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Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Software
Synchrono systems aim to take the "Internet of Things" to the next level in a manufacturing context.
ATS Factory Maintenance Services Upgraded
ATS' stated mission is to reduce waste in manufacturing. Through a proactive approach to production machine maintenance, ATS optimizes manufacturing assets and dramatically lowers manufacturing costs.
Faces in the Crowd - 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants
Conference attendees came from a wide variety of businesses and had a host of challenges.
IW Best Plants --  Best Practices at Flextronics
IndustryWeek Best Plants -- Best Practices at Flextronics
IW Best Plants conference offers attendees the chance to go onsite and learn best practices.
A worker welds a gate at a small fabricating shop.
US Manufacturing Growth Remains Slow
The new index report from the Institute for Supply Management remains at 51.5, stopping five straight months of slowing numbers, short of forecasts calling for 52.0.
Factory Orders Rise Ending 6 Months of Declines
The latest report from the Commerce Department showed a jump of 0.2% versus analysts who were looking for a 0.6% decline.
US Manufacturing Growth at Slowest Rate in Nearly 2 Years
The latest index report from the Institute for Supply Management fell to 51.5 from 52.9 in the previous month, coming in well below analysts' estimates of around 52.5.
Report Shows Manufacturers Behind on Risk Assessment Practices
What it found is the companies need to up their game and have a more analytical, agile, and clinical view of risk to effectively address the complexity and velocity of critical risks and disruptions to their businesses.
Home Prices Rise as Expected in Case-Shiller Report
The report shows home prices rose 0.87% from December, and 4.56% year-over-year. Expectations called for a rise of 0.6% from December and 4.6% from last year.
Low Oil Prices Slamming Texas Economy, Manufacturers
The business economy in Texas is taking a beating with fall in oil and gas prices along with the strong dollar, and the outlook for recovery isn't good.
Personal Income, Spending and Prices All Rise in February
Personal income, spending and consumer prices all rose in February, catching analysts off-guard on some of their predictions.
NAM-Supported Resolutions in the Senate Budget
The Republican-led Senate approved a budget in an overnight session last week. It contains hundreds of amendments, among them, dozens that affect manufacturers and how they run their businesses. The National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, sent a letter to the United States Senate regarding amendment votes on S. Con Res. 11, the Senate Budget Resolution.
Consumer Confidence Stays Strong Despite Drop
Much of the fall is attributed to lower income households hit with higher utility costs from the harsh winter. Households in the middle and higher income brackets saw an increase in confidence.
US GDP Grows 2.2% in Fourth Quarter, Up for 2014
Economic growth in the U.S. slowed to 2.2% in the fourth quarter as previously reported, and was not revised up to 2.4% as many economists predicted based on Q3's huge 5% gain.
Apple Co-Founder Talks Smartwatches and the Future
Wozniak has some concerns about smartwatches in general, "every one of them so far just seem to be between me and the better screen that I really want to see on my cell phone
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