The consequences of an investigation into bribery allegations can be tricky for any manufacturing company, so it’s important to understand the U.S. anti-bribery provisions. As discussed in our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) should be top of mind for any manufacturer conducting or considering international business. Indeed, any doubts that the government was still interested in investigating and...more
While what constitutes “advanced” constantly evolves, advanced robotic systems have been a reality on manufacturing floors since at least the 1970s. These technological advancements can reduce costs, increase productivity,...more
Long gone are the days when spies needed physical access to information to steal, copy, or photograph it; modern technology now enables instantaneous global access and transmission. Protecting trade secrets ranks high on...more
Though often overlooked, bankruptcy sales can be a real boon to businesses looking for a great deal. Prospective purchasers must, of course, interface with the bankruptcy court, so these companies must understand the lay of...more
Does your manufacturing firm have enough facilities creating the optimum number of products in the right locations? As manufacturing abroad became viable, the siting options became innumerable. Now, already difficult...more
Soon, instead of clicking buy now and entering your shipping information, you may be able to download a file, click “Start,” and watch a 3D printer at work. Thus, the manufacturer-consumer will be born.
As you sit at your desk waiting for any guidance regarding what your Conflict Minerals Report should look like, you may allow yourself to think about June 3, 2014, the day after companies are required to file their Form SD...more