The question I want to know is, why didn’t GM learn its lesson from the Toyota fiasco? They had five years to pick up on the fact that burying a potential safety issue wasn’t, exactly, the best course of action.
According to the study, of the 15,000+ listed companies in the U.S., only 519 are billion dollar brands. The total value of these big dogs is a staggering $2.5 trillion.
As right-to-work becomes a more significant point in state political discussions, these union wins and losses have more impact.
Two big announcements yesterday, one from Walmart and one from 3D Systems, push for the creation and reshoring of American manufacturing jobs.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been missing for over a week now, and global aviation experts still don’t have an answer. Unfortunately, the case of a missing jet isn't as rare as we’d like to believe.
According to a Bloomberg report, air pollution is becoming one of China’s biggest exports and reaches as far as the U.S. West Coast.
It seems that — if we’re to believe the hype — unless you’re Apple, a skinny-jeans manufacturer, or in the organic foods business, you can kiss your growth goodbye.
Toyota continues to be the world’s most valuable auto brand, according to a recent study. But is it the most powerful brand?
Tesla and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) were working together to resolve any issues, but according to Tesla, that relationship has fallen apart, and as of Tuesday afternoon, Tesla is banned from selling vehicles in the state via its own sales model.
Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and competition from other countries, continue to struggle against an old adversary… Washington, specifically the EPA.
Boeing is no stranger to media coverage, but the past several days have seen this aerospace giant’s name in the news under less-than-positive circumstances.
Grainger CEO Jim Ryan stressed that the Grainger business model is strong, yet the company still contends with the same widespread issue many distributors do — ensuring recruiting and retention methods keep staff strong.
Stalled hiring in the manufacturing sector, coupled with a substantial rise in America’s trade deficit with China, has the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul blaming more than just weather.
Many businesses are very good at the internal and tangible issues inside the manufacturing plant, but are not very good at external issues relating to finding new markets and customers. For a variety of reasons they struggle at industrial marketing.
The National Association of Manufacturers and the Alliance for American Manufacturing have both released opinions on President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal. Interestingly, they don't agree.
If you have any experience in shipping LTL, you know how volatile, process driven, and challenging it can be to make sure you get the best carrier, best time, best rate, and are making the best long term decisions.
We collected advice from experienced engineers, asking what they wish they knew when they just starting an engineering career. Interestingly, much of the advice was not about technical skills or specific projects.
Maybe we can transport patients with hover-stretchers and flying ambulances, too. Announcements like this are bound to raise a few eyebrows, but we live in a world where 3D-printed hearts and other highly advanced surgical procedures are slowly becoming commonplace.
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two recalls, one from Tesla and one from GM, both were associated with problems that could cause fires. The major difference? Tesla’s fix only required a WiFi connection, while GM required owners to bring their vehicles in for service.
You may get your product faster and cheaper, but manufacturing overseas has its pitfalls. Through a combination of one of the new manufacturing trends, “new-shoring” — creating new jobs closer to home — and smarter international manufacturing practices, small businesses are helping protect their valuable assets.