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Online Sourcing & Buying Made Easy

Whether you're an engineer specifying a part, or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, ThomasRegional offers fast and easy solutions. Whether you're an engineer specifying a part, or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, http://www.thomasregional.com/news?issue=nI21 offers fast and easy solutions: * SOURCE as locally...

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Manufacturing the World's Wealth

IndustryWeek's sixth annual ranking of manufacturing firms shows, once again, that worldwide wealth production starts with manufacturers. IndustryWeek recently released its annual IW 1000 report ranking the top 1000 manufacturing companies around the world. According to its findings, last year the IW 1000 produced a combined $9 trillion in revenues from continuing operations, overshadowing the...

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Government & Industry Update

Some revealing facts from the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center, a beefed-up Department of Defense budget, and a U.S. Trade Representative calls for an investigation into whether imports are hurting the steel industry. Ray Pocica, a supervisory special agent at the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC), a resource implemented by the FBI, has asked businesses with a presence on the web to set...

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Quality Standards Need Quality Data

Aimed at preventing the procurement of defective parts, the QS-9000 standard is only as good as the test data it utilizes, -- and it seems reliability testing needs improvement. Suppliers and purchasers both need a reliable means of testing produced parts for quality and this is the reasoning behind the QS-9000 standard. The standard is intended to encourage continuous improvement in part quality...

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Fashioning the Best Protective Clothing Choice

Don't commit a chemical safety faux pas by outfitting your employees with the wrong duds. For companies that deal with dangerous chemicals, the use of chemical protective clothing is a must. Not only does it make business sense, it's also mandated by law. According to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Association (OSHA), an employer is responsible to determine when personal protection equipment...

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Chemical R&D is Stirring Economic Growth

A new study shows that the industry is bringing about favorable scientific and economic reactions. A recent study, "Measuring Up: Research & Development Counts in the Chemical Industry", conducted by the Council for Chemical Research (CCR) and funded by twenty-seven corporations, highlights the role of research and development (R&D) in the success of the United States' chemical industry and, by...

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Sourcing Industrial Products Online?

Make ThomasRegional.com your next stop. Whether you're an engineer specifying a part or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, http://www.ThomasRegional.com/news?issue=nI20 offers a fast and easy solution. * SOURCE as locally as you need or as far as you require from over 550,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies searchable by...

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E-Procurement and Eastman: What Chemistry!

How a Tennessee-based chemical company learned to tango, not tangle, with e-procurement. Proving that electronic procurement can be a means to greater savings is Eastman Chemical Co. Located in Kingsport, TN, Eastman is no newcomer to the industry. The chemical giant produces a wide variety of chemicals, fibers and plastics, employs over 17,000 workers and racks up an annual $5.3 billion in...

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Chemical Engineering Paperwork Headaches?

Outsourcing the time consuming, yet must-have documentation may be the cure. As chemical engineers advance in their fields they often find that their non-engineering responsibilities increase with their salaries. Somewhere along the line they may become liable for the safety of an entire team, lab or plant. In these cases, it is of the utmost importance that engineers arrange for the preparation...

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Buyer Productivity: Build It and They Will Come

Recent research indicates that suppliers could be doing a lot more to attract, and keep, online buyers. According to a recent survey of 406 executives by Jupiter Research, 54% of buyers would give their suppliers preferential status if they were to offer the type of value-added services commonly found in the brick-and-mortar world. The survey also indicated that 80% of buyers would be more...

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