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 >>
Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Robotics Market Sees 2nd-Best Quarter Ever

The robotics market in North America posted its second-highest quarter ever in terms of robots order... More >>
Going the Distance: Solving 'Last-Meter' Connectivity on the Shop Floor

Magellan Aerospace Corp. of Mississauga, Ont., needed to get more production out of a... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: April Industrial Production Tumbles

U.S. industrial production in April fell a sharp 0.6 percent as both manufacturing and uti... More >>
Analytics Technologies Drive Transformation in Workforce Management

Big Data and predictive analytics are allowing companies to improve their workforce recruitment and ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing PMI Chief Bullish on Growth

The head of one of the nation’s closely watched manufacturing indexes says the rest of 2014 wi... More >>
Manufacturing Finds Its Way Into the Cloud

As businesses of all sizes in all industries gain confidence in cloud computing, manufacturers, in p... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Jobs Surge Spurs Bullish Q2 Expectations

The U.S. labor market stunningly blew away analyst expectations by adding 288,000 jobs in April, the... More >>
Collaboration Network Solves Problems in Shop-Floor Integration

Okuma America Corp. makes lathes, machining centers, and grinders. But when a customer comes to the ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Late Rally Lifts 1st-Quarter Auto Sales

U.S. auto sales in the first quarter of this year paced 13 percent ahead of the same quarter last ye... More >>
New Complexities in Enterprise IT Call for Context-Aware Security

IT security experts are increasingly highlighting “context awareness” and “situati... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Has a Healthy March

U.S. industrial production in March beat forecasts with a 0.7 percent expansion on the str... More >>
GM Pursues IT Insourcing for Better Alignment and Economics

General Motors is nearing completion of its groundbreaking effort to bring its U.S. IT resources in-... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Small Business Confidence Brightens

Small business owners felt more confident in March, reversing some February pessimism, and expect mo... More >>
Beyond Landlines and Cell: How to Stay Connected in Post-Disaster Recovery

Flooding at telecommunications hubs during and after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 resulted in los... More >>
Technology Is Providing Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility, but What's Next?

Emerging technologies are giving businesses real-time visibility into logistics -- not just within t... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Consumer Spending Buoys Q4 GDP

The U.S. economy grew by 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a th... More >>
Persistent Security Threats Push Organizations to Continuous Vulnerability Monitoring

Accelerating security threats are prompting companies to ever-more-frequent assessment and monitorin... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Production Roars Back

U.S. factory output posted an unexpectedly sharp rebound in February that all but reversed January&r... More >>
Open Networking Promises to Set IT Managers Loose, Spur Innovation

New developments in open networking are giving enterprises the ability to design and operate their n... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Small Business Confidence Deteriorates

Optimism among small business owners dropped last month after a flat January, as uncertainty about t... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Coming Out of Hibernation

U.S. factory orders in January slipped for the second straight month, and the brutal winter proved a... More >>
Companies Want to Get Social in their Enterprise Collaboration

Collaboration technologies are allowing employees to communicate in real time and work together more... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Obama Adds Manufacturing Research Hubs

President Barack Obama last week unveiled two more manufacturing innovation institutes in his Nation... More >>
M2M Communication Is Prelude to "Smart" Manufacturing Systems

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in manufacturing operations are helping manufacturers produc... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Sign of Rebound After Early-Year Slump

One of the two closely watched purchasing managers indexes shows that U.S. manufacturing is reboundi... More >>
Love Your MOM: Before Your Software and System Integration, Harness the People

A new study by Cambridge, Mass.-based advisory firm LNS Research shows that the best-performing manu... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Small Businesses Fighting to Stay Upbeat

At the start of 2014, small business owners were optimistic about their sales and hiring expectation... More >>
Manufacturing Innovation Hubs to Take U.S. Into Next-Gen Technology Leadership

A series of manufacturing research hubs that the Obama administration wants to establish underlines ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Job Growth Continues to Stumble

Hiring in the U.S. remained sluggish in January, as payrolls expanded by a mere 113,000 jobs, well s... More >>
BYOD on the Factory Floor: A Boon or Trouble?

Manufacturing workplaces are confronting the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that enterprises in ... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Economy Can’t Shake Stop-and-Go Fits

U.S. gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, a reinforcing si... More >>
What Can Google Bring with its Move Into Industrial Robotics?

Eight recent company acquisitions by Google Inc. point to an intriguing conclusion: The te... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: China’s Manufacturing Sector Retrenches

China’s manufacturing sector continues to weaken as the country fights an economic slowdown an... More >>

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