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Logistics, Process

Apple gets critical iPhone technology in $600 million Dialog deal

October 11, 2018

Via: Reuters

The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, whose last sizeable acquisition was the $350 million purchase of Face ID creator PrimeSense in […]


Logistics, Process

Can Detroit’s new Flex-N-Gate plant be replicated?

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Flex-N-Gate’s glimmering new $160 million auto parts plant began pumping out dozens of parts for the new Ford Ranger this month, about 18 months after the company broke ground on a once-barren plot of land on the city’s […]


Logistics, Process

Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit seen at record, but peaking, as chips shine

October 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

The July-September quarter is, however, expected to mark a peak in earnings as a two-year super cycle of tight supply and soaring demand comes to an end, with prices of some types of chips already sliding sharply. The world’s top […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

SEC lawsuit sends Tesla shares tumbling

September 28, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) dived 11 percent in early trading on Friday after U.S. regulators accused Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company. […]


Logistics, Process

Harley Is Winning in Europe—Without a Trade War

September 24, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Willi Breuckmann could have gone for the BMW motorcycle—it was a comfortable and affordable machine. And it made sense for him to stick with a ride made in his own country, Germany. Instead, he chose a Harley-Davidson. The Road King. […]


Logistics, Process

TomTom says Google deal with carmakers could hit its orders: ANP

September 19, 2018

Via: Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Digital mapping company TomTom will probably lose some business in future as a result of Google’s deal with carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, TomTom’s finance chief said on Wednesday. Carmakers opting for Google Maps would have an […]


Logistics, Process

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

September 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association on Thursday. Industry association […]


Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

Why Manufacturers Should Have MOM/MES

September 12, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

Manufacturers today are under significant pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Over half of manufacturers (55%) say that too many operational inefficiencies (e.g., waste, delays, false starts, rework) are a burden on their organization. Forty-five percent of manufacturers […]


Logistics, Process

LG Display struggles for footing after LCD forecasting error leads to crisis

September 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – The chief executive of South Korea’s LG Display (034220.KS), Han Sang-beom, was determined to deliver a strong message when he appeared before 1,000 employees at the firm’s main manufacturing plant last spring. So he donned a pair […]


Logistics, Process

The Real State of American Manufacturing

August 27, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Here we are now, nine years into the recovery from the Great Recession, a year and a half into a new business-minded presidency, and currently in the wild midst of a digital transformation rocking the entire manufacturing sector. In many […]