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Supply Chain Traceability - A 2011 Imperative?

By Simon Ellis

On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 2751, the "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act," which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and allows businesses to respond more efficiently and effectively to outbreaks. This is perhaps the most significant development in recent history of the role that U.S. government and regulation will play in traceability in the brand-oriented value chain space. It will be interesting to see how the details of the Act are i

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Sustainability Intelligence From Integrated Reporting

By Kimberly Knickle

One of the issues I'd like to better understand is sustainability intelligence --  what it means from a manufacturing perspective and how manufacturers can achieve sustainability intelligence.   I'm not expecting this to be a well defined software market at this point, but instead, it's a business need.  As I'm preparing my research, my first step is to define my expectations.   To start with, I expect to have company-wide sustainability intelligence.  That's easier said t

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On January 28, PTC announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation (HKMC), the fifth-largest and fastest-growing Korean automobile manufacturer by market share, selected PTC's Windchill as its enterprise PLM software. Windchill will become the company’s standard PLM environment, replacing other PLM software, but will continue to support the existing heterogeneous CAD environment, primarily Dassault's CATIA for body and chassis design and PTC's Creo for powertrain designs. HKMC has alre

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  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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