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SE Asia and India are more competitive than China on wages as of 2021, but should we abandon China?

We started comparing the average wages across Asia in 2015 to help importers decide which country might be the best option for them to source from. As I mentioned before, you need to consider the following data (among others): The trend of the average wages in the countries in question The stability of exchange rates,… Continue reading SE Asia and India are more competitive than China on wages as of 2021, but should we abandon China?

Why Foreign Investors Should Invest in Indonesia's Electric Vehicle Market

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Electrical vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular in the worldwide automotive industry, and Indonesia is no exception. The Indonesian government is leaving no stone unturned in order to promote the growth of the country’s electric vehicle sector by opening up new investment options for companies from across… Continue reading Why Foreign Investors Should Invest in Indonesia's Electric Vehicle Market

Podcast | Where Will We Get the Rare Earth Minerals for Our Electric Cars?

Are we on target for making zero-emission vehicles account for half of all cars sold in the U.S. by 2030? Not without enough rare earth minerals to build them. The Biden Administration and major automakers have set ambitious goals for the transition to electric cars on U.S. roads. But a potential roadblock stands in the… Continue reading Podcast | Where Will We Get the Rare Earth Minerals for Our Electric Cars?

Stamping and Forming Technology Protection Using Intelligent Camera Systems

Boosting efficiency through digitalization – almost no branch of industry can evade it. Also operators of press shops are increasingly networking their production. But, regardless of whether it’s a single press or press lines, it’s not always necessary to replace the entire plant in order to stay up to date. Avoidance of incidents by checking… Continue reading Stamping and Forming Technology Protection Using Intelligent Camera Systems

Accelerating Smart Manufacturing with Private 5G Networks

Digital transformation is driving manufacturer’s adoption of new and flexible networking solutions. The largest manufacturing organizations are more likely to acquire their own spectrum and deploy dedicated private networks where they can control security and architecture. However, in a recent survey, nearly 50% of manufacturers say they are open to a hybrid deployment that includes… Continue reading Accelerating Smart Manufacturing with Private 5G Networks

Steel prices soar as businesses rush to rebuild supply chains

Dive Brief: Steel remained one of the most in-demand products among manufacturers in Q3, according to a new Thomas report, in part a reflection of how companies are furiously rebuilding their supply chains post-pandemic. Steel was the third-most sourced product for the second quarter in a row, according to a snapshot of industrial sourcing activity… Continue reading Steel prices soar as businesses rush to rebuild supply chains

Manufacturing Barometer highlights staff shortages, supply chain pressures

Against a backdrop of global supply problems, this quarter’s Manufacturing Barometer is focusing on industry’s recruitment and supply chain challenges in a bid to find out how SMEs are addressing staffing issues while meeting current and future demand. The survey (link at the bottom of this article), organised by the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service… Continue reading Manufacturing Barometer highlights staff shortages, supply chain pressures

Episode #427: Karyn Ross, Lean and Kind Leadership

Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #427 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is a returning guest, Karyn Ross. She was previously a guest in Episodes 266 and 411. She was also my guest for Episode #3 of My Favorite Mistake. Karyn has a new book called The Kind Leader:… Continue reading Episode #427: Karyn Ross, Lean and Kind Leadership

Watch: Lessons From — and for — Toyota About Risk Management

Toyota and other automakers were hit hard by parts shortages because they failed to obtain visibility of their supply chains beyond tier-one suppliers, says Alkis Vazacopoulos, teaching associate professor in the Online Masters of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics program at the Stevens Institute of Technology. In the early months of the microchip shortage… Continue reading Watch: Lessons From — and for — Toyota About Risk Management

5 Things You Need to Know About Bangladesh Manufacturing

A while back, we wrote a post about the state of manufacturing in Bangladesh. A few things have changed since then – in Bangladesh specifically and around the globe. The worldwide pandemic has also caused Bangladesh’s position in the global supply chain to shift considerably.