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Category: Process


Logistics, Process

JLT Mobile Computers targets the port, manufacturing, and warehousing segments with upgraded JLT6012™ computer

January 31, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Växjö, Sweden, 31 January 2023 * * * JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer of reliable computing solutions for demanding environments, has upgraded its powerful and versatile JLT6012 rugged vehicle-mount terminals (VMTs). Originally developed for demanding warehouse and logistics applications […]


Process, Production

Memory-Chip Makers Face a Prolonged Price Slump

January 30, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Memory-chip prices, which dropped steeply over the past year, are expected to keep falling in the first half of 2023, putting more pressure on an industry that has already cut investments and jobs. Average prices for the two main types […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Why medical device designers need to become more agile — and how they can do it

January 26, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

As medical device companies strive to remain competitive and agile in today’s fast-paced world, they must center manufacturing in business optimization plans while embracing a design-to-value approach from the start. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the healthcare industry’s transformation, driving faster […]


Process, Production, R & D

China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further

January 25, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

The South China Morning Post has reported that China has published a new ‘Robot +’ Application Action Plan laying out 10 industries where it wants to use more robots, as the country rushes to automate sectors from manufacturing to agriculture […]


News, Process, Production

The United States is Losing Its Innovation Edge Over China, a New Report Warns

January 24, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Iprobably don’t need to remind readers of this blog that the conventional wisdom for decades from much of the American elite was that offshoring U.S. production was totally the way to go. The thinking went that as long as the […]


Design & Planning, Process

Sakuu Selects Porsche Consulting for Design of Commercial-Scale Battery Manufacturing Plants

January 23, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Sakuu, pioneer of 3D printed Swift Print™ solid-state battery technology, today announces that it has selected Porsche Consulting (“Porsche Consulting, Inc.”), a subsidiary of the automotive manufacturer Porsche, to lead all aspects of design for its planned global gigafactories. The […]


Process, R & D

Why Cloud Computing is Essential for the Modern Manufacturing Industry?

January 20, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Cloud computing provides services to enhance manufacturing operations by working with computing power, big data processing, and making decisions based on its insights. Hence, Cloud computing is an essential resource in the modern manufacturing Industry. Cloud computing’s role in manufacturing […]


Process, Production

What origami can teach us about sustainable manufacturing

January 19, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

‘Origami’ is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture using intricate and strategic folds. But paper isn’t the only material that can be used […]


Process, Quality Control

Expectations for the Industrial Metaverse – The Next Big Thing is Becoming a Big Thing

January 19, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Can you imagine a time machine being a real thing? This futurist dream is becoming real — if only in the digital environment. What if the performance of a production line falls slightly, but operators don’t immediately see a big […]


Logistics, Process

U.S. Order Volumes Drop Sharply in Q4

January 18, 2023

Via: Industry Today

A significant slump in order volumes across US supply chains took the shine off a slight improvement in global trade activity in Q4-2022, according to the latest data from Tradeshift, the digital network for global trade. Tradeshift’s Index of Global […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

Dispute Panel Rules for Looser Rules of Origin for Autos under the USMCA

January 13, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Biden went down Mexico way this week for a North American leaders summit with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and Canadian President Justin Trudeau, where they pledged to work together to forge stronger regional supply chains. Then […]


Process, Quality Control

Remember the CRRC Boston Rail Car Project? It’s Shaping Up to be Quite the Boondoggle

January 5, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is accusing the Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) it hired nearly nine years ago to build new rail cars for its public transportation system of abandoning “its core responsibility and commitment to lead, monitor, mentor, […]


Process, R & D

How an ERP can help cut manufacturing costs

January 3, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

According to Raw Material Study 2022 by INVERTO, 81% of manufacturers expect solid or moderate increases in raw material prices over the next 18 months. This, as well as rising energy prices, makes manufacturing costlier and less profitable. Fortunately, digitalization […]


Process, Quality Control

Machine Condition Monitoring Global Market Report 2022: Industry to Reach $5.2 Billion by 2029 at a 7.3% CAGR

December 30, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

The “Machine Condition Monitoring Market by Component (Hardware, Software), Process (Online, Portable), Monitoring Technique (Vibration, Thermography, Corrosion), End-use Industry (Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecom), and Geography – Global Forecasts to 2029” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global […]


Process, Production

Apple iPhone Output in China Ramps Up Despite Covid Woes

December 29, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 issues in China are still hampering manufacturing of Apple Inc.’s AAPL 3.14%increase; green up pointing triangle iPhone, but production is beginning to catch up to demand for the more-expensive Pro models, according to analysts and people involved in the […]


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Digital Solutions and Sustainability Prompt the Global Building Management Systems Market Growth

December 28, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Increasing industry convergence and the emergence of innovative technologies revolutionize the global building management system (BMS) industry. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the global building management systems market finds that the need to ensure occupants’ safety and comfort encourages […]


Design & Planning, Process

Sustainability and Plastic Injection Molding in the Automotive Industry

December 21, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Consumer demands are shifting the attention of the automotive industry—an impact the world will soon notice in 2023. According to the recent Automotive Ecosystem Vision Study by Zebra Technologies, car buyers now primarily seek sustainability and eco-friendliness, leading to an […]


Logistics, Process

Experts Share Guidance for Transitioning Veterans Into Trucking

December 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Military and trucking industry experts said traits including a willingness to help others and interest in serving a greater good are hallmarks of why truck driving jobs are an excellent option for service members looking to transition to civilian life. […]


Process, Quality Control

Did We Celebrate Autonomous Quality Inspection Too Soon?

December 19, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

In many industries, advocates of artificial intelligence and autonomous technology are quick to promise sweeping transformation and fully autonomous solutions. However, the optimists usually promise more than they can deliver and soon find the engineering challenges are greater than they […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Product innovation in medtech

December 17, 2022

Via: Today's Medical Developments

In the era of value-based care, providers across the care spectrum are being measured (and compensated) on patient health outcomes. While nobody is arguing with the premise of that focus, many providers are struggling to adapt to the new measurement […]