In manufacturing, where aging equipment is a given and energy rates are a cost center of sometimes epic proportions, it’s no wonder management is looking for more efficient ways to put product out the door.
Recently, the Treasury announced changes to the Research and Development Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC). And luckily for you, you don’t need to invent fake liquid vitamin food in order to take advantage of this opportunity.
America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturer that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).
Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.
Aptean has launched a free online cost savings calculator to help manufacturers visualize the potential impact of eliminating paper-based, performance measurement on the shop floor.
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.
On a typical Thursday at 10:30 a.m., John Singleton would be making paints and varnishes in a resin factory. Maybe driving around in a forklift truck. Not this Thursday morning.
As popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.
While this approach may appeal to the lower-end of everybody’s T.V.-watching intellect, it doesn’t seem like a quality way to do business.
To help you stay in the “lean” mood, here are 11 inspiring manufacturing quotes to keep you motivated and focused on the task at hand.
This latest episode of The IoT Uplink focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration.
Indra Nooyi, the female CEO of beverage giant PepsiCo, said that women cannot "have it all" and are "screwed" when it comes to work-life balance. Vinita Nair reports on Nooyi's remarks.
Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable, and employers must take responsibility for protecting their employees while they are working under conditions of excessive heat.
GM was warned of product defects in 2002 by head of GM's Corporate Quality Audit, Bill McAleer.
American Apparel has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan a day after its ousted CEO and founder Dov Charney made a bid to increase his control of the clothing chain.
Massive chunks of concrete hang menacingly from what remains of an upper floor at a gutted building at the vacant Packard car plant, a time-decayed symbol of Detroit's finer things and luxury vehicles.
Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual property. Here's how to protect yours.
This episode examines the growing concerns manufacturers face in keeping connected devices secure, with projections taking machine-to-machine communication platforms impacting as many as 18 billion devices within the next five years.
Get a look inside Daktronics, a company that has made scoreboards and display systems for some of the biggest teams in professional and collegiate sports.
When you’re operating in a highly regulated industry, buying major equipment is about more than just getting the best deal. Ask these four questions before making a purchase you could regret.
In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.
A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to tighten procedures after a congressional audit found security problems at companies using radioactive material.
Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.
Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.