During the peak of online holiday shopping, Target and other retailers saw hackers create a massive credit card security breach that clarified the growing vulnerability of 21st-century businesses and consumers alike....More
What do Renault, Philips, Ricoh and Heineken have in common? They're all leading proponents of "circular" manufacturing, which seeks to reduce the use of materials and energy in manufacturing products and services and then recover as much of the end products as possible through reuse and recycling.
The arrest order signals a toughening stand by local authorities against influential garment manufacturers, who openly flout safety rules for Bangladesh's 4,500 garment factories, where deadly accidents are common....More
In 2011, just under 20% of the companies in the Fortune 500 and S&P 500 issued some kind of sustainability report, Hank Boerner, chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute, told IndustryWeek....More
Do you have a question about leading a lean initiative, the characteristics of a lean leader, or other questions about lean leadership? Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership provides you with an opportunity to pose your questions to Larry Fast, who has 35 years of experience in manufacturing and operational excellence.
The latest NAM/IW Survey of Manufacturers shows industry leaders in a buoyant mood. NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray examines what's behind their optimism and how 2014 is shaping up for the manufacturing industry.
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges.
The Engineering Our Future™ video contest was designed to ignite the imaginations of this next generation of innovators and get them thinking about how they will apply the engineering skills they’re learning to make a difference in their communities and our world. In celebration of National Engineers Week, check out the winning team's submission.