The World Trade Organization announced that it has rejected U.S. rules that would require labeling packaged beef and pork products identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Did the WTO come to the right decision concerning meat labeling rules?
Without maintenance and reliability professionals, a manufacturer risks asset reliability deterioration, increased maintenance costs, and lost time. To avoid this, something must be done to counteract the shortage of maintenance professionals entering the workforce.
Our four-legged friends are often fed over-processed and chemically altered foods. Am I saying pet owners should only feed their animals raw food? Not necessarily. But I do think we should be mindful in the food brands we are purchasing for them.
I think America’s trade deficit is the biggest single obstacle to creating manufacturing jobs or keeping manufacturing jobs in the country. I also agree with Warren Buffet who says, “The U.S. trade deficit is a bigger threat to the domestic economy than either the federal budget deficit or consumer debt, and could lead to political turmoil.”
If your organization does, in fact, require an entirely new plant, here are five factors to consider that will help keep you on track during your site-selection process.
Not only is the trade deficit possibly hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that the U.S. trades with could be making it worse.
Recently, Americans were split on the idea of California Governor Jerry Brown's state-wide plastic ban, also known as SB270. The new ban puts plastic bags provided at grocery store, pharmacy, convenience store and liquor shop check-out counters in the crosshairs.
It can be tough to maintain the early excitement of a lean manufacturing initiative, especially when its champion moves on, or other, more pressing corporate priorities push it to the back burner. Fortunately, there are practical ways for leaders to keep the momentum going over the long haul.
The consumer group once owned by the major brewers now spreads the love among spirits, wine and beer. Beverage selection is driven not only by cost, but also by occasion, desired flavor attributes, food and the suggestions of those around them.
In a recent study by The Hartman Group, 76 percent of consumers said they prefer companies that avoid inhumane treatment of animals. Many people believe that content animals who lived good lives will provide more nutritious meat.
While the practice of eating insects may seem extreme, it’s been the way of life for many people around the world for centuries. If Americans could just get over the ick-factor, perhaps they would see the nutritional benefits insects actually provide.
Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.
Workplace deaths are rarely “accidental” — they don’t occur because of chance or randomness. Instead, they are almost always preventable. With few exceptions, OSHA investigations find workers were killed as a result of decisions made by employers not to protect them from obvious dangers.
Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce, but only 24 percent in the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing field is full of opportunities on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Manufacturers in the United States...
Fans all across the nation have been fighting to bring back some of their favorite discontinued food items. The most interesting part of it, though, is that the brands are listening! From last month's resurgence of Surge to this week's return of M&M's Crispy, you have to wonder what's next.
I’m sure we’ve all had days — perhaps more than we'd like to admit — where just one small piece of cake has turned into three large slices. Is food addiction a real problem or would it be more accurately described as an eating addiction — an unhealthy relationship to ALL foods?
A new report praises early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models.
If you think Gen Z isn’t worth your time yet due to a lack of spending power, think again. Many are teens or college students, already with an estimated $250 billion in spending power and primary decision makers for both their retail and foodservice food and beverage purchases.
Whether you're designing a new food processing plant or upgrading an existing facility, determining necessary water treatment is a critical step in protecting and maintaining your plant's systems. Here are some steps to develop the most-effective water treatment program.
It looks like the Obama administration has finally thrown down the gauntlet with companies moving their headquarters overseas.