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The Manufacturing News Consolidator

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Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

Ford, Walmart Plan Deliveries with Self-driving Cars

The world’s largest retailer is partnering with an automotive giant and its autonomous technology affiliate to roll out a self-driving delivery service in three U.S. cities. Ford and Walmart announced that the automaker’s test vehicles,…

Ericsson and PowerLight demonstrate wireless powered 5G base station

Ericsson and PowerLight have demonstrated what they claim to be the world’s first wireless powered 5G base station. The proof-of-concept (PoC) demo milestone was achieved recently in Seattle using optical beaming—a laser-based technology that converts…

Royal Caribbean Cruises Creatively with Intelligent IoT Bracelet

Passengers cruising the ocean in luxury on one of Royal Caribbean’s ships soon are expected to be sporting custom IoT wristbands for around-the-ship activities. Rather than selecting an off-the-shelf, connected wearable, Royal Caribbean decided to…

Sussex IM Molds a Preventive Solution to Traumatic Brain Injury

The Q-Collar is described as the first device of its kind designed to protect athletes and military and civilian safety personnel from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Worn externally, the product developed by Q30 Innovations recently…

HPE expands GreenLake services into new markets

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced three new cloud-related offerings to more effectively protect data and make it more available to analytics. The first is called HPE GreenLake for Data Protection that relies on the company’s…
Workforce Development News

Why Employees Stay

A new study, the Manufacturing Engagement and Retention Study, released on July 15 by The Manufacturing Institute’s Center for Manufacturing Research, in partnership with the American Psychological Association, looked at best practices for worker retention.…

Workforce Development for Global Competitiveness

A widening skills gap threatens U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and consequently our economy. A talent pipeline with a sufficient supply of properly aligned skills is imperative to meet U.S. manufacturers’ needs for capacity, productivity and innovation.…

Why Workplace Hierarchies Matter in Skill Transformation

With the increasing availability of sophisticated analytics, AI, and robotics, corporate leaders are reconfiguring their workforces to meet changing technical demands. Indeed, by 2022, 54% of all employees will require significant upskilling, according to the…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

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Other News

Green Rabbit deploys voice

When Green Rabbit was founded in 2009 by cousins Greg Balestrieri and Joe Melville, it was known as Candy.com, as the cousins had one distinct goal: to become “the candy store of the world.” The…

A dive into Kyndryl, IBM’s managed-services spin-off

Thanks to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing new details have emerged about Kyndryl, the IBM spin-off of its managed-infrastructure services unit into a separately traded public company. Kyndryl does exactly what the managed-infrastructure services…

IT certification mistakes to avoid

Marko Djakovic knew that getting a formal tech certification could help his career. He finished an AWS course and got the accompanying certification, but that was only going to be the first step. “I planned…

Understanding Stretched Links, Stressed Chains in A&D

The past two years have stressed supply chains to the breaking point: The ongoing trade war with China. The grounding of a skyscraper-sized cargo ship in the Suez Canal. Weather-related port closures ranging from the…

Accenture: Ransomware Attack Breached Proprietary Data

Dublin-based Accenture disclosed the data breach on Friday in its annual report for its fiscal year ending Aug. 31, which it filed as a form 10-K to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as Bleeping…

Porsche EV Outselling its Flagship Sports Car

Porsche’s first electric model, the Taycan, is beginning to outsell its flagship sports car, the 911, Business Insider reports. The Taycan is in its second full year of production. The German auto manufacturer sold 28,640…
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