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


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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. The post Fraunhofer IFF Researchers Design Green Hydrogen Factory appeared first on NGT News.

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.

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

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

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

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. Article Liza Helps News Property customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

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.&

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Kion opens battery factory to drive its forklift brands

247 Customs Broker

German logistics provider Kion Group AG is getting into the battery building business, announcing today that it has launched a joint venture with partner company BMZ… The post Kion opens battery factory to drive its forklift brands appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Demand and Covid mean China’s factories will vary closures over new year

The LoadStar

Generally, factories in China close for the duration of the holiday, this year from 12-26 February, but 2021 looks like it could be different, with varying closure dates across the country. “In

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.&

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.

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

Second wave of cancelled orders a new threat to Bangladeshi fashion factories

The LoadStar

Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and new lockdowns, major western buyers are again suspending Bangladesh apparel orders, threatening factory operations. The post Second wave of cancelled orders a new threat to Bangladeshi fashion factories appeared first on The Loadstar.

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.

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 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

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

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.

GM Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles

NGT News

assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs), joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Mich., General Motors Co. says its Spring Hill, Tenn.,

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%