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. Automotive NPIs Keep Accelerating – Can You Keep Up? — March 15, 2016
  2. Is the Automotive “Factory of the Future” Closer Than We Think? — March 8, 2016
  3. Containment is now Critical in Today’s Global Economy — August 27, 2015
  4. In the Automotive Industry, was 2014 a Year Worth Recalling? — January 22, 2015
  5. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 2 — November 6, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. It’s Time for a Lean Manufacturing Makeover — 4 comments
  2. The Importance of Innovation Execution — 4 comments
  3. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 1 — 3 comments
  4. In Pursuit of the Transparent Manufacturing Plant — 3 comments
  5. Driverless Vehicles Driving Manufacturing – Part 2 — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 15 2016

Automotive NPIs Keep Accelerating – Can You Keep Up?

The rate of New Product Introduction continues to accelerate in the automotive manufacturing industry – will you be able to keep up?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2016/03/automotive-npis-keep-accelerating-can-you-keep-up/

Mar 08 2016

Is the Automotive “Factory of the Future” Closer Than We Think?

The future might be closer than you think – here is a glimpse at what one automotive manufacturer has in planned for their next plant opening.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2016/03/is-the-automotive-factory-of-the-future-closer-than-we-think/

Aug 27 2015

Containment is now Critical in Today’s Global Economy

Given today’s highly complex, distribute and global supply chain, manufacturers need a comprehensive containment strategy to effectively minimize the risk of future out-of-compliance quality issues.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2015/08/containment-is-now-critical-in-todays-global-economy/

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/

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