For years I've been calling it the Economic Calculus of manufacturing. The biggest problem in getting manufacturing companies to put money toward, oh, environmental, safety, education, training issues is that these are accounted unsupported costs-- directly off the bottom line.
According to Dick Morley, quoted in Shari Worthington's valuable monthly marketing newsletter: MARKETING IS NOT THE DARK SIDE ------------------------------- Dick Morley, engineer extraordinare and developer of the programmable logic controller (PLC), penned an interesting article in InTech Magazine entitled, "Marketing is Not the Dark Side." Intriguing comment from an engineer.
For at least 14 years, Michel Ruel of Top Control has been the training arm of Expertune. Yesterday, Matrikon and Top Control announced that Ruel and Top Control will now be doing the same thing, but as Matrikon's partner instead. So Ruel was a prominent speaker at the Matrikon Summit.
Trevor Hrycay of Suncor and Mike Brown of Matrikon presented a research project with University of Alberta, Suncor and Matrikon. Mike Brown indicated that this project provides a "three legged stool" for looking at real deployment, determining the real issues of adoption, reformulating work processes, etc.: the IRC Research Chair.
Back in January, I reviewed the 4th edition of Dr. Ron Dieck's important book, Measurement Uncertainty. Now, ISA has announced that you can buy this book at a 15% discount. Let me be blunt. If you are willing to admit that you know as little as most people in our...
From Rich Merritt at Moore Industries International: Moore Industries bakes NCS Data Acquisition System for two years during long-life endurance test The NCS has been running since February 2005 in an environmental chamber at temperatures up to 221°F to prove it will work in Middle Eastern applications...NORTH HILLS, CA"”M...
ISA has announced that they've released the fourth edition of Ron Dieck's incredibly valuable text on Measurement Uncertainty. Ron's new edition incorporates the uncertainty technologies embodied in both U.S. and international standards with a focus on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each.