In the spring of 1996, 20 producers, land-owners, and businessmen in Missouri developed a local cooperative called AgraMarke, in order to pool the group’s knowledge and resources to grow non-GMO grains. AgraMarke grew to 350 producers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. In June 2001, the group established LifeLine Foods, LLC.
Manufacturers, in many cases, are leading the way in finding more flexible ways to work with labor. It gives the flexibility to build people’s confidence without necessarily becoming full-time employees. There’s more technology that can be put to play in training people, in ensuring their skills are high.
There are actually multiple barriers including cultural, environmental and technological, challenges that can affect timely and effective decision-making in a crisis situation. Among the most common cultural barriers are different languages spoken by people in the facility.
Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal joins Morning Joe to discuss launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.
What if you learned funding for capital equipment required to keep your plant running in coming years was soon going to be extremely hard to find? Would you hit the panic button? The situation manufacturers are facing when it comes to their most critical asset – people – is nearly as dire.
Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands.
Inventory shrinkage is a huge problem in North America, effectively robbing retailers of billions each year. It's bad enough when inventory disappears because of theft by customers, employees or suppliers, but it's especially frustrating when your inventory shrinks through preventable mistakes and poor inventory management procedures.
The brief shutdown of the federal government and sequestration has had an effect on the business operations of distributors and manufacturers, and could impact earnings in this quarter.
Maker’s Row, a website and free service that helps facilitate connections between designers and the small-batch American manufacturers that can help them turn a sketch into a real product, is on a roll. The New York-based technology startup has recently secured $1 million in funding to help hire more developers.
In this issue, experts share maintenance best practices to cut industrial motor use costs, a company explores new ways of connecting businesses to manufacturers, and a bottling business focuses on zero wast management and American jobs.
Since motors and drive systems are so often directly intertwined with production, problem areas likely result in costly downtime — something every manufacturer wants to avoid at all costs.
American businesses and the government know that China wants to become the number one economy in the world and we simply ignore the fact that the Chinese have shown they will do whatever it takes (legal or illegal) to achieve their goals.
A $2 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River is proceeding briskly and could finish in two years, an Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.
The UAW's chief lawyer is portraying the city of Detroit as inflexible in the weeks leading to last summer's bankruptcy filing. Unions opposed to Detroit's bankruptcy say there was a lack of good-faith negotiations with creditors before the Chapter 9 filing in July.
The start of construction for a $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is being delayed because a competing steel mill is trying to block the new company from receiving its environmental permit.
Michigan is positioned to double its share of electricity from wind and other renewable sources within two decades but risks falling behind other states if nothing is done, state officials said in a final report issued to Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday.
Minnesota news channel KSTP features an Eden Praire manufacturer that has embraced 3D printing without laying off workers.
Navigating the world of manufacturing hasn't always been a walk in the park. Factories and sourcing facilities are hard discover, unless you know people in the business or are willing to shell out a huge fee for directory information.
Take our poll! Many industrial manufacturers with the ability to control their electricity usage are now taking advantage of demand response programs to help reduce their energy costs. Demand response programs pay participants to reduce electric energy usage for short periods of time.
The state Commonwealth Court says a lower court must determine whether a Harley-Davidson plant in eastern Pennsylvania is owed a refund on its local property taxes.
Being that it’s football season, the phrase “game plan” usually evokes thoughts of my beloved Green Bay Packers — so you can bet I needed a good reason to spend last week in Chicago Bears country.Luckily, the inaugural Game Plan conference – the brain child of tech leaders like hybris, SAP, Accenture, and others – provided that incentive.
Whirlpool Corp. says extensive soil tests show no evidence of illegal dumping or widespread contamination in an area of northern Ohio where children were among dozens of people who have been sickened in a cancer cluster.
In a report released Wednesday, the FDA says testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with the pathogen. More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.
Manufacturers are seeing the need, as well as the potential business value, from turning outdated manufacturing processes into a cyclical process where products get reused, rather than dumped into already-overflowing landfills.
As the rise of online commerce and omnichannel fulfillment changes warehousing operations, the manufacturing industry is using new technology to address the formidable warehousing challenges that must be overcome.