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. [Read more…]
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). [Read more…]
Cars, trucks and buses that talk to each other (and to drivers) to help avoid collisions and traffic jams? How is it possible? [Read more…]
Could the long-awaited economic recovery finally be picking up a little momentum — and trickling down to the manufacturing sector? The latest jobs report is good news for manufacturers: You’re filling those empty positions at a greater rate than before. [Read more…]
In the nation’s 100 largest markets, manufacturers have shed 1.05 million jobs since 2008. [Read more…]
We’ve all heard the Nervous Nellies complain about American jobs going overseas, as companies cut labor costs to boost profits. So why are U.S. manufacturers now being forced to go abroad in their search for skilled factory workers? [Read more…]
In a memo to fellow Republicans, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says he’ll start introducing bills to repeal or restrict federal environmental regulations on manufacturers.
A manufacturers’ trade group has filed a lawsuit to throw out some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regs on climate change. What could result: stronger, tougher regs for smaller producers.
One of the key feeder industries for manufacturers produced some grim figures recently.
It wasn’t all sunshine for manufacturers, but a lot of the latest government numbers looked hopeful, especially to Wall Street.