BMW Manufacturing Co. and its workforce are celebrating the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in South Carolina.
General Motors and Ford might seek a new, lower wage tier from the United Auto Workers union after a report showed they have the highest labor costs among U.S. automakers.
This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.
The company’s two huge 1,000 MW power plants, which are under construction near Fort Worth, will use the latest GE power generation technology that needs just one tenth of the water amount typically required to cool such large installations, and save “millions of gallons” every day, according to Harris.
This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. To see each day’s newest trend, tune in to IMPO’s second shift.
The latest move is part of a series of cuts at the factory, where 770 workers are currently employed, compared with 7,000 in the late 1970s.
Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards.
Toyota announced that Julie Hamp will lead the Japanese automaker's global communications efforts, reportedly making her the first female executive in company history.
The inter-connectedness, expansive footprints and co-dependency within the process industries, and the dynamic supply chain interactions in an inter-enterprise network, form the basis for these “Top 10 Resolutions” to building a better supply chain operating network in 2015 and beyond.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour.
German factory orders, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped much further than expected in January, led by a big drop in demand from other eurozone countries.
During a media roundtable at the 2015 Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan sat down to discuss some recurring themes Grainger is seeing in the marketplace. Some of the topics Ryan says Grainger is focusing on most include its social media commitment, its e-Commerce channel and the continued agenda surrounding safety.
The Internet is so common that we take it for granted. But what many people do not realize is, the potential impact of the Internet on plant operations is just as sweeping. Industrial plants have an enormous opportunity to leverage the Internet to streamline processes, reduce cost, improve safety, and enhance customer service.
Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.
There is a group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence—regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace. The reasons these industries need to pursue APM excellence may vary, but they share several key drivers.
An old abandoned factory can go beyond being a rusty eyesore.
Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses his beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox.
State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract.
Labor unions historically developed out of a desperate need to protect the rights of the worker. They are responsible for better wages, reasonable hours, safe working conditions, the end of child labor and even health benefits. So why do they often seem to be under so much scrutiny?
SolarCity, the California-based solar power company chaired by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, will soon set up shop in the property that formerly housed Solyndra.
Do you have the courage to confront your fears? If you don't they will subconsciously influence your decisions and actions. Check out these five fears that are particularly important to acknowledge if you want to succeed with continuous improvement.
Goodyear will pay about $16 million to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to prevent persistent bribery in Kenya and Angola aimed at winning tire sales.
The owners of a Mitchell, South Dakota business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show.
Honda says it will temporarily resume normal production at its Ohio plants after six days of shift reductions related to a West Coast port contract dispute.
This disconnect between the shop floor and the back office has posed numerous problems in the past and continues to generate conflict today.While these debates often focus on costs, the accounting methods used by U.S. manufacturers to actually determine the cost of their products and services receives far less attention.