For the past 22 years, the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) has been held each year by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AVUSI). Teams are tasked to design and build aerial robots to complete specific missions. This year’s mission: Design and build a flying robot that is entirely autonomous.
After seeing a 40 percent year-over-year reduction in sales during the 2008 recession, Mity-Lite streamlined operations to successfully deliver new products while its industry shrank.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th straight month.
Managing communications with a global supply chain of thousands of suppliers, logistics companies, and customers around the world is no small feat. As a result, one company turned to a SaaS solution.
The supply chain hasn’t always been a traditional area of responsibility for a company’s treasury department. However, more and more chief financial officers and treasury departments are finding that they can leverage technology to automate supply chain finance, avoid risk, and improve liquidity.
After one food supplier's analysis, it was clear that they needed to start exploring other ERP solutions to eliminate escalating customization costs and to provide them with the functional efficiencies that were lacking in their existing system.
The Michigan City Generating Station (MCGS) decided to take a proactive approach to upgrading their systems for reduced fugitive dust and spillage. To develop a roadmap for upgrades, they conducted a plant-wide combustible dust assessment and then prioritized the changes they wanted to make, seeking out the best available technologies to eliminate the most pressing problems first.
It's hard to have the right information to make fast and accurate decisions in the heat of a crisis. But if you build the right systems, you may be able to get better early warnings and responses in place to turn down the heat on your next disaster.
Controlling the estimating process became time consuming for United Gear & Assembly, and the company was confronted with the reality that the process in general had become extremely cumbersome and inefficient. As a result, it turned to cost modeling.
Salesforce.com Unveils the Next Generation of the Social Enterprise, Dramatically Expands With Salesforce Rypple and Salesforce Site.com.
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 61.7, up from the February index of 59.6, indicating industry participants are optimistic despite concerns that external factors, including gas prices and the upcoming elections, may have on the market.
Ever since metal detection for consumer product safety was introduced almost 65 years ago, the two big questions have been how small a foreign object can you find and how often there will be false rejects. Success in the product inspection industry depends, in large part, on how you balance these two competing requirements.
Triumph Motorcycles decided to deploy one single, comprehensive PLM system to support the entire design from early-stage product development to manufacturing.
Really, there’s no better time to be a geek than today. In a sense, I see the perception of Joe, and his gardentrucking hobby, as the progress of geeks everywhere. The more acceptance he gets, the more we, as a culture, are accepting of technically-curious people.
Like any technology, PLCs continue to grow into improved, more efficient tools for the manufacturing sector. Recent advancements include new I/O modules and enhanced power supplies to better serve specific industries.
MODEX 2012 represents the first iteration in a format change instituted by the conference and expo’s sponsor, The Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA), making it the industry’s newest expo for the manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain industries.
As companies pursue service and performance improvements, such as gaining greater visibility into control networks to prevent outages, they find commonalities across security, compliance and change management functions. Many of these overlapping tasks and data requirements can be reduced to a single set of actions that need to be done only once.
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 26.5% from December but up 8.4% when compared with the total of $370.46 million reported for January 2011.
In need of a faster, simpler way of reporting financial data, one company turned to an Excel-based general ledger (GL) reporting tool.