Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Is Outdated Information on Your Website Putting Your Company At Risk?

Cybersecurity
With all of the attention given to upgrading cybersecurity, it can be easy to forget that outdated content on a company’s website also can be a source of risk. Nearly all company websites include information regarding the company and its products. These are representations that the company is making to the world and, in some … Continue reading this entry

STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Disadvantages Domestic Manufacturers

In late June, Senators Coons, Cotton, Durbin, and Hirono introduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017.  The Act includes provisions that seek to heavily change the inter partes review and post-grant review processes. However, Sec. 108, which focuses on patent infringement, is the portion that may have the largest effect on hurting domestic manufacturing companies relative to their foreign counterparts.… Continue reading this entry

17 Measures Manufacturing Companies Should Consider to Reduce the Risk of Cyber-Intrusions

Cybersecurity
Computers are integral throughout the manufacturing process. At every step in the supply chain, there are computers collecting and acting on thousands of data points. As a result, cybersecurity has become a vital consideration throughout the manufacturing industry. Whether it’s protecting data and privacy in the increasingly connected products being manufactured, or replacing vulnerable legacy … Continue reading this entry

Coming to America: Challenges in Moving Manufacturing to the U.S.

News of manufacturing companies coming to America or choosing to stay in the U.S. is plentiful of late. Why the focus on American manufacturing? And, perhaps more important, what are the legal and cultural issues facing manufacturers expanding into U.S. facilities? Why the United States? Credibility. Establishing a successful business in America demonstrates a level … Continue reading this entry

U.S. Regulations Can Raise Risks for Reshoring and Next-Generation Manufacturing

More than a third of United States businesses are either bringing back or considering bringing back manufacturing activity to the U.S. through “reshoring.” Although one would think that bringing production back to the U.S. would minimize the impact of U.S. regulations of international conduct, in many cases the opposite is true. The aggressive enforcement of U.S. … Continue reading this entry

You've Got the Whole (Supply Chain) World in Your Hands

It’s hard to believe, but you may soon be able to receive products before you even order them. Amazon and other retailers are exploring concepts like anticipatory shipping and adaptive stocking. With these developments and others, like the rise of online shopping, two-day deliveries, and reduction in shipping fees, manufacturers world-wide have increasingly realized the … Continue reading this entry

The First Legal Innovation Hub for NextGen Manufacturers

The First Legal Innovation Hub for NextGen Manufacturers
Will you and I witness the next “industrial revolution?” Consider how dramatically manufacturing is advancing in today’s economy. With astonishing speed, manufacturers are applying 21st century technology to produce state-of-the-art, enterprise-wide systems that support ongoing process improvements and ever-changing business partners. Manufacturers are reconfiguring their factories, returning to the U.S., and educating their workforces to … Continue reading this entry