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Despite the United States Giving the Cold Shoulder, Manufacturing Cars in Mexico Makes Sense

As Donald Trump tries to revive an American manufacturing base, automotive production in Mexico has come under scrutiny. Many global automakers already operate plants in Mexico, attracted by its strong economy and stable government, but uncertainty surrounding trade deals such as NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – have called into question the […]
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Industry 4.0: Penetrating Digital Technologies Reshape Global Manufacturing Sector

The traditional manufacturing process typically consists of three parties: the physical manufacturer; suppliers; and services providers. These parties are usually fairly unconnected and have independent operations, which creates a lot of inefficiency in the supply chain and turns into lost opportunities. Fortunately, development of the fourth industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0, which emphasises digital technologies, […]
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Industry 4.0 Success in Germany could Benefit EU

The fourth industrial revolution – called Industry 4.0 – is a manufacturing concept that integrates machines, robotics, data analysis tools and human workers and was first introduced in German researchers in 2011. With this technique, Germany stands on the forefront of industry, forecast to invest €40 billion to Industry 4.0 solutions by 2030. A […]
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Haier Encounters New Challenges

It has been two years since Haier Group enjoyed the status of top global manufacturer within major appliances, after acquiring Fisher & Paykel in 2012. Thanks to the fast and continued growth of the Chinese economy, Haier has been able to gain share, with its long-established position in its domestic market. However, the cessation of […]
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The Changing Face of Global Manufacturing

Download as pdf Some manufacturing production is shifting away from mature developed regions like North America and Western Europe towards emerging regions with lower costs. The five countries with the highest percentage of their total employed population in manufacturing in 2013 are all emerging, including Taiwan and Slovenia. Asia dominates production, with 55.1% of total […]
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Indesit Looking for Possible Joint Venture in Consumer Appliances

Although there are no concrete plans, rumors are surrounding Italian appliance manufacturer Indesit about a possible joint venture or partnership to maintain company stability. Lorenza Della-Santa, Senior Consumer Appliance Industry Analyst at Euromonitor, states that although Arçelik and Whirlpool are both possible partners, Electrolux would benefit Indesit the most with its household name, wide product […]
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Easing of Iranian Sanctions Provides a Much-Needed Boost to the French Car Industry

The French car industry is heavily reliant on Europe and so was particularly adversely impacted by the economic downturn in Europe. However, French producers are exploring new opportunities in the Iranian market after Iran pledged to freeze its nuclear programme. New Opportunities in Iran Following Iran’s pledge to freeze its nuclear programme, trade sanctions were […]
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Nintendo Must Now Embrace Mobile Gaming

Nintendo’s share value has declined significantly as they issued a profit warning on Monday, mainly due to poor sales of its Wii U static games console which has been impacted by the successful launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.  The release of these two competing consoles hit Nintendo particularly hard over the […]
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Does Urban Export Imply City Development?

Urban exports can be seen both as a factor in a city’s economic growth and an indicator of its stage of urban development. Generally, expanding export activities contribute to the economic advancement of urban economies. Different profiles of exported goods and services in developing and developed metropolises also affect wealth disparities of local consumer across […]
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Global Briefing: Food and Beverage Ingredients – Emerging Markets to Drive the Future

Supplying ingredients to the global food and beverage industry remains something of a balancing act as ingredients firms respond to multiple trends and influences. This report assesses the most important industry drivers, provides an overview of the market and highlights trends in 15 key added-value ingredients categories. At the same time, it aims the spotlight […]
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Automotive CO2 Regulations to Impact Steel and Aluminium Production

Amidst China’s transition into a high-skilled manufacturing hub, Vietnam and India are attracting numerous businesses that are seeking to shift their low to medium skilled manufacturing plants to neighboring nations, offering lower cost of labour. The governments of both these nations are making strides to enhance investment sentiments. However, challenges like shortage of skilled […]
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Premiumisation Versus Private Label in Cat Litter

Amidst China’s transition into a high-skilled manufacturing hub, Vietnam and India are attracting numerous businesses that are seeking to shift their low to medium skilled manufacturing plants to neighboring nations, offering lower cost of labour. The governments of both these nations are making strides to enhance investment sentiments. However, challenges like shortage of skilled […]
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Mexico’s Strategic Location Boosts Investment and Manufacturing Prospects

Amidst China’s transition into a high-skilled manufacturing hub, Vietnam and India are attracting numerous businesses that are seeking to shift their low to medium skilled manufacturing plants to neighboring nations, offering lower cost of labour. The governments of both these nations are making strides to enhance investment sentiments. However, challenges like shortage of skilled […]
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Top 5 Reasons why Consumer Goods Companies are Transferring Manufacturing to Latin America

Amidst China’s transition into a high-skilled manufacturing hub, Vietnam and India are attracting numerous businesses that are seeking to shift their low to medium skilled manufacturing plants to neighboring nations, offering lower cost of labour. The governments of both these nations are making strides to enhance investment sentiments. However, challenges like shortage of skilled […]
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Germany’s High-End Manufacturing Strategy Paying Off

Germany has bucked the trend of shifting manufacturing work to emerging economies like many of its developed counterparts.  This is due to the fact that manufacturing work in Germany is highly technical and requires a skilled workforce,making the work difficult to transfer to low-skilled emerging markets: aerospace, automotive and quality electronics are among the main types […]
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