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Category: Production


Process, Production

Renault invests in French electric car plant upgrade

June 14, 2018

Via: Reuters

The Zoe production line in Flins, west of Paris, will double its maximum output with the battery-powered subcompact’s next upgrade, the company said in a statement, and its northern Douai factory will tool up to build electric cars on a […]


Process, Production

Gucci to focus on in-house manufacturing to meet Chinese demand

June 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The luxury Italian fashion house, Gucci, has announced that it will be focusing on in-house manufacturing in order to increase production and meet demand. The Kerring-owned brand has announced a new strategy that aims to meet increasing demand from China […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

Apple plans to make 20 percent fewer new model iPhones this year: Nikkei

June 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. The California-based firm has asked […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Nissan to cut North American output up to 20% to shore up U.S. profitability, report says

May 29, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Nissan Motor Co. is slashing vehicle production by as much as 20 percent in North America to cope with falling profitability in the United States, its biggest sales market, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. Japan’s No. 2 automaker […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford Resuming Output of F-Series After Supplier Fire

May 17, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. will resume building its biggest moneymaker, the F-150 pickup, two weeks after a fire at a supplier’s factory halted production of trucks at three plants. Production of F-Series pickups will restart first at Ford’s Dearborn, Mich., factory […]


Logistics, Process, Production

US Factory Production Shows Broad-Based Gain Outside Autos

May 16, 2018

Via: Industry Week

U.S. factory production regained its footing in April to push capacity utilization to the highest since 2015, indicating the industry will support economic growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed Wednesday. Highlights of Industrial Production (April) Factory output rose 0.5% […]


Process, Production

Tesla to produce more than 500 Model 3s per day this week: Electrek

May 15, 2018

Via: Reuters

Tesla Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said production of its crucial Model 3 sedan is likely to exceed 500 vehicles per day this week, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday. That would translate to about 3,500 Model 3s […]


Process, Production

Vietnam becomes main manufacturer for Adidas and Nike footwear

May 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Adidas has halved the amount of footwear it makes in China since 2010, having moved most production to Vietnam. The nation has also overtaken China as Nike’s predominant footwear manufacturer – who held the title 10 years ago, Quartz reported. […]


Process, Production

Q&A: Want to See More American-Made Stuff? Buy More American-Made Stuff.

May 10, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

While James Stuber was changing a burned out light bulb in his home one day in 2012, he had his own personal light bulb moment. “I took out the lightbulb to replace it and I looked at it and on […]


Process, Production

Chip Industry’s Biggest Risk Is not a US Trade Spat

May 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

A tit for tat between Beijing and Washington wouldn’t be good for the Chipmaker to the Stars, its founder and outgoing chairman told the Financial Times. “China does a lot of assembling of the final product, so the U.S.-China trade […]