Transportation Megatrends to Adopt by 2025
With the rise of e-commerce and consumer expectations transportation must be treated as a strategic element of the business plan and the end-to-end supply chain in order for companies to remain competitive in a digital economy. The report is available for download at http://bit.ly/2oQ21zo.
Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC
Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities. Vancouver, Wash.-based KIC is the first company acquisition that Accuride has made since it was bought by private equity firm Crestview Partners. The KIC transaction is expected to close in the current quarter of 2017.
If US trade with China is so unfair, why is GM the best-selling car there?
Will the world's two largest economies finally come to a fight over the price of cars? Ahead of a high-stakes summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Donald Trump's White House has made clear that it isn't happy with China's high tariffs on imported American automobiles. These contribute, it says, to the US's total trade deficit with China,...
Trends in Trailer Suspensions
Somebody could probably build the lightest, most durable, gold-plated trailer suspension ever seen, but in all likelihood nobody would buy it. While light and durable are desirable attributes in a suspension, most fleets could do without the gold-plated part — unless they could justify it in some specific niche application.
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Supply Chain
The ‘manufacturing risk index’, a research report released on March 8, 2017 by Cushman & Wakefield, assessed how political, economic, technological and environmental risks are managed during site selection process. The report contains an Established Index, which ranks the 30 largest countries by manufacturing output, and a Pioneering Index, which measures the attractiveness on less mature markets where manufacturers are seeking lower operating costs.
The Ups and Downs of Made in the USA
Manufacturers talk about why they decided to locate their production here, what worked and what didn’t—and whether the rewards were worth the travails.
Why US Trade with Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different
Adams Nager, Economic Policy Analyst, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation Losing a job to China is much more damaging for the United States than losing a job to Mexico.
Trends Shaping The Return of Manufacturing to U.S.
Tony Glockler, co-founder and CEO of SolidProfessor The standards for U.S. manufacturers to maintain their global competitiveness continue to evolve — and training is one of these. In order to make the most of this shift, it is essential now for these manufacturers to ensure that their American employees are highly skilled and up-to-date with the latest technology and tools.
JPMorgan Chase economist sees recovery going into extra innings
Jim Glassman, head economist and managing director at JPMorgan Chase, said this one could extend a bit longer.
The Trump Import Trade Agenda Takes Shape
With the nomination of Robert Lighthizer as the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the main players in the Trump Administration for international trade matters seem to be in place. Along with Wilbur Ross at the Commerce Department and Peter Navarro in the White House (along with the new President of course), we now know the people who will be driving trade policy in the new Administration. Mr. Lighthizer’s advocacy for the U.S. steel industry, his skepticism about Mexican trade relations and NAFTA, and his hostility toward China’s trade practices all make him well suited for policies that Mr. Trump has ...
General Electric's GE9X engine undergoes further testing of 3D printed components
Corey has a keen interest in 3D printing and all tech-related news, as well as the wider impact of additive manufacturing. General Electric’s GE9X engine undergoes further testing of 3D printed components General Electric’s GE9X engine undergoes further testing of 3D printed components 0 shares 0 GE have successfully tested 3D printed components with their GEnx demonstrator engine in Peebles, Ohio.