Monthly Archives: January 2012

Apple Audits Its Suppliers And Finds Plenty Of Room For Improvement

According to the latest issue of Manufacturing and Technology News, Apple’s contractors in China are running operations riddled with environmental, health and safety practices  that would be illegal in the United States, according to an audit conducted by Apple. The … Continue reading

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Manex and Partners to Host 2012 Silicon Valley Manufacturing & Technology Summit

Competing globally while manufacturing in California to create good, well-paying jobs will be the main topic of discussion at the inaugural 2012 Silicon Valley Manufacturing & Technology Summit to be held on March 21, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention … Continue reading

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Why Is Inventory a Liability in the World of Lean Manufacturing?

Inventory is an asset in accounting terms, but it is considered a liability in the Lean Manufacturing world. Why? Because it becomes obsolete, expiration dates need to be tracked continuously, it gathers dust and rust, occupies valuable warehouse space, gets … Continue reading

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