Historically, when we hear a story about robots and the world of work, the news is bad for humans, who are losing jobs as bank tellers, customer service reps, and airline ticket agents, thanks to automation. But some manufacturers are adding robots to their lines -- and increasing the need for human workers as a result.
We've all heard about manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas, but consumers are demanding more American made textile products. The problem is manufacturers have too much work and not enough sewers.
The goal of lean manufacturing is to tighten up efficiency, cut down on wasted time, maximize talent and reduce waste. It sounds a lot like the benefits of going green, too. Let's look at some of the similarities, where green manufacturing intersects with lean principles.
CEO Magazine ranked California as the worst place to do business for the past five years? Why? At least some businesses say it's because of the state's stringent regulations, which make it tough to start and run a business.