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Manufacturing community industry press

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China's AI boom

China's manufacturing industry is innovating, and that will upend production everywhere. The country's economic recovery from its short pandemic blip has been aided by its adoption of artificial intelligence (AI).

The impact of Brexit

How will trade between the UK and the EU change for construction equipment manufacturers? An article by the Committee for European Construction Equipment, giving advice on how Brexit is likely to affect construction industry manufacturing costs.

Retail getting a tech reboot

2020 was the toughest year on record for brick and mortar retailers. Cliff Saran looks at some tech and manufacturing innovations that may be heading for high street shops, including new data models for merchandise planning and using 3D printing to repair products on the spot.

Managing post-pandemic supply chains

After the Covid-19 pandemic, manufacturing companies need to make their supply chains more resilient. Willy C.Shih suggests a number of strategies, including identifying your vulnerabilities, diversifying your supply base and holding intermediate inventory or safety stock.

Negotiating the economic downturn

Six supply chain strategies to help carry manufacturers through difficult times - updated to address the challenges faced by manufacturing and procurement organisations during COVID-19. Suggested strategies include revisiting supplier agreements with a collaborative approach, acting to safeguarding the viability of critical suppliers and focusing on collaborative innovation.

The China electric vehicle industry: Applying management accounting methods can help navigate the expiration of subsidies in the Chinese EV industry

Management accounting methods can help manufacturers compete in the electric vehicle (EV) market. The success of EV manufacturer BYD, which is the leading EV manufacturer in China, is used as a case study.

The new lease accounting rules

The updated lease accounting standard IFRS 16 is likely to affect most small businesses that follow US GAAP or IFRS. The new rules will impact the definition of a lease, what leases are reported and the difference between an operating and a finance (or capital) lease.

Lean strategies drive automotive efficiency

Case study of Autoliv, a Fortune 500 company which develops, manufactures and markets airbags, seat belts and steering wheels. The company's cloud-based lean execution system has led to improvements in production, maintenance and quality.

Stay connected

Vehicle manufacturing production networks have become better connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and operational technology (OT) network security. Nick Boughton explains the challenges involved and how manufacturers can be better prepared.

What's on the menu?

An analysis of the UK restaurant and takeaway sector and the impact Brexit may have on its future. Includes monthly figures for prompt and late payments by type of food business.

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