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What's a Weekend?

April 28, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

How long can your company ask you to give up weekend after weekend and deny requested vacations days before it puts another body on the floor?

Innocent iPads Detained by Israeli Customs

April 26, 2010 1:11 pm | Comments

Israel’s roundabout way of taking a stance on wireless regulation standards reminds me of last year's PETA campaign to re-brand fish as "sea-kittens.”


3D Process Improvement

April 25, 2010 10:56 am | Comments

Once you clearly define the desired process improvement, you can develop strategies and deploy tools—such as three-dimensional plant modelling—that will help you achieve your goals.


INTERPHEX Vs. the Volcano

April 23, 2010 8:19 am | Comments

A bleak outlook for the pharmaceutical industry forced INTERPHEX attendees to focus on innovation and process efficiency while volcanic ash depleted the European contingent.

Catching Flies with Sodium Chloride

April 20, 2010 12:48 pm | by KAREN LANGHAUSER, Editor | Comments

As an adult, I thought I was finally free from meal-time oppression; however, apparently the Institute of Medicine is now filling in for everyone's mom.


In Your Hands

April 20, 2010 7:16 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor | Comments

Feeling comfortable with who and where you are and who you want to be has more to do with everything than you think; but remember that your comfortability is in your hands.

The Price of Carbon: 27c Per Gallon

April 19, 2010 6:09 am | Comments

A $0.27 increase in the price of gasoline is not going to fly with U.S. consumers unless the money is spent wisely.


Why Don't More Small Midsize Manufacturers Export?

April 15, 2010 11:16 am | Comments

The Commerce Department has made increasing exports a top priority, and is offering an International Marketing Plan Workbook to help manufacturers.


A Productivity Improvement Gold Mine

April 14, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

A "routine" maintenance delay deserves the same scrutiny as a broken piston shaft that causes 61 hours of downtime.

Paychecks Over People

April 12, 2010 9:52 am | Comments

Whirlpool's CEO takes home a hefty $10.8 million salary while the company closes its Evansville, IN plant, putting 1,100 employees out of work.

Comparing Pills to Peanuts

April 12, 2010 5:37 am | Comments

If Toyota has taught us how not to respond to a recall, it was Johnson & Johnson who showed us the art of a rapid response and gave us evidence that an honest and open admittance of fault is always better than inaction.

Iran Won’t Hinder Global Nuclear Power Development

April 9, 2010 9:44 am | Comments

The issues of nuclear disarmarment and nuclear power are separate, and it's good to see the direction that both are heading.


The Four Components of Global Supply Chain Visibility

April 6, 2010 1:44 pm | Comments

A large part of being in control of your supply chain is being able to make decisions based on the most accurate and most complete information you can possibly obtain.


At Least You Have a Job

April 6, 2010 6:16 am | Comments

Companies that exploit their workers' fear of getting laid off will get higher productivity in the short term, but will lose out in the long run.

How Stricter OSHA Legislation Affects You

April 2, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

Proposed legilation would expand criminal liability against companies and individuals, with increased prison sentences and larger fines for those who fail to comply.



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