Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Environmental Health June 7, 2021

Slower than expected manufacturing recovery expected post COVID-19

Interact Analysis said in June that good performances by the US, South Korea and China are offset by Europe and Japan, expected to make swift recoveries, and India and Brazil, where slow recoveries are expected. The semiconductor sector is holding back some manufacturing, and some inflation is expected.

By Interact Analysis
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Environmental Health June 7, 2021

Four ways manufacturers can grow post COVID-19

Manufacturers remain resilient and strong in the wake of the pandemic, but there are steps they can take to be better prepared for the latest anomalous event.

By John Felix
Courtesy: TrendMiner
COVID-19 May 20, 2021

Data-driven decisions improves COVID-19 vaccine production

Process engineers enabled with advanced analytics can have better operational control.

By Michael Chang
Courtesy: Moxa
COVID-19 May 12, 2021

How to ensure OT cybersecurity

Despite advances, operational technology network cybersecurity still lags information technology cybersecurity.

By Jesse Ku
Courtesy: Chris Vavra
COVID-19 March 16, 2021

Effective communication in a high-noise environment

High-noise manufacturing environments are already difficult places to communicate, but COVID-19 and social distancing make it even harder. Learn how to overcome this challenge.

By Rick Farrell
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
COVID-19 March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
China, South Korea and the United States are among the countries expected to have the strongest recovery from COVID-19. Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Environmental Health February 24, 2021

Global manufacturing contraction lower than expected in 2020

The manufacturing industry output (MIO) tracker from Interact Analysis reveals a stronger than expected overall global manufacturing performance in 2020.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
COVID-19 February 16, 2021

Change packaging to meet grocery delivery demand

Food manufacturers may have to adapt their packaging to meet the requirements of grocery delivery due to COVID-19.

By Sean O'Brien
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
Environmental Health January 8, 2021

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2020

Think Again: programmable controller programming languages, COVID-19 acceleration of engineering, automation and digitalization, and variable frequency drive parameters were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2020.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Environmental Health November 30, 2020

China, U.S. leading manufacturing charge from COVID-19 shock

Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.

By Adrian Lloyd