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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.


You're Not Green Enough

March 30, 2010 2:13 pm | by Amy Radishofski, Features Editor, | Comments

Not being green enough is now a legitimate reason for dissolving a business partnership or abandoning a product.


Don’t Hate the Biofuel Player, Hate the Game

March 30, 2010 5:52 am | Comments

Virent's biogasoline demonstration plant really brought the skeptics out of the woodwork.


Building Wastewater Treament Units for Afghanistan

March 29, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

A contract to build two wastewater treatment units for use in Afghanistan taught us to lie about project deadlines and never trust bankers.

We Need Modular Reactors Carbon Tax

March 25, 2010 1:58 pm | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu lays out the case for small modular reactors and a carbon tax, emphasizing the need to act before the technology is developed elsewhere.


Apple Cares About Your Employees

March 22, 2010 6:49 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Apple released its findings from a 2009 audit of 102 supplier facilities — and was not shy with the findings. Social responsibility from a major corporation? Odd, I know.


A Bittersweet Takeover

March 19, 2010 6:37 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

I guess there’s not much to defend, really. Kraft made an offer; Cadbury accepted. The once-British company is soon to join the ranks of the American food giant.


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