Weekly Wrap Up For September 9th, 2020

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Micki Vandeloo, President of Lakeview Consulting discusses how manufacturers can use grants to get funding to help the company recover from Covid-19, and to serve new markets as demand shifts to Made in America, and consumption of medical products and other new market needs.

Ford doubles downFord’s Q3 Results Place Them Ahead of Competitors

Auto sales in the United States have begun to recover in recent months following the initial Covid-19-induced downturn. However, some companies have been recovering faster than others. Among the big three automakers, it appears that Ford has managed to eek out an edge based on their recent Q3 report. (Read More)

Boston DynamicsHow Much Is That Robot Dog In The Window? About $75,000

Recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on industries of all kinds. Now, Boston Dynamics is providing the opportunity to own the latest, and arguably strangest looking, robot technology. (Read More)


Boeing 787 DreamlinerBoeing to Consolidate Dreamline Production in South Carolina after Demand Drops

The demand for air travel still remains low as airliners and aircraft manufacturers prepare for the fourth quarter. As such, the lack of orders is causing those like Boeing to take some cost-cutting measures. Among those is their plan to consolidate production of their 787 Dreamliner aircraft. (Read More)

A lot of people, to this day, are only now learning about what supply chain is because of toilet paper. The pandemic has opened up opportunities for supply chain educators, as people are becoming aware of professions in supply chain. However, there is still a lack of education in various spaces such as in grade schools! Today on the Women and Manufacturing podcast we welcome Cindy Mebruer, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at Saint Louis University. Cindy is well-known throughout the US for running an outstanding supply chain center that supplies both the university and the community of greater Saint Louis. In this episode, we will be discussing an important topic — education for people who are learning about or entering into the profession of supply chain and greater global manufacturing. So stay tuned to find out more!