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Time and cost escalation, are not very uncommon facts as far as project completion is concerned. However, always those are not uncontrollable. A stitch in time saves nine. Right people, right estimation of time frame (with reasonable allowance) and right finance at the right time are very...
With the rapid evolution of technology, the way distribution centers do business has changed drastically in the last one decade or so. Are you aware of those changes, and tackling, the biggest challenges facing warehouses today? Here are six eye-opening focus areas for improvement. An efficient...
Are you planning for a strategic vendor sourcing initiative? Are you trying to improve the present complicated situation with right partnership? In any case, you should remember, a critical success factor for selecting the best-fit partner is seeing them in action. And the best way to see them in...
Introduction   Lean is not just about production any more – it can generate positive results across the value chain and have a profound effect on the long-term sustainability of any enterprise. In a successful next-generation lean initiative, operational efficiency drives increased productivity...
Big data is not just for predicting election outcomes and mapping genomes. General Electric (GE) is betting on the so-called Industrial Internet — a term they coined — to help manufacturers boost performance, streamline processes and better compete in the global marketplace.   Essentially, the...
Manufacturers need to be internally strong to beat the market cometition. Stringent control of internal processes and prevention of mistakes – ultimately lead to huge savings – by reducing excess of inventory, need for re-work, necessity of extra manpower, risk factors, delayed or wrong delivery...
California-based Freightgate team is suggesting that in 2013, supply chain managers will stringently focus on five critical areas, namely – ‘sustainability, visibility, predictive analytics, innovation and partnerships'.     Sustainability   Business leaders will focus on best-in-class...
There are many country specific challenges that are hindering the process of making end-to-end efficient supply chains. Interestingly, a recent report from The World Bank suggests that reducing supply chain barriers could increase global GDP up to six times more than removing all import tariffs....

Product Update

GlacialLight, a division of lighting and technology manufacturer GlacialTech, has launched down light range with 6" surface mounted down lights.

 

The GL-DL06-SM down light series are all-in-one lighting fixtures which can be installed without drilling holes in ceilings or walls. These surface...

Seresco USA Decatur, Ga., a manufacturer of HVAC indoor air quality equipment, has expanded its Protocol NP-Series line of indoor swimming pool dehumidifiers to accommodate sizes of 90 to 140-ton units, the largest capacity the HVAC industry currently offers.

 

A recent 25-per cent capacity...

Baldor Electric has launched 28 new ratings to its portfolio of Baldor Reliance Super-E motors with internal AEGIS Bearing Protection Ring.

 

These new ratings consist of 1 to 40 HP Open Drip Proof motors, 200 volt and 575 volt, as well as 5 to 15 HP Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled designs for 200...

The Industry Sector of Siemens has launched SIMATIC PCS 7 AS 410 SMART, a compact process automation controller for small to mid-sized standard DCS applications.

 

A new addition to the Siemens SIMATIC controller family, the model comes with the same hardware ruggedness and proven quality as...

Ingersoll Rand, a provider of air compressors, professional tools and material handling equipment, has recently released Ultra EL, a high-performance lubricant incorporating the latest performance-additive technologies. Ingersoll Rand Ultra EL is a high-performance compressor coolant based on a blend of PAG and POE base stocks and incorporates the latest...

Larson Electronics has launched Explosion Proof LED Aluminum Drop Light, the EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-100, which is equipped with a 15 watt LED bulb that runs off of 120 volts with an inline step down transformer to 12 volts.

 

This light is suitable for exposure to vapors and dusts and is...

Saf-D-Grid meets international safety requirements for hazardous, low voltage applications, which is size compatible with the IEC 320 C13 and C14 AC connection system standard 19.9mm by 26.8mm panel cut out.

 

The product is the only connector system so sized that is UL rated for disconnect of...

Cooper Corporation, an engine major, has launched gensets under the stringent emission norms by CPCB II. Cooper Corporation’s ECOPACK gensets ranging from 10 KVA to 200 KVA comply with the latest CPCB II Emission Limits applied by the Central Pollution Control Boardfor new diesel engines up to 800KVA. The ECOPACK Genset is lighter in weight, smaller in size.

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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Take Advantage Of Industrial Internet

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Solar Carports: Refueling Stations Of The Future

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been around for most of the 20th ...

Radio-Frequency Identification Seems Legitimate

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has been a controversial ...

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Coping With The Changing Scenario

Top brasses from the Indian Logistics & Supply Chain industry recently participated in an ...

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RBI’s Move To Keep The Repo Rate & The CRR On Hold
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ASSOCHAM Reaction On Interim Rail Budget 2014-15
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Opinion Poll
What should the new government do to boost manufacturing in India?
What should the new government do to boost manufacturing in India?
Reduce interest rates ( 16.54% votes )
 

Provide incentives and tax holidays ( 11.02% votes )
 

Implement GST regime ( 22.05% votes )
 

Reduce regulation and "inspector raj" ( 25.2% votes )
 

Cut taxes, remove exemptions ( 25.2% votes )
 

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Market Info

* State-run iron ore miner NMDC has devised a short-term strategy, which includes a small-scale mining and setting up of a minor processing plant, for its gold project in Tanzania.

 

* Jet Airways has terminated the services of close to 40 employees from various departments, including cargo and human resources.

 

* Essar Oil may have to compete with other petroleum majors if it wants to get the Ratna and R-Series oilfields near Mumbai. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas plans to auction the fields once again.

 

* Myanmar’s Ministry of Energy has selected Reliance Industries Ltd for developing two offshore blocks (M17 and M18) in Myanmar Offshore Block Bidding Round 2013, the company said in a media statement.

 

* Vodafone India has partnered with Disney India’s Interactive business to deliver games and applications for both feature and smart phones.

 

* Technology giant IBM has unveiled a slew of Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics (SMAC) solutions, targeting telecom operators in India.

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Events Update

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Dubai International Wood and Wood Machinery Show
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India Auto Expo 2014
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Product Safety Summit 2011
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FCON Pune 2012
Improve quality, cost & delivery through moder...
XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC)
The theme of the congress is “Innovative Process...