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Eight Keys to Selecting the Right ERP Shop Management Software

March 10, 2015 2:42 pm | by Exact JobBOSS | Webinars

Join us for a free webinar where we detail the organizational commitment and seven other key considerations that underpin the successful selection of an ERP system that delivers value on the factory floor as well as the bottom line. Now Available On-Demand!

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Embracing The E-Commerce Dynamic

March 10, 2015 2:18 pm | by Insite & Netsuite | Webinars

This live panel discussion brings together some of the leading minds on e-commerce for an open discussion on the impact, level of engagement and long-term dynamics that e-commerce can and will offer the manufacturing marketplace. You won’t want to miss it! Now On-Demand.

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How Robots Are Saving The Dairy Farm

March 10, 2015 2:07 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe.                              

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Why Cheap Oil Doesn't Stop The Drilling

March 10, 2015 10:20 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

If oil rigs lead to new wells, fewer rigs should lead to less oil, right? Not necessarily. Bloomberg's Tom Randall explains.                    

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A Spray Designed To Save Your Phone From The Toilet

March 6, 2015 2:54 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Nanostate's Flash Flood is a coating designed to save your smartphone from accidental water exposure . . .                            

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The Driverless Car, Officially, Is A Risk

March 5, 2015 1:49 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Three insurance suppliers and an auto parts maker have warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business.        

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Thought Leaders: How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 3:09 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Videos

If there’s one thing the Great Recession taught manufacturers, it’s that there are wasted dollars hiding everywhere. According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory… and a lack of understanding of how quickly (or slowly) this inventory turns can...

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Fed Waits On Rate Raise, Wage Growth Disappoints

February 24, 2015 2:04 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, announced in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee that the Federal Reserve will not rush to raise interest rates. Despite recent economic growth, one piece of the labor market puzzle...

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A New Source of Biofuel — Leather Sludge

February 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

Leather processing produces large amounts of toxic waste including shavings, trimmings and fleshings. Much of this sludge is too dangerous to burn because it contains dioxins and nitrogen oxides that are harmful to the environment, so properly disposing of it is a costly and tricky...

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Company Delivers Alternative To Fish-On-Fish Cannibalism

February 23, 2015 12:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

We remove fish faster than they can repopulate, and the oceans are running out of fish. Although many of the fish we eat now come from fish farms, smaller fish found in oceans provide the food for farmed fish. The supplies of smaller “forage fish,” such as sardines and...

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Apple Goes Full Speed Ahead On Electric Car

February 20, 2015 3:14 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Apple is said to push production of an electric car that would hit the market in 2020. Bloomberg’s Jeff Greene reports on Apple’s progress and examines interest in the electric car market. He speaks on “In The Loop.”      

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Thought Leaders: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Videos

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a very specific product. Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in this...

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Hershey Moves To Ban Cadbury Chocolates In U.S.

February 19, 2015 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos

For more than 30 years, importers of British goods brought English Cadbury Chocolate into the United States, but as a lawsuit between American chocolate behemoth Hershey and British importers draws to a close, fans of milky English bars of chocolate are anticipating...

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Apple On Quest To Improve Labor Conditions In Supplier Factories

February 13, 2015 10:15 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

Apple has released its 9th major annual audit to show that labor conditions are improving year by year, particularly in light of their record $18B profit last quarter. Stephen Engle of Bloomberg discusses the controversial past of Apple’s labor conditions. Apple wants to ensure that the new generation of phones...

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FCC Commissioner Speaks Out Against Internet Regulation

February 12, 2015 3:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

While FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has declared his proposal to regulate the internet as a telecommunications service, the rest of the Federal Communications Commission is not exactly decided. The FCC is set to vote on the proposal on February 26th, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is distinctly...

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Thought Leaders: Tips On Using Your Supplier For An Improved Safety Program

February 12, 2015 2:23 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Videos

Manufacturing.net had the opportunity to chat with safety expert Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to go over common safety issues Grainger witnesses with its manufacturing customers, and how it works to help customers streamline some of these...

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Police Testing New, Less Lethal Gun Technology

February 11, 2015 3:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos

The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with "The Alternative," a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly. It's become more relevant in the wake of high-profile police shooting cases...

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New Automation Lends A Hand To U.S. Clothing Manufacturers

February 10, 2015 2:52 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Videos

Made-in-America may be a label consumers could start seeing on your clothes once again thanks to a company called SoftWear Automation and Georgia Tech. SoftWear and Georgia Tech are working together to create robots that are able to manufacture and manipulate fabrics through conventional sewing machines...

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New Packaging Laws Hit Edible Marijuana Market

February 10, 2015 1:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

The marijuana market has been evolving quickly since it became legal for recreational use in 2014. Since then, the edible pot market has soared — but so have the risks associated with using them and having them in your home. After many incidents where kids accidentally ate edible marijuana products led to a string of emergency...

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The Wild World Of Predicting Oil Prices

February 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

Oil prices yo-yoed this week, giving analysts whip lash as they hurried to decide what it all means, and forecast what the future holds. On Wednesday the price of a barrel had fallen to about $48, but by Thursday was back up to $52. And as quickly as some were to determine that prices were rallying, other chimed in...

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