Management

Second Annual National Manufacturing Day Slated for Oct. 4, 2013

Factory tours urged to raise awareness of skilled career options.
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The effort is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). 


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Management

100 Ways of Looking at Quality

The companies in our Quality Leadership 100 demonstrate continuous improvement and a commitment to quality.
By Michelle Bangert
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1903 was a big year. The Wright Brothers took to the skies, the Ford Motor Company got on the road, and a young William Boeing left Yale and headed to the West Coast.


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Speaking of Quality

Outlook for Manufacturers in 2013

Work with your suppliers, reap the benefit.
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A solid working relationship with your suppliers is essential to your business success. Assessing your risks is also good for business. But is your organization fully engaged in these business practices?


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Legal Insight

Accidents Happen

Manage and insure automobile risks.
By Bryan Berson
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A company may own a fleet of vehicles, supply some employees with a car as part of their compensation, or cover the cost of a rental for a business trip.


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Face of Quality

The Journey to Better Quality

Quality has to be embraced by everyone across the enterprise.
By Jim L. Smith
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Quality giants Joseph M. Juran, W. Edwards Deming and Armand Feigenbaum ushered in the era of total quality management (TQM) 60 years ago.


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Control System Integrators Confident About Industry Outlook in 2013

Two-thirds of respondents in global survey expect revenue growth.
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Two-thirds of respondents in global survey expect revenue growth.


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The Changing Landscape of Asian Manufacturing

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Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.


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Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

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The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.


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Ford Recruits at 2013 North American Auto Show

Ford recently announced plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in 2013 to fill jobs in such key areas as product development, manufacturing and IT.
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Ford recently announced plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in 2013 to fill jobs in such key areas as product development, manufacturing and IT. 


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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders up 4.8% From 2011

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 This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.0% from October and down 8.5% when compared with the total of $460.86 million reported for November 2011. 


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
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