Monthly Archives: August 2012

Boeing–Working to Quicken Delivery of 787s

WSJ – August 19, 2012, 5:56 p.m. ET Boeing Moves to Speed 787 Deliveries By JON OSTROWER EVERETT, Wash.—The average Boeing Co. BA +0.37% jetliner gets a few test flights after it leaves production before being delivered. But for each … Continue reading

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GM–Cut Hours at German Plants–Aggregate Planning @ Work

August 19, 2012, 7:27 p.m. ET GM Nears Pact to Cut Hours at German Plants By JEFF BENNETT and NICO SCHMIDT DETROIT—General Motors Co. GM +3.19% is close to reaching an agreement with labor representatives to shorten the workdays at … Continue reading

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Amazon Works on “The Last Mile” Problem–Delivery Lockers

WSJ – Updated August 7, 2012, 2:08 a.m. ET Amazon’s New Secret Weapon: Delivery Lockers Online Retailer Expands Use of Cabinets for Package Deliveries By GREG BENSINGER Bryan Thomas for The Wall Street Journal An Amazon Locker in a New … Continue reading

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An update to the Gibson Guitar Purchasing Problem

WSJ – Updated August 6, 2012, 8:06 p.m. ET Gibson Guitar to Pay Fine Over Wood Imports By KRIS MAHER Bloomberg News Gibson guitars, hung to dry after being lacquered in Nashville last year. Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to pay … Continue reading

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