3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design


The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. Although the aerospace industry employs countless hundreds of thousands of workers, robots are still necessary to complete many tasks. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Manufacturing

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry


by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. As air travel demand soars, aircraft equipment manufacturers continue to innovate in areas like jet engine fuel efficiency, navigation technology and materials science.

Understanding the Challenges Facing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Firms

USC Consulting Group

Businesses navigating the global aerospace and defense sector reached new heights in 2018, generating record revenues and laying the foundation for sustained organizational success through fast and furious merger and acquisition activity, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries


Our third contract research paper is by James Wilkinson, focusing on aerospace contracts which typically entail a great deal of risk (as illustrated by the Boeing 737 MAX incident…). Risk in Aerospace and Defense Industries. The majority of aerospace projects are custom designed.

Factors Affecting Logistics Within The Aerospace & Defense Industry

Supply Chain Link

The aerospace and defense industry makes for a complex and ever-changing supply chain. Just this past year, military funding for aircraft reduced leading aircraft manufacturers to shift their attention towards commercial aircraft.

What Is Aerospace Engineering?

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 3 minutes We like to joke and say something is easy because “it’s not rocket science,” but in reality, it takes a… The post What Is Aerospace Engineering? Manufacturing & Engineering

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant


But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read


If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019


By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. provide valuable insights into how blockchain can improve supply chains and manufacturing.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain


The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019


Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide


Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers


RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Manufacturers who include RFID chips in their vehicles can make it possible for every dealership across the nation to enjoy the levels of efficiency and service as Fields.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier


In parallel, privately held and publicly traded companies like SpaceX, Arianespace, Orbital Sciences and Sierra Nevada Corporation boost the number of manufacturing options for space-related programs while contributing to the innovation of space and rocket technology.

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains


I spread my Supply Chain wings at an Aerospace company and since Aerospace and Defense is a key vertical market for Kinaxis, the recent Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense report was downloaded on my laptop to read on my next flight.

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

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VIBA Aerospace Products and Services in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs.

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Hamburg calling – how the 8th Aviation Forum gave insights into tomorrow’s aerospace supply chain


The participating companies – among them airliners, OEMs, suppliers, BDLI, clusters, regional aerospace organizations, service providers and consulting companies – discussed hot topics like globalization, digitization and smart production. Mr Volker Thum, BDLI, shared that more than 109,000 employees work for German aerospace companies, representing a turnover of for 40 billion euros.

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing – Changing Future Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All of this is creating an amazing amount of opportunity creating more efficient supply chains, new product types, de-centralized manufacturing schemes, and easier approaches to mass-customization. Additive manufacturing technologies have been changing approaches to design for years.

DiManEx partners with Wipro to offer Distributed Manufacturing Services


This strategic partnership will increase the availability of high quality, industrial Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) services for enterprises across the globe. We see the interest in additive manufacturing increasing as supply chain leaders become aware of its advantages.

Supply Chain Caught in Crossfire of U.S.-China Trade Conflict

Supply Chain Brain

It’s too early to tell which manufacturers will pass higher costs on to customers or seek cheaper suppliers outside China, should the tariffs take effect in three weeks’ time. We will continue to engage with leaders in both countries to urge a productive dialogue to resolve trade differences, highlighting the mutual economic benefits of a strong and prosperous aerospace industry," Boeing said.

What is the State of Industrial Computing in Manufacturing?


Industrial computing on the manufacturing floor has evolved since early commercial applications were installed across aerospace and automotive industries in the 1960s. As a result, computer controlled stations have basically become a ‘must-have’ requirement on the manufacturing floor.

The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders


In this blog, Andy discusses the health of the manufacturing industry, manufacturing technology orders, and setting benchmarks for company performance. The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders. Manufacturing

The Era of Manufacturing Process Automation Is Here


61% of manufacturers are making large-scale operational improvements to their shop floors, including manufacturing process automation systems in 2019 to continue the strong growth they achieved in 2018. 68% of plastics manufacturers are adopting Quality Management to streamline audits.

Smart Sensors and the IIoT Improve Manufacturing Efficiency


as well as the Industrial Internet of Things , manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency. The IIoT has already proven itself as a highly effective tool in the manufacturing sector, and we've only seen the beginning of what this technology is really capable of achieving. A System of Smart Labels and Sensors To Enhance Manufacturing Efficiency.

20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading


Editor's Note : This is a guest blog from Valco Valley Tool & Die , a complete metal parts manufacturing house with a proud history of quality products, service and performance. Like Valco Valley Tool & Die, we are ardent readers of the manufacturing industry and blogosphere. The Top 20 Manufacturing Industry Blogs. Like many industries, manufacturing is a sector that is constantly evolving. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Aerospace & Defense Industrial Manufacturing All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. What could Boeing take in-house next? “It’s It’s bigger than what many people realize,” says Kevin Michaels, managing director of the consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory. They’re reinventing the supply chain and there’s a lot more vertical integration to come.”

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Made in China 2025 Promises a Manufacturing Revolution


Manufacturing Agendas: So Hot Right Now. China has joined the manufacturing revolution party. At the end of May the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications Technology announced the introduction of China’s own manufacturing legislation: Made In China 2025.

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Supply Chain Disaster Series: Boeing

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Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened to the world’s largest aerospace company Boeing. Boeing is America’s largest manufacturer of jetliners, defense, space and security systems. No company wants to experience a supply chain disaster.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


The manufacturing industry leads all others in the volume of data it produces on a yearly basis. Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on.

Manufacturing 4.0 in academia & practice: How SupplyOn contributed to the MIM 2019 conference


More than 750 participants from 51 countries all over the world came to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing 4.0 Susanne Meyer, Vice President of the HWR Berlin, who were both the driving forces behind this conference, also emphasized this unique opportunity to learn from each other in the context of modelling, management and control of manufacturing processes. and smart manufacturing systems to inventory control and supply chain management (SCM).

3 Prerequisites to a Modern Demand-Driven Supply Chain


In 2010, Gartner estimated that manufacturers outsourced about 70% of the products they make to other manufacturers. We worked with GIW Materials, a manufacturer of heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pumps, to help them lower cycle times and improve on-time performance.

SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students are assigned to small groups (distributors and manufacturers of a pharmaceutical supply chain), and are required over the course of the semester to develop a relationship and execute a contract with another team. Identifying optimal approaches for managing leased space for new manufacturing facilities. Developing best cost models for global manufacturing production processes. Establishing process models for global aviation manufacturing.

Doing Business in the United States


Manufacturing in the U.S. Products include petroleum, steel, high-tech, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications equipment, electronics, chemicals, consumer goods, food, lumber and mining products. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98

5 Technology Trends Manufacturers Are Relying On For Growth in the Second Half of 2018


86% of the top 100 companies in R&D spending worldwide are from the manufacturing industry also according to Deloitte. Every manufacturer’s business is at an inflection point today. Five Top Manufacturing Trends to Drive Growth for the Second Half of 2018 .

A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

Supply Chain Brain

As part of an annual effort, Accenture surveyed 30 A&D companies, encompassing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as tier 1 and 2 suppliers. For example, designers can create a 3-D model that shows every element of an aircraft engine, allowing manufacturers to make any necessary adjustments while delivering an authorized and comprehensive bill of materials. Schmidt acknowledges that falsified or corrupt data can still pose a problem for manufacturers.

Will 3D Printing Disrupt the Metalworking Industry?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Historically, metalworking has involved a process called subtractive manufacturing, where a metal block is put inside a computer-controlled machine. The machine cuts the block into desired shapes that later become automotive, aerospace, or electronic parts.

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

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In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace.

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