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Category: Process


Design & Planning, Process

e.GO partners with Ericsson and Vodafone to open industry 4.0 factory

June 25, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Incorporating automation and 5g connectivity, the technology will increase efficiency and allow for flexibility in the kinds of vehicles produced. Looking to the future, the model is also said to allow new e.Go factories to be built twice as fast […]


Process, R & D

Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

June 24, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design (DM&D). But what exactly is DM&D? And what does […]


Logistics, Process

Huawei executive says European smart phones sales up ‘in past few days’

June 21, 2019

Via: Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) – Huawei smart phones sales in western European countries have risen “in the past few days” as customers grow more confident the Chinese company will weather U.S. sanctions levied last month, a European executive said on Friday. Walter […]


Process, Production

Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

June 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

Apple’s request was a result of the extended Sino-U.S. trade dispute, but a trade resolution will not lead to a change in the company’s decision, Nikkei said s.nikkei.com/31zCGhw, citing multiple sources. The iPhone maker has decided the risks of depending […]


Process, R & D

Lean and Robots: Dynamic Duo or Disruptive Disaster?

June 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Lean—be it lean manufacturing or the lean enterprise—has long been an oddly divisive topic of conversation, right down to its very definition. The folks who coined the term in the late 1980s developed a set of lean characteristics, starting with […]


Process, Production

Germany to support three battery cell alliances: economy minister

June 18, 2019

Via: Reuters

Among the more than 30 companies that applied for state funding at the German Economy Ministry are carmakers Volkswagen and BMW, as well as German battery maker Varta and Swedish battery manufacturing startup Northvolt. France and Germany have already asked […]


Logistics, Process

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue

June 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ren’s downbeat assessment that the ban will hit revenue by $30 billion, the first time Huawei has quantified the impact of the U.S. action, comes as a surprise after weeks of defiant comments from company executives who maintained Huawei was […]


Process, Production

China chip industry insiders voice caution on catch-up efforts

June 13, 2019

Via: Reuters

But industry insiders are less optimistic that Chinese chip makers can quickly meet the challenge of supplying all the needs of Huawei and other domestic technology firms. The prospectuses of Chinese chip companies preparing to list on a new tech-focused […]


Logistics, Process

Robot Sales Dip in Q1

June 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Robot orders in North America declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released on June 12 by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). North American companies ordered a […]


Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]