Vertical markets across the process industries compete in an increasingly rigorous environment marked by tighter regulation, growing margin pressures and an aging workforce.
Secretary Chu didn’t mention the need for the development of every economically possible method to reduce greenhouse gases, which is the goal of the new 54.5-MPG fuel economy standards.
Insurance companies offer product recall and accidental contamination coverage as add-ons to commercial general liability policies or as stand-alone products to fill coverage gaps.
According to the CDC’s annual year in review for 2011, there were 16 significant outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the U.S., with five of them involving fresh produce.
When headlines run dire, ask yourself: Are they real? Here is a guide to managing the myth minefield -- and the roaring trade in disinformation about biofuels, feedstocks and impact.
About 70 percent of companies believe climate change can significantly affect their revenue, a risk intensified by a chasm between sustainable businesses and their suppliers.
This is the most elegant manifestation of the free markets: They dictate the obsolescence of legacy technologies and industries (at the appropriate time, and not a second before).
Plainly put, BYOD is when employees have the ability to bring their own technical devices — like smart phones, tablets and laptops — and use the company’s network instead of a company-provided device.
Food manufacturers are overspending on less-than-load freight shipping. In some cases, this overspending totals tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
A change in the sentiment in our society, specifically in the education sector, could make a huge difference in bringing manufacturing, and the necessary labor, back to the United States.
As gluten-free products become increasingly popular, food companies will need to develop more gluten-free options. While it's not easy, it does offer unique rewards.
Amid President Obama’s emphasis on reaffirming a commitment to combat climate change, it might sound counter-intuitive, but bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. would help.
The good news is that at each point in history when industry underwent radical changes, our ancestors adapted with grace, poise and optimism.
Now, 3D printing applications are expanding from design into production, and freeing manufacturers to build without traditional restrictions.
With many manufacturers now gaining control of basic HR functions, it’s time to consider a more strategic approach to workforce optimization.