Managing Automation

Seagate Award

U.S.-based hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology International today won the prestigious  Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award, presented by Singapore’s Economic Development Board in cooperation with McKinsey & Co. and the Singapore-MIT Alliance, considered such factors as product innovation, systems innovation and operational excellence. “Seagate came up tops in all aspects and is indeed, […]

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Automation in China

While some companies are outsourcing to China to cash in on labor savings, others are there for the long haul, and they have made automation a priority. China may be the low-wage manufacturing capital of the world, but not every company comes here to save money on labor. Instead, as China develops its own economy,

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Supply Chain Challenges

About two dozen supply chain executives from around the world gathered here earlier this month to discuss the business-technology challenges of managing their dispersed and diverse supplier networks in China, a country rich in opportunity but short on support infrastructure. Sponsored by the Supply-Chain Council and GeorgiaTech’s Executive Masters in International Logistics program, the Supply-Chain

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RFID in China

While Chinese manufacturers and the Chinese government must come to terms on standards, this burgeoning industry is poised for growth Haier Group, China’s leading home-appliance manufacturer, is ready to do away with bar codes. Today, Haier uses bar codes to track items through the production process and enable quality control, according to David Lee, a

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