Fred Thomas

Author's details

Name: Fred Thomas
Date registered: July 27, 2010
URL: http://www.apriso.com

Biography

Fred Thomas is our industry director for discrete manufacturing. Fred covers aerospace & defense, automotive and industrial machinery & equipment. Likes include big metal objects, engines and horsepower, especially when there are four wheels involved. Dislikes: recalls and people who doubt the US can compete globally.

Latest posts

  1. In the Automotive Industry, was 2014 a Year Worth Recalling? — January 22, 2015
  2. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 2 — November 6, 2014
  3. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 1 — November 4, 2014
  4. In Case you Didn’t Notice … Corporate Accountability just Moved into a Fishbowl — July 24, 2014
  5. It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover — February 11, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. The Importance of Innovation Execution — 4 comments
  2. It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover — 4 comments
  3. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 1 — 3 comments
  4. How do you Improve Production Throughput Capacity? — 2 comments
  5. From the Detroit Auto Show: What’s Next for the Industry in 2012? — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 22 2015

In the Automotive Industry, was 2014 a Year Worth Recalling?

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The automotive manufacturing industry experienced significant recalls in 2014 … here is a closer look at what happened.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2015/01/in-the-automotive-industry-was-2014-a-year-worth-recalling/

Nov 06 2014

Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 2

Autonomous driving will impact automotive manufacturing

When considering the planning and design of autonomous or self-driving vehicles, it will be critical to address safety and customer acceptance issues.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2014/11/driverless-vehicles-driving-manufacturing-part-2/

Nov 04 2014

Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 1

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Autonomous or self-driving vehicles are a reality today, at least from a manufacturing planning perspective.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2014/11/driverless-vehicles-driving-manufacturing-part-1/

Jul 24 2014

In Case you Didn’t Notice … Corporate Accountability just Moved into a Fishbowl

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Today there is a need for greater transparency with corporate governance – manufacturers and others must embrace this change and step up efforts to more proactively deal with potential product, service or other issues.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2014/07/in-case-you-didnt-notice-corporate-accountability-just-moved-into-a-fishbowl/

Feb 11 2014

It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover

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What are you doing to update your Lean Manufacturing program for the 21st century?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2014/02/lean-manufacturing-makeover/

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