Recent Articles

October 30, 2014 11:01 am
Jolie Darrow
A renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be approaching its greatest peak in popularity since the 1940s (amidst the frenzy of WWII). But it was only recently that we realized to what extent the “Buy American” movement has resurged in the American consciousness.
October 29, 2014 12:33 pm
Scott W. Sims, Senior Vice President, Allegiance Capital Corporation
For several years now, the prevailing position of manufacturing executives was to strategically locate plants across mainland China. “Offshoring,” as it was aptly labeled, was originally driven by China’s competitive advantage relative to the U.S.
October 29, 2014 10:21 am
Legion Logistics, LLC
How can small businesses keep from spending all their precious pennies on shipping? One of the most obvious choices is to avoid shipping products by truck as much as possible.                     
October 28, 2014 3:27 pm
Ron Harrison, Ph.D, Director of Technical Services, Orkin, LLC
Pests may try to get into your food processing facility looking for places to survive the winter. They usually go into hiding where no one can see them, which means they often go unnoticed and forgotten until emerging, looking to get back outside when spring rolls around. 
October 27, 2014 10:50 am
Vicki Bergendal
A cloud-based workforce management system can automate the entire timekeeping and payroll process to save time and increase productivity.                               
October 24, 2014 1:05 pm
Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment
Maintaining material handling equipment requires an investment of time and money. However, the alternative cost for not maintaining equipment will be much higher since it will lead to lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.
October 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Glenn Pogust, Kaye Scholer LLP
One of the most notable areas in dispute is the question of when a manufacturer can use the term “natural” or “100 percent natural” in describing its product, given the likelihood that nearly every food product will contain ingredients that have been “processed” to some degree. 
October 23, 2014 10:51 am
Will McInnes, CMO, Brandwatch
As the power of the consumer grows, many brands are struggling to capture a holistic understanding of who that person is, what he/she cares about, and how he/she makes purchasing decisions. Thoughtful use of social media leads to a better understanding of the person behind the purchase and a strengthened relationship with the consumer.
October 23, 2014 10:31 am
Sean Cook
The need to address evolved hyper connected self-service customers online, especially in the less prominent B2B and manufacturing landscape, is further driven by the fact that 34 percent of savvy consumers switched suppliers in order to make a purchase online.
October 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Sheila Heath, Director of Marketing, CROWN Specialty Packaging N.A.
It is important to remember that there must always be a balance between following a design trend that has been proven to resonate with consumers and finding ways to stand out among competitors.               
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