It’s possible to adjust production flow based on the capacity of machines on the factory floor, but a change in production has broader ramifications that reach all the way to suppliers, and response requires more than tactical decisions.
Some maintenance issues become so prevalent, plant managers merely accept the problems as a part of the manufacturing process. However, at Plum Creek, a manufacturer of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) located in Columbia Falls, Mont., the reality of changing bearings every week and a half, as well as the shortening of the lifespan of their $500,000 fans, was not acceptable.
Some maintenance issues become so prevalent, plant managers merely accept the problems as a part of the manufacturing process.
Strong management can help business flourish. Sometimes, though, management is the sole reason why a company fails. To get it right, be flexible - and check your ego at the door.
Says increase will be up to 10 percent for some products, 15 percent on facility fees.
Meanwhile, JCB said to be interested in Jaguar.
While Paccar and Cummins have performed well, order pace not likely to continue, firm says.
U.S. trade chief says deal needs to be reached within 6 to 8 months.
We can't live without the tiny batteries, but poorly made devices can be dangerous.
Industrial Info says planned maintenance spending in industrial manufacturing industry could be off 25 percent from a year ago.
Hyundai and Climax reach an agreement for custom mill for ship construction project.
Mississippi plant will produce system to detect metallic and nonmetallic devices.
Caterpillar will get up-front cash payment, take $50 million charge.
New research from Dow Corning shows that, at a growing number of manufacturing companies, all employees – not just the technology and science geeks - are being counted on to advance innovation.
Just when you thought memory components couldn't get any smaller, along comes Hewlett-Packard with a miniature wireless data chip - about the size of a grain of rice - that may have applications for manufacturers down the road.
A big drop-off in orders for autos and aircraft paved the way for a decline of 2.4 percent in July's durable goods orders, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The pullback in the volatile durables report comes on the heels of two consecutive monthly increases, including a 3.5 percent increase last month, and was wor
Sells amines unit, which had sales of $310 million in fiscal 2006, to Taminco.
CI systems estimated to grow 12.7 percent annually, reach $402.8 million by 2010
Discussion to center on cutting the trade deficit, stopping intellectual property thefts.
By end of August, Japan trade ministry wants report and plan for prevention of future problems.