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 […].


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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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

In the Pandemic, Factories’ Commitment to Human Rights Is Slipping

Supply Chain Brain

As if damage to people and supply chains by the coronavirus pandemic and economic freefall weren’t bad enough, add to it the greater difficulty of monitoring human rights violations in distant farms and factories

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.

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.&

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

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

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 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.

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.

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. So, we are grateful for the government support we have received to help retain our factory workforce,” Wim van Dam says.

Factory Floors Keep Global Economy Chugging Along Amid Virus Hit

Supply Chain Brain

The strength of trade activity in recent months is giving a lifeline to the recovery, though the situation remains fragile as the world awaits developments in the race to get a coronavirus vaccine

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

Intra-Asia disruption threatening Vietnam’s factories and export growth

The LoadStar

Factories in Vietnam and southern China are working through their lunar new year holidays to catch up with production backlogs. The post Intra-Asia disruption threatening Vietnam’s factories and export growth appeared first on The Loadstar.

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. Once a business has decided that relocating a factory is the right move, a whole host of new decisions open up. While they may seem similar, relocating a factory is a far different process from general project cargo.

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.&

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

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.

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.

How AI Is Tackling Waste in Factories and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

If we want a world without waste, we might need something other than the human brain to achieve it

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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