Samsung fashion division chooses Infor software to streamline operations

Samsung C&T has selected Infor to provide software to streamline operations across its three departments of apparel, footwear, and accessories. 

While some may think Samsung C&T is probably a division of the Samsung which makes smartphones, it’s actually the other way round. 

The C&T stands for Construction and Trading, and Samsung C&T was actually founded as the parent company of Samsung Group. 

What this specific division of Samsung does is “purchases fashion inventory and manages fashion logistics for growing fashion industry brands”, according to its website.

 

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Scania opts for Dassault Systèmes platform to develop new generation of vehicles

Scania, one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers, has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to develop a new generation of vehicles. 

Scania, which is part of the Volkswagen group, employs approximately 46,000 people in 100 countries. It claims to have delivered more than 81,000 commercial vehicles to customers in 2016. 

This year, among the new developments for Scania is the expansion of its alternative energy bus range, including hybrid vehicles, a record number of which – 140 – the company has been contracted to public transport authorities in Norway.  Continue reading Scania opts for Dassault Systèmes platform to develop new generation of vehicles

AkaSol shows next generation high-performance battery systems for e-buses

AkaSol will present its AkaSystem original equipment manufacturer battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components at BusWorld Europe.

This system has allowed AkaSol to be very successful in the market for electric and hybrid buses.

From 2018, two well-known European bus manufacturers will be using the technology in Germany, with plans to equip around 10,000 e-buses over the next few years.  Continue reading AkaSol shows next generation high-performance battery systems for e-buses

Gerber’s YuniquePLM claims to be the fashion industry’s ‘number-one’ product lifecycle management platform

For fashion companies across the globe, managing data is one of the most time-consuming tasks.

Those companies which have implemented a product lifecycle management system are more able to decrease time to market and optimize a single source of data across their supply chain easily.

Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber, says: “Digitalization is imperative to thrive today and our customers are embracing it.

“They are realizing the benefit of centralized / single version of the truth that’s achieved by implementing a PLM system and that is evident by the growth in numbers this year.”  Continue reading Gerber’s YuniquePLM claims to be the fashion industry’s ‘number-one’ product lifecycle management platform

Integro Technologies now a Sick authorized vision integration partner

Integro Technologies, a premier machine vision integrator, has become a Sick authorized vision integration partner serving the US. 

Sick is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automation products and systems for logistics, factory, and process automation.

Among its solutions is a large portfolio of 2D and 3D machine vision products, including vision sensors and vision systems.  Continue reading Integro Technologies now a Sick authorized vision integration partner

Boeing partners with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on cost-reduction initiative for 787 production

Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have reached an agreement to strengthen collaboration in ways that will enhance both companies’ competitiveness.

The agreement includes efforts to reduce costs in MHI production of wings for the 787 Dreamliner and joint studies of advanced aerostructure technologies for future-generation commercial aircraft.

MHI manufactures 787 composite wings at its factory in Nagoya, in Japan. The agreement aims to enable sales by pursuing increased efficiency in MHI’s production system and its supply chain through lean production methods, automation and other activities.  Continue reading Boeing partners with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on cost-reduction initiative for 787 production

Civil Infrastructure Platform releases Linux system for management of critical systems

The Civil Infrastructure Platform project has released CIP Core, a reference minimal file system that offers a customizable environment that developers can use to test the CIP kernel and core packages.

CIP aims to provide a base layer of industrial grade open source software components, tools and methods to enable long-term management of critical systems.

The new CIP Core platform will be on display at Embedded Linux Conference Europe with planned workshops, demos and Q&A sessions.  Continue reading Civil Infrastructure Platform releases Linux system for management of critical systems

Power brokers: An update on the electric vehicle market

Less than a decade ago, electric cars were generally seen – at best – as average vehicles which neither had the power nor the range to be considered seriously as a viable, mass-market alternative to petrol-driven cars. 

But now, with ongoing and accelerating technological advances in battery power, combined with big investments in the pipeline to construct charging networks, attitudes are changing. 

Public perceptions have also been influenced by the battery-powered supercars that have been on the roads for many years now, alongside the ordinary-looking electric vehicles.  Continue reading Power brokers: An update on the electric vehicle market

Cisco to buy Perspica after completing Springpath acquisition

Data networking solutions giant Cisco is set to make Persipca its 200th acquisition, according to reports in the media. 

San Jose-based Perspica is said to be a developer of artificial intelligence systems which evaluate the validity of a network security event. 

The acquisition will complement the $3.7 billion purchase of AppDynamics earlier in the year, according to BizJournals.comContinue reading Cisco to buy Perspica after completing Springpath acquisition

Semiconductor sales reach $35 billion a month for first the time

The global semiconductor industry has grown to a level where sales have reached beyond $35 billion in one month, according to the leading industry association in the US.  

The Semiconductor Industry Association, says worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 23.9 percent compared to the August 2016 total of $28.2 billion and 4 percent more than the July 2017 total of $33.6 billion.

All major regional markets posted both year-to-year and month-to-month increases in August, and the Americas market led the way with growth of 39 percent year-to-year and 8.8 percent month-to-month.  Continue reading Semiconductor sales reach $35 billion a month for first the time