Week 3 in Manufacturing News

The IOT in Manufacturing Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 20.59 Billion by 2022

Manufacturing firms are centring towards expanding their business procedures and generation yield with ideal asset use.

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IoT in manufacturing is gaining importance with the invention of smart devices. advanced data analytics techniques, and expanding need of producers to send IoT empowered sub-systems to build the general effectivenes. The IOT in Manufacturing Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 20.59 Billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 27% in the given forecast period.

Full report can be accessed at Market Research Engine.

Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index rebounds in January

The index for current manufacturing activity in the region increased from a revised reading of 9.1 in December to 17.0 this month.

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Over 30 percent of the manufacturers reported increases in overall activity, while 13 percent reported decreases. The new orders index increased 8 points to 21.3, its highest reading in six months. The current shipments index, however, decreased 1 point to 11.4. Both the unfilled orders and delivery times indexes were positive this month, suggesting higher unfilled orders and slower delivery times. Inventories declined this month: The current inventory index fell 10 points to -7.6, its first negative reading in 14 months.

Full survey at Philadelphia Fed

Industry 4.0 Holds The Key To Closing The Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Gap

According to a recent report by The Manufacturing Institute, the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs in the US could reach 2.4 million by 2028. That’s an increase of nearly 2 million in just 10 years.

The most difficult to fill are skilled jobs – digital positions and advanced production. Because of technological advancements in the industry, many of these positions require different kinds of training than traditional manufacturing.

New job roles require new capabilities. And it’s here that the manufacturing industry needs to step up to the plate ― whether by reskilling existing staff or recruiting a different spectrum of workers. Manufacturing recruits should be given a chance to experience Industry 4.0 for themselves through apprenticeships and internships.

Full article on Forbes.

The Five Most Important Future Manufacturing Trends

  1. Global Virtual Workforce: Merging Extended Reality with the Internet – Manufacturers are already benefiting from the use of computer-generated environments that merge the real world with visual and audio aids.
  2. Linking the Human Brain to Machines – A mind-machine interface (MMI) will allow humans and machines to complement each other in what they do best, in real time. Cyborgs may be part of our distant future, but in the next decade machines and humans will literally join each other to help manufacturers make better designed, better-produced goods.
  3. Nano-Based Preventive Maintenance – Rolls-Royce is using miniature robots 10mm in diameter for predictive maintenance within the combustion chamber of its engines.
  4. Internet of Goods: Local Production and Local Distribution –  The use of cloud computing enabling even small factories to tap into new technologies, this “Internet of Goods” will allow the creation of new business models capable of expanding the market and changing the geography of production.
  5. The Exponential Generation of Leadership – Their knowledge of and capabilities with technology will easily surpass that of the millennials—and their skillsets and 21st-century leadership style will be needed to help U.S. manufacturers compete globally in the coming decades.

Full article on IndustryWeek.

What’s the secret behind The Manufacturer of the Year 2018’s success?

At The Manufacturer MX Awards 2018, the overall winner of the night was Accolade Wines, the Bristol-based wine seller. The company calls itself the ‘leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines – the #1 by volume in the UK and Australia.’

Full article on The Manufacturer.