From the sounds of some brands' marketing, you may be forgiven for believing that bespoke shoes are just a footstep away.
Bill Shorten is promising that a Labor government would set up a A$1 billion fund to assist 'advanced manufacturing'.
If President Trump really wants to restore America's manufacturing might he should invest heavily in AI, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that are changing the world.
There's been a lot of rhetoric in the air about the fate of NAFTA, especially from the U.S. president. But its demise is extremely unlikely.
Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities' huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
Under current government policy we are penalising the sector of the economy where there is the largest proportion of existing employment and the best prospects for future growth.
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
A warning from Athens about facing political headwinds with a government barely worth the name.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
The side effects of globalisation that have led to our current populist politics will not be successfully addressed by old-style industry policy.
Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
New research shows that importing goods from low-wage countries has helped US manufacturers shift production to less-polluting industries, produce less waste and spend less on pollution control.
Budget 2017 has allocated A$100 million to boost innovation and advanced manufacturing. But can it fill the hole left by automotive industry closures?
The high cost of imports and borrowing, as well as market volatility mean manufacturers aren't in for an easy ride.
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Pulp and paper production is a major industry with a large environmental footprint. Recently, though, paper companies have worked to reduce pollution and promote sustainable forestry and recycling.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
There's good news from manufacturers around the world, and this should feed into economic growth.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.