For many industrial companies, forging a connection with customers, suppliers, and the communities they serve can be a challenge. Other than engineers, who really understands what a rotorseal is, or what inerting systems do?
Operations, Information Technology, IT Policies, Mobile Device Management
More than 60 million tablet computers were purchased in 2011, with Apple's iPad dominating the category. Well over three-quarters of businesses in the market for tablets plan to buy iPads, leaving little room for competitors such as Samsung, Amazon, HP, Dell, and RIM. While this is great news for Apple (and its investors), the real question is: what are businesses doing with all these tablets?
You don't have to tell MAPI member executives about the rapidly changing nature of manufacturing. They may be located in the United States, but they all work in a global marketplace, whose technologies and processes are changing on a regular, continuous basis.
The results of the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Survey on the Business Outlook—March 2012 (EO-104) indicate an overall picture of continued growth for the industrial sector, but at a more moderate pace during 2012.
What do you do all summer when you’re a nine year old boy who has to spend every day at your Dad’s auto parts store? Well, you could build your own arcade—just like the one at the neighborhood Shakey’s Pizza Parlor. And then you get ready for the customers to flood in.