In IIoT-based smart factory setups, AI-enabled digital assistants are linked into all assets and all data. It is this intelligence that takes the IIoT beyond data collection to predictions and decisions.
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Industry 4.0 initiatives need to consider safety as well as other functions
SAFER initiative report highlights lessons learned from employer COVID-19 response to date and provides guidance on future pandemic-related workplace safety; Majority of U.S. Workforce in Favor
Automakers during this decade face a big challenge. They are having to invest in electric vehicles. But EVs, at least for now, won’t generate the profits of conventional vehicles, according to an annual report by consulting firm AlixPartners.
With vaccinations on the rise, the in-person collaboration that is still essential to doing business, including trade shows, is growing. But challenges to recovery from the pandemic remain. Global supply chains are struggling with multiple disruptions. Shipping rates are historically high. Computer chip shortages are curbing output.
With U.S. unemployment spiking in 2020, the skills gap in manufacturing continues to worsen.
Why manufacturing hiring managers need to take a page from the "gig" economy to fill hourly job openings.
A widening skills gap threatens U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and consequently our economy. A talent pipeline with a sufficient supply of properly aligned skills is imperative to meet U.S. manufacturers’ needs for capacity, productivity and innovation.
An official of the Aluminum Association makes the case why aluminum will be important for the electrification of vehicles.
Claudia Jarrett, U.S. country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, delves into the pros and cons of both gigafactories and microfactories.