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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 […]


Logistics, Process, R & D

Will 2020 Be the Year You Embrace Blockchain in Manufacturing?

February 20, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The power of trust is what binds manufacturers and their distribution channel partners to honor their commitments with each other’s best interests. Lately, however, that trust is strained as revenue growth shrinks across the supply chain. According to McKinsey & […]


Logistics, Process

Top 5 IC manufacturers have 53% of worldwide capacity

February 14, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month at the end of 2019 with the combined capacity of the top five companies representing 53% of total global wafer capacity, says IC […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process

Global Medical Device Industry Bolstering Outstanding Growth Potentials

February 11, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — There is no doubt that the global medical device market has been showing outstanding growth for the last few years and that it will continue to do so in the near future… […]


Logistics, Process, R & D

Rise in Automation and Manufacturing Sector to Thrive the Manufacturing Executive Systems Market

January 31, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The global manufacturing execution system market is anticipated to witness a surge in its demand due to increase in manufacturing sector and rapid advancement in industrial automation during the forecast period 2017-2025. The industrial and manufacturing sector is experiencing a […]


Logistics, Process

U.S. sales fall in 2019 but still top 17 million

January 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — U.S. auto sales declined more than 1 percent in 2019 but topped 17 million for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year. Ford Motor Co., the final automaker to report its results, said its fourth-quarter sales slipped 1.3 percent to […]