In product design and manufacturing environments, we assume decisions are based on facts and technical details. But, perhaps not always. Sometimes, it could be the wrong time of day to make one more good decision.
Finding innovative ways to share, reuse and collaborate on R&D is a key part of the parent-subsidiary relationship. This is especially true for U.S. manufacturers.
Nearly three in four managers rank distribution center automation as the number one way to increase productivity.
Recalls are designed to ensure public health and safety. But they don’t have to cause long-lasting damage to a brand or bottom line if they are orchestrated with surgical precision.
Frozen food makers plan to launch their first national TV ad in defense of their products on Tuesday as the category fights to boost slipping sales.
Among manufacturing firms that have deployed mobile apps to their workforces, 48 percent are using mobile apps for inspections, followed by 36 percent for work orders and 23 percent for surveys.
Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage. Is your equipment ready?
The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time keeping price and processability in mind.
Why are companies accepting unnecessary environmental liability associated with archaic, paper-based programs and what can they do to leverage existing technologies to bring their EH&S systems into the 21st century?
Target's chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, is the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a theft of customer data.
Investor Warren Buffett says General Motors' new CEO would do a great job running any business, and she is the best person to handle the company's recall problems.
Outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally talks about his relationship with Bill Ford, the auto bailout of 2009 and his plans for the future.
"He's not a car guy. He's not a plane guy. He's a guy that understands the value of leadership," says the author who documented Mulally's time as CEO of the Ford Motor Company.
Today’s plant floors generate unimaginable volumes of data. That data can help a manufacturer increase throughput, understand where it is most exposed to risk and respond to customer demands in near-real time. Yet in the manufacturing sector, many businesses struggle to maintain pace with their data.
The survey results tell the suspected tale that engineers feel underpaid and overworked, but perhaps more importantly engineers feel qualified to engineer.
Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance, and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago.
Buffett, whose company is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the beverage maker's annual meeting.
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with experts to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
To help manage the process of ERP evaluation and selection, offered here are seven guidelines to keep in mind when entering into an ERP project.
True confessions: I started a business; mistakes were made. Lots of them. Now I’d like to share Part 2 of my story, which includes three more small-business owner tips/lessons learned from the trenches.
Imagine if manufacturers no longer had to wait multiple years for a perfect location and a factory to be completed before they could start producing.
Too many companies view MRO stores as a necessary evil; a situation recognized as a constraint but ignored as an opportunity for improvement.
The effort required to improve the health of your business can be compared to the commitment necessary to change your personal health. It is important to understand what drives successful business improvement change instead of failed efforts.
It’s important to consider what software can do to improve your ability to react when faced with an unforeseen production snafu.