Revealing the Value of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

DELMIA Quintiq

What aerospace manufacturers need is agility in their design and production processes to help mitigate the variability in supply and demand. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one innovation in which aerospace companies have significantly invested to try to address some of their unique challenges.

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The Logistics of Logistics

Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Regardless of which branch of the military or specific job responsibilities, the military instills core values into every soldier. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits.

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A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders

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Currently, Savi is the sole provider for the military’s active RFID-IV (aRFID IV) contract , which Product Lead Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PL AMIS) manages. Portable deployment kits (PDKs) are among the key military asset-tracking products available. The newly released, cutting-edge Savi PDK III gives military warfighters and first responders a lighter and leaner logistics footprint in even the most austere, hostile environments.

A Checklist for a Manufacturing Company Internal Audit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today, manufacturing firms face increasing threats from cybercriminals targeting weaknesses in SCADA (supervisory, control, and data acquisition) systems. Regulatory bodies recognize the data security challenges that manufacturers face, and have initiated various requirements and standards of operations meant to safeguard data. To survive in today’s competitive global manufacturing industry, companies need to incorporate various security compliance measures in their operations.

Military and Manufacturing Outsourcing: Not All Guns and Roses

Inbound Logistics

Military outsourcing is good in concept but often problematic in practice for several reasons discussed in this article. This article will discuss why military outsourcing is currently problematic and explore why the military outsources mission-essential services. A comparison of similar outsourcing incentives associated with both military and manufacturing industrial complexes is discussed, along with some advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing with these sectors.

A Big Win – Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers

Cerasis

Hiring veterans is the focus of the Get Skills to Work coalition, a collaboration sponsored by General Electric that combines manufacturers, educational institutions, and veterans advocates to prepare our soldiers for manufacturing careers. By helping veterans qualify and get hired for new manufacturing careers, we can close the skills gap and enhance America’s advanced manufacturing sector.” Manufacturing manufacturing careers

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Skills Gap: Why It’s Creating New Manufacturing Opportunities

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry of a country is directly proportional to its gross domestic product (GDP). every dollar spent on manufacturing adds $1.32 manufacturing industry faces a serious crisis, the skills gap. million manufacturing workers are expected to retire as well. Unfortunately, the skills gap only appears to be growing worse, but it is creating several groundbreaking manufacturing opportunities. . Manufacturers Can Re-evaluate Factory Processes. .

Manufacturing Floor Computer Integration | 5 Point Checklist

Cerasis

Integrating computers into an established manufacturing floor can be costly and time-consuming. Follow our 5 point checklist for manufacturing floor computer integration. . Making your manufacturing floor computer centric means you’re on the road to futureproofing your manufacturing process. With computers playing more of a key role in manufacturing cycles, the need to get manufacturing floor computer integration right is a serious business.

7 Ways Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Will Revolutionize The Industry!

Cerasis

Before 2016, augmented reality in manufacturing has been nothing more than a pipedream. Now the potential is there for both Augmented and Virtual Reality in many industries, including one in the manufacturing industry. AR technology is already creating waves of strides on the industrial manufacturing plant floor. Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways in which AR can make the manufacturing industry the best it has ever been in years. Manufacturing Technology

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

Cerasis

As an engineer, I replaced cells in the pods as they died from military surplus. Hearing aid manufacturers needed an affordable light weight battery to create a comfortable unit. Most of the electrical vehicle manufactures have taken notice and it would not surprise me if all electric vehicle manufacturers use zinc air for some portion of their batteries. Manufacturing

7 Ways 3D Technology Will Change The Manufacturing Industry

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Here are seven ways in which this new 3D trend will shape the future of manufacturing sector: 1. According to a recent survey based report it is come to know that 3D technology will allow the manufacturer to double the mass production level. It will also reduce the shipment costs as a local manufacturer will no need to bring material from other countries. Instead, they could easily install 3D manufacturing plant in their own factory to cut the extra cost.

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments

Cerasis

Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. So-called ‘best practices’ to improve manufacturing productivity tend to focus on the performance of people. Commonplace methodologies like lean manufacturing , Just in Time (JIT) and continuous improvement or Kaizen , which originated in Japan, provide guidelines for employees to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

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Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. December 5, 2016 was the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. Alexander Hamilton: The First Government Expert & Champion on Manufacturing.

AI - Now Trending in Manufacturing

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Fans of the Battlestar Galactica franchise are familiar with the Cylons, an advanced reptilian race that ended up taking over humans, ultimately creating their own robotic offspring to serve them, run their vast empire and form their military. ai Big Data Cloud Computing Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning ERP Internet of Things maching learning manufacturers Manufacturing manufacturing cloud erp manufacturing ERP parallel processing Rootstock Salesforce

Doing Business in Turkey

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Since its founding, Turkey has dealt with instability and military coups, although each time, the country returns to democracy. Manufacturing in Turkey. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Turkey?

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

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. These contracts include the overall aircraft contract from the governments for military and subcontracts for commercial (civil) aircraft systems originating from public/private companies. Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. Our constraint is not our ability to help global manufacturing at scale, but to help global manufacturing in time.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Transporter 3: Logistics future.

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This weekend I watched " Transporter 3 " the action movie about an ex-military expert that uses his superior driving skills and an Audi A8 to deliver "packages" for clients in remote areas in record time. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

How to Future-proof the Internet of Things | A Guide for Manufacturing Plants

Cerasis

Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment. For those of you already familiar with the IoT, while its role in the here and now is important to your manufacturing operation, what role will it play in the future?

Doing Business in Thailand

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Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. Business laws are clear-cut, making Thailand an attractive location for manufacturers.

Providing Protective 3D Printed Gear to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

DiManEx

We have scaled up capacity to produce thousands per day through our network of Additive Manufacturing partners. Face shields, masks and ID holders for the Dutch military and police. The Dutch Army is supporting the Netherlands’ civil authorities in the fight against COVID-19, including deploying military doctors across the country. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, countries are racing to secure protective equipment.

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

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The Defense Department released an urgent report last Friday outlining how its supply chains are alarmingly reliant on China and other potential military rivals for essential materials. military properly defend our nation if it can’t source what it needs from domestic sources — and instead must depend on potential adversaries for those materials? The origin of many of these weaknesses is the fact that our leaders have neglected our vital manufacturing sector for too long.

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

It abolished the monarchy and became a republic in 1889 before being thrown into several dictatorships and military rule. Manufacturing in Brazil. After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

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On page 286, it said that Dr. William Muller who was the first public instructor of military science at the University of Gottingen, planned to launch the book named "T he Elements of the Art of War ". Anyway, the term "fortified pass" is a military term and this sentence was more likely to describe a war situation. Basically, the reporter explained about the conditions of military deployment. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy.

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

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At that point in my life I probably had only heard the term “logistics” as related to the military and the term “supply chain management” hadn’t been coined yet. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, I went to work in the aerospace manufacturing industry as a test engineer. I was lucky enough to work on some of the new commercial and military aircraft programs that took me to places like Patuxent Naval Air Station and Edwards Air Force Base.

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Factors Affecting Logistics Within The Aerospace & Defense Industry

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Just this past year, military funding for aircraft reduced leading aircraft manufacturers to shift their attention towards commercial aircraft. Over the next twenty years, air travel demand is expected to double 1 and aerospace manufacturing demand is expected to exceed $5.6 The aerospace and defense industry makes for a complex and ever-changing supply chain.

What Drives My Passion for Supply Chain Management?

Talking Logistics

For me who has spent the last 20 years in the military focused on different types of ROI as they pertain to logistics planning and coordination on the battlefield, there is an excitement in translating the skills and experience from military logistics to corporate America. Last week, I received the following email from a LinkedIn connection: I hope you do not mind me sending a personal message.

India, Japan and Australia look to each other and away from China in new supply chain initiative

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The result of this would likely mean more inward investment into India for manufacturing purposes by Japan and for Australia to try and reduce its reliance on China as a key buyer of natural resources exports.

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India, Japan and Australia look to each other and away from China in new supply chain initiative

EFT

The result of this would likely mean more inward investment into India for manufacturing purposes by Japan and for Australia to try and reduce its reliance on China as a key buyer of natural resources exports.

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How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. Our constraint is not our ability to help global manufacturing at scale, but to help global manufacturing in time.

Memorial Day 2020

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1] In the war against the novel coronavirus, not all front-line fighters are in the military. Those involved include healthcare workers, scientists, morticians, manufacturers, farmers, supply chain workers, and grocery store employees. Returning to the original reason we celebrate Memorial Day — fallen military heroes — this may actually be one Memorial Day during which honoring the dead takes higher priority than ball games and picnics.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Supply Chain Contractors Need to Improve Cybersecurity Risk

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Why Supply Chain Cybersecurity Is Essential Today It doesn’t matter which type of service you perform or which varieties of product you manufacture or help move. She is a regular contributor to Manufacturing Transformation and American Machinist. We all know how important cybersecurity is now that technology powers commerce in such a significant way. But if you perform work as part of a supply chain, you know that the stakes are especially high.

Five Things We Can Do to Get Ready for the Next Pandemic

NC State SCRC

First, develop contracts with manufacturers of healthcare supplies. These have to be firm contracts – asking Manufacturers to “reserve” capacity/quantities of material to supplement the SNS is not going to happen.