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Rising costs and a troubled economy have caused cost reduction to be the top business driver behind most technology initiatives today. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no exception. Yet as the complexity of manufacturing increases from high-volume low-value repetitive to low-volume high-value "to-order" environments, the challenge of reducing costs increases in complexity as well. Best-in-Class companies are shifting their ERP focus to develop a more collaborative environment that integrates functionality with quality, speed, and agility. Learn how this collaborative approach to ERP increases the likelihood of better real-time visibility into the operational performance of manufacturing operations. Sign Up Today!
| GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the IS-110 industrial grade server, broadening the range of compact, flexible, high performance solutions the company offers to customers requiring powerful embedded computing. The IS-110 broadens the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms server product line - which includes the IS-100 and IS-200 products – and is also supported by the extended (five year) availability and revision control programs first announced for the company’s industrial computing solutions in July 2008. Read More |
| Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the exclusive licensee for GE-branded standby generator systems, launched a new energy-efficient automatic standby generator systems today at the 2009 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas Read More |
| The Boeing Company said the U.S. Air Force has authorized the Commonwealth of Australia's provision of US$234 million for Boeing to complete production of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite. Read More |
| Lockheed Martin has received a $6.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide engineering support services for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) work on the U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser modernization program and the Turkish navy’s MEKO Track IIA and IIB frigates. Read More |
| In a new supply agreement, Johnson Controls, Inc. said it will provide automotive batteries to O'Reilly Auto Parts, servicing more than 1,000 Checker Auto Parts, Kragen Auto Parts, and Schuck's Auto Supply stores across the country. Read More |
| SPX Corporation said that the Chinese subsidiaries of its thermal equipment and services segment have secured two contracts worth $51 million to provide dry cooling systems for the Hequ (Shanxi) and Haibowan (Inner Mongolia) power plants. Read More |
Now Available On Demand 5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased Profitability
Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task.
Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations – from raw materials to final product – to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive.
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Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.
American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS.
Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.
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| American Machinist Forums |
The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops.
The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more.
New Machine Tool Theater
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