General Engineering

Small Manufacturers Want Software Automation but Are Uncertain How to Proceed
Small Manufacturers want more Software Automation but don't know how to proceed. Who'll step up?
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US CROmnibus Bill to Create Manufacturing Hubs
A little-known piece of legislation tucked into the CROmnibus will create manufacturing hubs in the ...
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Who Understands the IoT?

According to Cisco, there will be 13.5 billion connected devices in manufacturing by 2022. And JP Mo... More >>
New York City Takes Steps to Incubate Wearable Fashion and Technology Epicenter
Wearable tech and high fashion are quickly merging. Can NYC become home to a new technology hub?
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The Role of Scorecards and Dashboards in Performance Management
Do metrics and scorecards have a place in determining managerial performance? If so, what exactly sh...
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Industry Crib Sheet: China's Manufacturing Slump Deepens

China's manufacturing sector remained flat in November while production output contracted for the fi... More >>
Accountability Is the Game-Changer in Business Relationships
Accountability can be a game-changer in business. Are you walking the walk?
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Steel Price Forecast for 2015: It Might Get 'Ugly'
Industry Market Trends: Steel Price Forecast for 2015: It Might Get 'Ugly'.
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5 Keys to Producing Successful Sustainability Reports
More than 90% of the world’s most profitable orgs use sustainability reporting. Does it help t...
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Reshoring Picks Up Steam as Manufacturers Weigh Options
If the US is entering a new manufacturing renaissance is it time to think about reshoring jobs? Many...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Obama Makes More Manufacturing Moves

President Barack Obama last week announced his latest round of pro-manufacturing initiativ... More >>
Engineers Need Intangible Soft Skills to Stand Out and Succeed
What can an engineer do to stand out and succeed? Are well developed soft skills needed?
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Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Sees Modest Rise; U.S. Slows
Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Sees Modest Rise as the U.S. Slows heading into the 4th qua...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Jumps in September
Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Jumps in September & Machine Tool Sales Tick Up with ...
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Businesses Could Feel Pain from Ebola-Stricken Supply Chains
Could Businesses Feel Pain from Ebola-Stricken Supply Chains?
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Industry Crib Sheet: New R&D Institute to Join National Manufacturing Network
Industry Crib Sheet: New R&D Institute to Join National Manufacturing Network & Bigger Indus...
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PLM Market Faces Challenges, Hints at Possibilities
The PLM market is heading towards change. What's in PLM's future? Verdi Ogewell has a few ideas.
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Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Expands Modestly in September

China’s manufacturing sector gained slightly in September on new domestic and export orders an... More >>
Product Life-Cycle Management Market in a Period of 'Digestion'
While the product life-cycle management (PLM) market is growing some experts suggest there's a dark ...
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Why Risk Is Critical to Quality Management: 3 Functional Ways
How does risk become a critical component of Quality Management? Paul Leavoy explains.
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Auto Plastics’ Future Is in Biomaterials and Nanotechnology

The global automotive plastics industry is experiencing strong growth. A recent Grand View Research ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Dips on Manufacturing Slowdown
Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Dips on Manufacturing Slowdown but Machine Tool Demand Bu...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Expected to Continue to Rumble
Industry Crib Sheet: MFG expected to continue to rumble, but Job Growth cools in August. What's goin...
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How Wearable Technologies Can Transform Field Service and Maintenance

Wearable technology such as smartglasses hold great potential for raising productivity and turning t... More >>
Smart Companies Leverage Green Supply Chains for Competitive Benefits
Smart companies are leverage Green Supply Chains for competitive benefits. But how are they implemen...
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Wearable Technologies Could Make Manufacturing Immersive Hyper-Experience
Wearable Technologies Could Make manufacturing an immersive, hyper-experience. Will it benefit produ...
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Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Loses Growth Grip
Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Loses Growth Grip & Equipment Finance Industry Downgrad...
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The Case for Common Management Systems, Despite the Barriers
Management Systems, like the ISO standard, are hard to build, but despite the barriers they're worth...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Drives July Industrial Production
Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Drives July Industrial Production as Small Business confidence ti...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Strong Factory Orders Hint at Economic Momentum

Orders to U.S. factories for manufactured goods rebounded in June with a 1.1 percent rise in new boo... More >>
Are Part Numbers Too Smart for Their Own Good?
For decades smart parts numbers have defined what & where parts fit into a design. But are part ...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Jobs Streak Continues on Heels of Strong Q2 GDP
US Jobs growth streak continues on the heels of strong Q2 GDP, but companies struggle working with c...
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Next-Generation Firewalls Fend Off New Sophisticated Cyberthreats
With cyberthreats from across the globe targeting not only governements but industry as well is it t...
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Industry Crib Sheet: Chinese Manufacturing Regaining Strength
Industry Crib Sheet: Chinese Manufacturing Regaining Strength while siloed processes continue t...
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EQMS Destroys the Silos of Traditional Quality Management
How can you team get an enterprise wide view of quality management? We've got a few tips. 
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Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Edges Up in June
Industry Crib Sheet 7-22-14: Metalworking equipment demand falls again, and fewer car purchases goug...
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Closed-Loop Quality: Not Your Father's Quality Control

Years ago, quality in manufacturing was usually portrayed as a guy in a white lab coat walking aroun... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Small Businesses Show Less Confidence

U.S. small business sentiment weakened in June, ending a three-month run of improving optimism, as m... More >>
Manufacturers Use Product Traceability to Ward Off Quality Issues

Just this year, General Motors has made 54 separate recalls, affecting... More >>
Next-Gen Financial Analytics Drive Manufacturing Into Profitability

Yet another benefit emerging from the new technology-enabled shop floor is the power to apply financ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Chinese Manufacturing Up; U.S. Way Up

China’s manufacturing sector expanded, albeit slightly, in June as operating conditions improv... More >>
Strategic Meter Deployment Powers Shop-Floor Energy Management

In efforts to improve their energy efficiency, manufacturing firms are deploying electricity meters ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Autos Driving Otherwise Stalling Retail Sales

Retail sales have risen four straight months but a weak May is a cause for concern among economists ... More >>
Quality/Regulatory Document Management: What You Need to Know

The all-too-common scenario of businesses using homegrown and paper-based systems to manage quality ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Bounces Back in May

U.S. industrial production rebounded in May with a 0.6 percent expansion, the latest encouragin... More >>
Successful Software Selection: Do Your Due Diligence

A survey by consulting firm Software Advice, based in Austin, Texas, has found that the sm... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Healthy Job Growth Again in May

U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, beating economist forecasts and fueling the best four-mont... More >>
Industrial Energy Management Drills Down to the Core

Industrial energy management systems (IEMS) are helping to improve manufacturing operations, as deci... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: ISM Manufacturing Index Slows Down in May

The manufacturing sector slowed down in May but still grew for the 12th straight month, according to... More >>
AT&T Hops Aboard Next-Generation IT Infrastructure

Telecommunications giant AT&T recently surprised industry observers with its shift toward a clou... More >>

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