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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, 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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota And Mazda Join Hands To Build EVs

September 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

Conventional Twitter-wisdom has it that Toyota hates anything with batteries, and that zoom-zoom Mazda can’t kick its petroleum habit. Today, both of them joined forces to make electric cars. Mazda, Toyota, and Toyota-Group parts maker Denso agreed to jointly develop […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic wins FDA nod for Intellis SCS, launches in US

September 18, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won FDA approval for its Intellis implantable spinal cord stimulation system and launched it in the US. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the newly revised system as the world’s smallest, and said that the new […]


Regulations

The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

September 15, 2017

Via: The New York Times

Donald J. Trump’s electoral victory, Brexit and the growing prominence of anti-trade and anti-immigration far-right political parties in Europe appear closely linked in timing and motivation. Some have interpreted this to mean that Trump voters and supporters of far-right parties […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Colorado outlines new pipeline rules after fatal explosion

September 14, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

In this May 4, 2017, file photo, workers dismantle the charred remains of a house at the location where an unrefined petroleum industry gas line leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo. Colorado regulators have released […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Senseonics wins CE Mark for Eversense XL glucose monitor

September 13, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Senseonics (NYSE:SENS) said yesterday that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Eversense XL continuous glucose monitor. The Eversense XL includes a glucose sensor designed to be implanted for 180 days and a removable smart transmitter […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Developers ask regulators to OK Atlantic Coast Pipeline soon

September 8, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline are asking federal regulators to approve the project this month. Executives with Dominion Energy, Duke Energy and Southern Company Gas made the request in a letter Thursday to the […]


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

New Nissan Leaf pitched as high-tech showcase with 150-mile range

September 6, 2017

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO – Nissan’s Leaf may be the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. But the automaker is pitching the second generation as all that and much more. The redesigned Leaf starts by boosting the range some 40 percent to 150 miles to […]