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.

Fifty Factory Tours that Make America Great

Material Handling and Logistics

We picked one factory (or industrial site) from each state you can visit that truly represents what has always made America great: hard work and ingenuity

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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. It is common to see workers handling or moving materials in a factory. An ergonomic factory will minimize the risks to the employees’ health and ensures their well-being. material handling factory

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

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.

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

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

Challenges and Tips for Successful Factory Relocation and Heavy Machinery Transportation

Logistics Manager

However, some of these factories may already have locations in other countries and are in need of relocation. Factory relocation is a unique and major challenge compared to other logistics-related services. The challenges of factory relocation project required focused specialists.

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

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.&

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

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

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.

Watch: How Can We Keep the Factory Floor Safe?

Supply Chain Brain

Suman Mahalanabis, director of product management for digital software and solutions with Tata Consultancy Services, describes the steps that factories will need to take in order to ensure the health and safety of workers during the pandemic and beyond

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

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

Sweet factory plans submitted – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

The 158,000 sq… The post Sweet factory plans submitted – Logistics Manager Magazine appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Rail reeling from factory slump and lower truck rates

Fleet Owner

A manufacturing decline and lower truck freight rates have put railroads on a collision course with a recession

U.S. retailers, factories enjoy solid June as fed weighs cut

Fleet Owner

“Business spending, business confidence and manufacturing production are where the economy is slowing.&

How to Optimize Your Factory Layout for Industry 4.0


Believe it or not, Industry 4.0 — the latest specialization for modern factories and manufacturing plants — does factor into the design and factory layout. And ultimately, the design and factory layout influence all these elements.

Hyster Europe Factories Resume Production

Logistics Business Magazine

Hyster Europe has announced that the factories making its Hyster forklifts, warehouse equipment and big trucks have started to resume production. Processes are in place so that suppliers can work in a safe way during the current circumstances, while still meeting supply requirements for the Hyster factories. “To So, we are grateful for the government support we have received to help retain our factory workforce,” Wim van Dam says.

US Factories Shrink as Result of Weak Demand, Trade Tensions

Material Handling and Logistics

Retail remains healthy, but trade tensions and weak global demand contribute to industry shrinkage

Forwarders warned of shortage of cargo space once China factories reopen

The LoadStar

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, freight forwarders are warning customers to expect space shortages once factories reopen in China, with some ocean shippers switching to air or rail freight in a bid to play supply chain catch-up.

Future Factories Will Impact the World Far Beyond the Factory Floor

Supply Chain Brain

Managers and workers are embracing digital technologies as the fourth industrial revolution reshapes the global economy

Amazon Blasted by Labor Group Over China Factory Conditions

Material Handling and Logistics

to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid laborers. The New York-based China Labor Watch released a report following a nine-month investigation of working conditions at a factory in the city of Hengyang owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., The findings at the Amazon device factory were similar but less severe.

The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution


The post The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution appeared first on SYSPRO US. It’s been around for decades but only in recent years has artificial intelligence (AI) emerged from the research labs into the real world. Interestingly, consumers are more familiar with it, in the form of Apple’s Siri, the Amazon’s Alexa, and navigation apps like Waze – so when will businesses, and especially manufacturers and distributors, get […].

Still no sign of relief for Bangladesh apparel industry as more factories close

The LoadStar

Apparel factories in Bangladesh are still running at half-capacity after orders dried up, and bosses remain pessimistic about the likelihood of new orders any time soon. Amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, factories which laid-off part of their operations are struggling to make a full comeback, leaving hundreds of workers jobless. And this week several more factories terminated hundreds of workers, as they are not receiving enough orders from western buyers.

Crazy processing machine| Hydroponics Factory

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

While I was watching videos on YouTube, I saw a wonderful video about hydroponics factory. The manager of this factory decided to do two things first he used a software solution that tracked the packing of produce as well as the shipments. I really enjoyed watching it. It’s about hydroponic greenhouse farm specializing in the farming of an exotic vegetable variety. Plants are grown till they are ready to be picked. Production lasts on average between 8-9 months.

DHL Working Inside GM Factory in China

Material Handling and Logistics

Outsourcing jobs that GM employees would be doing, is helping GM focus on improving quality and efficiency. DHL is helping GM avoid assemble errors and reduce costs, and it’s doing this from inside the plant. Within some GM final assembly plants in China, DLH assembles thousands of kits of parts daily, as reported by Norihiko Shirouzu for Reuters.

The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory


The post The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory appeared first on SYSPRO US. Since the release of SYSPRO’s Manufacturing Operations Management solution (SYSPRO MOM), I’ve spent many hours explaining to customers the difference between MOM and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems). The terms are used so that they generate more than their fair share of confusion.

US Factory Production Shows Broad-Based Gain Outside Autos

Material Handling and Logistics

factory production regained its footing in April to push capacity utilization to the highest since 2015, indicating the industry will support economic growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed Wednesday. Factory output rose 0.5% The gain in factory output was broad-based outside of a decline in motor vehicles and parts. The factory-use rate rose to 75.8% -- the highest since August 2015 -- from 75.5%

New supply chain risks emerge as production lines restart in China’s factories

The LoadStar

Normal Global Logistics (NGL) estimates that, in the wake of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, 90% to 95% of factories have returned to operation in most provinces – except Hubei. Several factories still have reduced production, due to a shortage of raw materials and labour,” said NGL, adding that larger factories had managed to get up. The post New supply chain risks emerge as production lines restart in China’s factories appeared first on The Loadstar.

Chinese Factories Recovering but Global Supply Chains Still in Shock

Logistics Bureau

The pace of reported coronavirus cases has slowed in the most seriously affected regions of China, allowing factories to reopen and people to return to work.

Harman expands Suzhou factory

Automotive Logistics

Its goals include fully expanding automation to all processes by 2025, transforming Suzhou into a lean factory and doubling existing production capacity. The post Harman expands Suzhou factory appeared first on Automotive Logistics. Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International has expanded its plant in Suzhou, China, which produces audio and connected car products.