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Continuous Improvement is a System

July 23, 2012 9:40 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

A dictionary definition of a system reads something like this: a set of connected things working together as a mechanism or an interconnected network. Based on that, our process improvement and business improvement prowess is the outcome of a system. Personnel, software, tools, equipment, networks, information databases, metrics, and leaders all coordinate and cooperate in order to make improvement happen.

Engineers Define the Mechanical Mechanism in Living Cells

July 23, 2012 9:32 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A new study at Stanford University may help explain this phenomenon, and then some, about the mechanical structure and behavior of complex living organisms.

Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink On-Chip Lasers

July 23, 2012 9:24 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a new laser for on-chip optical connections that could give computers a huge boost in speed and energy efficiency.  

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Advanced Microstepping Drive from Servo2Go

July 23, 2012 9:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Applied Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Servo2Go.com announces the addition of a new OEM designed economical microstepping drive from Applied Motion Products.

Earnings Preview: Peabody Q2 profits seen lower

July 23, 2012 8:50 am | by JIM SUHR - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Peabody Energy Corp., the world's biggest private-sector coal company, is expected to report lower earnings compared to a year ago, when it reports second-quarter results before the stock market opens Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Analysts may be especially interested in Peabody's performance so...

JC Penney sells Simon Property stake for $248M

July 23, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

J.C. Penney Co. said Monday that it is selling the bulk of its interest in mall developer Simon Property for $248 million as it focuses on its core business.The Plano, Texas, company said the sale announced on Monday was the first step in a plan, put in place last year, to sell off assets that...

Littlefuse's Weather-Sealed Reversing Switch

July 23, 2012 8:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Littlefuse | Product Releases | Comments

Cole Hersee, the Commercial Vehicle Products division of Littelfuse, Inc. , has announced that it is introducing the latest product in the 95060 series of sealed rotary switches.

Economical Indexing Plungers from J.W. Winco

July 23, 2012 8:03 am | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco, Inc.  has announced it now offers GN 612.8 Cam Action Indexing Plungers in metric sizes.

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The Greatest Machine That Never Was

July 23, 2012 7:53 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Computer science began in the '30s ... the 1830s.

Perrigo sells Fla. manufacturing plant to Medline

July 23, 2012 7:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perrigo has sold a personal hygiene product manufacturing plant in Florida to Medline Industries Inc.The companies did not disclose terms. Medline will use the facility to make products including enema and douche products, as well as and oral saline laxatives.Perrigo is based in Allegan, Mich.,...

Detroit workers compete in 'Olympic-style' games

July 23, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Employees from five Detroit companies will compete in the inaugural Live Downtown Games.Opening ceremonies and the first events begin Monday morning in Campus Martius.The games mark the one-year anniversary of the Live Downtown program of financial incentives designed to persuade some workers...

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 23rd: ACFN, ACOM, ACOR, AEC, AKRX, AKS, APRI, ARO, ATMI, BII

July 23, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Barrington Research initiated coverage on shares of Acorn Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ACFN). They issued an outperform rating on the stock and set a $11.30 price...

FTC waives waiting period for Linde Group deal

July 23, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German industrial and medical gases maker Linde Group said Monday that U.S. regulators have terminated a regulatory waiting period required for the company's $4.6 billion acquisition of U.S. home care company Lincare Holdings Inc.The Federal Trade Commission granted the early termination...

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 23rd: CVCY, CY, DANOY, DECK, DTE, DVN, EADSY, EGP, ELN, EQM

July 23, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Raymond James upgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.Cantor Fitzgerald...

Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 23rd: BOH, CCE, ETN, HAL, HAS, ITMN, MCD, PETS, PHG, RPM, SAH

July 23, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Bank of Hawaii (NYSE: BOH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate...

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