The biggest threat is organizations themselves because they aren’t doing enough to protect themselves. They often think they’re secure, yet they’re not really secure. Public and private organizations need multiple layers of security. Not only do they need security around their network, they also need separate layers of security around their most valuable servers and databases.
Seventy percent of companies believe that climate change has the potential to significantly affect their revenue, a risk which is intensified by a chasm between the sustainable business practices of multinational corporations and their suppliers, according to research published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture.
A recent survey conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights shows that labor productivity ranked the highest among all 11 countries surveyed as the most important factor for achieving manufacturing success. Factors such as modern infrastructure, government support, and foreign direct investment ranked in varying degrees after labor productivity.
Despite the benefits of Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping, LTL rates can be very confusing. While truckload rates are usually based on a per-mile rate plus a fuel charge, many factors determine LTL rates, and these factors can dramatically impact the cost of a shipment.
The days of traditional pest management strategies — which may have included an over-reliance on pesticides and reactive pest treatments — are long gone. In their place is a proactive approach to pest management that uses chemical treatments only as a last resort.
Higher productivity, increased labor costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on ‘total costs of ownership’ for computers and devices. Organizations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
Since the inception of the first industrial electric motors, manufacturers have been developing technology to produce better motors which use the least amount of energy possible. While increasing the efficiency of electric motors is not a new phenomenon, the last several decades of technological advancements in motors, as well as manufacturing methods, has vastly improved the efficiency of electric motors.
The entrepreneurs who are successful during times of uncertainty are so because they don’t rely on the standard approaches they’d use in predictable times, and they look for opportunities — the positives — in situations that would have been considered negatives five years ago.
A Business Network contains a suite of network connected and analytic applications and an ecosystem of buyers and suppliers that can use these applications for initiating sourcing relationships, buying products and services and identifying additional opportunities for increasing revenue or saving costs.
For seafood consumers, two things are a given: seafood should taste fresh and it should be safe to eat. Fresh taste and good value will win the customer; food safety will protect the customer and serve the business.
From ringing bells to fireplace logs crackling, the sounds of the holiday season are a near-distant memory. However, for employees in loud workplaces, these sentimental noises may become an even more faint memory of the past if the proper precautions aren’t taken.
When most leaders create annual plans, they typically do not take into consideration the different rhythms that occur in each season. And by not doing that, they can miss out on opportunities to build on natural behaviors that occur throughout the year that can impact performance.
Combining two or more processing functions, such as mixing and drying, or mixing in a vacuum or with pressure, may eliminate additional costly equipment. Also, the addition of mixing accessories may further optimize the mixing process.
Is it called mixing or blending? These words are commonly interchanged. However, some experts use mixing to describe the combining of wet and dry materials, and blending to describe the combining of dry materials. The following tips and techniques should at least make you aware of the efficiencies and best practices to accomplish safe, cost-effective mixing and blending while achieving your goals.
By moving inventory management and asset tracking (IMAT) to a web-based platform, manufacturing companies realize major cost savings as well as increased operational efficiency from general time saved in deployment and overall maintenance of the system to increased real-time collaboration within the team.
Have you ever had a leader give you advice to not cause trouble and to, instead, try to keep your activities “below the radar?” Just as we learn to look for the "hidden" factory or un-official process steps when we seek to improve a production process, we should look for business-level problems that hide from our usual view.
A new invention that can be inserted into the stomachs of dieters can eliminate food before it's digested. The apparatus, a pump that sucks food from the stomach, eliminates 30 percent of food before the calories are absorbed.
Although leaders within your business would like to believe disasters won’t occur, failing to prepare for one puts your workers and bottom line at risk. Several disaster-related hazards can impact your business including, fires, natural disasters, chemical spills, medical emergencies, blackouts and more.
The new 300,000-square foot Diamond Pet Foods facility in Ripon, Calif., went online in May 2012 with more than 500 high-efficiency, Class II Div 2 LED fixtures. Through combined energy and maintenance savings, the company expects a full return on its investment in less than two years and will benefit from improved visibility thanks to the clear, white light of the LEDs.
When it comes to high-precision positioning for rotary-to-linear motion, the ball screw provides unequaled reliability and performance. These highly efficient components are commonly found on machine tools, robots and precision assembly equipment.