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Category: Production


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Toyota aims to make up lost production as supplies rebound, report says

October 12, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Toyota Motor Corp. in December wants to restart production that has been curtailed by component shortages after a rebound in shipments from pandemic-hit suppliers. The move may help the automaker regain about a third of output lost to supply disruptions, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

VW extends partial production stop in Mexico, union says

October 6, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen will extend a production stop at one of its segments in a plant at the central state of Puebla that produces the Jetta model from Oct. 6 to 15, a labor union document showed on Tuesday. It comes as […]


Process, Production

Factory Growth Unexpectedly Advances to Four-Month High

October 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in September at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by robust demand for factory goods and burgeoning inventory. The Institute for Supply Management’s gauge of factory activity rose to 61.1 from August’s 59.9, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

LG Chem Finds the Solution to its Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Problems

September 29, 2021

Via: Design News

General Motors has resumed production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV models after collaborating with battery supplier LG Chem to identify and solve the assembly error that was causing fires in the vehicles’ batteries. The company acknowledged that the […]


Process, Production

Tesla Is Building a New Battery Factory in California

September 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A California mayor said Tesla Inc. broke ground in his city on what it calls a new “Megafactory,” praising the planned facility in a Facebook post that was deleted and is now visible again. “We are proud to be the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Boeing to Build New Factory in Illinois to Produce MQ-25 Stingray

September 20, 2021

Via: ASD News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build the Navy’s newest carrier-based aircraft at a new high-tech facility in Illinois, bringing the benefits of digital aircraft design and production to the Navy and up to 300 advanced manufacturing jobs to the greater St. […]


Process, Production

The challenges of mass customization in manufacturing

September 20, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Today, customers are not content with standard products, but are looking for differentiated and personalized goods or services. Thanks to the new information technologies and innovative manufacturing processes, mass customization has become available in a multitude of sectors. In this […]


Process, Production

Jacobs Begins U.S. Production of Fulcrum Bridge Product

September 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, announced it started U.S. production of its Fulcrum Bridge product. Fulcrum Bridge makes it possible to combine conventional engine braking with automatic hydraulic […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Production

Ford to Close Plants in India, a Tough Market for Auto Giants

September 10, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. ’s decision to stop making cars in India deals a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s domestic manufacturing drive while highlighting the difficulty foreign auto makers have gaining a foothold in the market. On Thursday, Ford said […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford and GM Scale Back Production Amid Chip Shortage

September 2, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. are scaling back production, the latest example of how the computer-chip shortage is affecting auto makers. GM said Thursday it is temporarily idling its two main pickup plants in Silao, Mexico, and Indiana. […]