IDC Manufacturing Insights provides organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. Today's predictions focus on your supply chain.
The two-year spending plan the Senate is expected to approve Wednesday all but removes the...
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Time is technically running out for manufacturers to write off sizable sums for equipment purchased in 2013 as a tax rule hangs between its Dec. 31 expiration date and congressional action on the matter. The rule in question, Section 179, has been through many incarnations.
Easy access to design software, 3D printers, and crowdfunding has changed the game for anyone with a great sketch on a napkin wanting to make a serious go of a product idea. But what does it mean to take that awesome prototype into production? Step one: Pull out your cash-flow statement.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, today released a new report detailing the revitalization in U.S. manufacturing, showing it has added over 500,000 jobs since February 2010 and exceeded its pre-recession peak for exports, up 38 percent since 2009.
New York Governor Cuomo last weekend announced the FuzeHub, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) with state resources, such as the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, economic development agencies and more.
Retiring General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson says the government bailout of his company was a net gain for taxpayers — even though they lost $10.5 billion.
Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Kurt Mix's trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. Mix didn't testify. It started two weeks ago. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
“American chemistry is back in the game,” said Dr. Kevin Swift, ACC’s chief economist. "After a decade of lost competitiveness, American chemistry is reemerging as a growth industry. We’re seeing growing end-use markets; strengthening employment; surging exports."
IDC Manufacturing Insights hosted a web conference “IDC Manufacturing Insights Predictions 2014: Worldwide Manufacturing” highlighting the Top 10 predictions for the year ahead. Today's predictions focus on information technology and trends.
Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier.
President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government information technology.
A judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News' coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime."
Boeing will nearly triple its footprint near Charleston International Airport with the acquisition of even more land than expected in a $49 million deal announced Friday.
Sikorsky Aircraft workers in Connecticut and Florida have approved a new contract that includes a 10 percent wage increase over four years and $4,000 signing bonuses.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is buying Solta Medical Inc. for about $250 million. Valeant will pay $2.92 per Solta share, which is a 40 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $2.09. Shares of Solta surged on the news Monday.
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced that it has surpassed one million in-stock components available for immediate shipment, accessible via the new and improved Digi-Key Bill of Materials (BOM) Manager.
GM is designing cars with 3D printing, Ford is scanning each car for paint imperfections the size of a grain of salt, and everyone is making more models on the same line.
Once China's must-have gadget, the iPhone has seen its explosive popularity squeezed as the market filled with lower-priced rivals from Samsung to ambitious local brands. Some analysts say anybody who wants an iPhone and can afford it already has one.
U.S. workers boosted their productivity from July through September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009, adding to signs of stronger economic growth.The Labor Department said Monday that productivity increased at a 3 percent annual rate in the third quarter.
The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology. Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.
The most distinguishable returns come from better quality and overhead cost reduction. For example, anticipating labor needs allows us sufficient time to right-size and train our contingent workforce to manage peak periods without affecting quality.
Boeing and Puget Sound-area machinists can't even agree on how their latest contract talks came to an end. Local machinists spokesman Bryan Corliss said Friday that the company withdrew its latest contract offer after union leaders told Boeing Co. they could not recommend the proposal to members.
American Airlines, fresh out of bankruptcy and newly merged with US Airways, said Thursday that it will buy 90 new regional jets from Brazil's Embraer S.A. and Canada's Bombardier Inc. and use them to replace smaller, less fuel-efficient planes.
General Motors Co. got about $343 million for its 7 percent stake in French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen. The Detroit company on Friday said that it completed the private placement sale of 24.8 million PSA shares for 250 million euros.
Ford Motor Co. says it will hire more than 11,000 people in the U.S. and Asia next year to support an aggressive rollout of new vehicles. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, said the company plans to hire 5,000 workers in the U.S. — including 3,300 white-collar staff like engineers — and 6,000 workers in Asia
The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha has been told it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauce to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is enforcing stricter guidelines that require a 30-day hold on the product.
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