Monthly Archives: September 2016


Should companies get back to basics & make sure processes are ready to scale or focus on IoT?

Embracing Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals As technology and the Industrial Internet of Things march onward, perhaps it's time for companies to go back to basics and make sure their processes are ready to scale. by  Steve Garbrecht The question is this: Why, by a margin of nearly 3:1, are manufacturers implementing cross-functional groups to improve operational [...]

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , |

Oil Rallies After Largest Weekly Crude-Supply Drop Since 1999

Oil futures on Thursday were set to log their highest settlement in about two weeks, after U.S. government data revealed the largest drop in crude supplies since 1999. The 14.5 million-barrel decline reported by the Energy Information Administration was even larger than the surprise 12.1 million-barrel drop reported by the American Petroleum Institute late Wednesday. [...]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|

‘Well-Timed’ OPEC Talk Forces Oil Bears Into Record Reversal

Talk of a potential deal to freeze output helped push oil close to $50 a barrel and prompted money managers to cut bets on falling prices by the most ever. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, went from a bear to a bull market in less than three weeks. OPEC is on course to agree [...]

September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , |