PopMuse: Industrials and Manufacturing Sectors http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Lockdown leaves UK waste collectors feeling the pinch https://www.ft.com/content/008f1836-8a83-431c-8e2a-09bcb447b827 https://www.ft.com/content/008f1836-8a83-431c-8e2a-09bcb447b827 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:00:08 UTC Industrials Overall levels of rubbish down as businesses shut and consumers stay at home http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ South Korean shipbuilder shares jump on $20bn Qatar deal https://www.ft.com/content/be4cb91f-1ad8-450a-a334-0c744e26b830 https://www.ft.com/content/be4cb91f-1ad8-450a-a334-0c744e26b830 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:36:14 UTC Industrials Order for carriers marks rare bright spot for industry pummelled by coronavirus outbreak http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Central Europe fears effects of German slowdown https://www.ft.com/content/36fade42-7db8-4b10-9b54-b2b17fb7f90e https://www.ft.com/content/36fade42-7db8-4b10-9b54-b2b17fb7f90e Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:00:06 UTC Industrials Supply chains intertwined with fortunes of continent’s biggest economy suffer http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Pandemic brings palladium’s record run to screeching halt https://www.ft.com/content/5a4b843b-e199-44e2-b8a1-1d7beac7a7f7 https://www.ft.com/content/5a4b843b-e199-44e2-b8a1-1d7beac7a7f7 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:00:05 UTC Industrials Supply constraints suggest prices could leap again when demand recovers http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Trump weakens states’ veto power over energy projects https://www.ft.com/content/6bb5d832-548e-47c9-ba08-ab0a3147d5fa https://www.ft.com/content/6bb5d832-548e-47c9-ba08-ab0a3147d5fa Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:21:09 UTC Industrials Environmental Protection Agency move cheered by fossil fuel groups http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Reopened UK showrooms offer glimmer of hope for car industry https://www.ft.com/content/35cbfdf7-98c3-463f-aab4-bd037f2ade5e https://www.ft.com/content/35cbfdf7-98c3-463f-aab4-bd037f2ade5e Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:16:55 UTC Industrials Business is slow but dealers are confident demand will increase http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ UK manufacturing shows hint of recovery after coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/01/uk-manufacturing-shows-hint-of-recovery-after-coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/01/uk-manufacturing-shows-hint-of-recovery-after-coronavirus Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:13:17 UTC Richard Partington Economics correspondent at Manufacturing sector | The Guardian IHS Markit says worst of downturn is probably over after fall in factory output slowsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s manufacturing sector has shown signs of recovering from the worst damage inflicted during the coronavirus outbreak, after a survey showed that factory output had declined at a slower pace in May than a month earlier.The�monthly snapshot�from IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is closely watched by the Treasury for early warning signals about the economy, indicated that the downturn in the manufacturing sector eased last month as lockdown measures were gradually lifted. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Leveraging Technology to Reduce Shop Floor Traffic https://www.impomag.com/operations/blog/21135755/leveraging-technology-to-reduce-shop-floor-traffic https://www.impomag.com/operations/blog/21135755/leveraging-technology-to-reduce-shop-floor-traffic Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:41:35 UTC Published Content Feed | IMPO Existing software, as well as new cloud-based options, can support both social distancing and operational efficiency improvements. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ China says it's ditching GDP targets. That could be good news for the world | Keyu Jin https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/01/china-gdp-growth-targets-coronavirus-beijing https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/01/china-gdp-growth-targets-coronavirus-beijing Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:00:34 UTC Keyu Jin at Manufacturing sector | The Guardian Coronavirus has forced Beijing to pause in its relentless pursuit of GDP. Its people, and the environment, will benefitFor years, GDP growth targets have been the be-all and end-all of China’s economy. They were the imperfect but convenient measure of economic expansion and prosperity, the ultimate economic objective for the central government, and the yardstick of achievement for local governments.Officials at various levels – provincial, county and city – competed in a tournament of who could generate the highest GDP growth rates, and who could expand their local economies the fastest. Some transformed their municipalities into export hubs, some into manufacturing powerhouses, while others mined coal and constructed housing. It mattered less how it was achieved – the goal was to meet, and to exceed, these targets. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to build car battery recycling plant https://www.ft.com/content/4bf84bbd-c4e2-48bb-920a-172805b9e594 https://www.ft.com/content/4bf84bbd-c4e2-48bb-920a-172805b9e594 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 05:24:49 UTC Industrials Nordic groups to split materials harvested from Norway’s large fleet of electric vehicles http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/