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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) fails to address the insurance concerns of small business owners, most of whom are paying higher premiums this year than in 2012, a business advocacy association maintains. But what’s unclear is just how much those price increases are due to the ACA.  Read more


As the U.S. manufacturing industry struggles to find fresh talent, retaining and rewarding existing workers becomes increasingly important. While there are many ways to keep staff engaged and happy, one often-neglected method is the performance review process. Read more


The former president of a transportation company in Texas was sentenced in federal court last month to five years in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer network and stealing proprietary business information he intended to use for his start-up. The case underscores the fact that much like major corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are targets for industrial espionage. Read more

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Though manufacturers think they’re doing a better job safeguarding data, cybersecurity breaches are increasing. So says a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study, which finds that “while organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries.”  Read more


This is part three of the exclusive three-part Manufacturing Sustainability series, intended to delve deeper into the dynamics of sustainable manufacturing, what it means, how it is achieved, the value it can bring to the business enterprise and customers. This article focuses on the integration of people and innovation to drive sustainable manufacturing.  Read more

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Smart manufacturers would never operate in a place where the supply chain was uncertain. That’s simply good business sense. Yet many companies operate without a sufficient supply of their most critical resource: high-quality workers.  Read more

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American manufacturers often cite the “skills gap” as a major obstacle to company growth and industry resurgence. But some researchers argue that the situation is not as bad as often depicted, and even claim the gap is a myth. So what’s the truth?  Read more

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