How Companies Can Solve the China Puzzle

Amy Karam, author of the book, The China Factor:Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy, recently was interviewed at Google’s Mountain View campus, providing insight for companies to better compete. “The main intention of “The China…

Ashley Furniture: OSHA Proposes $431K Fine over Machine Safety

Ashley Furniture, the country’s largest home decor retailer, has been cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration for “failing to protect workers from moving machine parts” at one of its manufacturing facilities. The violations allegedly occurred at a factory…

3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years

The 3D printer market has now emerged from garages and is quickly becoming an industry to watch. Newer 3D printing technologies have now been used to create every thing from houses to dresses. As the market for 3D-printed goods begins…

Apple Reportedly Pushing For More Automated Manufacturing

Apple is well-known throughout the tech industry for its meticulous manufacturing specifications. With the advent of the iPhone the company turned its discerning eye for design to its manufacturing pipeline, creating a streamlined, efficient, and inexpensive way to release several…

Foxconn Reportedly Looking To Use Google’s Robots

Google has been acquiring robotics companies with plans to implement robots in manufacturing settings (among other places), and as it turns out, the company has already been working with one well-known manufacturer to do just that. The Wall Street Journal…

Samsung Notebook Orders Down, Apple Shipping Fewer MacBooks

The PC industry has hit hard times as the tablet and smartphone markets have begun to eat away at PC sales. This is especially true for notebooks, though manufacturers are trying desperately to compete with features such as touchscreens. The…

Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new…

Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments

Though notebook shipments languished over the summer, manufacturers still have the holiday buying season to look forward to. Now, it appears that a labor shortage in China could restrict notebook shipments even further. DigiTimes is reporting that China is currently…

Timken Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies

On September 5, 2013, the Timken Company officially announced that they would be splitting their company into two separate entities. After the announcement, Timken stock rose 6.2% during after-market trading. Timken manufactures steel, bearings and power transmissions. The company split…

Video Game Consoles Driving Component Demand, Pre-Orders Higher Than Expected

The latest generation of video game consoles is set to launch this fall. Microsoft will be releasing its new Xbox One console and Sony will be releasing its new PlayStation 4 console. Though the release dates for the consoles have…