Tonya Vinas

Innovative Skilled-Labor Solutions in Mexico
The Sonora Institute for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, opening this year, will support growing aerospace cluster in Mexico.
TWI Promotes Quick Training, Standard Work
A tool to help the skills shortage.
How To Practice Hoshin Kanri
Book Review: Getting the Right Things Done by Pascal Dennis.
Lean Accounting: Focus On The Meaning Of Numbers
Reluctant executives might "get" Lean Accounting when it is explained as a visual system.
Swagelok CEO Arthur Anton On Moving Beyond 'Make-To-Stock'
How Swagelok Co. became more than a manufacturer and began solving problems for customers.
CEOs Brimming With Ideas, Lacking In Organization
Team support may provide needed boost to execute plans.
Continuous Improvement -- Are You Ready For Tomorrow's Manufacturing?
Look for new models in inventory, plant design, labor, quality and distribution.
Continuous Improvement -- TPS Is Answer To Auto Industry's S.O.S.
Ford, GM and their unions will go down together -- unless they agree to rebuild cooperatively.
Latin American CEOs Differ On Concerns
But they rank profit growth and strategy at top.
Continuous Improvement -- Auto Companies Must Change From Within
Bowing to capital markets has made GM and Ford weak, while an internal focus on process improvement and customer satisfaction has made Toyota stronger.
Code Cracked For Industrial Products Growth Leaders
An Accenture research study of the industrial products sector identifies four attributes that stock-value growth leaders in this industry have. The study reviewed the financial, operational and value systems of 100 public companies that consistently ...
Steelmakers Set Plan For Reduced Oil Dependence
What's the best way for a high-energy-using manufacturer to cut energy costs? Use less. That's the strategy of North America's steel companies. This week the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), a leading trade group for steel producers, released a ...
Sarbanes-Oxley: New Liabilities For Trade Secrets
CEOs, CFOs to be held accountable.
Census Of Manufacturers: Shying Away From Spending
U.S. manufacturers know they need to invest in IT -- and some even plan for it -- but research shows fewer actually are buying.
Steel Industry, MIT Effort Targets Emissions
In an ongoing effort to decrease carbon emissions in their manufacturing processes, steelmakers are funding research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that could one day eliminate the need for baking iron ore in blast furnaces. Iron is ...
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