Submitted by Dan Hebert on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 08:34
When times are tough, companies cut back on everything from salaries to travel to new product investment. Is your company cutting back? If so, how? Do you see light at the end of the tunnel, or are these cutbacks in place for the foreseeable future?
Submitted by Dan Hebert on Fri, 04/03/2009 - 07:56
The stock market appears to have bottomed out. Auto sales were up strongly last month. Everywhere one looks there are signs that the worse is past. Is that what you're seeing in your business? Are there signs of life from your customers?
Submitted by Dan Hebert on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:02
What's the best way for you and your company to ride out the recession without crippling your ability to compete when business picks up? Machine builders have some answers, as do the system integrators and vendors that serve them.
Every day you read it in newspapers or you watch it on news shows, hundreds of companies are laying-off hundreds if not thousands of their employees. The economic crisis is hitting every industry. Hard working professional are at a lost today and no one is prepared to be laid off.
Submitted by Dan Hebert on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 18:39
With the economy in retreat, at least in the U.S., Europe and Japan, it's a good time to assess how the current recession will change future behavior. After the short term pain, their will be long term gain for industry in general and for machine builders in particular.
Submitted by Dan Hebert on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 08:46
2009 looks like a slow year for capital spending in many manufacturing plants, and that's bad news for many in the automation industry. But money will still be spent in other areas, primarily from maintenance and plant operations budgets.