By John DiPalo, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Acsis, Inc.Massive recalls. Out-of-stock issues. Product expirations. Manufacturers have invested millions in ERP technology and shop floor systems, so why do they still face these problems?
Beijing says claims that it is stealing U.S. manufacturing expertise are a 'smear attack' aimed at misleading public opinion of China.
Unique industry-university partnership provides a 'real world' environment to study and optimize high-tech manufacturing technology along with state-of-the art occupational health risk assessment techniques.
Canadian Auto Workers chief blames unfair trade deals and the high Canadian dollar for auto parts plant closure.
Federal Reserve also predicts increase in unemployment and a slump in business growth due to the housing slump and a credit crunch.
European antitrust regulators OK deal in which the U.S. electrical products maker will buy the embedded communications computing business of cell phone maker Motorola Inc.
World's second largest maker of aircraft engines said the plant will test and assemble engines for midsize jets and is expected to create about 500 jobs.
Federal regulators highlighted a broad array of potential toy safety hazards, including lead-based paint that has forced manufacturers to recall millions of popular toys.
Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors vying against private U.S. equity firm for Ford's Jaguar and Land Rover units; bidders are meeting with British government, labor unions and Ford.
EU regulators imposed fines of nearly $110 million on Japanese companies for running a cartel that fixed prices on professional videotapes sold in Europe.
Brazil's CVRD mining company and South Korea's Dongkuk Steel Mill site would have initial production capacity of 2.5 million metric tons of steel per year and could double later.
Workers at plant outside St. Petersburg are seeking wage increases of about 30 percent and a 6½-hour night shift instead of 7½ hours.
Ohio-based Aleris International selling the business to mining and metals company Votorantim Metais for $295 million.
U.S. Department of Agriculture says 'raised without antibiotics' label is unacceptable because the company uses a feed additive that inspectors classify as an antibiotic.
Money-losing Proton had been in talks with Volkswagen and GM but discontinues negotiations after improvement in its domestic sales and exports.
Sale to Germany's Vossloh AG includes assets held by Australian unit Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis Pty Ltd. that generated $11 million in 2006.
Japan Tobacco Inc. and and instant noodle maker Nissin Food Products Co. plan to jointly acquire struggling Katokichi Co.
Move is latest fallout after the software maker's subsidiary, TomorrowNow, infiltrated rival Oracle Corp.'s computers to fetch information about Oracle products.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says 100 additional jobs at major Department of Defense subcontractor Plasan USA 'will help meet an urgent need.'