To prosper in a volatile world, manufacturers need to be able to shift gears quickly with more flexible, dynamic operating systems and technologies, a new study from Accenture warns, or face being on “the fast track to obsolescence.”...More
Surrounded by industry insiders and company executives, with all the pageantry of high finance historical firsts, Universal Robots' UR5 robot arm rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ last night – the first non-human hand to ever yield such (symbolic) power....More
As a high proportion of manufacturing personnel nears retirement, intelligence is at risk of exiting the shop floor forever. Only the strategic use of people, processes, and technology can secure it....More
The latest NAM/IW Survey of Manufacturers shows industry leaders in a buoyant mood. NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray examines what's behind their optimism and how 2014 is shaping up for the manufacturing industry.
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges.