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Category: Process


Process, R&D

Data-Driven Manufacturing – Monetizing the Analytical Edge

October 16, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Manufacturers around the world continue to grapple with the pressure of reducing costs while achieving the highest standard of quality. In this era of the connected customer, we are now experiencing a whole new world with mass customization/personalization in a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

BMW in talks with Great Wall Motor over potential production partnership

October 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to Reuters, Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Company has revealed that it is in talks with BMW, with the potential for the firms to partner on the production of the company’s Mini brand vehicles in China. The German firm […]


Design &Planning, Process

Designer Spotlight: Chevrolet Embraces Young Female Designers

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

Designer Spotlight is a regular column focusing on style/design and the professional woman. Car design has traditionally been a man’s domain. No longer true. More and more, automotive companies are evolving the industry stereotype. GM’s Chevrolet is a pioneer in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

How Connected Cars Could Change Your Life On The Road In The Next 3 Years

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

Worldwide sales of connected cars are projected to grow from fewer than 7 million units in 2015 to almost 61 million in 2020, generating $141 billion revenue for the auto industry and giving commuters new ways to make rush hour […]


Process, Production, R&D

Manufacturing Supply Chains—From Vertical to Virtual Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

Over 100 years ago, construction began on the Ford River Rouge Complex on 2000 acres in Dearborn, Michigan. The site grew swiftly to include almost every element needed to produce a car: enormous ore docks, blast furnaces, a steel rolling […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Mazda Hints at the Future

October 11, 2017

Via: MFRTech

At the risk of turning this into some sort of Mazda tribute site (pun not intended), yesterday the company announced that at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show (October 28-November 5), in addition to showing a “next-generation product concept” which is […]


Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

The Challenges and Opportunities of OT & IT Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is one of the key mantras of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. OT typically refers to the control and automation technologies supporting physical equipment and processes, and was once intentionally […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment

October 9, 2017

Via: Automotive News

On its face, the announcement was a head-scratcher. Honda, an automaker known for its conservative approach to expanding production globally, revealed in September that it was adding 300 new jobs in Ohio and pumping $267 million into production of the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

Wal-Mart committed to buying US manufactured products

October 9, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

US retail giant Wal-Mart has revealed that it will be more readily pursuing a policy of supporting US manufacturing firms by purchasing US manufactured goods. The firm put forward a further $250bn until 2023 that will be used to support […]


Process, Quality Control

Better Data Feeds Productivity

October 6, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. How smart manufacturing can help improve productivity, yield and efficiencies in food and beverage operations. The food and beverage industry is complex and rapidly evolving. Markets and tastes are changing. Consumers are more connected, informed and […]