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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 […]


Process, R&D

Smarter Operations: Preparing for Production of the Future

October 4, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Today, manufacturers are in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution, as our ability to connect digitally to physical assets is enabling change in the way they operate, manage, and interact with the equipment and processes across their entire value […]


Process, R&D

Financing Manufacturing’s Digital Future

October 3, 2017

Via: Automation World

One of the more attractive prospects of the Internet of Things (IoT)—and digital manufacturing, in general—has been that taking part in this industrial evolution does not require manufacturers to rip and replace their legacy equipment with all-new, IoT-ready versions of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

October 2, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Robust order growth and healthy production pushed the Institute for Supply Management index to record levels. Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, figures from the Institute […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Cooper Standard to Sponsor and Host Manufacturing Day Events

October 2, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cooper Standard (NYSE: CPS), like other manufacturing companies across North America, is hosting Manufacturing DaySM events throughout October to help its communities and future generations thrive. As a Silver Sponsor and event host […]