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Process, Quality Control

Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps With OEE

November 13, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) continues to gain in popularity as manufacturers seek to quantify plant, manufacturing line, and machine-level performance and find ways each area can be improved. The metric plays a central role in lean manufacturing by providing valuable […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla lawyer leaves following SEC settlement

November 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — An experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators. Phil Rothenberg, a vice president in Tesla’s legal department, became general counsel at Sonder, a hospitality […]


Process, Production

Honda accelerates its manufacturing capabilities in Bangladesh

November 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Japanese autogiant Honda has recently revealed its new plant in Bangladesh, as part of the country’s aim to establish up to 100 new economic zones across the region, as a core segment of its 2030 vision to “lead the advancement […]


Design &Planning, Process

Nissan signs MoU to build assembly plant in Ghana

November 7, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

With the company already holding a 32% market share in the country, Nissan aims to make Ghana its sales hub in West Africa, despite already operating a facility in Nigeria. Speaking after signing a memorandum of understanding with Ghana’s trade […]


Logistics, Process

Ford announces profit in India for first time in 10 years

November 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Ford has reduced its manufacturing costs by 40% through its initiative called the Emerging Market Operating Model (EMOM) and has started to develop an increased number of vehicles locally to transition from its “One Ford” plan. Anurag Mehrotra, managing director […]


Design &Planning, Process

Geely, China aerospace firm agree to work on supersonic trains

November 6, 2018

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL] said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) [SASAAI.UL] to jointly develop “supersonic” trains in the country. The strategic framework agreement aims to […]


Design &Planning, Process

Toshiba begins joint venture with TeknoDome to unveil audio products in India

November 5, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

With a forecast of $1bn by 2020, the firm has brought out products such as a gaming headset, portable speakers, sound bars, portable CD players, packet radios and wired and wireless headphones. The joint venture with TeknoDome has seen the […]


Process, Production

Apple cancels production boost for iPhone XR: Nikkei

November 5, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has told its smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the iPhone XR which hit shelves in October, the Nikkei reported s.nikkei.com/2PHPYWb on Monday. Apple had also asked […]


Logistics, Process

Panasonic profit weighed by Tesla costs, but in talks for further investment

October 31, 2018

Via: Reuters

Business with Tesla has yet to contribute to profit. Yet Panasonic said it was in talks to add to its $1.6 billion investment and take capacity at the so-called Gigafactory over the 35 Gigawatt hours (GWh) it is set to […]


Regulations

US Blocks Exports to Chinese Chipmaker as Tensions Simmer

October 30, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The Trump administration has slapped restrictions on exports to a Chinese government-backed chipmaker it says threatens U.S. national security, adding pressure to an already fraught relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The Commerce Department said it’s blocking sales of […]