Supply Chain


  • U.S. and China Agree to Carbon Reduction Goals

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. would aim to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

  • Declining Revenues Cause Traditional Lighting Manufacturers to Rethink Strategy

    This year has been a challenging one for the leading suppliers of lighting products, with quarterly lamp and luminaire revenues falling for most traditional technology suppliers.

  • Drop in Oil Prices Leads to Easing of Materials/Equipment Components, Cost Index Finds

    Current construction costs increased for the 33rd consecutive month in October, according to IHS and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) eased to 54.5% in October, down from 57.8% in September.

  • Growth in German Machinery Production – Is There Still Hope?

    The recent German export figures have been only one of an alarming number of pointers released in the past few weeks indicating a deteriorating economic climate.

  • IHS BOM Manager Offers World’s Largest Database of Electronic Components

    IHS Technology announces that its IHS BOM Manager tool now offers the world’s largest component database, containing more than 442 million parts. IHS BOM Manager is the centerpiece of the IHS suite of parts management tools, which includes CAPS Universe and XML Web Services.

  • Mexican Hydrocarbon Reform Likely to Attract Petrochemical Investment

    The recent historic changes made to Mexico’s hydrocarbon laws is opening doors for private oil and gas investment in the country, which is expected to secure more competitive feedstocks necessary for expanded petrochemicals production in Mexico.

  • BASF, Sinopec and Sabic Top IHS ChemicalWeek’s Ranking of Global Chemical Companies

    For the eighth straight year, BASF, the German-based chemical producer, led the IHS ChemicalWeek “Billion-Dollar Club” annual sales ranking of global chemical companies by registering $81.5 billion in total sales for 2013.

  • Standards Leave Their Mark on Engineering

    World Standards Week takes place the week of October 20, and it presents an opportunity to reflect on how standards are used in engineering and impact almost every facet of modern life.

  • IHS and AMACOM Partner to Enrich Engineering Business Knowledge

    IHS Inc. and AMACOM, a division of the American Management Association, announce a partnership that allows IHS to resell numerous AMACOM titles covering project management theory, process and best practices as well as AMA handbooks on a variety of related topics.

  • Supply Chain Growth Related to Unconventional Oil and Gas

    A sizable and growing portion of the economic benefits from unconventional oil and gas development in the United States is being felt by a diverse group of industries that support oil and gas producers, according to a new study by IHS.

  • 3D Printers Build on Manufacturing Success with New Designs, Materials

    3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is gaining market acceptance and momentum as new additive materials, operational expertise and printer designs overcome 3D printing’s traditional challenges of part size, speed limitations and durability.

  • Motor Makers Tackle the Efficiency Challenge

    Motor manufacturers have made a number of efficiency-boosting changes to their product designs. One common practice has been to increase the amount of so-called active material in the motor's core to reduce total losses, which translates into higher efficiency.

  • Unemployment for Engineers and Doctoral Scientists Below National Average

    A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report says the 2013 unemployment rate for individuals with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health (SEH) fields was one-third the rate for the general population aged 25 and older--2.1% versus 6.3%.

  • A Look to the Future of Wearable Computers

    A decade ago there was little demand for smartphones. Even as technology developed to the point where smartphones and tablets could be mass produced, the market was limited to early adopters and developers. Apple changed that when it introduced the iPhone, an attractive and easy-to-use product that

  • Rare Earth Opportunities

    Rare earth elements such as neodymium (Nd), samarium (Sm), gadolinium (Gd), dysprosium (Dy), europium (Eu), erbium (Er), yttrium (Y) and praseodymium (Pr) are important raw materials in a variety of electronics products, such as batteries, phosphors, drives, lighting, display, photovoltaic films and

  • ASTM WK40615: Practice for Mixing and Comparing Performance of Concrete Materials Using Mini-Mix Mortar Mixtures

    Concrete technologists need to have a well-defined, useful and efficient means to detect and possibly address concrete material incompatibility issues. This need will be addressed in a proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK40615, Practice for Mixing and Comparing Performance of Concrete

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