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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

European Alliance to Invest $6.7 Billion in Electric Car Batteries

May 7, 2019

Via: Industry Week

European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing five to six billion euros (US$6.7 billion) in the project, the French and German finance ministers said on May 2. France’s Bruno Le Maire […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Auto group tries to steer Colorado clear of California ZEV rules

May 7, 2019

Via: Reuters technology

In January, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order directing the state to adopt California’s ZEV rules, joining nine other U.S. states including Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Oregon. His order said the formal rules to adopt […]


Process, R & D

How Are Robots Changing Warehousing and Distribution?

May 3, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Starting with Amazon Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world. In 2018 it came second only to Walmart, and that is in large part due to the tens of thousands of robots it utilizes in its warehouses. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Women Are Critical to Manufacturing’s Future

April 11, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Women are underrepresented and underutilized in the manufacturing workforce. Despite making up about half of all workers overall, they account for less than one-third of manufacturing workers. Compounding this problem and creating an urgency around getting more women into manufacturing […]


Logistics, Process

Manufacturing Surge, a Boon for Trump, May Be Fading

April 4, 2019

Via: The New York Times

For President Trump’s first two years in office, an unexpected rebound in manufacturing jobs helped bolster his claims that he was restoring the United States’ battered industrial sector. Now, that surge may be nearing its end — in part because […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creative thinking to address recruitment challenges in manufacturing

February 1, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

How can we overcome an already significant skills shortage while advancements in new technologies continue to accelerate? It is a growing concern which cuts through in our daily conversations with manufacturers in the UK and beyond. ‘Technology is moving so […]


Process, R & D

Three ways that edge computing can benefit manufacturing

December 18, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The UK proudly holds the position of being the eighth largest manufacturing nation in the world. According to The Manufacturers’ Organisation EEF, the UK manufacturing sector currently employs 2.6mn people, accounts for 44% of total exports and provides 13% of […]


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 […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Key Infrastructure Success Factors for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

November 8, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Managing FSMA compliance requirements while ensuring quality and improving performance are critical priorities for all Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers. Ensuring FSMA compliance without sacrificing performance or product quality requires: Standardized processes across the enterprise for consistency and control. Visibility […]


Regulations

Manufacturing Exit from China to Dodge US Duties Gains Pace

November 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

With U.S. levies on $200 billion of Chinese products set to balloon to 25% in 2019, companies on the mainland making everything from car parts to cameras are lining up other production facilities across Southeast Asia. Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ […]