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Category: Production


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 […]


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 […]


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, Production

Collaborative Robots Start Welding

September 26, 2017

Via: Automation World

The rise of collaborative robots (cobots) in industry has featured their use in a variety of applications where they work, uncaged, alongside humans. Most of the cobot implementations I have seen in the past few years revolve around using the […]


Process, Production

The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex

September 22, 2017

Via: The New York Times

If you want to see what President Trump can do to expand manufacturing in America, look past his criticism of free trade and the few jobs he may have saved at Carrier. Instead, look at his plans for the military. […]


Process, Production

Agropur Pours on Continuous Improvements with Integrated Control and Information Solution

September 15, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. The North American leader in dairy processing uses manufacturing intelligence to drive continuous improvements. A Moo-dern Dairy Industry Cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, protein shake, and of course milk are the snacks and refreshments that turn […]


Production, Workforce Development

The Importance of Business Process Automation

September 8, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

A few years ago, the question most business owners were asking was, “Is it worth the time and investment to automate office processes?” Today, it is evident that business process automation is essential for operational growth. In 2014, Food Manufacturing […]


Process, Production

Building Thermal Insulation Market by Material, Application, Building Type – Global Forecast to 2022

September 6, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

The market size of building thermal insulation was USD 23.89 billion in 2016, which is projected to reach USD 29.62 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.65% from 2017 to 2022. The building thermal insulation market is largely driven […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

HP, Deloitte Team Up to Transform Manufacturing

August 25, 2017

Via: Industry Week

PALO ALTO, California — England and Portugal established their alliance back in 1373, 644 years ago, the oldest alliance anywhere around the globe still in force. If the alliance formally announced Thursday by HP Inc. and Deloitte lasts anywhere near […]