Category Archives: Cost reduction

Mercadona | Spanish ailes | Why a low-price retailer is thriving (The Economist)

Tweet Mercadona Spanish aisles Why a low-price retailer is thriving Jun 2nd 2011 | MADRID | from the print edition FEW domestic firms are prospering in crisis-racked Spain, but Mercadona is. Spain’s largest supermarket (by sales) has enjoyed double-digit growth

Multinational manufacturers: moving back to America (The Economist)

Tweet The dwindling allure of building factories offshore May 12th 2011 | NEW YORK | from the print edition “WHEN clients are considering opening another manufacturing plant in China, I’ve started to urge them to consider alternative locations,” says Hal

Maduros…y también rendidores (El País, Uruguay)

Tweet Tras estudiar durante tres años una planta de Mercedes Benz, investigadores alemanes aseguran que con la edad se pierde destreza física, pero en cambio se gana en otras habilidades. Contabilizaron los errores que cometían las personas durante el proceso

78 Ways for Your Small Business to Save Money in this Economy (InsideCRM.com)

Tweet 78 Ways for Your Small Business to Save Money in this Economy These easy tips will keep your finances secure during the current downturn. With the economy struggling, every business is trying to cut costs to make ends meet.

PET project: Old plastic bottles can be used to improve paving and prevent flooding (The Economist, Dec 6th)

Tweet Construction materials PET project Old plastic bottles can be used to improve paving and prevent flooding Dec 6th 2010 SOMETIMES a common solution can be found for two apparently unrelated problems. That may be true of repairing paths and