Recent Articles

September 8, 2014 2:24 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 
September 8, 2014 10:05 am
Eric Esson, Rite-Hite, Machine Guarding National Sales Manager
New industrial safety regulations are always coming down the line and it’s critical that managers of food manufacturing and storage facilities keep up on the latest safety technologies available to match the right product to the right process.   
September 4, 2014 1:00 pm
David Schnitt
Purchase orders are typically issued by a manufacturer for specific goods and raw materials. They are a legal document that specifies pricing and quantities when ordering product. What’s happened, however, is that many manufacturers now issue POs for every transaction.
September 3, 2014 1:00 pm
Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology
In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               
September 3, 2014 8:20 am
Dori E. Brewer, Perkins Coie LLP
Before taking the outsourcing plunge, it is critical that businesses commit to processes that ensure the safety of consumers, the security of their intellectual property and compliance with food safety laws.           
September 2, 2014 2:32 pm
Salo Fajer
This may seem like a no-brainer, but despite all of the chatter in the C-Suite about cyber security, very few companies have meaningful data protection programs in place today.                    
September 2, 2014 10:42 am
John Paul Williams
Crowdsourcing is all the rage. The Internet is rife with breathless coverage of companies inviting the public to submit videos, create new food flavors or submit product ideas to company and open platforms.            
August 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity
Information is the key to running a successful warehouse. With an automated management solution in place, staying in sync ought to be as easy as opening an app on your smartphone or tablet. The results are greater efficiency, lower costs and improved revenue.
August 28, 2014 9:16 am
Marcelo Ferrer, Director, Contract Manufacturing, Tetra Pak Inc
The FDA is intent on improving its labeling standards to encourage healthier eating. The effort, if it happens as proposed, will shine an uncomfortable light on added sugars, calorie counts and portion sizes, and will likely drive changes in formulations and sizing. 
August 25, 2014 7:45 am
Bill Michels, President, ISM Services
What is supplier relationship management? Which suppliers should you focus on? Who should manage the supplier relationship? Bill Michels, CPSM, CPM, MCIPS, president of ISM Services sat down to discuss the answers to some of these questions. 
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