CPG companies can no longer ignore the impact of social media on consumer buying behaviour Hans-Georg Kaltenbrunner, VP of manufacturing industry strategy at JDA In the past, consumer product demand planning was solely based on factors such as...
China’s manufacturing sector contracted in the first quarter of 2014, a preliminary private survey showed on Monday, raising market expectations for a government stimulus effort to reverse a slowing in economic growth.
Indian manufacturing activity and new orders showed their strongest growth in a year in February, according to a survey released on Monday that suggested that the worst is over for Indian factories struggling through an economic slowdown.
Manufacturing used to be seen as an industry that required a great deal of capital, but as 3D printing takes off, companies may be able to reduce manufacturing costs while creating innovative products because it is much easier to create prototypes.
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Make or buy: When 3D printing in house is seen as an alternative to sourcing complex low volume items
Manufacturing output fell at the fastest rate since December, business activity in the service sector suffered the steepest fall since October, and new business fell at the sharpest rate in three months.
The report showed the manufacturing industry has been slower to respond to changes in global industry, causing damage to market shares from competitors and ultimately jeopardising a firm’s bottom line.
Using a 3D printer developed by Renishaw to print metal parts, British bicycle brand, Empire Cycles has collaborated with the additive manufacturing firm to build the world’s first 3D printed titanium metal bike frame.
Picture from DetroitNews.com Most automakers practice a sourcing technique in which their car’s parts are purchased from various countries around the world. For example, if you ever took a look at a Toyota’s window sticker, you will notice that...
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A key auto maker vowed that over 90% of its production and operational components will be sourced from local sources.
Follow @Jonny_Editor_MD To read the latest issue of Manufacturing Digital, click here A Supreme Court ruling in a long-standing patent dispute make it easier for the aftermarket to remanufacture OEM’s products without the fear of being sued could...
While some companies rely on few suppliers or manufacturers to find a greater business cost reduction or keep materials and processes tightly controlled, such methods can result in significant problems for enterprises should an unexpected event...