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Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford Europe to cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

January 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford will shed thousands of jobs at its European operations in a bid to return the business to profitability in a broad restructuring that may include shutting down production plants. Ford has struggled with an aging model lineup and a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Rolls Royce smashes previous record sales figures in 2018

January 10, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Rolls Royce has revealed its record global results for 2018. The company has achieved the highest annual sales in its history, with 4,107 cars delivered in over 50 countries around the world, where it continues to generate a positive contribution […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How technology can support behavioural safety in the manufacturing industry

January 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

We all have bad habits – whether it’s interrupting our boss or forgetting to turn off our computer at the end of the day. Our minor faults can cause friction in the workplace, yet when bad habits extend into health […]


Process, Production

Apple cuts current-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei

January 9, 2019

Via: Reuters

That rare forecast cut exposed weakening iPhone demand in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, where a slowing economy has also been buffeted by a trade war with the United States. Many analysts and consumers have said the new iPhones […]


Regulations

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

January 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

U.S. authorities allege CFO Meng Wanzhou deceived international banks into clearing transactions with Iran by claiming the two companies were independent of Huawei, when in fact Huawei controlled them. Huawei has maintained the two are independent: equipment seller Skycom Tech […]


Process, R&D

Strata Manufacturing is set to further digitise its manufacturing operations

January 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Located in the UAE, Strata Manufacturing remains at the forefront of aircraft manufacturing, building strong ties with Airbus, Boeing and Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aero-structures division. A wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala, the business is even a tier one supplier to […]


Process, R&D

The future of the manufacturing industry: Technology trends for 2019 and beyond

January 7, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

2018 has been an exceptional year for investment in the manufacturing sector. From advances in internet of things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) to growth in virtual reality (VR), 2018 has offered plenty of opportunities for manufacturers to digitally transform […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford plans new wireless tech for cars starting 2022

January 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology called C-V2X, or […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

JetBlue Airways Firms Up Order for 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

January 4, 2019

Via: ASD News

JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series. “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding […]


Regulations

Qualcomm heads to trial in crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

January 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced to change its practices for licensing a trove of patents to manufacturers like iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O). […]