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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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

VA looks to launch largest US medical implant registry

June 11, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to launch the largest medical device implant tracking registry in the US with collaborative help from the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Defense, according to […]


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 […]


Logistics, Process

Articulated Robots 2018: Global Market Forecast to 2023 – A $23.51 Billion Market Opportunity

June 8, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

The articulated robot market (excluding the cost of robotic peripherals, software, and system engineering) is expected to grow from USD 10.92 Billion in 2018 to USD 23.51 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 16.58% during the forecast period. The […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Schumer calls for crude oil safety standards for oil trains

June 7, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to quickly finalize a rule establishing volatility standards for crude oil shipped by rail. Schumer says federal data show shipments of Bakken crude across New York state to Northeast refineries […]


Logistics, Process

Musk Fails to Quell Safety Doubts with Head-Scratching Data

June 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Tesla Inc. would need to release more information than Elon Musk gave shareholders to set the record straight on the electric-car maker’s work-safety record, according to former occupational health officials who worked under the Obama administration. The rate of injuries […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

House OKs bill to relax rules for shallow gas, oil drilling

June 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican bill to relax regulations on the shallow oil and gas drilling that has gone on in Pennsylvania for more than a century passed the state House Tuesday despite firm opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom […]


Logistics, Process

HP deems the US as the leader of additive manufacturing

June 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The study, which was commissioned by HP Inc, found that it terms of 3D printing adoption, the US ranked first, followed by Germany. Korea placed third, with Japan fourth, and the UK fifth, based on “a country’s governance, capabilities, and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Switch to electric cars threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs

June 5, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The switch to electric cars puts 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed. The auto industry accounts for 840,000 jobs in Germany, of which […]


Regulations

TSMC head warns of industry risks from U.S., China trade spat

June 5, 2018

Via: Reuters

Protracted trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could hit China’s semiconductor industry and companies across the electronics supply chain, Morris Chang, who founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), said at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. “If the U.S. and […]