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Aerospace Skills Gap

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 […]

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SpotMini

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. […]

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Nike and Adidas Move to Vietnam

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 […]

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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 […]

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ISM Soring Report

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 continue in the […]

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ISM2018

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 […]

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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 system DataXchange. […]

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Blockchain

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 […]

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Toyota Motors

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 […]

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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 […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for April 27th, 2018

Chad Moutray, Chief Economist for the National Association of Manufacturers provides his update and insights on the manufacturing economy as it enters the second quarter with the looming headwinds of tariffs and possible inflation on the horizon. Will tariffs roil and roll the GDP back into the 2 percent something range, or will it be […]

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Tariffs are taxes

Tariffs are Taxes!

By Tim Grady, Executive Producer, Manufacturing Talk Radio The Trump administration has decided to use several tariff acts to impose penalties on international trading partners in the name of national security and the pervasive trade imbalance between the U.S. and other nations. As is his practice, the President tweeted, “We are not in a trade […]

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3D-Printed Bridge

MX3D Unveils World’s First Robotically 3D-Printed Steel Bridge

In what is being heralded as the beginning of a new era in architecture and enhanced manufacturing, MX3D, an innovative Dutch R&D startup, has unveiled the very first robotically 3D-printed stainless-steel bridge, opening the door to unlimited opportunities for engineers and architects. Three years ago, Amsterdam-based MX3D started working on this dream project and claimed […]

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Uptake

How The Uptake Acquisition Is Going To Change The Industrial Industry

Uptake, a predictive analysis startup, just announced that they are going to buy Asset Performance Technology. While this may seem just one more acquisition in an endless series of tech acquisitions, the reality is that it can change the entire dynamics of the industrial industry. Asset Performance Technologies controls a huge collection of industrial data […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for April 20th, 2018

Manufacturers trying to throttle up their internal data systems have many software suppliers to vet, and eventually have to settle on one – but how can you be sure it is the right one. Ultra Consultants is an advisory firm to walk manufacturers through the supermarket of software after discussing their manufacturing needs and wants […]

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