Lean principles are more than just words in a business textbook or CEO speak. They are common sense ways to increase productivity, quality, and consistency.
Companies that require rare earth elements have begun to shift operations from China to other countries to gain less expensive access.
Until the rules that govern the economy fundamentally change, and we make it more profitable to make money with manufacturing, we will not see innovation dig us out of this hole.
Enforcing a one-size-fits-all approach for all students will probably not work for many schools, and proponents of STEM learning should ready with a plan B alternative.
America's approach to clean energy needs to be reformed if it is to meaningfully affect energy security or the environment, according to Stanford writers.
Manufacturing and the high-technology industries desperately need students who have been educated in STEM classes.
These days, just having a website isn’t enough to generate business. To truly capitalize on the online opportunity, manufacturers need to create a website that meets buyer expectations.
The manufacturer that can minimize CoQ, while producing products the fastest, is the one that will win in today’s market.
Sending jobs overseas may not be as damaging to the U.S. economy as commonly believed, according to a study.
Is anyone else concerned about the technologies that have metaphorically blinded us to the world?
Learn how changing your perspective into current ERP data maximizes performance and drives business.
The fact that technology is weaved into almost every facet of our lives could have potential repercussions.
When companies that are only interested in their bottom line take control of something we absolutely need, they essentially control our lives.
Metrics are important. However, we must remain vigilant against the misleading potential of metrics and should establish behaviors to guard against metrics-driven mistakes.
Virtually every decision we make is a hypothesis about the future, a bet; and we place thousands of internal wagers every single day, large and small.
Manufacturers know that design can’t possibly be important to the overall efficacy of the investment. Or can it?
While automation can be very effective, other process problems should be addressed first for an investment in automated systems to pay off.
You know what’s even better than a quick thanks and a pat on the back after somebody makes your life a little easier or your factory run a little smoother? Giving them a bunch of cool stuff.
How do you compete in a market space dominated by low cost imported products with an American-made product?