How to Train Your Daughter (for a Lucrative Career in Robotics)
We all know girls are not represented well in STEM, but what can be done about it? Investing in some STEM toys this holiday season would be a great start.
More U.S. Beef Being Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
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NEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release that a unit of Brazil's JBS is now recalling a total of more than 12 million pounds of raw beef that was shipped around the U.S. According to officials, information obtained in three additional cases of sickened patients led to the identification of other ground beef products that weren't part of the initial recall.
JBS Tolleson in Arizona already recalled about 7 million pounds of beef in October. Health officials say all the products up for recall have the USDA inspection number "EST. 267."
"While no products in this expansion have…
A Proactive Manufacturing Supply Chain
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Today’s global economic volatility has put increased pressure on the manufacturing supply chain. It is more important than ever to be able to respond quickly to changing market conditions. This becomes especially important as the U.S.-China trade relationship erodes over imposed tariffs, and politically charged NAFTA discussions test relationships with neighboring North American countries. Manufacturers, fabricators, component makers, industrial distributors, and suppliers are all affected by uncertainty and shifting market conditions. Fortunately with proactive insights, modern technology solutions can help manufacturers increase their agility and ability to manage the supply chain
Defining the Supply Chain Conundrum
Politics and manufacturing make for strange bedfellows. Factories need stability and long-term planning…
How Women Can Make Their Mark in Manufacturing
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There’s no way around it — women have a tough time breaking into the manufacturing industry. Despite making up nearly half of the U.S. labor force in 2016, women accounted for just 29 percent of manufacturing workers. And for those who find a place within the industry, yet another challenge often emerges — climbing up the corporate ladder
From self-doubt to a lack of respect on the part of male co-workers, numerous issues keep executive positions out of reach for women. Moving into the C-suite, however, isn’t out of the question. The following advice — much of which I learned through my experience as an executive in male-dominated industries — can help fast-track your manufacturing career.
Dig into the Nitty Gritty
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from…
The U.S.-China Trade War Will Continue Hurting the U.S. Economy
Since 2015, China has been the United States' largest trading partner, representing approximately 15 percent of U.S. trade. Meanwhile, the U.S. became China's top and most important trading partner in 1998. According to a recent analysis by the U.S.-China Business Council, the trade relationship supports approximately 2.6 million jobs in the U.S., representing a wide range of industries and businesses. China has become an important market for U.S. goods and services as a result of the rapid growth of the Chinese middle-class and its significant increase in purchasing power. American companies are selling high-value products to Chinese customers, including cars, semiconductors, aircraft, medical devices and agricultural products, like soybeans, fruit and pork, all of…
Michelob, Modelo Booming While Rest of US Beer Industry Flat
Both labels are slightly more expensive than the market-leading light beers, helping them benefit from the shift toward premium products.