As more and more car companies look to autonomous driving and other advanced technologies, questions surrounding data security become extremely important for the privacy and safety of the customer and car companies. Because of this, Mark Fields, Ford CEO, explains how Ford is working to protect its customer and company data.
The most significant results from implementing the lean continuous manufacturing model come not from discrete changes to certain products or processes, but from incorporating the entire company into the lean continuous model journey.
Just days after announcing job cuts citing uncertainty in the global oil industry, Schlumberger Ltd. announced a deal to purchase a minority stake in one of Russia's leading energy companies.
Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in the industrial MRO space. In this video, we’ll speak with Geoff Robertson – Vice President, e-Commerce Strategy and Planning for Grainger – on some of the emerging areas of e-commerce functionality, and the business processes these advancements are designed to address.
As news of stolen data and cyberattacks becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation to better protect personal data and put the U.S. on a path to a better cyberdefense.
Going “green” is not only good for the environment—it is also good for the wallet in the long run, and it helps boost the social capital of a company.
Can a farm-to-table mentality also translate to manufacturing and maintain the efficiency of automation? Is “know your farmer” transitioning into “know your product manufacturer,” even if it’s on a newly defined local and global scale? Are mass-produced, unsustainable products getting a “Frankenfood” type of reputation now?
A newly released study found water discharged from energy drilling operations in the U.S. poses risks to human health and the environment, calling for additional government regulations on the practices.
ClearSign Combustion Corp. has developed a new technology for the combustion region, dubbed Duplex Tile Technology. This new combustion technology could change the industry entirely by eliminating industrial emissions by a staggering 95 percent, reducing downtime and maintenance costs all while increasing profitability and fuel efficiency for manufacturers and plant operators.
CEO Elon Musk, speaking Tuesday at an automotive conference, said Tesla needs to show a profit, and will when it's selling 500,000 cars per year. He predicted that sales milestone will be reached in 2020, when its lower-cost car — the Model 3 — is in full production.
Mark Rosekind, the U.S. government's new auto safety chief, knew all along that the agency he was taking over lacked resources and staff to do its job properly. Here are his answers to three questions on how he plans to handle his new position.
Planning and implementing a proper lift truck fleet service program is critical to optimizing the fleet’s uptime and productivity.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.
This is the 22nd year for the awards at the Detroit Auto show, and this year the awards were given to Ford for the North American Truck of the Year and VW for the North American Car of the Year.
The first full week of 2015 has been eventful for the manufacturing sector with no shortage of news making this week’s decision for ‘Winner’ and ‘Loser’ difficult. However, after careful consideration, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, co-founders of Ecovative, are this week’s ‘Winner’ while Fayetteville and Dayton, Tennessee receive the ‘Loser’ title.
Creating a culture of product safety within an organization is a strong line of defense against recalls. But how is this accomplished? Here are five tips to help you shift your organization from complacent to compliant.
Control of the United States Senate changed hands this week, but that appears unlikely to change the fortunes of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following a veto threat from the White House.
Ford’s CEO Mark Fields says the future of the automaker will go beyond making cars, it will be about helping drivers get from one place to the next in the most efficient way.
Keurig Green Mountain struck a deal with Dr. Pepper Snapple to make single-serve capsules for use in Keurig's soon-to-be released cold beverage system.
There’s a perplexing contradiction that exists in the business-to-business sector. B2B companies want to maximize their margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few manufacturers are leveraging the power of pricing to achieve these objectives.
Editorial Director Jeff Reinke discussed the outlook for manufacturers in 2015 with Dan Miklovic, the Principal Analyst in Asset Performance Management at LNS Research. They covered topics such as Big Data, job creation and tech trends for the upcoming year.
Editorial Director Jeff Reinke discussed the outlook for manufacturers in 2015 with Matthew B. Elliott, Michigan State President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. They talked about upcoming trends, the skilled labor shortage, and domestic expansion.
Tesla said improvements it is making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination between parts suppliers, factories and dealerships. But when an unsafe car needs to be recalled, that global coordination breaks down.
LNS Research and Manufacturing.net hosted a webinar entitled: "Weaving the Digital Thread in Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing: Strategies for Connecting to the Customer Experience." Throughout the course of the event, we had a number of questions from attendees. In this post, we'll reexamine these questions and provide answers to a few that went unaddressed.