Coronavirus, COVID-19

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
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Environmental Health August 21, 2020

Global manufacturing outlook post-COVID mixed depending on sector, region

COVID-19's impact on manufacturing for the short- and long-term depends on the particular industry and the region, though recovery is eventually expected to reach 2019 levels according to Interact Analysis.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Environmental Health July 22, 2020

Learning lessons and taking back control

While we are still embroiled in the battle to contain and defeat COVID-19, nobody truly knows the eventual outcomes, but we can begin to assess the impacts and respond positively to change.

By Steve Sands
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Environmental Health June 26, 2020

Manufacturers need to rethink global supply chain, production

A study from the University of Birmingham says manufacturers need to redesign and reform their supply chains or global production networks (GPN) if they want to prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Control Engineering Europe
The U.S. gets close to a trillion dollars of products annually from Asian countries, and most are shipped by sea, which requires a four-to-six-week lead time. Here, containers are stacked at a Georgia Ports Authority facility in Savannah. Courtesy: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Institute of Technology
Environmental Health June 17, 2020

Four challenges and four recommendations for manufacturing in the COVID-19 pandemic

As the economy grows after the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, manufacturers face challenges and opportunities including industrial disaster recovery, manufacturing supply chains, manufacturer staffing, transparency, and manufacturing investments.

By Jerry Grillo
Courtesy: Control Engineering China
Environmental Health May 14, 2020

Market survey: COVID-19 impact on China’s manufacturing industry

COVID-19 is negatively affecting manufacturing in China and causing series supply chain challenges according to a Control Engineering China April survey. More automation with faster digitalization is the most-expected result in a ranked list.

By Aileen Jin
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Environmental Health March 28, 2020

Survey on impact of COVID-19 on electronics industry released

Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.

By Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
CFE Media and Technology websites (Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Oil & Gas Engineering) include a section with updates on coronavirus impacts on engineers along with a related newsletter. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Environmental Health March 17, 2020

COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

By Mark T. Hoske