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Up until recently, manufacturers only had to worry about designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing their products. But we are living in a different time now, and wise manufacturers know that they need to change in order to keep up. It is not enough to only be a manufacturer—customers want more out of their key relationships, and they want the ability to optimize and maximize the performance of whatever product they purchase. These customers are looking to manufacturers to provide that added level of technology, enabled by Industry 4.0 technologies in order for users to track and analyze usage and performance, whether the product is a tire, an air conditioner or refrigerator. Manufacturers not only have to consider designing such capabilities into their products, they also need to consider how innovative new Industry 4.0 capabilities can help improve and optimize their own manufacturing processes.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.