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At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers - McKinsey & Company
Our latest research suggests that when robots—or automated manufacturing technology—take over jobs that are oriented around repetitive tasks, operators are able to move onto more exciting and productive work.

This was the case at 16 “lighthouses of manufacturing,” which were identified as part of a joint McKinsey and World Economic Forum project presented at Davos.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  automation  robotics  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
6 days ago by areadevelopment
Navigating the Change of Technology (Video) - Comcast Newsmakers
Automation Alley is a nonprofit manufacturing and technology business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  automation  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  advanced-technology  technology  tech  high-tech 
16 days ago by areadevelopment
Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult - Forbes
In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corporation.
Around-the-web  this-week-448  backshoring  outsourcing  global-supply-chain  localized-supply-chain  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-448-new 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Exploring the Manufacturing Skills Gap: Menace or Myth? - ThomasNet
The manufacturing industry has played a crucial role in shaping the United States’ identity. Since its earliest days as a nation, America has distinguished itself through innovative manufacturing, building the economy on the foundation of craftsmanship and industry.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity? - Area Development
Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  robotics  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  jobs  skilled-labor 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. - The New York Times
After Apple announced a large new campus in Austin, Tex. — creating as many as 15,000 jobs, none of them expected to be manufacturing — it’s worth looking at the company’s flirtation with advanced manufacturing in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  apple  silicon-valley  california  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Mind Over Matter: Artificial Intelligence Can Slash The Time Needed To Develop New Materials - Forbes
The convergence of mind and matter, of digital and physical technologies lies at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. The marriage of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and materials science represents one of the clearest examples.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  AI  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study - Deloitte US
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace—as illustrated by the tight labor conditions in the US and global manufacturing industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  robotics  internet-of-things  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442-top  insider-12-20-2018 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Inside the New Industrial Revolution - WSJ
The mobile internet, automation and AI will have profound implications. Here’s a closer look at how the old and new economies compare.
industry4.0  automation  AI  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442-top 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Siemens India: Betting big on digitalisation - Fortune India
Harnessing digitalisation to optimise manufacturing is what will drive growth, and Siemens India says despite macro economic challenges facing India, the opportunities in the space are immense.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  3D-printing  india  business-globalization 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion - The New York Times
Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I. courses, conferences and joint majors have proliferated in the last few years.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  AI  tech  high-tech  technical-center  advanced-industries  advanced-technology  university-economic-development  education  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Federal government releases new advanced manufacturing strategy - SSTI
In honor of National Manufacturing day last week, the Trump administration released the Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing. Developed in partnership with the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the report is intended to outline the administration’s vision for American leadership in advanced manufacturing across industrial sectors. It advocates pursuing three goals: develop and transition new manufacturing technologies; educate, train, and connect the manufacturing workforce; and, expand the capabilities of the domestic manufacturing supply chain.
government-policy  advanced-manufacturing  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-438 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
NASA is using HoloLens AR headsets to build its new spacecraft faster - MIT Technology Review
Traditionally, aerospace organizations have replied upon thousand-page paper manuals to relay instructions to their workers. In recent years, firms like Boeing and Airbus have started experimenting with augmented reality, but it’s rarely progressed beyond the testing phase. At Lockheed, at least, that’s changing. The firm’s employees are now using AR to do their jobs every single day.
augmented-reality-shop-floor  shop-floor  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  Aerospace  lockheed-martin  this-week-438 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0: The Influence of Big Data on the Manufacturing Floor - Area Development
By effectively embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the manufacturing sector can analyze processes and identify optimization possibilities.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  IOT  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  data 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Digital leaders in the manufacturing Industry 4.0 ecosystem - Deloitte Insights
Manufacturers must achieve digital maturity across their broader enterprises. A Deloitte study of organizations that are taking the lead shows the steps needed to achieve digital maturity.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is firing on all cylinders, but a lack of skilled workers is squeezing the sector - CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing sector is booming — adding 350,000 jobs since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. But while a strong economy is helping to bolster the industry, it's also being crunched by an increasingly tight labor market, leaving companies in short supply of workers they desperately need to meet capacity.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
How Metal Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry Landscape - ENGINEERING.com
The aerospace industry has always been a difficult market for start-ups to break into, going all the way back to Glenn Curtiss and the surprisingly litigious Wright Brothers. Today, the challenge doesn’t come from intellectual property or competing with giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin—there’s an entire supply chain feeding those behemoths, after all.
supply-chain  parts-suppliers  startup  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Aerospace  industry-reports  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution - ZDNet
It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is creating a new discipline to manage this revolution and its impact on humanity.
AI  industry4.0  nanotechnology  Around-the-web  this-week-433  advanced-manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
3D Printing: A Game-Changer for the Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Area Development
Automotive 3D printing has been experiencing phenomenal growth and is affecting the industry’s design, development, manufacturing, and distribution processes.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Contrary to popular wisdom, automation is not a job killer in U.S. manufacturing - The Washington Post
I’ve explained why I don’t think the tariffs will help, but I also reject the pervasive argument that automation is just too powerful a job-killing force such that there’s no point in trying to help our factory sector. In fact, according to an important new paper by economist Susan N. Houseman, the argument that “labor-displacing technology,” i.e., robots/AI/etc., has killed factory employment is not supported by the data.
tariffs  trade-agreements  government-policy  automation  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Why is 2018 the year of the robot? - Industrial Insights - PwC
Robots – and automation in general – have been riding a steep maturity curve in the last several years. Adoption rates are up. They’re getting smarter, doing more, and becoming more affordable. The “factory of the future” has become an established buzzword, and the rise of the robots is now conventional wisdom.
u.s.-manufacturing  automation  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  shop-floor 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing - Area Development
We clearly have a branding problem when it comes to attracting women to manufacturing, and this problem affects all parts of the skills pipeline in channeling women into this industry.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  women-in-manufacturing  jobs  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Robots to the Rescue...of Manufacturing - City Journal
It’s mostly accepted wisdom in policy circles: automation means that manufacturing employment is destined to follow the historical example of farm work, becoming a negligible share of the U.S. workforce. Even those who embrace the Trump administration’s efforts to “onshore” factories say that we should be “honest about the facts,” especially to those Americans still out of work. The erudite Ben Sasse, a senator with a Ph.D. in history, has called the transformation an “irreversible trend.”
automation  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-427-top  Around-the-web 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Automation is hitting small US businesses, and (surprise!) it’s not all bad - MIT Technology Review
Automation is bringing change to businesses large and small. We sat down with Liz Reynolds, executive director of MIT’s Work of the Future task force, to see how her research brings her in touch with small companies in the US that are already feeling the impact of robotics and AI.
automation  advanced-manufacturing  small-business  AI  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-427  workforce-mobility  rural-economic-development 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The U.S. Can Still Catch Up in Manufacturing - Bloomberg
A revived industry might look more like “The Jetsons” and less like the old union shops.
this-week-427  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Can A Small Giants Philosophy Help Revitalize American Manufacturing?
Their approach was risky yet strategic: P1 would take the long-view by investing in millennials and new technologies, like thermal and hydro-generation manufacturing. David started small and focused on finding the right people, achieving world-class production, and delivering excellent service. As they grew, he repeatedly turned down offers from private equity investors. David was singularly focused on doing whatever it would take to realize his vision.
small-manufacturing  small-business  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  capital-access  new-york  Around-the-web  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The shape of things to come: How manufacturers are leveraging technology to gain an edge - Industrial Insights - PwC
Technology has always been a key lever to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  With the dazzling array of emerging technology entering the market, we set out in our 2nd Global Digital Operations Survey to understand more about what technologies are being implemented and why. In essence, how is industry leveraging technology to gain an edge today, tomorrow, and in the future?
advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-426  executive-surveys  internet-of-things  automation 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Colleges are Adding Programs in a Once-Decimated Industry - Assembly Magazine
As robots take over much of the manual labor in factories, the new jobs being created tend to require computer and engineering skills and advanced training. That’s helped to fuel a boomlet of college investment in manufacturing programs.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-training  skills-gap  automation  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-424-top  Around-the-web 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0: Gaining Confidence over Digital Transformations - Industrial Insights - PwC
Today, manufacturers exist in a world of digital potentialities: AI, IoT, robots and cobots, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, connected field services, smart supply chains, automated back-office processes, and other innovations that can completely transform their businesses by ushering in unprecedented operational effectiveness and efficiency.

But getting those technologies online entails capital spend–and risk.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  automation  robotics  AI  nanotechnology  smart-supply-chains  competitiveness  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Inside Toyota's Giant Kentucky Factory: Japanese Production Techniques, Made In America - Forbes
Toyota brought the idea of lean production to the world in the form of the Toyota Production System. For some perspective on the significance of this system, it is useful to look at a little history.
this-week-421  Around-the-web  Matt  toyota  automotive-industry  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  kentucky  south 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why German companies fail at digital innovation - Handelsblatt
(No) thanks to hierarchical managers, obsolete tools and daft politics, Germany risks being left in the digital dark age. Here are the four worst problems.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  germany  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Defining Rapid Manufacturing - MoldMaking Technology
A broad definition of rapid manufacturing is the use of software automation and connected manufacturing equipment to rapidly accelerate the manufacturing process. Read how one provider breaks down some of the considerations when applied to 3D printing.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Middle Market Manufacturer's Roadmap to Industry 4.0 - BDO
It’s very easy to look at General Electric’s transformation to “digital industrial” and say, just do what GE is doing. For the world’s largest manufacturers with billions in revenue, adopting GE’s digital transformation playbook may not be so farfetched. But for middle market firms—the heart and soul of the American manufacturing industry—revolutionary digitization can feel aspirational, not inspirational
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  playbooks  Around-the-web  this-week-416-top  sfp-insider-4-17-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
2017 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winner AGCO Jackson Operations - IndustryWeek
Engaging employees in problem-solving and equipping them with cutting-edge technology proves a winning formula for this farm equipment manufacturer.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  industrial-real-estate  industrial-equipment  advanced-manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Autonomous vehicles won’t just change our roads, they’ll change our factories, too - Industrial Insights - PwC
Increasingly, semi-autonomous and even autonomous vehicles within manufacturing operations are gaining independence. Materials-handling robots in particular are making aggressive moves, most notably in warehouses and inventory management.
automation  manufacturing-automation  autonomous-vehicles  shop-floor  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-415  sfp-insider-4-17-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Is Not Dead - Emsi
After decades of job loss and a struggling reputation, manufacturing has made a comeback in the United States. Since the recession, production jobs have increased—and so have the knowledge and skill requirements.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  location-USA  made-in-america  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection  sfp-insider-4-17-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Emerson's CEO sees strong tailwinds for manufacturing - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
David Farr has spent his life in manufacturing, and he says it’s been a long time since he’s been this optimistic about the sector’s future.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  advanced-manufacturing  made-in-america 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
What Is Industry 4.0, Anyway? - ENGINEERING.com
The smart factory, also sometimes called “the factory of the future” is the keystone of the fourth industrial revolution. Indeed, it’s often represented as the aggregate of all the Industry 4.0 technologies: cyber-physical systems—physical assets connected to digital twins—the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), data analytics, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence.
But what does that actually look like?
smart-factories  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-413  manufacturing-automation  internet-of-things 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for U.S. Manufacturing? - Area Development
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming global production and supply chains, but the future depends on how well the industry’s human leaders can understand its machines.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industrial-equipment  industrial-internet  industry4.0  economic-development  jobs  skilled-labor  workforce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers. That’s Good for the U.S., Bad for Poor Countries - WSJ
Automation is reaching into trades that once seemed immune, transforming sweatshops in places like Bangladesh and bringing production back to America
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Tesla Wants to Be the World's Best Manufacturer - Motley Fool
Despite its initial challenges in becoming a high-volume automaker, Musk said in the most recent earnings call that he thinks Tesla is "swiftly exiting" hell. Furthermore, it's still betting it will be the world's best automotive manufacturer.
Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  electric-car 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Autonomous vehicles won’t just change our roads, they’ll change our factories, too - Shopfloor
Increasingly, semi-autonomous and even autonomous vehicles within manufacturing operations are gaining independence. Materials-handling robots, in particular, are making aggressive moves, most notably in warehouses and inventory management.
Around-the-web  this-week-412  shop-floor  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Emerging Research Projects to Address Manufacturing Challenges - Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing. These projects were selected under an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office funding opportunity, focused on advanced materials, advanced processes, and modeling and analysis tools for materials and manufacturing.
basic-research  advanced-manufacturing  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  university-economic-development  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota, Mazda walked away from $1.5 billion incentive package from NC - greensboro.com
The announcement — made by Alabama's governor and leaders of both car companies in Huntsville, the site of the new plant — was anticlimactic: News of the deal was leaked late Tuesday and spread like wildfire, stunning local and state leaders, some of whom admitted they were caught by surprise.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  north-carolina  alabama  south  south-atlantic  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing outlook: Technology and tax to take center stage in 2018 - PwC Industrial Insights
In 2017, the terms “IoT” and “digital” seemed to be the most trending topics within the manufacturing sector. Although most manufacturers are talking about IoT and digital, far fewer have implemented a comprehensive digital strategy. Those manufacturers without a digital strategy could be hindering their business strategy in 2018 and beyond.

While we understand that moving toward a digital transformation is overwhelming, the reality is that digital is the future for manufacturers both big and small.
digital-transformation  internet-of-things  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota and Mazda Select Alabama for New Auto Factory - Bloomberg
Alabama edged out North Carolina as the winner in a multi-state contest for a prized Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. joint car factory worth $1.6 billion, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  north-carolina  south  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  automotive-industry  location-USA  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Evaluate the Location Decision - Area Development
Although manufacturers are using advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence, in their operations, they’ve yet to leverage these advances in the site selection process.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  advanced-technology  technology  tech  high-tech  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
More evidence that technology and increased worker productivity, not trade, were behind US factory job losses - AEI
This paper challenges two widely held views: first that trade performance has been the primary reason for the declining share of manufacturing employment in the United States and other industrial economies, and second that recent productivity growth in manufacturing has actually been quite rapid but is not accurately measured.
u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  productivity  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  this-week-409  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech-savvy Millennials Primed to Change Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
millennials  skilled-labor  workforce-aging  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Poised for Leap Ahead in 2018 as Technologies Mature - IndustryWeek
What will be disrupting the manufacturing industry in 2018? Try IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.
this-week-407-top  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  robotics  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-technology  3D-printing  skilled-labor  technology 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Gauging the Long-Term Competitiveness of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Sector - Area Development
Talent, technology, and transformation are going to be three huge players in the battleground for the future manufacturing competitiveness landscape.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Workforce Recruitment and Hiring Strategies - IndustryWeek
A gap of 20 million workers means it is imperative now for manufacturers to reach far beyond their traditional recruiting efforts if they want to survive.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Fourth Quarter Manufacturers' Outlook Survey - NAM
Manufacturers’ optimism has risen to an unprecedented high of 94.6 in the fourth quarter of 2017.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  advanced-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots will create more jobs than they eradicate by 2020
Artificial intelligence technology will begin to create more jobs than it replaces, says Gartner
automation  robotics  industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  jobs  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers - The Verge
Apple is naming another recipient of funds from its $1 billion US Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it announced earlier this year. Finisar, a company that manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), is receiving $390 million as part of Apple’s new program to fuel job creation among American manufacturers.
advanced-manufacturing  venturecapital  apple  glass-optical-manufacturing  industry-reports  electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-407  parts-suppliers  supply-chain  capital-access 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Retrain Or Retreat: The Next Battlefield For U.S. Manufacturing - Forbes
The concept of “lifelong learning” has gained widespread popularity in recent decades as a way to keep senior citizens intellectually engaged. But how about lifelong learning as a way to keep people employed, especially those in manufacturing? Think of it as learning for the sake of economic survival.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
American Manufacturing: Back in the Game? - Area Development
The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” agenda.
area-development-features  math  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  government-policy  trump  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  made-in-america 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Help wanted: The future of automotive talent is shifting gears- Industrial insights - PwC
Major OEMs are racing to develop a range of alternative propulsion (hybrid, electric, fuel cell), connected and self-driving vehicles – while continuing to improve operational efficiencies that aim to sustain profits. In turn, business models and production facilities across the auto supply chain are being reconsidered and, in some cases, upended.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles  skilled-labor  workforce-development  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-405-top 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The First Step to Fixing U.S. Manufacturing - HBR
The decline of manufacturing has dominated the political narrative in the United States, but there are dual plotlines within this well-known story.
this-week-405-top  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  economic-development  jobs  workforce 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
DeVos says U.S. has emphasized four-year degrees at the expense of work-force training - Inside Higher Ed
Education secretary calls for more emphasis on work-force training. Many experts -- including those focused on careers -- say general education matters more than she suggests.
this-week-405  jobs  workforce  Around-the-web  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  workforce-training  apprenticeships  economic-development  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
MMD CEO Greg Heinemann Says Manufacturing is Adventure Worth Pursuing - IndustryWeek
Metro Mold CEO Greg Heinemann took a turn from finance to manufacturing. Now he hopes to attract many more young people to an industry he believes offers a "choose your own adventure."
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  economic-development  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  millennials 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Skilled Labor is the No. 1 Location Driver for Manufacturers Today - Quality Magazine
The state of U.S. manufacturing is a hot topic in national economic and political conversations today. Issues like tax reform, trade partnerships and regulations are fueling a national debate over how to create and retain U.S. manufacturing investment and jobs.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution Awaits - BDO
Implementing and maintaining systems that preserve the integrity of production processes without the same level of human oversight remains one of the main challenges to Industry 4.0 implementation. If the underlying data or analysis has errors, the automated decision-making based on that data will also be error-prone. More than ever, it will be imperative to ensure data is clean, accurate and accessible as part of an overall information governance strategy. 
industry4.0  internet-of-things  asset-management  facilities-management  shop-floor  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-402  insider-10-17-2018 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
REVVED UP: Venture Capital Investment in Auto Tech Speeds Up in Q3 - PwC Industrial Insights
Who is Investing in Auto Tech? These companies are backed not only by VC firms, but also traditional auto players, tech giants and scrappy startups. They’re using venture capital to ensure they’re on the right side of the creative disruption taking place within the automotive industry, because – ultimately – the costs of missing out on a revolution in transportation will be high.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  advanced-manufacturing  venturecapital  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-402  industry-reports 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers - Detroit Free Press
Part of a growing trend, a Michigan auto parts supplier is installing "collaborative" robots in bid to boost efficiency. Workers hope the move makes the company competitive, boosting job security.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  Michigan  industry-clusters  automation  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Airbus Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing - ENGINEERING.com
There is perhaps no greater friend of additive manufacturing than the aerospace industry. It’s here that you find the most traction in the move from metal rapid prototyping to metal additive manufacturing. So, if you want to know where 3D printing is heading as a production technology, an aerospace giant like Airbus makes for an ideal bellwether.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry-reports  Aerospace  airbus  Around-the-web  this-week-401-top 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How Siemens, Others Work to Fill the Skills Gap - Advanced Manufacturing
Sharing innovation with other companies is one way to position companies in a region as leaders. Siemens sponsors an annual event called Manufacturing in America that is built around three pillars—community, collaboration and innovation.
skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing  siemens  regional-reports  Michigan  detroit  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
DowDuPont’s Andrew Liveris: How America Can Bring Back Manufacturing - Knowledge@Wharton
Liveris is the executive chairman of DowDuPont, a $73 billion holding company (the two giant chemical companies merged in September), and Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. He has advised both the Obama and Trump administrations on manufacturing issues. (Liveris was head of Trump’s now-defunct American Manufacturing Council.)
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