GM Unveils Factory ZERO All-Electric Assembly Plant

NGT News

General Motors says its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. The name Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this facility in advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future.

Fraunhofer IFF Researchers Design Green Hydrogen Factory

NGT News

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF (Fraunhofer IFF) have designed a factory for the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain.

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Power cuts hit China factories and give container shipping another shock

Supply Chain and Logistics

Now government-imposed power cuts are threatening factory output in China. What else could go wrong for supply chains? The cuts in power generation are due to the Chinese government’s desire to keep emissions down to their target. By Martina Li … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability emissions supply chain disruption sustainability

Factory ZERO Manufacturing Silverado Electric Pickup, GMC HUMMER EV

NGT News

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors (GM), says Chevrolet is introducing a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit. Factory ZERO is undergoing a complete renovation and retooling […].

Power cuts hit China factories and give container shipping another shock

The LoadStar

Factories in at least ten Chinese provinces have either cut output or closed temporarily this month, after government-imposed power cuts to curb carbon emissions. The post Power cuts hit China factories and give container shipping another shock appeared first on The Loadstar.

White Paper: From Factory to Front Porch

The Supply Chain Journal

“Visibility” has become a logistics industry buzzword over the past years. It has been the topic of countless webinars and conference presentations. Companies across the industry consistently mention increased visibility among their top priorities.

Global Supply Squeeze, Delta Virus Rip Through Factories

Supply Chain Brain

Orders at factories are piling up as companies around the world struggle to meet demand amid a damaging mixture of the coronavirus and widespread bottlenecks in supply chains

Vietnam’s Factory Crisis Worsens as Migrant Workers Flee

Supply Chain Brain

Tens of thousands of factory employees have gone back to their home villages from Vietnam’s southern industrial belt — and millions more are poised to follow — after months-long COVID-19 restrictions recently eased

Material Handling Tips That Every Factory Worker Must Know About

Morai Logistics

Safety in factories is paramount—here are some material handling tips for factory workers. Given their knowledge of proper protocol on the factory floor, we were more than happy to accept their proposed blog post. material handling factory

Nike, Adidas Output Snarled as Covid Shuts Asian Factories

Supply Chain Brain

Some of the world’s biggest footwear and garment companies are seeing production pinched as factories in Southeast Asia struggle to keep the lights on amid one of the world’s deadliest COVID-19 resurgences

US settles labor dispute with Mexican auto parts factory

The Supply Chain Journal

parent company of a Mexican auto parts factory has agreed to recognize worker rights and pay back wages to laid-off employees to settle a labor rights complaint filed under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S.

The Information Factory launches Business Intelligence as a Service

Logistics Business Magazine

The Information Factory , an independent software vendor specialising in the logistics sector, has launched Business Intelligence as a Service, an end-to-end, fully managed data reporting and analytics system, available on a subscription basis and operating with cloud based technology.

Transmission: GM invests $2.3 billion, again, in U.S. battery factory

The Supply Chain Journal

battery factory. GM is locating its battery production plants relatively near the factories where it will build its upcoming EVs. The Lordstown plant is about three hours away from the automaker’s $2 billion Factory Zero in Detroit-Hamtramck.

U.S. Factory Output Rose by Most in Four Months, Lifted by Autos

Supply Chain Brain

factories strengthened in July by the most in four months, rebounding above pre-pandemic levels and indicating manufacturers are coping with snarled supply chains and shortages Production at U.S.

How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of the future?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The post How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of the future? The journey to reaching digital resiliency: pursuing digital transformation initiatives to thrive despite the ongoing pandemic challenges.

ISM Report: US Factories Extend Contraction as Index Misses Forecasts

Material Handling and Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management's monthly report for November showed weakening in factory orders and production

Material Handling in the Digital Factory: A Look Ahead

Material Handling and Logistics

Material handling is playing a vital role in the emergence of the digital factory, as data analytics reshapes the workforce

LeanDNA Launches Factory-Focused Inventory Optimization Workflows

Supply Chain Brain

LeanDNA, a provider of factory-focused inventory optimization solutions, has launched role-based workflow capabilities within its platform for the manufacturing industry

Forklift factory earns zero-landfill status

DC Velocity

Crown facility finds ways to recycle everything from coolant to pallets. Green Logistics

Sweet factory plans submitted

247 Customs Broker

The 158,000 sq… The post Sweet factory plans submitted appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. [og_img] Plans for a manufacturing facility and distribution hub for sweet manufacturer Swizzels Matlow, have been submitted by developer investor Tritax Symmetry.

Retail Sales, Factory Data Show Growing Pains for U.S. Recovery

Supply Chain Brain

An onslaught of economic reports on Tuesday added to evidence of a U.S. recovery in full swing, yet one experiencing growing pains

Can the ‘Smart’ Factory Revive U.S. Manufacturing Productivity?

Supply Chain Brain

A recent study touts the “smart” factory as a magic bullet that can solve any number of manufacturers’ problems, from low productivity growth to uncompetitive operations

CI Factory - Omni-Channel DC for engelbert strauss | TGW

Supply Chain Brain

Delivering a smarter factory

Automotive Logistics

Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m has been rebadged as ‘Smart Factory by Magna Steyr’. Alongside the new MIATT system is the Graz plant’s iTrace loading list digitalisation project, which has taken place over a similar timescale and is another facet of Magna Steyr’s evolving ‘Smart Factory’ initiative.

The Power of Industry 4.0 in Factories

Supply Chain Brain

in Factories,” to find out how Industry 4.0 Even before this time of turbulent uncertainty, manufacturing organizations have recognized the importance of digitalization. But businesses now need these teams to do more by running their production processes faster and autonomously with smart machines and real-time data. Read The MPI Group report, “The Power of Industry 4.0 can help your operations keep up with disruptive challenges while looking ahead for what’s next

Walmart’s Supplier Says Chinese Factories in ‘Desperate’ State

Material Handling and Logistics

"China will see more factory shutdowns as the trade war that’s roiled the global supply chain exacerbates an exodus.&

Transmission: GM invests $2.3 billion, again, in U.S. battery factory

The Supply Chain Journal

battery factory. GM is locating its battery production plants relatively near the factories where it will build its upcoming EVs. The Lordstown plant is about three hours away from the automaker’s $2 billion Factory Zero in Detroit-Hamtramck.

Deserted Factories Show How China Electric Car Boom Went Too Far

Supply Chain Brain

While home-grown stars like Nio Inc. and Xpeng Inc. have gone on to raise billions of dollars and are now selling cars in numbers that rival Tesla, scores more have fallen by the wayside, unable to raise the crazy amounts of capital needed to make automobiles at scale

US Factory Gauge Sinks to 10-Year Low as Employment Wobbles

Material Handling and Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management's factory index defied expectations of an increase to slip to its lowest point since summer 2009

Disruption hitting Europe’s auto factories not just about semiconductors

The LoadStar

The post Disruption hitting Europe’s auto factories not just about semiconductors appeared first on The Loadstar. An unexpected snapback in consumer demand is wreaking havoc on Europe’s automotive supply chains, as supply shortages force manufacturers to play catch-up.

The ‘Modern’ Factory Remains a Dream for Many Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to running the modern-day factory, there’s a yawning gap between theory and reality

How the Smart Factory Is Impacting Auto and Food Producers

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of smart factories promises to impact the future of manufacturing in emerging economies

Is It ‘Lights Out' for Humans in the Factory?

Supply Chain Brain

Does the vision of a “new normal” on the factory floor exclude the presence of people at all

US Retail Worker Injuries Now Higher Than on Factory Floor

Material Handling and Logistics

Some of the riskiest stores to work in include those selling home furnishings used merchandise, and building materials, as well as tire dealers and supercenters

New threat to Bangladesh apparel factories as Covid lockdowns reappear

The LoadStar

The post New threat to Bangladesh apparel factories as Covid lockdowns reappear appeared first on The Loadstar. Bangladesh will begin its strictest ‘shutdown’ yet tomorrow, as Covid infections and deaths continue to break records.