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Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

In the 1936 satire Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin stars as a hapless factory worker tightening bolt after bolt after bolt of a large industrial machine until he is eventually pulled into—and run through—its gears.Bottom of Form However silly, Chaplin’s film […]


Trump’s fast-tracking of oil pipelines hits legal roadblocks

October 9, 2019

Via: Reuters

All three have been stalled by successful legal challenges by environmental groups alleging the administration failed to apply the regulatory scrutiny required under the law. The Republican administration tried to accelerate permits for two multi-billion-dollar natural gas lines and jumpstart […]


Apple raises iPhone 11 production by about 10%: Nikkei

October 4, 2019

Via: Reuters
Category: Process, Production

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported s.nikkei.com/2nlgcSk on Friday, citing better than expected demand. “Previously, Apple was […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan on gradual recovery path, incoming CEO tells staff

October 18, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — Nissan Motor Co.’s incoming CEO Makoto Uchida told employees on Friday that his mission is to “restore business performance and regain trust in Nissan”. “Nissan is on the right path for recovery … although it might be a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Renault CEO signals strategy reset to get back on track

October 18, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Within a week of taking the helm, Renault interim CEO Clotilde Delbos called into question the strategic road map meant to carry the French automaker through 2022. In a video address to employees Tuesday, Delbos said Renault will review the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

October 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country. The list was […]