Operations

Apr. 19, 2017 - At GE Healthcare’s 280,000-square-foot repair operations centre in Milwaukee, Wis., a fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.
Mar. 26, 2017 - The Cloud-based lean manufacturing solution provider Leading2Lean helped West Liberty Foods save $2 million in maintenance costs over the past two years with its implementation of Leading2Lean at three of its plants.
Jun. 3, 2016 - In the beer business, it’s tough to be the little guy. Fighting for market share against huge companies with much larger budgets and much deeper pockets is an uphill battle.
May 24, 2016 - Unlike other industries, the manufacturing and production industry is no novice when it comes to project management. Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma and many other methods have already contributed enormously to eliminating wastes, streamlining processes and optimizing production cycles in manufacturing.
Mar. 14, 2016 - Whether manufacturers pursue lean production, Six Sigma, or their own quality assurance program, measuring is at the heart of quality and foundational in Six Sigma’s goal to Define Measure Analyze Improve and Control (DMAIC) production processes. Yet excess waste remains when the measurement is completed by slow human subjective means such as traditional hand gauges and optical comparators, which can lead to a myriad of errors in production processes.
Nov. 5, 2015 - 4aBetterBusiness, a consulting firm that assures client companies make more money through increased productivity, reduced core costs and immediate employee engagement, has announced that company president Paul Vragel will be speaking at FABTECH 2015.
Jul. 14, 2017 - High temperatures are the most common cause of sensitive electrical and electronic components tripping or even failing, so users of manufacturing automation systems need to ensure that they are prepared for the summer heat.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Carlo Gavazzi has introduced the WM20 three-phase power analyzer, describing it as a new product range targeted to assist manufacturers and end-users in monitoring and managing escalating energy costs.
Apr. 14, 2017 - The HumanTool project being led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves the testing of new indoor temperature control concepts for adjusting spaces to individual needs. Energy is saved when unused rooms can be left unheated or uncooled. The final result of the project will be a completely new product.
Mar. 27, 2017 - The Allagash Brewing Company says it is optimizing temperature control with wireless controllers installed by Maine Controls at its warehouse in Portland, Maine.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Factory Pipe, a manufacturer of high-performance exhaust systems, is collaborating with Current, powered by GE, to make its Ukiah, Calif., headquarters more efficient.
Jan. 17, 2017 - Current, GE’s digital energy startup, has introduced an intelligent energy management app to help industrial and commercial facilities optimize their energy and productivity.
Jul. 13, 2017 - Automated production of large objects, such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards, traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems that can cost close to a million dollars.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Hirotec America has partnered with Otto Motors to automate Hirotec Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out manufacturing for 24/7 operation.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Two years ago, architect Brian Vallario and finance worker Gerard Masci decided it was time to bring back something that was long gone in the American eyewear industry: the Made-in-USA label.
Jun. 22, 2017 - A global Tier 1 automotive component manufacturer, generating annual revenue in excess of US$30 billion, approached Bluewrist Inc. with an inline engine cradle inspection problem.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Cardinal Manufacturing offers engraving, and CNC routing and laser cutting for metal fabrication and production, as well as a large format print department for interior and exterior signage.
Jun. 14, 2017 - When Corey Farms established its own packing facility after years of sending its sweet potatoes and watermelons to be packed elsewhere, it was faced with some serious weighing challenges.
Jul. 24, 2017 - The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace in Ontario, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Siemens Wind Power has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker fell from a weigh scale and then was struck by a moving loader.
Jun. 22, 2017 - M & P Tool Products Inc. pleaded guilty in court and received a fine of $80,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries while operating a machine.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Authorities say there’s been another fatal explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant where two people were killed last month.

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