One third of the energy consumed in the United States is by the manufacturing sector. Ninety percent of the manufacturing sector are small- and medium-sized businesses, or SMM, that use about half of the energy consumed in manufacturing. Electrical demand, also known as...
Two potentially dangerous chemicals used in the manufacturing of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other gadgets have been banned by Apple for late-stage use in its factories, the Associated Press reports. The two chemicals in question, benzene and n-hexane.
There is a difference between inventory management and inventory control. Every warehouse manager is responsible for control, which means that the physical inventory matches the book, and the status reports are always accurate. Inventory management the process of deciding...
One of the largest known breaches, resulting in 110 million records lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, started with a small, third-party supplier. That is, Target, where attackers compromised Fazio Mechanical Services, a provider of heating, ventilation...
Technology has made it possible to process an order almost...
World-class procurement professionals are operating at nearly 20 percent lower cost and with 27 percent fewer people than at typical companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. But these world-class organizations may have reached the limit of their...
An effort to identify weaknesses in the supply chain and make industry more predictive than reactive is being undertaken by the University of Manchester. Identifying the points of vulnerability to adulteration within the supply chain will allow regulators and retailers to...
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