Aerospace Industry Growing, Struggling to Find Workers
As the aerospace industry in the US enjoys a surge in business, manufacturers are struggling to meet demand due to a severe shortage of qualified workers. Results of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) 2018 member survey paints a grim picture of the future with more than 80% of those who responded indicating difficulty finding qualified technicians.
Connecticut, a long-time hub ...
Boston Dynamics to Sell Robotic Dog “SpotMini” Next Year
Boston Dynamics announced at TechCrunch’s Sessions Robotics 2018 at UC Berkeley last week that it would be offering for sale, 100 of their four-legged robots, named “SpotMini”, next year. At present the company has built 10 examples of these robots however with advances in technology, it is now possible to manufacture these robots more rapidly.
Boston Dynamics, known as the developer of ...
Adidas and Nike Move Manufacturing to Vietnam
For decades, China was considered to be “The World’s Factory” with many large brands manufacturing a wide range of products from footwear to high end electronics in China, taking advantage of the low wages and favorable government policies. However, recent wage hikes and environmental restrictions have increased production costs in China. Manufacturers like Adidas and Nike are moving the ...
Weekly Wrap Up for May 11th, 2018
Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, Chair, ISM® Business Survey Committee and Timothy Fiore, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee join hosts Lew and Tim LIVE at ISM2018 in Nashville for an inside look at the Spring 2018 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Don’t miss this very important look at this vital forecast.
Don't Miss Our Look At This Year's ISM Conference In ...
ISM’s Spring 2018 Semiannual Economic Forecast
ECONOMIC GROWTH TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT 2018
Manufacturing Growth Continues in 2018
Revenue to Increase 6.6%
Capital Expenditures to Increase 10.1%
Capacity Utilization Currently at 85.8%
Non-Manufacturing Growth Continues in 2018
Revenue to Increase 3.2%
Capital Expenditures to Increase 6.8%
Capacity Utilization Currently at 85.5%
(Tempe, AZ) — Economic growth is expected to ...
Thomas CEO Tony Uphoff to Showcase Award-Winning Supply Chain Stars at ISM2018
Will host a TED-style talk with six 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Program winners.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thomas, the leading provider of product sourcing, supplier selection and marketing solutions for industry, will host six of today’s most impressive emerging leaders in supply management, as Thomas CEO and President Tony Uphoff facilitates a forum discussion ...
Weekly Wrap Up for May 4th, 2018
Anthony Nieves, committee chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the latest roll-up of the numbers, which continue to indicate positive performance in this large sector.
Here Are This Week's Top Manufacturing Stories
DataXchange E-Learning Now Available
Scytec has launched a new E-Learning website for their machine monitoring ...
Ford, GM, BMW, and Renault just started a blockchain research group for the Auto Industry
Automakers Ford, General Motors,BMW and Renault announced on May 2nd that they would form a new alliance that will explore the feasibility and application of using blockchain in the auto industry and mobility field. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, or MOBI, has more than 30 organizations as its founding members including Accenture, Hyperledger, Bosch and IBM. The group has announced that ...
Toyota to Hire 400 Additional Workers at Mississippi Plant
Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota announced that it would be investing an additional $170 million in their assembly line at Blue Springs, Mississippi, which builds their Corolla sedans. The funds will be used primarily for upgrades and hiring 400 additional workers. Earlier this year Toyota had committed to investing $10 billion in the United States in the next five years and announced on April ...
DataXchange E-Learning Now Available
Machine monitoring system offers extensive learning package
Scytec has launched a new E-Learning website for their machine monitoring system DataXchange. Knowing how to get the most benefits from the machine utilization tracking software is now easier than ever, with the educational courses available for all shop personnel.
E-Learning is a series of online courses that DataXchange users can ...