Category Archive: Continuous Improvement

Oct 04 2017

The Challenges of Robot Adoption

With the new experience economy, made-to-order is becoming a way of life for consumers. To meet this increasing demand in volume and variety, manufacturers need advanced production systems to keep pace. With new robot technologies being introduced, and as production systems are becoming more and more flexible, and as robots are being more widely adopted …

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Sep 20 2017

THE SHIPPING SURVIVAL GUIDE: Juggling efficiency with bigger container ships

As the prices paid to move cargo over long distances have plummeted, shippers have turned to ever-larger ships in search of volume-driven savings. But that strategy is putting a massive financial burden on the ports needed to service them, creating friction between shipping interests that depend on one another to survive. Both sides are looking …

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Sep 13 2017

A HERITAGE OF INNOVATION: Embraer is driven to supersize its customer experiences

Brazil’s Embraer has gone from a newcomer in the business jet marketplace to one of the aerospace industry’s dominant share leaders in just eight years. Ask any Embraer executive how they’ve achieved so much in so short a time and they’re likely to give a one-word answer: innovation. Here’s a look at how they do …

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Sep 06 2017

David BROUILLETTE

How 3D simulation planning tools can make the plant floor safer and more productive

It’s impossible to overrate the value of shop-floor safety. Above all, there’s the commitment to protect plant workers from production hazards. Then there’s the need to be regulations-compliant and protect corporate reputation. Safety keeps the lines productive, protected against accidents and delays. And, finally, safety measures protect major investments in tooling and materials. Using simulation …

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Aug 09 2017

Opportunities and challenges of a manufacturing Center of Excellence

I recently blogged about the annual Gartner MESA survey and how it reveals that most manufacturers do not achieve the full value of their enterprise MES, or MOM systems, because they don’t start with a clear understanding of the value and benefits they are aiming for. Manufacturers tend to view MES as a financial investment …

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