AMI CONSOLIDATOR ARCHIVE

The Manufacturing News Consolidator

AMI issues a weekly email newsletter, The AMI Consolidator, that includes the top manufacturing relevant news from around the world in a concise, easy to read format. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your mailbox, please subscribe here.

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

Innovation News

How to Develop Early-Career Talent Virtually

Despite today’s uncertain business environment, it’s critical that companies continue to build their future workforces by investing in early-career talent. The importance of ensuring that entry-level hires are suitably equipped with sufficient developmental opportunities to…

Deere and Intel Find Welding Improvements Through AI

Intel and John Deere recently collaborated to pilot an AI solution utilizing computer vision to automatically spot and correct defects in its automated welding process. Together they developed an integrated, end-to-end system of hardware and…

Industry 4.0 Pushes Manufacturers to Digitize Operations

The effects of Industry 4.0 may feel like a double-edged sword for many manufacturers. On one hand, Industry 4.0 has enacted positive progress throughout the manufacturing sector. Shops are more focused than ever on leveraging…

Manufacturing in March Grew for a Tenth Straight Month

March was a good month for manufacturing, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM’s manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index rose 3.9 points from February to reach 64.7%, making March the tenth month of an…

5G: mm-wave signals could power self-charging IoT devices

A 3D-printed antenna could turn high-frequency 5G signals into a wireless power source, potentially eliminating the need for batteries in low-power IoT devices, according to researchers at Georgia Tech. The antenna, which the researchers call…

Industrial Cybersecurity Concerns Heat Up in The Era of COVID-19

As industrial companies connect plant-level software and devices to internet-connected enterprise systems, cybersecurity has become a critical operations issue for manufacturers of all sizes. While the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) greatly expands the efficiency…
Workforce Development News

Training Displaced Workers for Jobs in Manufacturing

The City of Fremont, California, saw an opportunity to remedy a difficult problem. In the San Francisco Bay area, 20,900 jobs were lost due to the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, companies were ramping…

Smart vs. Intelligent: It’s All in the Silos

We hear a lot about intelligent enterprises, smart operations, smart manufacturing, and so on. But what do the terms “intelligent” and “smart” really mean in these contexts? Is there any difference between them? Being “smart”…

Breaking down barriers to keep manufacturing connected

There’s no denying that the manufacturing industry plays a crucial role in the UK’s economy. It provides employment for around 2.6 million people, makes up 44% of total UK exports, and contributes 11% towards Gross Value Added…

Executives Bullish about Post-Pandemic Trade Prospects

Despite ongoing pandemic-related restrictions, U.S businesses have a positive outlook toward international trade and travel this year, according to a new report released on March 11. However, the recovery they predict depends on robust international flows of…

Parallel Paths to Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an international non-profit organization, welcomed five new members to its membership ranks: Amcor plc, Atlantic Packaging Co., Inter Pipeline Ltd., Kirin Holdings, and Novacel. These additions bring to 57…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

Nokia Announces Collaboration with 3 Major Cloud Hyperscalers

Finnish telecom provider Nokia announced collaborations with AWS, Google, and Microsoft designed to accelerate its Open RAN and Cloud RAN leadership by leveraging its advanced equipment portfolio and combining it with the cloud.
Other News

The Pandemic Made Manufacturing Stronger

One year into the pandemic, the manufacturing industry has undergone significant disruption and transformation. For a sector that works primarily on-site in physical spaces, the workflow and production changes were abrupt and highly impactful. Leaning…

API management: What CIOs should know

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are fast proving to be significant tools in creating business value for CIOs embarking on digital transformations or seeking to develop new revenue streams. APIs can translate text, label images, send…

Intel’s $20 billion bet on advanced fabrication

No one ever said Pat Gelsinger was timid. A month into his stint as Intel’s CEO, he has announced an ambitious plan to drive ahead with Intel’s chip-manufacturing efforts rather than give up on it.…
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