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How to Apply Next Generation Lean Strategies

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:24:00 +0000

This article will establish a construct for practitioners to use in applying Next Generation Lean strategies.

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Obama Impedes Chinese Takeover of Aixtron on Security Risk

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:37:00 +0000

This marks the second time Obama has blocked a deal on national security grounds.

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America’s Job Market Gets Tighter, as Wage Drop Seen as Blip

Employees of Globe Manufacturing in New Hampshire assemble firefighting clothing and gear.


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:27:00 +0000

“We’re at full employment,” said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays. “The slack is gone and we’re now creating scarcity.”

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Ford CEO Sees ‘Pressure' on Business Without Softer Fuel Rules

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:51:00 +0000

Mark Field's remarks came after the EPA made a preliminary determination that there’s no need to change the 2025 fuel economy targets.

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Are You Ready for Recordkeeping? Last Hurdle To Implementation Removed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 +0000

U.S. District Court Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division has ruled against plaintiffs TEXO ABC/AGC Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Great American Insurance Co., Atlantic Precast Concrete Inc., Owen Steel Co.

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6 Ways to Gift Your Employees that Increase Fulfillment

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:45:00 +0000

Take time at the holidays to provide your employees with the gift of recognition and other meaningful ways to increase their sense of fulfillment.

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Boeing CEO Says US Must Lead on Trade or Lose Out to Rivals

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:20:00 +0000

“If we do not lead when it comes to writing these rules, our competitors will write them for us,” Dennis Muilenburg said.

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4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:54:00 +0000

Please welcome to the periodic table: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson.

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China Seizes Opening in US Backyard as Trump Upends Policy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:50:00 +0000

With Trump's “America First” platform, China finds itself in position to become Latin America’s primary growth driver, increasing its chances of surpassing the U.S. as the region’s largest trading partner.

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So Much Data, So Little Time

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:21:00 +0000

Amazon’s latest idea for moving data faster is to put it on a truck.

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Higher Revenue from Better Customer Experience Rather than New Products

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:52:00 +0000

Two thirds (66%) of companies reported that their most successful innovations in the last two years have been derived from improved customer experiences and related new business models versus new products alone.

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10 Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000

What can you do to improve the performance of your company's supply chain? These 10 resolutions offer a great starting point.

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Cincinnati's Cintrifuse Connects Entrepreneurs, Big Companies and Tech Funds

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +0000

Incubators, accelerators and business leaders pull together in a mission to re-industrialize Cincinnati.

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US Top Exports

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:50:00 +0000

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Qualcomm Drone Gets 'Top Gun' Treatment

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:31:00 +0000

The company is developing a cellphone-tower workaround for FAA regulations that require drones to be visible to their operator.

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Strategic Thinking In The Face of Uncertainty

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000

How to ensure ensure your strategic thinking is optimized in spite of unpredictable world events.

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Jobless Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low, but Factory Payrolls Fall

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:43:00 +0000

Payrolls at factories fell by 4,000, after a 5,000 decline in the previous month.

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US Pharmaceutical Industry -- Dossier

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:46:00 +0000

This dossier presents graphs and tables about the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.

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Taiwan Foxconn Manager Indicted for Stealing Thousands of iPhones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:32:00 +0000

The manager worked in the testing department and instructed eight employees at Foxconn's factory in the Chinese city of Shenzhen to smuggle out thousands of iPhone5 and iPhone5s, prosecutors said.

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Pharma CEOs in Shouting Match Over Prices: 'It's Ridiculous'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:59:00 +0000

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Leonard Schleifer accusing fellow drug company executives of raising prices to cover up a lack of innovation.

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J&J Ordered to Pay Record $1 Billion for Faulty Hip Implants

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:27:00 +0000

J&J still faces almost 9,000 lawsuits accusing the company of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips.

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Nintendo's Big Switch

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:30:00 +0000

In conversation with the new president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima as the company deals with some of its largest and most significant changes.

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Are You an Authority on Dumb Manufacturing?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000

What's the difference between smart and dumb manufacturing? It's not what you think.

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Trump's Carrier Victory Is the US Economy's Loss: Commentary

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:28:00 +0000

Using the power of the presidency to micromanage companies is an awful idea.

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Carrier-Trump Deal Gives Company $7 Million in State Incentives

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:07:00 +0000

The deal is “contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment,” according to an e-mailed statement from Carrier.

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Opening Doors to Global Growth

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:37:32 +0000

Midsize manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to differentiate themselves from larger competitors. Most companies are aware of the opportunities available in global markets but struggle to get started. Here, we explore three reasons why trade credit insurance is a critical component of any global growth plan.

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Trade Credit Insurance Unlocking Global Growth

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:31:50 +0000

Manufacturers have several options they can consider to minimize bad debt risk while helping to grow their sales. One of the most effective tools is trade credit insurance. A trade credit insurance program provides manufacturers with the flexibility and confidence they need to move into new markets.

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UK Manufacturing Growth Cools as Costs Rise

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:23:00 +0000

While the pound’s decline since Brexit benefited manufacturing, the currency’s weakness is proving to be a double-edged sword, with firms reporting that they had to increase prices as their input costs surged.

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VW Brand's US Sales Rise for First Time in Over a Year

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +0000

U.S. sales climbed 24% last month. Analysts had predicted deep discounts and promotions would help Volkswagen halt its yearlong sales decline in the U.S.

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