Governor Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors as part of "an extraordinary opportunity" to seal the deal for its $5 billion battery factory and tens of thousands of jobs it promises to bring.
Exporting more U.S. oil around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the nation's economy, according to a new study.
Recording maintenance history accurately leads to failure prevention and drives awareness about equipment maintenance. CMMS software will also narrow down performance issues to parts and elements of your equipment.
The "new age" of manufacturing brings added complexity to manufacturing. Fortunately, next generation ERP solutions are being designed to take advantage of these new technologies with industry-specific technical capabilities, and are proving to be helpful in making the complex simple.
MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) Foundation economists offer insights and manufacturing forecasts for key global regions - United States, Eurozone, China, India, and Latin America - in this roundtable.
When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.
Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? Researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.
Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.
With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, accelerated time to market pressures, intense global competition and the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.
Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.
On Friday McDonald's named a new president for its flagship U.S. division, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.
Thousands of farms that supply Nestle with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will now have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestle has signed an agreement pledging to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain.
The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.
With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.
Reliability, MTBF (Mean Time between Failures), downtime, costs, safety, efficiency, and standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facility’s repair processes to the forefront in today’s industrial environment.
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.