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Design &Planning, Process

Adding Sustainability and Quality to EH&S for Manufacturing

December 6, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The field of EH&S has increasingly brought global sustainability into the fold.  Management-level EH&S leaders are the environmental stewards of the corporate world, and are increasingly responsible for designing and implementing strategies to take companies beyond compliance. These initiatives involve […]


Process, R&D

Robots Will Run Mines Within the Next Decade, Anglo Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American Plc. Anglo is betting on technology, such as computerized drills with “chiseling ability as good as a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo’s Global Footprint

November 27, 2017

Via: MFRTech

If you really want to get a sense of the international existence of car companies in the 21st century, then the production of the Volvo XC40, which started last week, is an excellent example. Volvo Cars, of course, which was […]


Process, Production

Manufacturing Technology Orders Back on Track for Strong 2017  

November 15, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Manufacturing technology orders in September continued their upward trend, ending the third quarter on a strong note. According to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report, bookings for September 2017 were up 6 percent from August and posted a year-to-date […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Musk’s Plant Makeover Even More of a Long Shot as Model 3 Lags

October 27, 2017

Via: Industry Week

“It’s a tough trick to launch a new product, a new manufacturing system and a new company, and to make it all work in a crazy, crack-brain schedule that Musk may never have believed in to begin with.” Elon Musk’s […]


Process, Production

Why traditional manufacturing theories dont work

October 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Complexity and variability are the new norm in modern business. Changing customer behaviour, shorter product lifecycles and a rising complexity in global supply chains is making life increasingly difficult for production planners. Here, Roger Fleury, Managing Director of resource management […]


Process, Production

US Manufacturing Output Rises as Impact from Hurricanes Fades

October 17, 2017

Via: Industry Week

History shows economic activity that’s initially subdued due to major storms tends to get a boost amid rebuilding in later months. U.S. factory production rose last month for the first time since June, a sign the industry is starting to […]


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 […]