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Logistics, Process, Regulations

U.S. safety board wants to strengthen air transport rules for prototype lithium batteries

June 8, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday urged strengthening air cargo shipping requirements for prototype and low-production lithium-ion batteries after a 2016 FedEx delivery truck fire in Canada. NTSB official Robert J. Hall said existing […]


Logistics, Process

COVID-19: Supply chains key for automotive manufacturers

May 8, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers should avoid severing relationships with businesses further down their supply chains and look for ways to support them on the way to recovery. Doing so could give them a competitive advantage […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

As U.S. auto supply chain revs up, worker safety fears linger in Mexico

May 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

MEXICO CITY, May 6 (Reuters) – Workers at a Lear Corp. auto parts plant in northern Mexico that saw the worst-known coronavirus outbreak of any factory in the Americas are now bracing to be sent back to work. They just […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

Trump’s restart of U.S. economy to hinge on Mexico, Canada help

April 17, 2020

Via: Automotive News

As President Donald Trump and his economic advisers look to start reopening the U.S. economy in May, a central question is emerging for companies with supply chains stretching across North America: What if Mexico and Canada don’t have the same […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

Nasa awards commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway to SpaceX

March 31, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The terms of the Gateway Logistics Services contract will require SpaceX to deliver critical pressurised and unpressurised cargo, sample collection materials and other items the crew may need on the Gateway craft and also during their expeditions on the lunar […]


Logistics, Process

Xiaomi says 80% of supply chain operational ahead of 5G phone launch

March 19, 2020

Via: Reuters

China’s Xiaomi had resumed operations for over 80% of its supply chain as of Thursday in the wake of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, the company’s president said. Wang Xiang told an online media briefing that the company was still very […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Carmakers Worry About Sales Collapse Due to Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

FRANKFURT — European auto manufacturers have so far defied expectations that supply chain chaos would bring their assembly lines to a standstill. Even after northern Italy, an important node in the global parts network, went into lockdown on Sunday, carmakers […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Continental 2019 adjusted profit falls as vehicle demand slumps

March 5, 2020

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT/BERLIN — Continental said it would step up cost savings after posting a drop in adjusted profit and a 1.2 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) net loss in 2019 as worldwide vehicle demand slumped. Cost-cut plans will be presented in May because […]


Logistics, Process

Apple supplier Foxconn’s revenue hit by coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn reported its biggest monthly drop in revenue in about seven years on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with its business. The Taiwanese company, which assembles Apple’s iPhones, saw revenue sink 18.1% in […]


Logistics, Process

Semi industry unaffected by coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The coronavirus has had little effect on the semiconductor industry says Omdia – a newly set up tech analyst company formed by IHS Markit and Informa Tech. The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus […]