Recent Articles

November 5, 2014 2:00 pm
Kim MacGregor
EGHS debuted a girls-only section of Introduction to Engineering Design. Comprised of 17 students, it follows the same curriculum as the other four sections, however, the girls-only class chooses its own projects to tackle. Students also talk about STEM career possibilities for women.
November 4, 2014 10:17 am
Robert Hall
For many companies, fleet management brings up one of those enduring business conundrums: whether or not to outsource. Should you hire an on-site fleet manager or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all companies.
November 4, 2014 1:57 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
November 3, 2014 2:43 pm
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.
November 3, 2014 10:26 am
Christina Chatfield
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.               
October 30, 2014 1:57 pm
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.                         
October 29, 2014 1:58 pm
Jolie Darrow
It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the U.S. economy.     
October 28, 2014 10:26 am
Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment
Undoubtedly, 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 the following issues:  lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.
October 27, 2014 10:26 am
Jeffrey Cohen
Although the price to acquire the equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the equipment purchase price that buyers should also take into account before finalizing their purchase.       
October 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Pat Garrehy
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.
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