Issues in the Brief
The GDPR is Coming, What Does It Mean for My Organization?
Over the past few years, we have witnessed significant changes in the regulatory landscape for manufacturers doing business in Europe. One of the biggest changes concerns the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.
Celebration and Confusion at the Fed
For all the criticism and threats to its independence that the Federal Reserve has endured in recent years, this is one Washington institution that has earned the right to celebrate. History will show that the U.S. central bank played the largest role in the effort to rescue the U.S. and indeed the global economy from a near disaster.
Manufacturers Respond to Catastrophic Hurricanes
While the U.S. has seen two major hurricanes in the last two weeks, we are just halfway through hurricane season. The extent of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, a thousand-year event, and Hurricane Irma is still to be determined, and Hurricane Jose remains a threat in the Atlantic.
The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on the U.S. Manufacturing Outlook
By now, the staggering physical impact of Hurricane Harvey, with its overwhelming 52 inches of rain, is well known. There are 58 counties in Texas alone that have been declared disaster areas and are thus eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Creating and Capturing Value with the Internet of Things (IoT): Commercializing New Products
As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates a world of connected devices, it also opens up possibilities to reframe established business models to deliver more customer value and more profitability. This offers companies disruptive opportunities.
Machinery and Computers Lead the Way to Stronger U.S. Manufacturing
Today’s global uncertainties can quickly present head- or tail-winds to future U.S. growth. In addition to our quarterly scenario for U.S. manufacturing growth, the June 2017 report also explores the boundaries of plausible factory sector growth through 2020.
Growing Upside Potential for U.S. Manufacturing Growth
The global economy continues its slow but persistent march to improved health. All told, the MAPI Foundation’s forecast remains almost completely unchanged from our June or February 2017 reports. Between 2017 and 2020, we expect annual U.S. GDP growth to be an average 2.2% across the four-year period.
This episode features Marty Christianson, the Market Manager for E-Mobility and AE Cooling Systems at HYDAC, and we invited him into our forum to learn more about E-Mobility and the electrification of off-highway hydraulic equipment. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry…
Deadline to Respond is August 18, 2022 Electrification is a buzzword throughout most industries now and is a common topic being discussed at conferences, events, and board rooms. While many businesses and industries have already embraced electrification, others are still working to understand the impacts, opportunities, and decision points to make. To add further confusion,…
The National Fluid Power Association is saddened to share the news that Tom Wanke, CFPE, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering, passed away June 21, 2022. “Tom’s impact on the fluid power industry will be felt for generations,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the…