Just as we learn to look for the “hidden factory" or unofficial process steps when we seek to improve a production process, we should look for business-level problems that hide from our usual view. Have you ever had a leader give you advice to not cause trouble and to, instead, try to keep your activities “below the radar?”
The new housekeeping cart design that conveniently stores and transports brooms, dust pans, mops and buckets, and hand brushes, plus trash containers and cleaning supplies.
The shield hinges left and rests at a 30 degree angle above the headstock, making it easy to change the chuck or workpiece, says the company.
The DEACOM iPhone application has the same source code as the master ERP system itself ensuring the functionalities, filters, and data in the DEACOM iPhone application are identical to that of the main DEACOM application, says the company.
Designed to hold, protect, and conceal cables, harnesses, hoses and wires, the colored split loom is ideal for organizing cables and managing cords into color-coded bundles that help keep electronic equipment in order and help prevent tangling, snagging, and equipment failure.
Apple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency. "China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will," the Xinhua News Agency quoted Cook as saying in an interview.
A trust fund that pays medical bills for Chrysler blue-collar retirees has asked the company to set up a public sale of Chrysler stock. The United Auto Workers trust, which owns 41.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, on Wednesday asked Chrysler to start the process for an initial public stock offering. The trust wants the company to sell 16.6 percent of the stock owned by the trust, Chrysler said.
Isuzu Motors Ltd. and its former shareholder General Motors Co. said Thursday that they plan to jointly develop new pickup truck models, reviving cooperation with an eye to fast-growing emerging markets. Isuzu and GM issued statements Thursday announcing the cooperation but gave no details.
The 2013 Nissan Leaf is now being produced in Tennessee. Nissan announced in a news release Wednesday that production of the all-electric car had begun in Smyrna. The car is being built next door to the Nissan plant that produces the Leaf's lithium-ion battery.
Concern is growing that the British economy may be headed back into recession after statistics released Friday showed a surprise drop in manufacturing activity. The Office for National Statistics said manufacturing output fell by 0.3 percent between October and November, far off analysts' expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent.
Aircraft maker Boeing Co. announced Friday it will expand manufacturing operations in Utah by opening a third factory in the Salt Lake City area to fabricate a tail piece for the Boeing 787. Boeing is taking over a factory originally built by KraftMaid Cabinetry in the Salt Lake suburb of West Jordan, where Gov. Gary Herbert joined company officials Friday for the announcement.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller Otvos takes Reuters for a ride in his Phantom to explain why global balance is the key to luxury success. The luxury end of the auto market is doing so much better than the mass market for the company because it is "very properly globally balanced," says Otvos.
The Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week, the agency said Friday.
Japanese automaker Honda says it will cut about one in four jobs at its UK factory as it struggles with low demand in Europe. Honda Motor Europe says poor sales across Europe due to the region's economic crisis are behind the loss of 800 positions among its 3,500 member workforce in Swindon. The plant makes the Civic, Jazz and CR-V models.
Drivers have grown so accustomed to their on-the-go tasks that automakers are increasingly trying to make those things easier to pull off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road. As General Motors and Ford commissioned ideas from app makers this week, the possibilities for what you can do with your vehicle's steering wheel buttons, microphone, speakers and internal gauges are quickly expanding.