One of the primary objectives of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste. Since reducing waste is also an objective of going green, the two programs reinforce each other. Here are a few ways going lean can help you go green at the same time.
"Robotics are a great way to keep jobs here in the U.S.," Randy Schofield, who serves as director of Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Innovation Center at Northeast Iowa Community College said.
Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out new stimulus to keep growth in the world's No. 2 economy from slipping below the official target, a report said Monday.
Economists are hoping that U.S. manufacturing is beginning to emerge from a long soft patch, bolstered by stronger domestic demand that will offset weakness in exports.
U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness.
Manufacturing in China barely grew in April, continuing sluggish recent performance in the world's second biggest economy.
General Motors plans to spend $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories during the next three years, creating about 650 new jobs.
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Peaxy, Inc. specializes in mining for these trapped, unstructured data sets, liberating the data and facilitating full access to all of your company’s information.
State lawmakers have said Volvo is considering South Carolina for a new plant. The application says the permit is needed for a manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers in 10 years.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt said in a statement that the global economic environment remained "volatile" but that investments in large infrastructure projects being made around the world provided opportunities for growth.
The future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and more automation.
Manufacturers have been struggling in recent months because a strong dollar has made their products more expensive in foreign markets.
“The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our Next Level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.
What manufacturers and distributors need is a future-proof highly flexible and resilient WMS that is based on a wealth of best business practices, is continually refreshed with new functionality, and which facilitates business growth.
"This is a major step in our strategy to focus GE around its competitive advantages," Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said.
The industry poised to benefit the most from this digital revolution is manufacturing — that is if manufacturers can take the necessary steps to optimize their assets and the data being generated from them every second.
Factory orders rose 0.2 percent in February, which was the first increase since July, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The climb was a welcome development for manufacturers struggling with disappointing economic growth in major trading partners like China, Europe and Japan.
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The report argued companies should improve their use of technology in risk management, consider increasing the frequency of assessments and embed those practices within all levels of company operations.
Volvo on Monday confirmed it will open a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a move the Swedish automaker said makes it a “global car manufacturer.”
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GE manufacturing maven Christine Furstoss provides a look inside the technology at work in the "brilliant factory."
We discuss the collaboration between iQuest and Kepware, as well as advanced approaches to viewing the plant floor and challenges to implementing automated solutions.