials) to customers consistently, reliably and cost-effectively, there’s probably a competitor waiting in the wings that can.
It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, years of experience generally trumps all else. But as younger Millennials edge into corporate leadership, does that experience matter anymore?
Corky Taylor, with Kentucky Peerless Distillery Company, talks about the business.
Performance management is the systematic process by which an organization improves its effectiveness in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. While those goals and objectives can vary, for all organizations the ultimate metric that matters is the bottom line.
With the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.
Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.
In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.
With the majority of the 26 million fantasy footballers congregating in person or online for their league draft, now is a good time to re-examine the impact that fantasy sports, as well as social media timewasters, have on the workplace.
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.
A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.
Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.
Internal and external factors — namely plant optimization and regulation compliance — are driving plants to bring more industrial computing resources onto the plant floor.
The study finds that M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent globally in the last year and predicts that more than half of companies in the Americas will implement M2M by 2016.
Apple Inc. announced that it is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of its products as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers. But were they bullied into the decision?
Ray Almgren, National Instruments’ vice president of marketing, and Jim Robinson, general manager of Intel’s IoT Group, explore what customers are looking for from IoT and how its implementation drives business transformation.
In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line.
Cathy Clegg, vice president of North American GM Manufacturing, talks to John McElroy about some of the innovative processes GM is using to improve its manufacturing operations.
A federal judge has refused to toss out the country's first lawsuit challenging an "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms.
Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified Thursday.
Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.
The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.
Learn how Jaguar Land Rover's low carbon engine manufacturing plant at Wolverhampton aims to use the best possible technologies to reduce environmental impacts.
From connected energy to more efficient hospitals to smart cities, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is producing real, transformative results. Amongst industries, manufacturing has the most potential for growth and development by connecting the unconnected.
For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role, it is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.
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