Category Archive: Automotive

Oct 23 2013

Increasing Quality Standards


Growing complexity and a greater potential for brand damage has escalated the importance of quality across manufacturing operations

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Aug 28 2013

The Competitive Advantage of Global Traceability


Here is a synopsis of a webinar on going beyond incident-driven traceability to protect shareholder value

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Jan 24 2013

Six Sigma’s Continuous Impact on Manufacturing


Six Sigma is still a viable strategy for improving manufacturing operations, especially when it can be applied across locations.

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Jun 28 2012

Time to Move Beyond “Check-the-Box” Traceability (Part 1)


It is time to move beyond a “check-the-box” mentality when evaluating your global traceability requirements

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Apr 03 2012

Product Traceability: Beyond WIP to Ship


The costs and benefits of global product traceability should be evaluated beyond WIP to ship

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Jan 11 2012

From the Detroit Auto Show: What’s Next for the Industry in 2012?


Automotive manufacturing continues to be impacted from its global transformation … expect a continuation into 2012

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Sep 22 2011

Squeezing Lemonade from the Automotive Lemon

US Light Vehicle Sales

The latest challenge now facing the automotive industry is constrained capacity while remaining agile … new Lean methodologies coupled with advanced manufacturing execution systems have helped with this transformation.

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Aug 16 2011

The Growing Complexity in Automotive Manufacturing

Source: JD Power and Associates

Technology requirements for new cars have put a burden on automotive manufacturers to perfectly deliver new product introductions.

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Jun 07 2011

Three Steps to Effectively Manage Manufacturing Complexity

In today’s highly complex world of manufacturing, how do you manage this complexity in a way that doesn’t over-complicate your processes?

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May 10 2011

Why the Japanese Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis will Shift More Manufacturing to the US

Impacts from the Japanese tsunami and nuclear crisis will shift manufacturing more towards being closer to where end users reside, including the US

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