The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's June Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) had an index of 52.8, which is down several points compared to May and double digits compared to the same period in 2018.
Manufacturing technology orders fell to under $300 million in April 2019, which is a sharp decline compared to the previous month and April 2018.
The June issue of AppliedAutomation discusses specifying performance and the importance of alarm management and process safety.
In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.
Manufacturers need to search far and wide to get people for the positions they are having trouble filling.
Supply chain leaders won’t link with digitalization; AI has human workers nervous.
Analyst sees looming issues for manufacturing beyond EU-Great Britain dispute.
Manufacturing opens 2019 juggling the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from global trade issues to an aging workforce to a changing plant floor.
Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.
Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants