Week 51 in Manufacturing News

US manufacturing production rose more than expected in November; UK manufacturing output falling at fastest rate since 2009, says CBI; Real-Time Data Is The Future Of Smart Manufacturing; Smart Manufacturing in Action: Learn from These 6 Metal Leaders.

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US manufacturing production rose more than expected in November

U.S. manufacturing output rebounded more than expected in November, as the end of an almost six-week strike at General Motors plants boosted auto production.

Manufacturing production rose 1.1% last month after a downwardly revised 0.7% fall in October. Industrial output also rose 1.1% in November, the Federal Reserve said.

There was a 12.4% surge in the production of motor vehicles and parts in November.

Source: CNBC

UK manufacturing output falling at fastest rate since 2009, says CBI

According to the latest monthly CBI industrial trends survey, the volume of manufacturing production in December dropped at a rate not seen since September 2009, keeping the UK sector deep in recession.

Source: The Guardian

Real-Time Data Is The Future Of Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturers are achieving only 40% of their potential because they’re spending too much valuable time manually updating inventory control, production reporting, and pricing reports, when their competitors using real-time data are busy winning deals and planning next-generation real-time factories.

Source: Forbes

Smart Manufacturing in Action: Learn from These 6 Metal Leaders

No matter what type of manufacturing your company does, gaining real-time access to data and keen insight into what’s happening on your shop floor can help you achieve goals you once considered unattainable. It’s called connected manufacturing, and it’s having a ripple effect on the entire industry.

Source: Industry Week