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'It's a No-Brainer': Are Hydrogen Cars the Future?

'It's a No-Brainer': Are Hydrogen Cars the Future?

Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready?[more]


Opinion: Healthcare Systems Are Planning to Make Their Own Drugs, and Pharma Should Look Out

Opinion: Healthcare Systems Are Planning to Make Their Own Drugs, and Pharma Should Look Out

The pharmaceutical industry is looking over its shoulder.[more]


Q&A: Designing for Holistic Sustainability at McCormick

Q&A: Designing for Holistic Sustainability at McCormick

McCormick started over 100 years ago when founder Willoughby M. McCormick and a few colleagues began selling extracts and spices in Baltimore. Since then, the company has undergone enormous growth to become a global flavor powerhouse with more than 10,000 employees and $4.4bn in annual sales.[more]


Will Millennials Kill Costco?

There’s a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer’s house and a Sam’s Club to the other. But when the 28-year-old needs 12-packs of paper towels, or 36 rolls of toilet paper, she heads online instead.[more]


A Steelmaker’s Plan to Win Back the Car of the Future

A Steelmaker’s Plan to Win Back the Car of the Future

The automobile of the future isn’t just about batteries and self-driving computers. For ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, that evolution could determine whether the metal retains a century-long role as the primary material in most new cars and trucks.[more]


Why Made-in-USA Fashion Is Turning Heads

Faster delivery and customization are combining with automation to spur a return of apparel manufacturing to the U.S.[more]


Apps, Autonomy and Ownership: Three Ways Driving Is Changing in 2018

New SUVs and trucks are dominating this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But there’s more happening in the automotive industry than big tires and four-wheel drive. [more]


Q&A: Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill With 3M

Q&A: Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill With 3M

Science-oriented 3M is a $30bn global company with a portfolio that includes around 55,000 products. On the consumer side, 3M makes products like Post-It Notes, Scotch Magic Tape and Filtrete Air Filters, but the company has four other business groups for energy and electronics, industrial, safety...[more]


GM, DHL Use a Chinese Plant to Lead Manufacturing Change

GM, DHL Use a Chinese Plant to Lead Manufacturing Change

Inside General Motors Co’s vehicle assembly plant in this southern China city, many workers wear the red-and-yellow uniforms of DHL, the logistics company.[more]


Chinese Retailer JD.com’s Latest Gig: Supplying Restaurants

Most Chinese consumers go to JD.com to buy electronic gadgets and other items. Restaurant operator Zhang Zong uses China’s No. 2 e-commerce company to deliver 400 million pounds of carp heads.[more]


A.I. Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates, Analysts Say

A.I. Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates, Analysts Say

2020 will be a pivotal year in A.I.-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (A.I.) will become a positive job motivator.[more]


Opinion: The Closing of 63 Sam’s Club Stores Has Big Implications for Small Business

Last week, Wal-Mart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam’s Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees that would be affected by the decision, there’s also another significant group of people...[more]


Opinion: New Material Handling Tech Must Embrace Human Ergonomics

In the quest to increase productivity in material handling and manufacturing environments and be more responsive to the changing interests and expectations of the consumer, companies are increasingly embracing new technology. [more]


Five Global Shipping Trends to Watch This Year

Overall, 2017 was a good year for the ocean shipping industry. Operating margins for most carriers improved, driven by robust demand, positive inventory developments and higher rate levels. [more]


As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

At a factory near the base of Mount Fuji, workers painstakingly assemble transmissions for some of the world’s top-selling cars. The expensive, complex components, and the workers’ jobs, could be obsolete in a couple of decades.[more]


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