According to Narayan Laksham the closest any manufacturer can get to a magic bullet is supply chain visibility. Supply chain visibility is needed to achieve manufacturers' goal of saving money quickly and inexpensively. All partners get access to data in real-time; visibility to all orders allows suppliers to proactively respond to abnormal fluctuations in demand. Poor visibility often results in parts shortages. Frustrated manufacturers report having no idea they were down to the last box of parts. The result is expensive, using faster shipping methods to get the part back on the shop floor. A real-time view of parts on hand allows a supply chain manager to take action before there is a stock out, eliminating expedited fees.
Moisture can damage and cause rust. T/CCI provides the industry with the latest in innovative compressors. The heavy duty air compressors offer a better defense against moisture and better lubrication for years. T/CCI manufactures built to last quality, dependable, and environmentally safe compressors for a wide range of vehicle applications. Widely respected, ISO-certified T/CCI is a global leader with over 50 years' experience manufacturing heavy duty compressors and clutches for the mobile air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, including for a wide range of vehicles from construction and military to heavy-duty trucking and bus transit. This wide range of OEM heavy duty compressors supplies companies such as Caterpillar, CNH, Navistar, ThermoKing, and Carrier. Global customers recognize value of a well-respected HVAC supplier with advanced technologies including the custom LabView based acquisition system designed to protect the quality and accuracy of data.
Local support allows manufacturing and distribution customers in Toronto, Canada to feel more confident in the conveyor system purchased. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success. Hytrol's unique relationship with integration partners allows the company to provide a great advantage to the customer.
Recently a new survey revealed that manufacturing leaders have little hesitation about hiring consultants to come and provide kaizen events to create lean manufacturing, best-practice process improvements. Manufacturing CEOs often outsource safety compliance to third party organizations, such as US Compliance Corp. (with more than 1000 firms using this service in lieu of hiring full-time employees to ensure OSHAand EPA regulatory elements are met to avoid fines).
Bastian Solutions was featured in the recent issue of Robotics Tomorrow. Greg Martin, Bastian Solutions' Field Applications Engineer, discussed Improvements in order fulfillment automation. Packaging and distribution technology has quickly evolved to assist efforts to minimize the time between order and delivery. Martin, explained, "Bastian Robotics has taken the next step into order fulfillment automation by designing systems that integrate with the back end of an AS/RS to fulfill à la carte orders and consolidate the items for shipment. These goods-to-robot, bin picking solutions can help reduce labor costs while simultaneously improving the speed and flexibility of custom order fulfillment."
Reports from the construction industry reveal exterior renovations have experienced a 37 percent uptick over the past 10 years in the United Kingdom, leaving contractors struggling to keep up with the increased workload. Modernized decking ranks among the most highly sought after undertakings in this sector. As the UK's foremost design and manufacture specialists in this field, SHS Products Ltd has been tracking this trend as it progresses.
Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz was recently featured in Robotics Tomorrow magazine. Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is making its North American debut at ProMat 2015 (booth #5521) in Chicago, IL, with a focus on automating e-commerce fulfillment centers. According to Anuj Kapuria, Director & CEO, representing the company at the huge material handling robotics event, "Order picking AGVs (automated guided vehicles) or robots are used to move ordered products to trailer-loading area for distribution.
Klarm Machining Limited introduces its new capability of machining super large CNC machined parts with size up to 2000x1300x700 mm (79x51x28 inches). Customers will benefit competitive prices from their high-speed brand-new huge CNC milling centers from now on.
The operators of City Print Design, one of the Gold Coast's leading printing services, announced that the company's website has been transferred to an Australian domain at CityPrintDesign.com.au. Visitors to the rebranded site can expect the same great service and unbeatable prices that have made City Print Design a favorite throughout the Gold Coast region. City Print Design offers quick, 1-5 business-day turnaround for print jobs, with free delivery to all Gold Coast addresses making the company's low prices even more attractive.
Intending to help people meet their project deadlines, eliminate any kind of flaw in design and manufacture various parts, Prototype Casting now offers laser metal sintering with the usage of in-house tooling department. The company provides seven processes for constructing various parts. They have the ability to choose the right process based on the requirement of the design. This furthers assists them in tailoring the items and presenting them to customers. A lost wax process is used for making parts of small quantities to die casting, rubber plaster mold, permanent mold, precision sand casting and direct metal laser sintering which helps in making production quantities.
Ultriva, Inc., who has the largest installed base of electronic Kanban systems in the world, announced that their industry brief titled, "Shift to a Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model" is now available for download from their website. This industry brief contains exclusive research content from Gartner "Key Benefits That Form the Business Case for Pull Replenishment in Consumer Products", authored by Gartner Analyst Jan Kohler, published October 24, 2014.
T/CCI Manufacturing was recognized with Red Dot Corporation's Supplier Excellence Award. Suppliers are nominated for Supplier Excellence based on achieving 100% performance score each year. Awards recognize suppliers in quality, delivery, cost, and ancillary administrative requirements. T/CCI Manufacturing and their Que Compressor product line are global leaders in the design, production, and distribution of heavy duty air-conditioning compressors. The company has worked with Red Dot Corporation for more than 20 years on OE and Aftermarket air conditioning programs including the Oshkosh M-ATV military vehicle. T/CCI values the relationship with Red Dot and appreciates the recognition. Carey Suto, Director Global Supply Chain extended congratulations on achieving Red Dot Corporation's highest supplier recognition award.
Manufacturing CEOs often outsource safety compliance to third party organizations, such as US Compliance (with more than 1000 firms using this service in lieu of hiring full-time employees to ensure OSHA, FDA, and EPA regulatory elements are met to avoid fines).
Pcdata USA, presenting at ProMat 2015 next week, recently reported that leaders of 3PL (third-party logistics) companies must use best-practice training when it comes to supplier communication. Without these vital communication policies and practices picking errors lead to upset customers. Poor customer service for 3PLs can lead to an increase follow-up deliveries, lead times, and wrong orders. Training with a focus on customer service leads to better overall quality performance and better company consistency and reputation. These findings were recently reported in Picking Perfection newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA.
Local support allows manufacturing and distribution customers in Minnesota to feel more confident in the conveyor system purchased. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success. Hytrol's unique relationship with integration partners allows the company to provide a great advantage to the customer.
The most promising wearable technology, smart glasses, will be demonstrated next week at ProMat 2015, booth 3953. Smart glasses offer rich features such as mobile, hands-free picking in addition to a potentially low cost of ownership–benefits that warehouse managers covet. Bastian Solutions will demonstrate Vuzix smart glasses at ProMat 2015 booth (#3953) in Chicago at McCormack Place South from March 23-26.
Wire cutters and strippers serve a variety of purposes in factories, production units and warehouses. It is used by large scale and small scale enterprises in medical and automobile industries. Cheers Electronic is a company which specializes in the production of machines used as wire cutters and wire strippers. It has a specialized research and development department with expert group of dedicated professionals. Among its wire harness technologies, the wire cutter machine and crimping machines are flagship products.
Ultriva recently reported that most manufacturing companies are not keeping current with technologies to ensure accurate real-time inventory management. When it comes to ordering materials and components, managing inventory levels, or organizing the delivery of finished goods to customers, companies are continually forced to chase business partners – mostly suppliers, logistics companies and retailers (via a messy stream of emails), phone calls, and faxes. Worse still, as much as 80% of the data that could give manufacturers a complete, end-to-end view of their supply chains already resides on the back-end IT systems of these partners, according to some industry estimates.
Manufacturing executives admit lacking critical communication skills; as a result more manufacturing leaders are looking to third party vendors to provide employee communication.
A new breed of delivery startups such as Deliv, Zipments and Instacart has debuted at the burgeoning e-commerce market. Meanwhile, large omni-channel retailers such as Amazon and other high-tech companies represented by Google, are launching their own same day delivery service in metropolitan areas. Delivering Excellence newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various same day delivery programs and organizations.
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. employees, with a March anniversary start date, have more than 580 years of cumulative service.
Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-Commerce fulfillment automation, recently hired David Strawser as Unified Support Manager. As company growth continues across the globe, an ongoing focus on customer service remains paramount.
Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is the only Indian Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) solution provider exhibiting at ProMat 2015. With more than 100 AGVs installed and commissioned in the last three years for manufacturing applications, the company expanded into warehousing specifically for omni-channel fulfillment using mobile robots. Anuj Kapuria, Managing Director & CEO, will represent the company at ProMat 2015.
Guangdong Senje Fire Protection Group specializes in firefighting products, such as fire extinguishers, fire hydrant, fire hose, fire extinguisher, extinguisher for cars and other important items. The company also develops automatic fire extinguisher and multi-functional life saving device to be used in vehicles. With a competent R&D facility, the company keeps bringing new products for protecting buildings and vehicles from fire.
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.