Successful inventory management programs start with a thorough understanding of the inventory itself. Just as there are a lot of different types of inventory, there are a lot of different ways to manage it.
Tuft and Needle is betting it can apply tech lessons to building a cheaper and more comfortable mattress.
The ability to prioritize maintenance work, schedule it in advance, and share findings in real time is a great way to keep facilities running at peak performance, often with cost savings.
In Kansas, candy giant Mars Inc. is opening its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.
Insights on how to calculate financial justification for migrating your legacy distributed control system to a new automation system.
Empire State Development says the company will invest nearly $100 million and build a 500,000-square-foot organic food-manufacturing plant with nearly 700 new jobs.
A central Indiana city is looking to sell off the factory that a failed solar panel manufacturer bought with hundreds of thousands of dollars in public subsidies.
The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.
Perry cites the natural change in society and economic structures as the underpinning of why it’s the right choice now — things just aren’t sold the same way today as they were even 10 years ago, he argues.
If you’re not open to letting suppliers into your plant, your competition may be – and then skipping these kinds of service offerings goes from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.
A recreational vehicle maker is adding workers for a third production line at a northern Indiana factory.
New Castle County officials say an affiliate of Wanxiang America has acquired the Fisker Automotive plant near Newport.
Plastics specialist igus has announced the release of its dry-tech box, a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right material bearing for their application.
Plant and warehouse expansions are expensive, can lead to extended downtimes, and are dependent on available space and upfront capital. Making better use of existing space, however, is a more affordable and practical option with impressive results.
With the cost of downtime in some applications valued in the thousands of dollars per minute, it’s safe to say manufacturers who take a reliability-centered strategy are hedging their businesses against potentially catastrophic impacts.
Worksman Cycles has been making industrial tricycles and consumer bicycles for more than 100 years in New York City.
The focus on Boeing, the nation's biggest exporter, brings up a more fundamental difference between the economies of Washington and Oregon that has national implications.
Industrial Scientific's products are often the first and last line of defense for a tradesman working in a potentially hazardous environment.
Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a global compensation deal, but dozens of people have taken to the streets demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster.
Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal on a five-year contract for workers at the beverage-maker's 12 U.S. breweries.
BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada has inked its first contract with a drone industry company, and is working with 15 to 20 more companies interested in setting up shop in the state.
For all practical purposes we are now in the post industrial service economy and the manufacturing crisis has now become a crisis of the middle class.
People say the industry is known for low wages, subpar working conditions and continual quality control issues, none of which help attract new workers — but are those actually the biggest challenges facing manufacturing right now?
In recent years, Caterpillar had incredible performance and growth, the darling of financial analysts. But it wasn’t always so: In the 1980s, some observers wondered whether CAT could survive as it hemorrhaged financial losses.