Recent Articles

November 18, 2014 3:07 pm
Tom Comstock
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.                             
November 18, 2014 10:49 am
Mark Adair
In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. Profit is often formulated by a team of accountants and carefully monitored by management, but what about the other two components?   
November 17, 2014 10:40 am
Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager for HARTING USA
Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.              
November 12, 2014 12:35 pm
Sustainable pumping offers a new approach for the design for conveying systems to help improve overall efficiency and the use of different resources.                                
November 10, 2014 11:28 am
Although deal volume has decreased, value in the third quarter was at its highest since early 2011, hitting an average of $756 million. This heightened value was aided by the nine mega-deals that took place this quarter, including the $6.3 billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings by Albemarle Corporation.
November 6, 2014 4:24 pm
Laura Rokohl
Specialty chemicals companies today face numerous uncertainties and constantly navigate internal and external business variables, but sophisticated software systems are available to drive supply chain excellence and to align people and processes.
November 4, 2014 10:02 am
Ralf Suerken
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.
October 30, 2014 1:00 am
Pat Garrehy, Rootstock, CEO
A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective, ultimately driving greater revenue.
October 29, 2014 1:00 am
Scott W. Sims, Senior Vice President, Allegiance Capital Corporation
As the economy recovers, middle market manufacturing companies are poised to make a big comeback in terms of profitability and as appealing prospects for investors. Changing economic tides, a shortage of sellers and trillions of investor dollars on the sidelines, add up to big opportunities for manufacturing businesses in the middle market today.
October 27, 2014 1:00 am
Jennifer Woodside Wojtala
Recent changes in U.S. patent law provide some helpful advances for the chemical industry; however, new challenges have also arisen for companies seeking patent protection. Among these changes, the U.S. recently transitioned to a first-to-file patent system, making it more important to act quickly in filing patent applications for inventions, ideally before any public disclosure occurs.
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