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.
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 (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.)
Modular, web-based tools are designed to complement and extend the value of the businesses systems already in place, such as MRP and/or ERP. Platforms can be deployed quickly in high-impact areas—whether in finished goods, raw materials replenishment, or production management, and get an immediate improvement across the board. An execution platform that facilitates the flow of information and materials across boundaries to give complete visibility while making better use of time and resources.
The T/CCI Climatic Wind Tunnel is located in Decatur, IL. Wind tunnel engineers are on-site with direct access to a multi-million dollar R & D lab and engineering test facility. The climatic wind tunnel tests air conditioning cool down, heater warm-up, defrosting, defogging, engine & transmission cooling, road loads, inclines, trailer towing, city traffic simulation, front end airflow, hot or cold soak evaluations and custom test development. Key attributes of the tunnel include temperature control, humidity range, airflow dynamometer, repeat-ability and solar simulation. Ed Stricklen, T/CCI's Engineering Test Manager, oversees the management and test scheduling for the Compressor Validation Laboratory and Climatic Wind Tunnel. He manages T/CCI's compressor validation program and customer report generation. Stricklen's expertise also extends into electrical, electronics, and instrumentation setup and repair.
Picking Perfection newsletter reported that understanding the expectations of a food warehouse supervisor can be detailed in a focused job description. The ideal candidate would be responsible for associate development through training on policy & procedures, creating a cohesive organization by keeping lines of communication open. This vital role must monitor a variety of operational information, such as "mis-picks" and productivity reports, to ensure individual order selectors and the entire shift are meeting rates and following preferred methodologies. Typically five years of strong leadership, communication and people development skills and a broad knowledge of warehouse operations, methods, and procedures are also expected.
Young consumers insist on speed of delivery, quality, and value — they also prefer products that are highly customized. The millennial generation (born between 1981and 1998) in particular, is accustomed to "on demand" access to information, products, and services, creating a highly self-focused generation with expectations for instant gratification and personalized attention. This generation has grown-up with continuous internet access, online shopping, and companies like Amazon and Pandora, which anticipate their preferences and make suggestions based on past searches and purchase trends. Delivering Excellence News is reporting weekly how these trends are impacting omni-channel and e-commerce organizations processes.
Hytrol Conveyor Company with Integration Partner, Bastion Solutions, just released important data in a new pharmaceutical report. One of the industry leaders, Roche Diagnostics Operations (RDO) improve operations by standardizing processes across all warehouses and implementing an automated material handling system. Roche increased pack rates, reduced operating costs, and gained better visibility of carton-level details.
Condominium ownership has many benefits and drawbacks. They are more affordable than houses are, but come with fees that buyers wouldn't have to pay otherwise. In addition, many condos are smaller than stand-alone homes and have less space for storage. It is up to each homebuyer to decide where they fall in the argument on whether condos are right for them, and there are many factors for them to consider. For those buyers who are leaning towards buying a condominium but are worried about how to store their plethora of rarely-used items, Greystone Equipment Company offers condominium lockers for all their storage needs.
Process Sensors Corporation introduces another new Metis sensor to its' already extensive Metis product line. Known as the Metis M3 series, its' highly unique and advanced design, customization, and adaptability outperforms any conventional pyrometer on the market today.
Focusing on providing cost effective solutions, supported with rapid response fulfillment, LEM Products Inc. is the contract manufacturer choice of OEM's and associated Integrated Supply Chain partners' worldwide. Located an hour north of Philadelphia in Doylestown, PA, the company is a leading manufacturer of private branded electrical identification. Their identification tags include labels and signs for marking wires, cables, hazards, and voltage.
The IMET Corporation, or IMET, is a Pennsylvania-based organization providing electrical engineering, design and manufacturing services for clients all over the United States. For 2015, IMET is providing reliable Design for Manufacturability (DFM) services aimed at producing superior returns on investment for their clientele.
For a more convenient rack system that requires less use of space, warehouse companies may opt for mobile shelving. Mobile shelving makes a great investment when it comes to fast and efficient storage within the warehouse aisles. This winter, the pallet rack company in PA, Diversified Rack & Shelving, Inc., is selling mobile shelving. Warehouse businesses are invited to shop the mobile shelving systems available at Diversified Rack & Shelving, Inc., which are economically resourceful for maintaining a company budget.
New Western Energy Corporation (NWTR), an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas and other minerals in North America, today announced that it has signed a Securities Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with Fodere Titanium Limited , a U.K based company ("FODERE") that holds the exclusive worldwide rights to extraction technologies designed in conjunction with a prominent English university that allow for the zero waste recovery of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2), high-purity vanadium (V), high carbon steel and other high-value elements from either tailings stockpiles or direct mineral deposits.
T/CCI (tccimfg.com) is a global leader in the manufacturing of heavy duty compressors and clutches for the mobile air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. T/CCI President Richard Demirjian recently shared, "We have an aggressive growth strategy globally that includes a focus on expanding our manufacturing, warehousing and sales footprint in Europe and worldwide. We are committed to developing new market opportunities, supporting aftermarket distribution as well as expanding logistics to meet the global product delivery needs of our OEM customers."
Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, recently authored an article for Automation & Controls Today. The article is timely because ProMat, the largest North American material handling show is where Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz will make its debut.
AAA Flag & Banner, a premier print provider for custom graphic display systems, signage, banners, vehicle graphics, and special event graphics, understands the immense pressure for products to stand out among consumers. One of the toughest markets is in Beverly Hills, where the stars shine bright and the expectations are held high. The competition is fierce and getting the message across is an absolute requirement for survival.
Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by Ultriva, reported that the world's largest chemical company, BASF faces some unique challenges when it comes to keeping its supply chain managers and employees around the globe well informed and up to speed with the latest knowledge and information. "As the company has expanded, that proposition has become exponentially more difficult," says Dirk Hopmann, BASF's vice president of supply chain strategy. Establishing common supply chain nomenclature across BASF's operations, for example, and particularly in light of the firm's many recent acquisitions of other entities, has been especially challenging. To address that situation, the global manufacturer puts its new and existing employees through APICS' certification process, starting with BASF's supply chain managers.
With the abundance of the android tablets in the market, truly, people cannot ask for more since these slates help their daily task made easy. No one have thought before that doing manuscripts while listening to a favorite song or chatting with friends as users browse the internet can be done in a flick of a finger, not until it was invented and is now indulged by many consumers nowadays. That to get a hand of this amazing technology, people will invest their resources just to get the latest affordable android tablet. Yet, no matter how sleek the design is and how excellent the features are, there's only one thing that cuts the fun out of this gadget. And that's the battery life.
The increase in competition in the market has yet motivated many technological companies to create and develop more advanced mobile devices, offering the latest features that could bring great value to people's daily activities. And even if a lot of changes have been done on the technology today and continuously surprise consumers with its latest offering, many manufacturing companies try their hardest to keep the mobile devices within the reach of the public's budget. That in the coming years, mobile devices is set to replace the standard laptops and PCs that has been in every industry for some time in terms of the overall performance and affordability.
Procter & Gamble distribution center in Union, near the Dayton International Airport, became fully operational recently. Procter & Gamble distribution center is just the tip of the iceberg, with more in the pipeline. The new $90 million, 1.8 million square foot distribution center in Union will have up to 1,400 jobs and provide a shot in the arm to the Dayton regional economy. More distribution centers are expected to locate in the region and officials said there are several looking around the region for locations now.
Packaging and distribution technology has quickly evolved to assist efforts to minimize the time between order and delivery. Greg Martin, Bastian Solutions' Field Applications Engineer, discussed improvements in order fulfillment automation in the company blog. 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."
In a recent issue of Manufacturers' Pain Points, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by PDP (People Driven Performance) Solutions, it was suggested there may be a strong correlation between poor manufacturing leadership communication and sleep deprivation.
Picking Perfection e-zine, sponsored by Pcdata USA, recently reported that voluminous SKUs in apparel industry are causing costly mis-picks. In the apparel industry the permutations by size, color, and brand makes for a complicated picking scenario. Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light solution is capable of addressing these many SKUs in the apparel industry with little error. The world of supply chain is complex and very dependent on manufacturing outsourcing. With the shifts of labor costs, companies are rethinking their networks. Picking Perfection, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA, shares methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of industries. The weekly newsletter will examine best picking practices. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and have a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers.
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., and integration partner, Bastian Solutions, are poised to capture significant material handling market share in India. Hytrol Conveyor recently shared the importance of the Indian market in an industry whitepaper. Due to the very strong bond Hytrol maintains integration partner, Bastian Solutions a strong sales forecast is projected for 2015.
Leading systems integrator, Bastian Solutions, agreed with the new report that the business outlook among U.S. industrial manufacturers would remain strong throughout 2015. According to the Q4 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC. Optimism regarding the prospects of the U.S. economy during the next 12 months increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers to 68 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014, up 11 points from 57 percent in the previous quarter. At the same time, optimism about the world economy improved to 38 percent, up eight points from 30 percent in the third quarter, but still down from 47 percent in last year's fourth quarter.