Articles & News on Supply Chain Optimization

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Online Request for Quote Tool

  • July 27, 2022
  • News

The platform provides leading selection and searchability in a convenient online tool.

The Electric Steel Dilemma & Its Impact on Motor Vendors

  • by Blake Griffin
  • July 26, 2022
  • Feature

As electric vehicle production continues to grow, so does the associated demand for the electric steel used in the motors to power them.

SEMI Applauds Senate Progress on CHIPS Act of 2022, Urges Timely Congressional Approval

  • July 20, 2022
  • News

SEMI applauded progress in the United States Senate on a robust package of federal incentives for the semiconductor supply chain and urged its timely passage in Congress.

Festo and PennAir Ink a Distribution Agreement

  • July 19, 2022
  • News

PennAir, a 53-year-old family-owned business, now distributes Festo products in the mid-Atlantic region.

Growth of 3D Printing Could Be Derailed by Supply Chain Difficulties

  • July 14, 2022
  • News

Latest insight reports associated with the recently released SmarTech data indicate that the looming macroeconomic challenges could derail the fast pace of growth observed at the start of the year.

More Than 7 in 10 Manufacturers Ready to Make Changes to Combat Inflation, Supply Chain Issues and Labor Shortages

  • July 12, 2022
  • News

According to a recent national study from Umpqua Bank, U.S. manufacturers are prepared to make significant changes in the next 12 months to solve for macroeconomic challenges related to rising inflation, the labor shortage and ongoing supply chain disruption.

Robotics and Automation Boast High Order Intake But Suffer From Disrupted Supply Chains

  • June 21, 2022
  • News

The German robotics and automation industry forecasts its turnover to grow by 6% in 2022.

ISACA Report Uncovers Significant Supply Chain Security Gaps in India and Globally

  • June 16, 2022
  • News

55% expressed highest concern in ransomware threats among all potential supply chain risks.

Discussing Alternatives to Lean Manufacturing

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • June 15, 2022
  • Feature

Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains why plant managers should consider the alternatives to lean manufacturing.

Reflections From Shanghai: The Lockdowns' Impact on Business and Manufacturing

  • June 9, 2022
  • Opinion

Interact Analysis Senior Research Director Jan Zhang was locked down in Shanghai because of government restrictions. In this new insight, Jan reflects back on her experience and also provides insight into some of the serious implications this period is likely to have on the manufacturing industry.