Studies document that innovation in engineering and production works best when the two disciplines are contiguous. Pairing the two was problematic for one company until an online marketplace came to the rescue.
The United States has enough shale gas to supply the surge of recently announced petrochemical expansions and, despite anemic prices, producers have no plans to stop pumping as long as demand exists, a Southwestern Energy executive said Thursday.
As the volume of business-to-business purchases being made online continues to grow, B2B suppliers are responding by expanding their e-commerce platforms and overall omnichannel capabilities, according to new research from Accenture and hybris software, an SAP company.
OEMs' insistence on more and more cost reductions has caused painful friction in the relationship, according to the annual Global OEM-Supplier Relations Study conducted by IHS Automotive. The survey allows automotive suppliers to rate car makers on a variety of matters, including technology sourcing, profit-impacting factors, quality management and intellectual property protection matters.
Amid all the fine financial news Boeing can tout - a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook - one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner.