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.
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.
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.
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