According to a recent Blackbird press release, the U.S. focus on technology intensive manufacturing is strong, but proper execution of such, as compared to global competitors, is lacking. Better practice and implementation would allow for more viable domestic production capabilities, says manufacturing engineer consulting firm, TRU.From 2001 and 2014, the number of U.S. manufacturing plants dropped from about 400,000 to 230,000, as noted in the...
According to a recent Government Health IT article, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently unveiled its online Global Unique Device Identification Database, which gives consumers, healthcare providers, and product manufacturers access to traceable details on medical equipment.As noted in the article, the database, also referred to as AccessGUDID, offers the ability to monitor products sold in the U.S. from the manufacturing...
According to new research released by Team NEO, northeastern Ohio is expected to see 49,000 job openings in the manufacturing sector through the year 2025.  As noted in Cleveland.com article on the research findings, many of the anticipated positions will require technological skills.The article states that manufacturing in the region is growing at its fastest pace in five years, with manufacturing productivity gains increasing by 92% for...
According to a new report issued by the Reshoring Initiative, more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs returned to the U.S. in 2014 while 50,000 were offshored, resulting in a net gain of 10,000 jobs.  The report, which contains data on U.S. reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), also shows the number of reshored jobs in 2014 constitutes a 400% increase since 2003.A DesignNews article notes that the report represents a turning point in...
According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, big data and the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) will experience explosive growth over the next several years. As reported in a HealthITAnalytics.com article on the research findings, the healthcare IoT market is projected to reach $117 billion by 2020, representing a CAGR of 15.1%. The research shows big data and the IoT will play a critical role in helping healthcare organizations...
According to a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Zebra Technologies Corporation, nearly all (97%) of surveyed healthcare organizations agree that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the most significant initiative undertaken by their company this decade.  As noted in a press release on the survey findings, security solutions, cloud services, and data analytics will be the most important IoT solutions for the...
While the majority of healthcare organizations are currently using patient portal technologies, new research from HIMSS Analytics shows portals need more advanced functionalities to allow patients to take a proactive approach to their health. As noted in an iHealthBeat article on the research findings, 80% of the healthcare executives polled in the survey are seeking electronic visit or consultation capabilities from patient portals,...
According to new data from Research and Markets, the Global Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Services market will grow at a CAGR of 30.42% over the next four years.  A press release covering the research findings shows an increase in aging populations and chronic diseases is playing a pivotal role in the increased demand.As noted in the press release, the market is segmented into two: Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Smart...
According to SME’s new Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities Report, more than half of manufacturing leaders will invest in advanced manufacturing technologies over the next two years.  As noted in a press release on the research findings, advanced technologies include industrial robotics and additive manufacturing.Sixty-six percent of SME survey respondents indicate competitive advantage is the driving force behind the technological...
As reported by the Federal Reserve on Monday, March 16, U.S. manufacturing output fell 0.2% in February, despite a slight increase in industrial production.  A Wall Street Journal article says the latest Fed data points to a weakened economy overall.While industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% from the previous month, WSJ reports capacity utilization slipped two tenths of a percentage point to 78.9%.  “Lower capacity...

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