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Toyota Kata: A Lean Strategy for Keeping Up With the Pace of Change

States News Service June 14, 2019 By Brian Lagas Why are our changeovers taking so long? If youve asked this question on the shop floor, more than likely you were met with blank stares by your employees. Open-ended questions like this are overwhelming, so employees try to find quick answers that dont really […]

Medicines Recalled as Effectiveness May Have Been Compromised

Press Association Mediapoint June 28, 2019 By Samar Maguire People with Parkinsons disease, epilepsy and blood-clotting issues are being urged to return medication because its effectiveness may have been compromised. Prescription-only medicines Neupro, Vimpat and Clexane with a B&S Healthcare label are being recalled by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). […]

Mazda Recalling More Than 262K Vehicles Over Engine Stalling Issue

Dayton Daily News July 12, 2019 By Kelcie Willis Mazda is recalling more than 262,00 cars and SUVs due to a software issue that can cause engines to stall. The recall includes some 2018 and 2019 Mazda6 vehicles in all body styles and 2018 and 2019 CX-5 SUVs. Mazda3 two-door cars from 2019 […]

Sale of Used Cars Under Recall Would Be Banned by Proposal in Congress

Chicago Sun-Times June 27, 2019 By Stephanie Zimmermann It would be illegal to sell or lease used cars that are the subject of current safety recalls under legislation introduced this week in the U.S. Senate. The measure aims to address the widespread availability of used cars that have been recalled, sometimes for serious […]

Ford to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Europe

New York Times June 27, 2019 By Amie Tsang Ford Motor Company said on Thursday it would cut about a fifth of its European work force and shut down five plants as the company deals with weak demand for its cars. The automaker, which has struggled to turn a profit in Europe, said […]

6M Secret Medical Device Problems

Star Tribune (Minneapolis) June 26, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week published millions of previously undisclosed reports of problems and post-surgical complications involving medical devices, including reports on implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemaker electrodes and dental implants. The roughly 6 million reports released Friday cover a wide array of devices in […]

Canada: Don’t Be Confused by Best Before and Packaging Dates

Mondaq Business Briefing June 26, 2019 While much of the data on food labels is notoriously incomprehensible to the average consumer, at least “best before” and “packaging” dates are easy to understand and provide valuable information on food safety. Right? Wrong. According to B.01.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations, when a pre-packaged […]

Attention Walmart Managers: Virtual Reality Helps With Hires

USA Today July 10, 2019 By Rebekah Tuchscherer Walmart, the countrys largest private employer, is using virtual reality headsets to test which employees have the aptitude for middle management positions. The VR headsets place Walmart associates in real-life situationssuch as calming an angry shopper or giving new employees a store tourthat test knowledge […]

Revisiting Strategies for Buying a New Car

Telegram & Gazette (MA) June 25, 2019 With the cost to own a new vehicle rising, it’s more important than ever to consider what you’ll pay for a car loan and to shop for the best interest rate. The average new car loan interest rate reached 5.5% in 2018, up about one percentage […]

Car Owners Are Now Rethinking the Recall

The Toronto Star July 9, 2019 By Ellen Roseman Matthew Foster has a problem with his 2013 Scion FR-S, a Toyota-owned brand. The cars engine failed last May and he has to pay $7,000 to replace it. Ironically, the failure happened shortly after he had taken his car in for repairs under a […]