One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic fund approval of two business expansion projects that are expected to generate nearly $22 million in investments and add up to 115 new jobs in Michigan.
LNS Research has assembled a free Manufacturing Execution System (MES) toolkit for manufacturers who are considering implementing an MES system.
With operations and partners worldwide, Hypertherm was experiencing significant growth, however their existing consumables product label printing system was not sufficiently accommodating this growth, and was presenting considerable risks to their operations in this lean manufacturing environment.
The federal labor department is suing to protect West Virginia steelworkers who may have lost millions in retirement savings because investment managers hired by Severstal Wheeling failed to properly oversee the plan.
Boeing officials say they are discussing the sale of the company's land in south Wichita, Kansas.
How do you squeeze the most return out of your investment in innovation? It’s not always about new products — they don’t always produce bigger profits. Extensive R&D investment can significantly defer future profit.
Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin says it will reduce the company's global workforce by 4,000, or 9 percent of its total.
Missouri manufacturing is certainly having a moment. Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor of Manufacturing.net, recently chatted with Ms. Amy Susan, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, and she shared some of what Missouri did right to revive its economic growth.
Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S.
Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce more than 500,000 vehicles at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Lindenburg Industry LLC will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing facility.
Is it real pork? Why is it that shape? Some of the biggest questions about McDonald's food revolves around the McRib, so Grant Imahara and a McDonald’s skeptic are going to Lopez foods, one of its U.S. pork suppliers, to find answers. Watch to see what goes into a McRib patty.
The new Repair Regulations will drastically impact how manufacturing companies treat the amounts paid to purchase, produce, or improve tangible property, like plants, buildings, machines, and much more.
U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.
Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 7,000 miles away in West Africa.
Once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions, the Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island; that's down from a high of more than 100 in the early 1960s that produced up to 7.5 million succulent birds annually.
British drinks company Diageo says it is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.
Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.
For many companies, fleet management brings up one of those enduring business conundrums: whether or not to outsource. Should you hire an on-site fleet manager or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all companies.
Airplane engine-maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC says it will reduce its staff by 2,600 over the next 18 months as part of a restructuring focused on its aerospace decision.
Not having a single picture of what's happening on the floor - or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning - is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.
Lozier Corporation, an industry leader in providing store fixtures to major retailers around the world, announced the acquisition of the Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group, another leading manufacturer of retail fixtures.
Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison says, 'The American family has changed... so food has to be different.'