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 Case you Didn’t Notice … Corporate Accountability just Moved into a Fishbowl — July 24, 2014
  2. It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover — February 11, 2014
  3. In Pursuit of the Transparent Manufacturing Plant — January 15, 2014
  4. The Importance of Innovation Execution — September 12, 2013
  5. The Digital Factory: Bridging the Gap between Planning, Design & Execution — April 9, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover — 4 comments
  2. In Pursuit of the Transparent Manufacturing Plant — 2 comments
  3. The Importance of Innovation Execution — 2 comments
  4. Why the Japanese Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis will Shift More Manufacturing to the US — 2 comments
  5. The Growing Complexity in Automotive Manufacturing — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

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

time_for_lean_makeover

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/

Jan 15 2014

In Pursuit of the Transparent Manufacturing Plant

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In pursuit of the transparent plant, manufacturers are now considering visibility as the fifth dimension necessary to understand manufacturing intelligence

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2014/01/in-pursuit-of-the-transparent-manufacturing-plant/

Sep 12 2013

The Importance of Innovation Execution

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The ability to innovate starts with a good idea, but can end if that idea can be executed.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2013/09/the-importance-of-innovation-execution/

Apr 09 2013

The Digital Factory: Bridging the Gap between Planning, Design & Execution

digitization_factory

The factory of the future embraces “digitization” or virtualization to better connected planning, design and execution

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2013/04/the-digital-factory-bridging-the-gap-between-planning-design-execution/

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