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KPMG

Cost of Manufacturing Operations Around the Globe

This study compares the primary and secondary factors that impact the cost of operations (Cost of Doing Business or CoDB) of a business conducting manufacturing operations in the United States...

Hindawi

Research on the Impact of 3D Printing on the International Supply Chain

3D printing technology is developing rapidly. In the foreseeable future, when 3D printing is widely used, the world’s industrial structure will be greatly changed. Based on the actual data, this...

Berlin

Supply Chain Disruption and Resilence

The global supply chain was disrupted by COVID-19; however, many sectors rebounded more quickly than others. This research provides insights into the reasons for this, including the preparedness of...

MIT

The State of Industrial Robotics: Emerging Technologies, Challenges, and Key Research Directions

The field of industrial robotics encompasses the study, design, and use of robot systems for manufacturing and how to integrate them into production lines. The field has been undergoing steady...

Upjohn

Strategic Reshoring: A Literature Review

When offshoring was motivated by cost-savings and access to new markets, and when these initiatives perform poorly, companies are more likely to relocate them. Management, logistical, and operational...

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The Aging of the Manufacturing Workforce

Amid an extended economic expansion and record-low U.S. unemployment, the manufacturing industry faces a labor shortage exacerbated by the aging of the manufacturing workforce and gradual retirement...

Manpower Group's Q1 U.S. Employment Outlook Survey

Manpower Group's Q1 U.S. Employment Outlook Survey

Employers in the U.S. report steadily improving hiring plans for Q1 2021, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 6,700 employers. The survey reveals employers are...

Increase Efficiency and Visibility to Improve Your Entire Dock Operations

Increase Efficiency and Visibility to Improve Your Entire Dock Operations

Today’s supply chain is increasingly reliant on digital technology as the world’s economy continues to move at a faster pace. Ensuring dock operations can easily gather and access critical data is...

IoT: Putting the 'Smart' into Smart Cities

IoT: Putting the 'Smart' into Smart Cities

The Internet of Things (IoT) ushered in a new era of connectivity, information gathering, intelligent decision-making and automation. Nowhere is its impact more profound than in the improvement of...

COVID-19's Impact on Key Technologies

COVID-19's Impact on Key Technologies

What will the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 be on technology innovation? In the short term, some sectors—including online retail, last-mile delivery, cloud services, online education and...