Business & Industry

Ready or Not, Here Come the New ISO Requirements

The International Organization for Standardization has released its new revisions for ISO certification. Companies now have three years to get their operations in order to meet the new criteria and might have to work a little harder to meet the new standards. On December 15, 2000, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Geneva, Switzerland released the final versions of the...

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Space Age Solutions for Today's Transportation Woes

Increasingly burdensome highway congestion threatens to further slow industry's ability to move product. Researchers looking into expanding development of relatively new technology for building Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are hoping to ease the gridlock. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has estimated that a collective five billion hours per year are lost as trucks and...

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Survey Compares US Airport Warehouse Rental Costs

The distance between a company's warehouse and the nearest airport is key to on-time delivery of goods, especially in the Internet age. However, distribution efficiency often forces a choice between accessibility and high-storage costs. The emergence of the Internet as a means of commerce has brought with it the increased pressure of shipping goods more rapidly. To remain competitive,...

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Are You Ready to Manage Your Warehouse Via the Web?

Vendors are currently courting the warehouse management field with a new line of web-based management software. Before you rush into a purchase, be sure the software is really what your business needs -- and if you even need it at all. As the vendors of warehouse management software begin offering web-based packages to their clients, warehouse managers have the option of putting their operations...

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Biometric Technology: Sci-fi Meets e-Biz

The ability to quickly scan and store unique physical information, such as fingerprint patterns, has given rise to proposed applications for use in both expediting and protecting business transactions. One of the most intriguing technologies to become commercially available recently is biometric security - an umbrella term for technology that uses unique physical characteristics as the basis of...

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The Age of the Infrastructure

The sober realization that many companies do not have the necessary infrastructure to support fully automated business has attracted enormous investments in the infrastructure. Despite the death of the dotcoms, and the solemn air of a sagging economy, the Internet is steadily growing and changing the face of industry. Online businesses are scrambling to improve their sites' content, and handle an...

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Going Mobile: Easing Plant Floor Data Efforts

A new wave of portable data collection systems is hitting the market and plant engineers are snapping them up. Are these devices expensive playthings or powerful tools that facilitate manufacturing? Portable data collection systems are rising in popularity. Manufacturers seem to appreciate the ease of the hand-held devices and more and more are taking advantage of the new software and latest...

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Welcome to Fill-in-the-Blank Valley

Silicon, the long time material of choice for the semiconductor industry, is now facing some competition. Engineers are exploring new compounds for use as the basic building blocks in the computer chips of tomorrow. If advances in the semiconductor's structure are to continue beyond the next decade, it's likely that they will be made using other materials in addition to silicon. This is largely...

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Seminars/Events

TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association TIA is one of the leading trade associations in the communications and information technology industry. Through its worldwide activities, the association facilitates business development and provides a market-focused forum for its more than 1,100 member companies that manufacture or supply products and services used in global communications. For more...

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New Semiconductors Raise New Safety Concerns

In addition to guarding the safety of their workers, semiconductor manufacturers now have a new concern: the welfare of the chips themselves. As innovations result in more costly components, the task of protecting semiconductors from the dangers of electrical fires and flammable chemicals is becoming an even greater concern. Over the past few years, semiconductor wafers, the thin slices of...

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