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

Forklift factory earns zero-landfill status

DC Velocity

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

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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

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

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’.

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

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

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.&

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

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

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.

New factory for Tiger Trailers

247 Customs Broker

Tiger Trailers, has moved into its £22 million factory at Winsford in Cheshire, which will enable it to double production capacity in the next 12-months. The post New factory for Tiger Trailers appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

Automotive Logistics

Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. The innovation factory is open all year, enabling candidates to submit projects any time to a screening committee of internal experts who select the most promising concepts.

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.

Narrow Aisle factory expansion plans

247 Customs Broker

Narrow Aisle is to increase output at its UK production site over the next three years due to increased demand for its Flexi forklift trucks with factory expansion plans. The post Narrow Aisle factory expansion plans appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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

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

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

FedEx Logistics takes over Gibson guitar factory

247 Customs Broker

FedEx Logistics is moving its headquarters to the former Gibson guitar factory building in downtown Memphis, consolidating multiple locations and nearly 700 team members into the new location over the next several years.

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 findings at the Amazon device factory were similar but less severe.

Boeing factory: the biggest warehouse in the world

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

During a visit to the Ford factory, which I was very impressed with, I wondered about how everything is arranged in the aircraft industry! I started to search for information and find out that the Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington, USA is the biggest warehouse in the world.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Factory Relocation – A How to & Touch on Benefits of Relocating

Cerasis

In this infographic we will speak to the benefits and offer up crucial steps to factory relocation. Reasons & Benefits of Factory Relocation If your business is growing, it can be a great problem to have. The post [INFOGRAPHIC] Factory Relocation – A How to & Touch on Benefits of Relocating appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Manufacturing factory relocation

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%

China’s factories start to reopen, but does this bring new infection risk?

The LoadStar

Factories across China are slowly getting back to work, but there remains considerable uncertainty over when normal production levels will be resumed. Transport systems remain crippled and, despite many factories being open, many workers are unable to reach their jobs. The post China’s factories start to reopen, but does this bring new infection risk?

10,000th Space Saving Flexi Truck Leaves Factory

Logistics Business Magazine

The post 10,000th Space Saving Flexi Truck Leaves Factory appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. Narrow Aisle Ltd has produced its 10,000th Flexi warehouse truck.

Global Factory Boom Spurs Commodities Prices from Oil to Copper

Material Handling and Logistics

With factories around the world humming, demand for raw materials is fast increasing pushing the Bloomberg Commodities Spot Index, which tracks the price of 22 raw materials, the highest since December 2014. With factories around the world humming, demand for raw materials is fast increasing.

US Factory Gauge Jumps to 14-Year High as Orders, Jobs Climb

Material Handling and Logistics

Institute for Supply Management's factory index climbed to 61.3 (est. The report shows factories remained solid in the third quarter and adds to signals that the nearly decade-old expansion will hold up well in the second half of 2018. Index of factory order backlogs rose to 57.5

Scania opens Thai factory to better serve Southeast Asia

Automotive Logistics

Swedish truckmaker Scania has moved production closer to sales in Southeast Asia with the opening of a factory in Thailand to assemble truck and bus chassis from complete knockdown (CKD) kits shipped in from Europe, as well as manufacturing truck cabs locally.

Flexi to Boost UK Production Output with Major Factory Upgrade

Logistics Business Magazine

The planned refurbishment work at Great Bridge will ensure that many of the building’s original structural features are maintained but the modern factory will optimize quality and production processes.

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.

Ram’s factory-installed telematics to be powered by Verizon Connect

Fleet Owner

Ram Telematics powered by Verizon Connect will be available this year as a factory-fit feature on new Ram trucks and can be installed on select older models and newer light-duty, heavy-duty and chassis cab trucks

KION Group Establishes new Factory in Poland

Logistics Business Magazine

The post KION Group Establishes new Factory in Poland appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. KION Group AG is pursuing its growth strategy with the construction of a new industrial truck plant in Ko?baskowo, baskowo, near Szczecin in Poland.