Increasing numbers of manufacturers are turning toward advanced planning and scheduling systems to complement their enterprise resource planning systems. One hitch: Integrating the two systems together.
Callaway Cars' C12 is a lot more than just a souped-up `Vette. Though still a relative of the current generation C5 Corvette, the C12 was completely reengineered to race at Le Mans in the GT2 class (which requires entries to be street-legal production derived cars). This gave the engineering team the challenge of designing an ultra-high performance vehicle in which everything new still fits on the original platform. They accomplished this in just four months thanks to the use of powerful CAD technology.
Ron Harbour and his associates have their fingers on the pulses of the world's major automakers—and they've been assessing the health of these companies for more than a decade. Here's some of what he's diagnosed.
Waterjet systems have come into their own for a variety of material cutting applications, whether it is for carpet and headliners or for door panels and instrument panels.
We talk with Craig Muhlhauser, a man who recognizes that talent, drive and enthusiasm play big roles in how well companies do. "To be the best," he says, "we have to have the best people. The companies with the best people will be the winners." And they're planning to win at Visteon.
Parametric Technology Corp.'s (PTC, Waltham, MA) aggressive upgrade of Pro/ENGINEER (Pro/E) and its sibling design/analysis/manufacturing tools contain hundreds of enhancements.
A quick look at some of the things that are going on in what is becoming an increasingly hot technology...
When it comes to authors of business and management books, I suspect that Peter Drucker is more often cited than read; his books generally have a density that is off-putting, even though his ideas tend to be scintillating.