What could be simpler than putting a nut on a bolt and tightening it down? Ask Jeff Drumheller, Project Testing Engineer at RS Technologies’ fastener laboratory, and he’ll tell you the answer is “lots of things.”
Recently, the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) teamed up with product management expert Robert Cooper to complete a cross-industry study on best practices in product innovation. Seventy-four percent of the companies participating in the study said that they have a formal process in place for developing new products. However, nearly half admitted that their process is not being used. What can your company do to avoid this fate?
In 2005, the word was “WEEE” (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Companies struggled to wade their way through the recycling mandate from the European Union (EU) and found themselves thankful when many of the largest countries pushed back their deadlines until 2006.
There’s an increasing push from top management to integrate plant systems, CMMS/EAM software, and other business systems such as those in payroll, purchasing, finance, etc. In addition, there’s a growing desire for communication between systems on the plant floor.
Small and midsized manufacturers and distributors indicate they are optimistic about their companies and the industry, according to the "2006 Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution National Survey" by RSM McGladrey. Over half of the respondents (58%) believe their company is "thriving and growing" and only 4% believe it is declining. But many organizations are missing crucial opportunities to strengthen their business for the future.
There's plenty of the natural resource, but deliveing it can be difficult.
Although the implementation of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system will be unique to each company, there are core PLM fundamentals that will always remain the same. Therefore, it is not unusual for companies to encounter some of the same obstacles or pitfalls when introducing PLM to the manufacturing environmen
It’s never easy to change. We all get set in our ways. We figure out a way to do something and then stick to it. We master our technique and think we have it all figured out until someone comes along with a new and better way to do it. Then we find ourselves obsolete. And unless we change, we run the risk of becoming t
The global-materials cost squeeze that has stifled profitability over the past three years is getting no less painful as we prepare to enter the second half of 2006. Prices for commodities of all types continue to rise, and no end is in sight to the leaps in the cost of everything from aluminum to copper.
Machine builders, manufacturers of cutting tools, and end users are finding that the use of conventional bearings often results in long-term problems such as increased maintenance, downtime and scrap costs. The use of quick-change rotary bushings eliminates those problems while solving the need for improved accuracy
Legislation also being considered to set standards for ammonium nitrate production and distribution
Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Tells Stockholders Industry Fundamentals Remain Positive After Record 2005 PerformanceJune 15, 2006 1:40 am | Comments
Jim Owens offers positive outlook about growth prospects for the world economy
Market generated revenues likely to reach $230.3 million in 2012, largely due to stringent EU legislations on environmental and energy issues.
System integrate Wi-Fi-based Active RFID Into mining communications system
Ohio plant cited for excessive emissions of butadiene, a hazardous air pollutant
Committee approves bill requiring an 86% reduction in mercury emissions from power pants
Deal comes as demand for oil-equipment remains strong. Combined company will have annual sales of $9 billion.
The development of online recruitment for different industries has different prospects, however, the IT industry and manufacturing industry are the two largest industrial clients for online recruitment.
Accenture to provide maintenance, support services for SAP applications in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia
Kronos And University of Washington Awarded Grant for Cooling Technology for Microelectronics and Computer ChipsJune 13, 2006 1:15 am | Comments
Project advances toward prototypes for efficient energy consumption and heat dissipation for MicroElectronics Mechanical Systems (MEMS)