Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index[1]. The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing as […]

Fit for Growth

Fit for Growth

  Wiley, 288 pages Very few organisations manage their expenses for sustainable success. And when the time inevitably comes to cut their costs, many companies cut in a way that makes them weaker, not stronger. The experienced consultants with PwC’s Strategy team reveal the hidden problems of conventional cost management—and how your company can do […]

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Countries like Singapore, along with its developing neighbours in ASEAN, are driving greater connectivity between Asia and the rest of the world. The world’s economies remain highly connected despite rumours of globalisation’s demise. That’s one of the main findings of DHL’s latest Global Connectedness Index (GCI), which charts the progress and current state of globalization […]

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

– Kevin Kelly,Viking. A guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives. Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map […]

India will sell only electric cars in the near future

India will sell only electric cars in the near future

Every car sold in India from 2030 will be electric, under new government plans that have delighted environmentalists and dismayed the oil industry. It’s hoped that by ridding India’s roads of petrol and diesel cars in the years ahead, the country will be able to reduce the harmful levels of air pollution that contribute to […]

Procter and Gamble puts employee safety  first at its Gillette plant in Vietnam

Procter and Gamble puts employee safety  first at its Gillette plant in Vietnam

Konecranes safety-oriented technology in the maintenance facility of the Ben Cat district of Binh Duong province, Vietnam. Konecranes technology is also vital to the changing of heavy injection moulds in its production areas. Global personal care products leader Procter and Gamble has partnered with crane safety and efficiency authority Konecranes to optimise workplace safety and […]

Augmented Reality is already changing the way we work

Augmented Reality is already changing the way we work

  AR is set to be the next step in the evolution of computing. Image: Meta Augmented Reality                         For the past 50 years, computers have been add-ons to our lives, evolving from complex, room-sized machines to simplified, but powerful, pocket-sized assistants embedded in every […]

Gas leak detector reduces equipment damage

Gas leak detector reduces equipment damage

  Identifying leaks of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which is used as an electrical insulator in extremely high-voltage utilities applications, generally requires the purchase or rental of an expensive gas detector or hiring an outside consultant. The alternatives are shutting down equipment and using a sniffer, which after some time, can determine only the approximate area […]

Partnership, collaboration, and technology investment crucial for growth

Partnership, collaboration, and technology investment crucial for growth

The Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics are transforming the manufacturing space; and data is the new currency. Currently, human intervention is needed for logical and reasonable decision making; however, with the rise of cognitive technologies, machines will be empowered to detect constantly changing manufacturing scenarios and respond in real time with minimum human […]

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