Many companies ignore MRO, opting instead to focus on what they perceive to be bigger cost reduction initiatives. In many cases, they are walking by their best opportunity.
Thanks to the introduction of WiFi and mobile devices, technicians are working faster and smarter, with huge productivity gains attributable directly to instant, onsite access to information. The result is less machine downtime, more reliable production, and higher output.
Succeeding with continuous improvement has proven harder than expected for many organizations. One big reason is that there are a few challenges most organizations sooner or later encounter and where your intuitive responses actually prevent you from succeeding.
Accenture defines IIoT as the convergence of intelligent industrial products, processes, and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. Conservative estimates suggest worldwide Industrial Internet spending is set to increase from $20 billion in 2012 to $500 billion by 2020*.
When people talk about the future of manufacturing, they usually have Germany, Japan and the United States in mind, not India. That’s about to change.
Volkswagen has certified a group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, setting the stage for the group's continued showdowns with the United Autoworkers union.
Policy experts expect forthcoming rules from the Obama administration to potentially double the salary threshold for exemptions to overtime pay requirements.
One of the most intractable problems facing manufacturers is where the product is used in a workplace environment. Many times, it is the employer that created an unsafe work condition that contributed to the accident.
Republican lawmakers who now control both houses of Congress are taking steps to counter federal agency decisions they believe favor unions.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, which began building the Corolla in October 2011, reached the half-million production mark faster than any of the other eight Toyota plants in the U.S.
Air moving equipment can be used to keep employees safe in multiple ways including ventilating toxic fumes, cooling employees to prevent heat stress and de-stratifying air in the winter to maintain a warm temperature.
Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.2 million. This total was up 7.2% from November’s total and up 20.3% from December 2013.
An eastern Pennsylvania airport authority is selling about 260 acres of airport-owned land for almost $9.9 million for a planned FedEx ground distribution hub.
A company that makes manufactured homes plans to re-open two plants in central Wisconsin.
Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.
The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving labor market.
Berner Food & Beverage is a leading private label and store brand producer and contract manufacturer of beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods, and Berner's current product line represents a significant evolution from a company that opened in 1941 as a maker of natural cheeses.
Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report said.
Whether it’s adding a new process line, building an additional plant or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis in partnership with your design team can lead to better decision-making and more efficient capital expenditures.
This week, the ‘Winner and Loser’ are both in the automotive sector, however, that’s where their similarities end. Check out who earned the titles of 'Winner' and 'Loser' this week.
Federal regulators say problems in the design of a network of pipes and valves at a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant contributed to a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers in November.
Manufacturing.Net's Bridget Bergin had the chance to speak with Traci Fiatte, President of Randstad Staffing about the hot jobs in manufacturing, how aspiring workers can best fill these positions, how employers can best attract potential workers, and other trends in manufacturing training and hiring.
The tentative agreement between truck and engine manufacturer Navistar and members of the United Auto Workers union reportedly will continue the company's pension plan.
Ford Motor Co. is moving several hundred U.S. hourly workers into a higher pay bracket after surpassing a cap on the number of lower-wage workers it can hire.