Suman Mahalanabis, director of product management for digital software and solutions with Tata Consultancy Services, describes the steps that factories will need to take in order to ensure the health and safety of workers during the pandemic and beyond.
What's the point at which manufacturers decide to shift production from China and return it to the U.S.? Gregory Burkart, managing director and leader of the Site Selection & Incentives Advisory Practice of financial consultancy Duff & Phelps, offers some insight into the calculation.
Automation was proceeding at a rapid pace in many factories and warehouses before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, however, concerns over worker health, the need for social distancing, and the relentless push for cost-cutting are accelerating the progress of robots for order fulfillment.
A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon delivery stations and Whole Foods stores: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a jump on rivals seeking orders.