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Apple's Electric Car Plans: Should Tesla Worry?

February 23, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg's David Welch discusses the reports on Apple's electric vehicle plans with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson.

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Daicel To Build Replacement Parts Amid Takata Recalls

February 23, 2015 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daicel Corp. saidl it will build a second U.S. factory next year, as the Japanese chemical manufacturer expands operations to supply replacement parts for vehicles recalled globally for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp. 

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When Operational Performance and Financial Performance Measurement Collide

February 23, 2015 2:17 pm | by Jack Moran | Articles | Comments

This disconnect between the shop floor and the back office has posed numerous problems in the past and continues to generate conflict today.While these debates often focus on costs, the accounting methods used by U.S. manufacturers to actually determine the cost of their products and services receives far less attention.

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Honda To Replace President Following Air Bag Fiasco

February 23, 2015 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, said its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive.

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Refinery Strike Expands Again

February 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A strike by union members at oil refineries continues to expand with some 6,550 workers now off the job at 15 plants or refineries across the country. 

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SCOUT Wireless Monitoring for Compressed Air Systems

February 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Parker Hannifin Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation announces SCOUT Technology, a wireless condition monitoring system which allows end users to remotely monitor their compressed air piping system’s critical functions.

Are You Walking by Your Best Cost Reduction Opportunity?

February 23, 2015 11:09 am | by George Krauter, Vice President, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Many companies ignore MRO, opting instead to focus on what they perceive to be bigger cost reduction initiatives. In many cases, they are walking by their best opportunity. 

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises to 57

February 23, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57.

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Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal

February 23, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the wake of a tentative agreement between employers and dockworkers.

5 Things to Know About the Takata Air Bag Recall Investigation

February 23, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are five things you absolutely need to know about the Takata air bag recalls. 

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Lockheed Martin To Pay $62M to Settle 401(k) Plan Lawsuit

February 23, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $62 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the defense contractor of mismanaging employee retirement accounts and using funds with excessive fees.

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UAW Chief Doesn’t Rule Out Work Stoppage

February 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The head of the United Autoworkers union recognizes the need to ensure the long-term health of the U.S. auto industry. But as the UAW prepares to enter negotiations with the "Big Three" auto companies — General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — Dennis Williams says the union is prepared to call for its members to walk out.

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Automate 2015

February 20, 2015 4:38 pm | by Automate 2015 | Events

Automate 2015 is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with companies that provide integration of automation, robotics, machine vision, and motion control solutions and see firsthand live demonstrations of systems solving challenges faced by any industry. 

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

February 20, 2015 3:37 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

'Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser of the Week' are two companies that have been having two very different weeks. The winner of the week has been experiencing an outstanding revival of success, while the loser is facing another week of bad news and even worse press.

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Nestle CEO : Why We Removed Artificial Coloring

February 20, 2015 2:42 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nestle CEO speaks about earnings and the company's decision to remove artificial additives from its products.

Apple Goes Full Speed Ahead on Electric Car by 2020

February 20, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple is said to push production of an electric car that would hit the market in 2020. Bloomberg’s Jeff Greene reports on Apple’s progress and examines interest in the electric car market. He speaks on “In The Loop.”

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Police: Meat Plant Employee Charged in Co-Worker's Death After Prank

February 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say a worker at a suburban Philadelphia meat rendering plant has been charged with fatally stabbing a colleague a day after the co-worker yanked a chair out from under him as a prank.

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Honda Cuts Production at Two Plants, Citing Port Dispute

February 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

Honda Motor Company has announced extended production cuts at plants in Indiana and Canada amid continued shipping delays on the West Coast. 

Wisconsin Lawmakers to Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

February 20, 2015 2:03 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The Wisconsin Legislature is planning to vote on a bill that would make it the country's 25th "right-to-work" state. 

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The Common Sense of Reshoring

February 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Harry Moser, Founder/President, Reshoring Initiative & Sandy Montalbano, Consultant, Reshoring Initiative | Articles | Comments

Harry Moser, the Founder and President of Reshoring Initiative, and Sandy Montalbano, a consultant with Reshoring Initiative, explain the logic behind bringing businesses back to the U.S.  

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