Cobots and the Human Workforce:  Can they Coexist?

    Posted by Todd Stukenberg

    Feb 8, 2019 5:37:47 PM

    As the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Machine Learning and Robots/Cobots gain more and more attention, so does the concern about how these technologies will affect the human workforce.  While speculation is wide and deep about potential negative impacts, there are some facts that really must be understood for a full perspective on this technological evolution.

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    Topics: manufacturing in china, cnc machining, culture, machine shop, Cobots, automation

    Manufacturing Services: 5 Undeniable Signs China Is Losing The Battle

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Jun 4, 2014 1:27:00 PM

    In a recent announcement released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more than half of the 200 U.S. companies with sales greater than $1 billion are moving contract manufacturing services back to the United States instead of offshoring to countries like China.

    As stated by Harold Sirkin, senior partner at BCG:

    Over the past couple of years, we’ve projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American manufacturing revival. The results of our latest survey make clear that a profound shift in attitude is beginning.

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    Topics: contract manufacturing companies, manufacturing in china, reshoring contract manufacturer, Asian contract manufacturing, contract manufacturing services, manufacturing services

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