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Process, Production

Q3 smartphones up 20% q-o-q

December 2, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Samsung and Xiaomi were the only companies out of the top six to increase their market shares in 3Q20 while Apple fell to fourth place due to the delayed release of new iPhones Samsung with 78 million units, an almost […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford’s November sales down 21% due to F-150 pickup supply and production

December 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tight inventory levels of Ford Motor’s F-150 pickup due to pandemic-related plant shutdowns earlier this year and production starting for a redesigned model led to a 20.9% decrease in the automaker’s sales in November, the company said Wednesday. The Detroit […]


Process, Production

US Factory Gauge Eases From Two-Year High as Employment Cools

December 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. manufacturing expanded at a slower pace in November, easing back from the strongest reading in two years as orders, employment and production cooled. A gauge of factory activity fell 1.8 points to 57.5, according to data from the Institute […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford picks German plant to build new EV, reports say

November 30, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. has chosen its factory in Cologne, Germany, to build a mass-market electric car based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric architecture, local media reports said. The automaker will invest 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) into the factory for […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

OPEC+ Meets to Seek Compromise on Plan to Delay Output Hike

November 30, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

OPEC+ began two days of potentially complicated talks to hash out the size of its oil-production cuts next year, with the group’s president calling for caution in a fragile market. The coalition that pumps half the world’s crude is debating […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Oil Advances to Eight-Month High on Demand Optimism

November 25, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Oil extended gains, trading at its highest level since March, on mounting optimism that recent breakthroughs on a COVID-19 vaccine will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year. Futures in New York on Nov. 25 rose […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Developing Solar Heat for Use in Manufacturing Facilities

November 24, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Constant and predictable heat is essential for manufacturing processes. Drying materials, heating products and keeping a building at a comfortable temperature for workers all require a great deal of energy. The recent push toward green and lean manufacturing has leading […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Hits $500 Billion Mark; Musk Overtakes Gates

November 24, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is smashing through records as its impending addition to the S&P 500 Index has sparked a buying frenzy among investors, pushing the company’s market valuation over the $500 billion mark for the first time on Nov. 24. Shares […]


Logistics, Process

High Freight Demand Provides Momentum for Trucking Industry

November 24, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Economic indicators suggest the trucking industry could be poised for growth in 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic caused a topsy-turvy year in 2020 marked by unpredictable demand and continued uncertainty in the driver pool. “The overall outlook of the trucking […]


Process, Production, Regulations

California’s new coronavirus curfew does not apply to Tesla

November 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Workers at Tesla Inc.’s California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state’s latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday. Tesla and local California officials in […]