Manufacturers’ $400k oversight: How much is it costing you?

Could your business afford to give away more than $400,000 a year? Of course not. But that’s the average amount manufacturers lose because of lost or misplaced assets.

Cutting back the frequency — and cost — of non-conforming parts

Let’s face it: Dealing with non-conforming parts (a/k/a part deviation) occurs even more often as part of the breakneck pace of keeping a manufacturing operation supplied with what it needs when it needs it. But there are ways to minimize the impact of this problem.

Manufacturers expect job hiring surge in September

A snapshot of projected hiring shows that about 40% of manufacturers planned to hire workers in September, a net increase of 12.4% compared with September 2011, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Latest wrinkle on driving safety: ‘Have your car call my car’

Cars, trucks and buses that talk to each other (and to drivers) to help avoid collisions and traffic jams? How is it possible?