If foreign engineers are well-educated and less-expensive, does that give these countries a competitive advantage? Not necessarily.
The industry is experiencing a growing need for sensors, switches, and devices that monitor the surrounding environment.
A good technological solution can make a significant impact on business operations. A great technological solution can transform the way a company does business.
A facility full of underpaid and underinsured workers does little to guard the food supply against adulteration.
I simply don’t buy the idea that it’s impossible to make electronics in America at a competitive price.
Like advanced technology vehicles and solid-state lighting, transflective displays entail a higher upfront cost for long-term savings.
Aggressively investigating “what if” scenarios for a global supply chain doesn’t just make it less vulnerable to risk.
It seems like the closer technology intends to bring us together, the farther it actually drives us apart.
Let’s face it: Time cleaning your process equipment is time spent not making your product.
I’m an enthusiastic user of information automation, but it’s not so interwoven into my life that I would think that “going to the floor” could imply such third-order observation as staring at a computer screen.
Even when pointing to the characteristics (or price) of your product, never assume that these “benefits” are a no brainer.
Resistance is experienced in most teams as they struggle with the concept of change.
“The New New Thing” is out there waiting to be developed, deployed, and utilized. And Microsoft isn’t waiting to stumble upon it.
Production in general doesn’t know the value of using reliability tools, such as root cause analysis, as a business tool to gain consistent high productivity.