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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

New online learning platform on modern manufacturing

July 8, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

In response to the industry’s hunger for information on technology that can pull them out of the post-pandemic productivity lull, automation equipment supplier EU Automation, has pooled all its resources into a new, free, online Knowledge Hub. At the click […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Brandstaetter to replace Diess as VW brand CEO

June 8, 2020

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group named Ralf Brandstaetter as VW brand CEO, promoting him from his current role as the brand’s COO. The change — effective July 1 — means that VW Group CEO Herbert Diess gives up his role as […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

Accenture: industrial manufacturing post COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

In its most recent report, Accenture stresses that “no industry is immune and the industrial equipment is no exception.” “Industrial equipment companies are grappling with the immediate impact of COVID-19 as both their manufacturing and supply chain operations are being […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How the biggest companies in the world are preparing to bring back their workforce

April 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

At some point, the biggest American companies are going to tell their employees it’s time to leave home and return to work. That decision will be fraught with risk without widespread testing for the COVID-19 virus. For some industries, such […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Factories Lost 18,000 Jobs in March, But That’s Likely Just a Fraction of the Losses to Come

April 3, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released its monthly jobs report, revealing that manufacturing lost 18,000 jobs in March, while the overall economy shed 701,000 jobs. Here’s the problem. These numbers only hint at the losses that have actually […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

COVID-19: is manufacturing prepared for home working

March 18, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Surveying over 700,000 employees worldwide, 52,240 of those were from the manufacturing and industrial engineering sector. The survey highlighted that 53% of those within the industry have no home working experience. As the Coronavirus maintains its pandemic status by the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

Smarter Manufacturing: rising to the challenge

March 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a new digital-first era. Technology is changing everything from design to production. It’s no surprise then, that digital transformation has become top of the agenda for those working in the sector; and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

GE Appliances Manufacturing Demonstration Line is Open to Students

November 26, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Experience is always the best teacher. So GE Appliances, a Haier company, is providing exactly that to students who are in the manufacturing pathway program at Doss High School in Louisville. The students in the program have expressed an interest […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Does Manufacturing Need a Culture Makeover?

October 29, 2019

Via: Industry Week

While it’s common knowledge that manufacturing has a culture problem, what might not be known is how deep a problem this is. In a study by Grant Thornton, “Return on Culture: Proving the Connection Between Work and Profit,” manufacturing executives […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

Via: Industry Week

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 […]