Don't bet it all on China

Don't bet it all on China

Article first appeared in FDM. What’s next for China? Best case, worse case and status quo scenarios are almost equally plausible. Here are eight questions about China’s future. 1. Is China’s growth sustainable? When...

Seagate Award

Seagate Award

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. U.S.-based hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology International today won the prestigious Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award, presented by Singapore’s Economic Development Board in cooperation with...

Robots to China

Robots to China

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. In yet another sign that China is now at the forefront of manufacturing, ABB Robotics has moved its world headquarters from Detroit to Shanghai, China. ABB Robotics...

Automation in China

Automation in China

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. China may be the low-wage manufacturing capital of the world, but not every company comes here to save money on labor. Instead, as China develops its own...

China’s cabinet industry maturing in 2006

China’s cabinet industry maturing in 2006

This article originally appeared in FDM. Larger firms offer higher quality as domestic demand grows and consolidation is likely. Cabinet products from Jianpan Cabinet Co. The larger Chinese cabinet manufacturers are using advanced equipment...

Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Challenges

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. SHANGHAI — About two dozen supply chain executives from around the world gathered here earlier this month to discuss the business-technology challenges of managing their dispersed and...

RFID in China

RFID in China

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. Haier Group, China’s leading home-appliance manufacturer, is ready to do away with bar codes. Today, Haier uses bar codes to track items through the production process and...

China’s Weak Logistics

China’s Weak Logistics

Article originally appeared in Smart Device Central (a reprint of CIO Insight article). Electrolux China, a group that manufactures kitchen, cleaning and outdoor appliances for consumers and business users, set up its supply chain...

Supply Chain Infrastructure

Supply Chain Infrastructure

This article originally appeared in Smart Device Central (reprint of CIO Insight article). The Chinese economy has been growing rapidly despite an underdeveloped supply chain network. Most Chinese manufacturing companies do not yet rely...

China’s Supply Chain Tech

China’s Supply Chain Tech

This article originally appeared in eWeek (reprint of CIO Insight article). The Chinese economy has been growing rapidly despite an underdeveloped supply chain network. Most Chinese manufacturing companies do not yet rely on supply...