Turmoil at the top of the IW U.S. 500, our annual list of the 500 largest public manufacturing companies, can be attributed in part to trouble in the oil patch but also to a huge technology transformation sweeping through the industry....More
The Automation Fair® event is the ideal opportunity to discover how The Connected Enterprise can help you achieve faster time to market, optimize your assets, lower your total cost of ownership and improve enterprise risk....More
What lessons can the U.S. learn from other countries to foster growth in manufacturing? The Brookings Institution hosted a symposium on this topic in Washington recently. Here are three takeaways from the opening panel's discussion of leadership in 21st century manufacturing....More
To measure manufacturing industry health, the group include three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita.
Vecna Technologies CEO Debbie Theobald says the key to rapid growth in the robotics industry is finding solid applications. Two examples from Vecna's portfolio are autonomous material handling trucks and the use of "telepresence" from the hospital to the auto repair shop....More