Taking control of your product portfolio and more effectively managing quoting can be a challenge. That’s where the power of a configure-price-quote (CPQ) solution comes in.
According to a survey of businesses IT managers worldwide, 21 percent of manufacturers suffered a loss of intellectual property (IP) within the past year.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside the KEEN utility boot factory, get tips on choosing the right contract manufacturer and help you pick the right abrasive.
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation.
In China, incomes are on the rise, and a clear middle class is emerging, meaning Chinese manufacturers are finding a domestic customer base they didn’t have in the past. Perhaps the days of producing only for export are behind them.
GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to the Industrial Internet.
Most every manufacturing facility has a countless inventory of abrasives in a variety of grains for different applications and finishes. The challenge for many is aligning the results needed with the materials available, and thus selection options — and concerns — can be enough to make the average manufacturing worker’s head spin.
To successfully bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions (and answers) act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production.
Sierra Nevada is the largest privately owned craft brewery in the U.S. Founder Ken Grossman is determined to keep it that way, by expanding eastward from California.
In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country.
BMW Manufacturing Co and Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research have a long history of collaboration. Together they have created Deep Orange 4 — a truly transformative vehicle and a unique manufacturing model.
By diligently estimating projected energy use for the project, substantial cost reduction can be achieved while maintaining the quantity and quality of the product produced.
Malaysia Airlines was struggling before MH17 and MH370. The two disasters deepen the crisis for the carrier. Can the airline survive?
Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.
Recently, Monster — the world’s largest and most well known employment website — released findings from an international survey looking into workplace stress. The poll’s revelations were grim.
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.