Industries across the country depend on minerals such as aluminum, copper, silver, cobalt, nickel and gold for the production of smartphones, solar panels, military body armor, MRI machines and countless other high-tech products critical to the American way of life. Here in the United States, there are more than $6.2 trillion worth of key mineral resources ready to be developed and put to good use by our nation’s manufacturers.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report On Business.
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?
Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?
A mere 15 years ago, shoppers looking for broth at the grocery store had limited choices, mostly in cans. But thanks to innovations in packaging — and some clever marketing to home cooks — the category has shifted and grown. Recent research from Symphony IRI shows shoppers are much more likely to bring home recloseable aseptic cartons sporting a wide range of broths and stocks and now tomato sauce is now poised for a similar shift.
Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.
Different businesses will approach BYOD with different expectations across a spectrum of adoption scenarios. Every business needs a BYOD strategy, even if the intention is to deny all devices except IT approved and managed devices. Part 2 of this series will show where your business can fit now and could fit in the future along the BYOD adoption spectrum.
This is the final installment of a three part series looking at important changes in chemical management. Parts one and two examined recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and an upcoming training deadline for employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This final chapter covers chemical management best practices and the ways technology and cloud computing have revolutionized chemical management.
The tight integration of technology and production systems has given rise to a new way of working. Employees with access to business and production systems can deliver greater productivity and value to the manufacturer throughout the day. The accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones in the consumer world has been a catalyst for change in the manufacturing industry.
Stop us when this sounds familiar: your company faces challenges with its current software, comprised of a mix of accounting systems with some inventory control and many spreadsheets. C-suite executives can’t get adequate reporting on financial performance, procurement is buying on “gut feel,” sales representatives fight over product allocated to other customers and production management spends their day reacting to emergency jobs...
GlaxoSmithKline's CFO, Simon Dingemans, discusses sales growth and strong cash generation in the third quarter, research and development activity, as well as emerging markets and China.
What if you walked into your facility one morning and your most important asset had disappeared? What if there were some easy things you could have done the days, weeks and months leading to this disappearance to prevent it from occurring? While the skilled workforce isn’t likely going to experience a sudden Armageddon, there are a number of factors pointing to a worsening skills crisis in coming years.
Dressed in white hazmat coveralls and carrying a dosimeter, documentary film director Robert Stone ventured into the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant's exclusion zone a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in three reactors. As he encountered abandoned homes, shops and toppled cars in the scene in his new film "Pandora's Promise," Stone asked a traveling companion, "So, are you still pro-nuclear?"
UPS recently announced new service levels for managing a range of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products that leverage the speed of air and the economies of ocean freight. Chem.Info recently sat down with Dirk Van Peteghem, Vice President, Healthcare Logistics at UPS to get more details on the program.
The Federal R&D Tax Credit provides food manufacturers with additional capital that can be used to hire new employees, buy new equipment or re-invested into additional research and development projects. Are you missing out on this opportunity?