As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ended its March 20–21 meeting by hiking short-term rates by 25 basis points. This was the first FOMC meeting chaired by Jay... The post The Federal Reserve Hiked Short-Term Rates as Expected—the First of the Powell Era appeared first on Shopfloor.
"The latest example of the rubber and plastics manufacturer's ongoing growth odyssey." The post Plastics Manufacturer JDS Technologies Investing $2.2M To Expand In Tennessee, Create 110 New Jobs appeared first on Shopfloor.
Manufacturers welcomed today strong bicameral support for the maintenance of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in an updated NAFTA to ensure that manufacturers and other businesses in the United States... The post Manufacturers Welcome Strong Congressional Support for ISDS appeared first on Shopfloor.
My guest for Episode #302 is Katie Anderson. Today, we're chatting because I've just returned from a short trip to Japan and Katie's going back in May (and you can join her). We're sharing observations and reflections on topics ranging from standardized work to Kaizen. Show More Summary
"We are committed to our U.S. manufacturing home in Tennessee." The post Volkswagen Investing $340M To Expand Tennessee Manufacturing Plant For New SUV Production appeared first on Shopfloor.
"The company officially launched a new line of top-loading washing machines..." The post Samsung Expanding South Carolina Manufacturing Production In Plan To Create 1,000 Jobs By 2020 appeared first on Shopfloor.
Over the years, many people have asked me some variation of the question: "Why are my employees not embracing Lean?" More often than not, the tone of the question is of blame... blaming the employees for not embracing Lean. In this post,...Show More Summary
As a member of several communities across the western United States, it’s our business at Andeavor to provide the fuel and foundational products that keep people and the economy moving.... The post How Andeavor Is Helping Clear the Air in Salt Lake City appeared first on Shopfloor.
'The new facility will support 300 new jobs...' The post Tissue Manufacturer Sofidel Investing $360M To Build New 1.8-Million-SqFt Facility In Oklahoma appeared first on Shopfloor.
Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions undoubtedly let you realize the true savings because it satisfies all the key aspects that any business asks for- Flexibility, Scalability, Affordability, and Agility. Cloud ERP is a new rage; perhaps, you must have heard about its enormous cloud benefits from almost everywhere-Cloud can do wonders to improve […]
Lean manufacturing has been one of the most talked about things — as well as sought after objectives — in the manufacturing businesses for quite some time now. Though the concept originated in the automobile industry, the benefits of lean manufacturing today are enjoyed across sectors. It can be defined as an approach of producing more at […]
"That measure soared to a new all-time high..." The post Record-High Perceptions about the Current Economy Lifts Consumer Confidence to Best Reading since 2004 appeared first on Shopfloor.
"Only the fifth time since the indicator started in December 2000 that..." The post JOLTS: 427,000 Manufacturing Job Openings in January, with Nonfarm Postings at a New All-Time High appeared first on Shopfloor.
Today, I'd like to share the latest in my series of articles about "Champions of Change," which is based on a discussion I had with Joe Swartz about continuous improvement in materials and supply chain settings. Continue reading #ChangeChampions: Insights from a Health System Leader on Supply Chains at Lean Blog.
"...and manufacturing capacity utilization jumped to a reading not seen since April 2008." The post Manufacturing Production Rebounded in February, up 1.2%, with 2.5% Growth YOY, the Best Since July 2014 appeared first on Shopfloor.
In this post, I'm sharing tweets from my recent trip to Japan. I've added a few photos I posted on Instagram, as well. Continue reading Key #Lean Tweets from @MarkGraban: Tweets & Photos from Japan 2018 at Lean Blog.
The Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that housing starts pulled back in February after notching the fastest pace since August 2007 in January. New... The post Housing Starts and Permits Pulled Back in February but Were Still Encouraging Overall appeared first on Shopfloor.
Today, I'd like to share the latest in my series of articles about "Champions of Change," which is based on a discussion I had with Suzi Collins, an experienced Lean healthcare supply chain leader. Continue reading #ChangeChampions: Why a Better Hospital Supply Chain Starts with Better Relationships at Lean Blog.
"...ensure that our highly skilled employees will be able to live local and work local." The post United Tool and Mold Investing $11M To Construct 60,000 SqFt Manufacturing Complex In South Carolina appeared first on Shopfloor.
Monday, I blogged about the sushi-making class I took on my last Sunday in Japan. Later that same Sunday, I did a walking food tour in the Shibuya area. Walking food tours are a great way to explore and learn about a city. In our small...Show More Summary