The Top 10 manufacturing stories of 2010

Here are Manufacturing Weekly’s top 10 stories for 2010, as chosen by our readers:

Tools you can use: Vendor tally sheet

As part of an ongoing series, “Tools you can use,” we provide forms, ideas and methods to improve your manufacturing operation. Today’s tool: the vendor tally sheet — used to spot supply problems and inform vendors where they need to improve.

More companies use ‘point’ system for absences: Is it legal?

A lot of employers have begun using a system known as “attendance points” to penalize, and even fire, employees who are absent a lot. Recently, some employees have challenged the legality of such a system.