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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

Via: Industry Week

In the 1936 satire Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin stars as a hapless factory worker tightening bolt after bolt after bolt of a large industrial machine until he is eventually pulled into—and run through—its gears.Bottom of Form However silly, Chaplin’s film […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry

December 20, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when. Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive […]


Logistics, Process

Top 10 manufacturing trends for 2019

December 7, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

10. Investment / funding for SMEs As established enterprises wrestle with becoming more innovative and agile, ‘buying in’ that mindset and approach will be an increasingly attractive option. For start-ups and SMEs, the benefit is being able to access funding […]


Logistics, Process

Technology, governance and risk:  Navigating the evolving challenges of the manufacturing industry

December 3, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The ever-changing manufacturing industry requires flexibility and an open mind to face both the current challenges and those that the future brings. With the uncertainty of Brexit, this becomes more apparent as companies must reassess their financial management and adoption […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]


Design & Planning, Process

Smurfit Kappa begins operation of new technology at its Kent facility

September 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

It is expected that the new CHP at the Townsend Heat and Power Plant will cut the mill’s carbon footprint by at least 15%. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand in the UK and Ireland for lightweight containerboard, the […]


Process, R & D

Manufacturing In the Middle: Growth, Opportunity and New Challenges

June 21, 2018

Via: Cisco Blog

There is no one size fits all view when it comes to manufacturing. Large, advanced plants are using a plethora of advanced manufacturing processes, robots and data as a core part of their operations. There are emerging startups who are […]


Process, R & D

How Intelligent Clamping Technology Can Contribute to Process-Flow Optimization

April 18, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Metav, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based show that takes place biennially in February, faces the burden of occurring only a few months after the world’s biggest metalworking show, EMO Hannover, and a few months before world events such as AMB, the International […]


Process, R & D

Robots Will Run Mines Within the Next Decade, Anglo Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American Plc. Anglo is betting on technology, such as computerized drills with “chiseling ability as good as a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R & D

Software startup helps maintain shared vehicles

November 14, 2017

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service has grown significantly since its launch in 2016, with help from a quiet partner that has made sure the service’s vehicles are always fueled, clean and road-ready. Now that partner, San Francisco […]