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

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid” for powering Internet of Things (IoT) devices that…

How Intelligence is Powering Supply Chain’s Next Wave

Like most everything in 2020, global supply chains were thrown into disarray during the pandemic. Demand plans and equipment maintenance schedules went out the window with U.S. e-commerce volume growing 44% as consumers stayed home…
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Mergers & Acquisitions News

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Other News

21 Million US Jobs Depend on Imports, Says NRF

The National Retail Federation and eight other business organizations released “Imports Work for American Workers,” an economic impact study that found that imports support more than 21 million American jobs. “Imports are a vital component…

Why Good Arguments Make Better Strategy

Strategy is hard — really hard — to do well. Many leaders will admit this privately: In an anonymous 2019 survey conducted by Strategy&, 37% of 6,000 executive respondents said that their company had a…

Swiss-Style Machines Simplified

For shops that produce smaller components—say anything under 1.5″ (38.1 mm) or so in diameter—there’s no shortage of reasons to invest in Swiss-style CNC lathes. Reasons include: Dual spindles and independent tool slides make it…

Where’s the Beef? Ransomware Hit Highlights Cyber Problems

The ransomware attack that disrupted operations at meat processing giant JBS for nearly a week has exposed numerous cybersecurity shortcomings within the U.S. agricultural sector, as well as raising questions about what a large-scale security…