A new business model focused on sharing requires products that are durable, flexible, reparable, and sustainable. Does your product fit?
If there is any reasonable doubt that the perpetrator didn't commit a crime, he or she doesn't do the time. Apparently it's the same with public safety and chemical dangers.
As a nation that excelled on innovation, it's sobering to think that as manufacturing's presence in America declines, so does the possibility of more great innovators.
An assault on the human race doesn’t appear to be its end game, but I have my eye on Watson and wonder what the future holds for artificially intelligent computers like it.
Finding a creative way of dealing with supplier price issues without absorbing costs, compromising supplier relationships, or passing along the increases is a difficult task.
At a recent event I was educated on a tool crib that takes the hassle out of asset management, but the marketing crew kept using an unfamiliar phrase: Foreign object damage.
It’s interesting how often we talk about Lean manufacturing and don’t really heed the words themselves.
With so many new tablet options, it makes me wonder if the iPad will flounder in the wake of its rivals or if it will reign supreme.
It is time to begrudgingly accept that we live (and work) in a world of haves and have-nots, and there’s a growing difference between the two groups.
There are a number of cool opportunities unique to CES, and one of them was being able to test drive the new Nissan LEAF, the first all-electric vehicle available in the U.S.
Is it cheating to use technology as a way to break bad habits, or can new tools help save us from our own worst impulses?
Getting out on the floor and talking one-on-one with the employees elicits genuine responses about a program and its impact.
When the debate about China as a world superpower makes its way to primetime comedy, does it mean people are aware enough to get the joke or just indicative of increasing alarm?
We can no longer stand complacent with our successes. While we’ve set the global precedent for a long time, we can’t afford to stand by preaching its benefits without performance or proof.
Bridging a gap that is 25 years wide is like pulling a pick-up truck to the Grand Canyon with a bed full of lumber and a fistful of nails.
Building a production line from scratch was a huge challenge, but it proved that lean manufacturing principles are more than just words in a business text book or CEO-speak.
If one assumes that the industry has not evolved as fast as its potential provides, then there are some great theories to address.
Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement is now being applied to all sorts of factory processes, and kaizen, or continuous improvement, is a never-ending process.
Despite the shaky economy, scores of American manufacturers are reporting a dire need for skilled labor.