Recent Articles

February 10, 2015 9:43 am
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, IMPO
Henk van der Ven, the vice president of Processes and IT for International Flavors and Fragrances, has been involved in systems analytics for manufacturing for over 20 years and he recently sat down with us and SAP Chemicals conference producer Thomas Martin to discuss some of the most significant trends impacting the marketplace.
February 9, 2015 1:07 pm
Jesper Lillelund
Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions. Is the supply chain acquiring the things your organization needs? Is it providing customers with the things they need? And is it doing it all in the right time and for the right price?
February 9, 2015 9:17 am
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, IMPO
For 31 years Wes Dean has been supporting production, maintenance, IT and warehouse operations – the majority of that time being spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family. Wes recently sat down to discuss a number of trends and challenges impacting maintenance and asset management for manufacturers.
February 6, 2015 3:41 pm
Lighting and software engineers are working on a breed of new LED lights containing sensors that gather traffic data. They could help drivers avoid busy roads and intersections, and ease congestion.               
February 6, 2015 9:33 am
Jason Duff and Donald A. Hicks, LLamasoft
Whether it’s adding a new process line, building an additional plant or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis in partnership with your design team can lead to better decision-making and more efficient capital expenditures.
February 5, 2015 2:14 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
Manufacturing.Net's Bridget Bergin had the chance to speak with Traci Fiatte, President of Randstad Staffing about the hot jobs in manufacturing, how aspiring workers can best fill these positions, how employers can best attract potential workers, and other trends in manufacturing training and hiring.
February 5, 2015 9:34 am
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
A pesticide that’s often used in and around homes across the U.S. has now been linked to an increased risk of ADHD.                                       
February 4, 2015 2:18 pm
Adam Gittler
In 2008, General Motors conducted internal training for its engineers on how to document product risks, including bans of the words 'defect' and 'problem'. Well-intended or a shameful legal dodge, the training skirted around the problem instead of attacking it head-on. 
February 4, 2015 10:42 am
Eric Larson, Director of Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Technology, North America, Morgan Advanced Materials
Tips for achieving a culture of operational excellence and cost efficiency.                                                  
February 3, 2015 1:48 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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