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.
Not all businesses have the budgets to implement a dedicated predictive maintenance system, but they do have smart devices that can be incorporated into daily use, raising the overall effectiveness of even a small maintenance team.
We take a moment to address some of the biggest mistakes companies make in customer retention and what they can do to keep clients and increase profitability.
French IT staff at Google, Facebook, and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug.
We discuss how using technology that exists today can improve workflow on the shop floor by giving employees access to the data they need to do their jobs without a cumbersome process of multiple logins and credentials.
Concern about the environmental impact of manufacturing is growing. The long-term success of a manufacturer may depend, in part, on its strategies for sustainability — but these strategies are not created and perpetuated in a vacuum.
The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.
Approaches and locations for companies in Mexico differ, but a common theme unites them: Growth prospects.
When it comes to understanding the need for reliability and maintenance, it’s hard to look further than veterans — they know the stakes if a piece of equipment fails.
A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline.