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Manufacturing Returns to Expansion in January

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Aircraft

November 25, 2020
Durable goods orders rose last month, boosted by commercial and defense aircraft, the U.S. Commerce said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
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Boeing 737 Max Gets U.S. Approval to Fly Again

November 18, 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted a grounding order on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max that had been in effect since early 2019.
By Boeing Co. Press Release
Boeing 737

Boeing Posts 3Q Loss, Plans More Job Cuts

October 28, 2020
Boeing Co. today reported a third-quarter loss as the COVID-19 pandemic slams its commercial aircraft business. The company said it plans to keep cutting jobs.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Manufacturing Returns to Expansion in January

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Transportation

October 27, 2020
Durable goods orders increased in September on transportation equipment, the U.S. Commerce Department said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Pen-and-paper supply-chain due diligence is still being used widely, said Dan Hartnett of the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll. “Manual processes are no longer going to gain you efficiency or save you money; just the opposite,” he added. Left, he works at home.

Coping with Upheaval in the Supply Chain

October 16, 2020
Risk-management technology is beginning to help manufacturers cope with the supply-chain upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Thomas Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management: “We are a lot better at managing risk than even 10 years ago.”
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
Superabrasive electroplated products have versatility in size and shapes of tools, such as these shown from Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives.

Could Switching to Grinding Help My Manufacturing Process?

October 15, 2020
While recent advancements in machining centers have allowed for increased capability around high-volume operations, there are several factors that still necessitate the need for grinding.
By Andrew Biro Applications Engineer, Norton Saint-Gobain
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