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Logistics, Process

The Beauty of Flexible Manufacturing

April 11, 2018

Via: Automation World

Mass customization is a phrase that we’re becoming increasingly familiar with in manufacturing, particularly within consumer goods. Connected consumers—with ever-increasing and rapidly changing demands—are dictating a whole new level of flexibility and connectedness from manufacturers. This trend is arguably no […]


Logistics, Process

Attracting the investors: tech in the manufacturing sector

March 29, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Sweeping changes in technology are disrupting nearly all sectors of the global market. In the home, the shop floor, the factory and the hospital, and even our daily commute, technology is leading to huge changes in commercial business models. Why […]


Logistics, Process

Automotive Telematics – Global Market Outlook (2017-2023)

March 21, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Automotive Telematics market is accounted for $19.06 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $141.47 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 33.2%. Increase in […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S.

March 15, 2018

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Automakers and other businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump’s planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the U.S. Commerce Department, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The […]


Logistics, Process

Freedonia Group Analyst Weighs In on the Impact of New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

March 13, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Two months after placing tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last week. The tariffs will increase the cost of imported steel and aluminum […]


Logistics, Process, Production

German manufacturing orders dropped in January by 3.9%

March 8, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

New manufacturing orders in Germany fell by 3.9% in January this year, dropping an additional 1.3% than expected. A Reuters economist poll predicted that the first month of this year would see a 1.6% reduction in industrial orders. However, despite […]


Logistics, Process

Dealership throughput forecast to slip for third year

February 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

U.S. dealership throughput — the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership — is expected to slip 2.9 percent to 920 vehicles in 2018 from 947 in 2017, automotive consulting firm Urban Science predicts. If so, 2018 would have the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process, Production

Modern EBR: The Future of Batch Execution

January 16, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Phone books may be a thing of the past, but the transition from paper to digital systems is still rolling out across many industries. Exhaustive paper documentation became the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry to satisfy regulatory documentation requirements. […]


Logistics, Process

China’s manufacturing sector hits four month high, boosting stocks

January 4, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry in China successfully beat its predicted forecasts in the final months of 2017. According to the Caxin-Markit manufacturing purchasing mangers’ index, Decembers rating was a rapid increase, rising from 50.8 in the previous month to 51.5. This […]


Logistics, Process

Making Fixed and Variable Cost Information Useful

January 2, 2018

Via: Automation World

In traditional cost accounting for manufacturing, categorizing costs as fixed or variable has been part of accepted practice for a long time. In recent years, the practice has diminished because this information was generally less useful or not timely enough […]