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.

Drought and power shortages bring crucial factories in China to a standstill

Supply Chain and Logistics

China’s drought has severely affected hydroelectric power, and in the area of Sichuan province, factories have had mandatory power shutoffs. A number of these are chip factories and … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains batteries China container shipping ocean shipping power shortage semiconductors solar panels supply chain disruptionHere is the latest in a long series of supply chain catastrophes.

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How manufacturers can enable innovation on the factory floor

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A simple example of this would entail considering inventory and stock on hand (internal data) along with changes in weather patterns due to climate change (external data), and how both factors affect a factory’s ability to deliver on its orders.

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

How a Fortune 500 Company Transformed its Supply Chain Using a Digital Twin-Enabled Control Tower

This Fortune 500 manufacturer needed a solution to help them understand their lack of material availability and which plants and production lines were at risk of shutting down production, so they could take corrective actions to mitigate that risk.

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.

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 […].

The smart factory Part 3: What does the factory of the future look like

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

IoT sensors in the supply chain and robotics in factories are fluently available. In the last decade alone, we have seen factories move from basic digitization to more predictive power. What does the smart factory mean for business?

The smart factory Part 2: How manufacturers and distributors can evolve towards the smart factory

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

This means making factories smarter for the future. Here’s a look into the smart factory and the steps to start the path to one taking advantage of the benefits technology can offer. What is the smart factory? How to create a smart factory. Benefits of the smart factory.

New $2 Billion Investment Made in Kentucky EV Battery Factory

NGT News

The post New $2 Billion Investment Made in Kentucky EV Battery Factory appeared first on NGT News. Envision AESC, a Japanese electric vehicle (EV) battery technology company, along with Gov.

How Factory Data, AI Prevent Production Delays

Supply Chain Brain

Machine downtime is an issue that constantly plagues operations, leading to frustrated workers and a negative impact on the business’s bottom line

The smart factory Part 3: What does the factory of the future look

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

IoT sensors in the supply chain and robotics in factories are fluently available. In the last decade alone, we have seen factories move from basic digitization to more predictive power. What does the smart factory mean for business?

Watch: Will 2022 Be the Year of the ‘Smart Factory’?

Supply Chain Brain

Jason Bergstrom, principal and smart factory leader with Deloitte, traces the evolution of the smart factory, and defines the term as it applies to modern-day technology tools

The smart factory Part 1: Digitization, digitalization and digital

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The digital transformation of the operations and processes of factories and supply chains is based upon digitization of carefully selected machines and digitalization of the related business processes. The journey to the smart factory.

Nissan Debuts Intelligent Factory

IoT World Today

The Tochigi plant is the first at Nissan to introduce the intelligent factory production line. Nissan has launched an intelligent robotics-driven production line at its manufacturing plant in Tochigi, Japan.

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

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

U.S. Factory Output Rises as Firms Navigate Supply Constraints

Supply Chain Brain

factories rose modestly in January, suggesting manufacturers are gradually working through pandemic-related shortages of materials and labor that hobbled output in the prior month Production at U.S.

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.

China’s Scorching Heat Leads to Power Cuts, Factory Disruptions

Supply Chain Brain

Water levels in the upper stretches of the Yangtze — a crucial source of hydro-power, transport and water for crops — are at the lowest level since records began

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

The smart factory Part 4: What skills do manufacturers and distributors need in the factory of the future?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

As manufacturers and distributors inject their operations with innovative technologies in an effort to transform them into smart factories, a shift in how those factories are staffed has emerged. Reskilling and attracting a smart factory workforce.

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

Shanghai Factory Restarts Fall Short on Lack of Parts, Truckers

Supply Chain Brain

Even those companies in China whose factories are operating under so-called closed-loop systems may be forced to stop work due to parts shortages or logistical challenges that make moving people and goods around the country near impossible

How Smart Factory Automation Can Aid in Reshoring

Supply Chain Brain

By reshoring with automation technology, manufacturers can address the workforce challenges they’ve been experiencing for decades.

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.

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

Forklift factory earns zero-landfill status

DC Velocity

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

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.

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.

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.

Industry 4.0: Building the right skills to meet the factory of the future

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manager and even the Smart Factory Manager. While the robotic arm has been around for decades, the success behind the factory of the future will still rely heavily on a human-first digital culture. “So far, our application of universal transfer devices has been rather smooth.

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

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

Ford Offered Tax Incentive to Bring AV Factory to Dallas

IoT World Today

The city of Dallas has offered Ford an incentive package should it choose to build a proposed autonomous vehicle (AV) factory near the city.

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

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

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

U.S. Bars 'Advanced Tech' Firms From Building China Factories for 10 Years

Supply Chain Brain

tech companies that receive federal funding will be barred from building "advanced technology" facilities in China for 10 years, the Biden administration has said

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.