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.
We all know that innovation is messy, unpredictable, full of unknowns, and risky.
Next-gen ERP products allow organizations to quickly create new processes, reconfigure and tweak existing processes, as well as add additional functionality that they may already have but need to configure.
There has been an emergence of a new type of education, or rather a new format; the concept of Technical Education High Schools.
Businesses are beginning to hire experts and mid-level leadership again, but they are cautious in their selections. It is a challenge to dig beyond what a person knows to decipher what a person can do.
Everyone has a million dollar idea, but only a select few have the gusto to see the project through, to success or failure.
Quite a bit more damaging than a few lost plastic houses, fraud in manufacturing companies seems to be becoming more and more common.
Young people need to know that a career in manufacturing has great future potential.
Handbooks have morphed into a bureaucratic tool to control employee behavior, which eventually takes away the autonomy of the supervisor and the worker.