Jim Fulcher (jimfulcher@comcast.net)


Energy, Power May 1, 2008

Automotive SOA exchanges live information between plant floor, enterprise solutions

The sticking point when trying to connect the top floor with the shop floor is they usually aren't on the same common platform or infrastructure, claims Fred Yentz, COO, ILS Technology LLC. “What makes matters worse,” he says, “is manufacturers don't want custom middleware.” But for some companies in the automotive industry, that's changing due to collaboration starting ...

By Jim Fulcher (jimfulcher@comcast.net)
Asset Management May 1, 2008

Outsourcing maintenance opens up plant availability for Tier 1 auto supplier

The decision for Griffin, Ga.-based Nacom Corp., an electronic assembly supplier to automotive OEMs, to relocate to Mexico wasn't an easy one. The most pressing priority leading up to the move was building sufficient stock inventory to meet customers' requirements during the transition—even though the plant was closing.

By Jim Fulcher (jimfulcher@comcast.net)
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