Benchmarking is a powerful tool for improving performance. In industrial services, it has been underused partly because services are more difficult to benchmark and partly because companies didn’t see a pressing need for it. But as service becomes more of a competitive focal point managements face pressure to up their game and benchmarking is gaining in importance. Nevertheless, benchmarking exercises need solid methodological underpinnings to be successful. This article shows how it can be done.
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General Motors announced on Monday the opening of a new ground-up facility dedicated to additive manufacturing. That means GM’s engineers will have access to an entire branch whose main purpose is rapid prototyping, which will not only speed up vehicle development but also significantly cut down on the costs required to design a new car.
The BMW Group is taking the next step in the systematic integration of industrial 3D printing processes. The goal is to industrialize additive manufacturing and integrate it into the various divisions of the company in a sustainable manner with economic benefits.
TechSee raises $30 million to streamline field service work with AR and computer vision | Venture Beat
TechSee , which describes itself as an “intelligent visual assistance” company, today closed a $30 million investment round. A spokesperson for the startup says the capital injection will be used to enter new markets and verticals while expanding TechSee’s product offerings and capabilities. The augmented reality market is estimated to grow from $10.7 billion in 2019 to $72.7 billion by 2024, according to a recent Markets and Markets report . At least a portion of that growth has been driven by field service applications.
U.S. buyout group Carlyle Group Inc CG.O is nearing an agreement to acquire Siemens AG’s mechanical drive arm Flender, for about for about 2 billion euros. Siemens and Carlyle are finalizing terms of the deal that could be announced as early as this week, the report said.
The global aerospace industry has endured its worst quarter ever with record low orders for new aircraft and 12,000 UK jobs already lost or at risk because of the collapse in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic
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Munich Re Forms Partnership to Help Create ‘Pay-Per-Part’ Model for Manufacturers | Insurance Journal
The TRUMPF Group and Munich Re Group are entering into a strategic partnership for a “pay-per-part” business model, which enables customers to use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment. Instead, customers pay a previously agreed price for each cut sheet metal part – in other words, they only pay for what they need
SEW Eurodrive has launched two new rapid-delivery Assemble-To-Order services for heavy-duty gear units providing delivery of industrial gear units within five working days, or as fast as just one working day in the case of emergencies.
Siemens Energy has selected Librestream Onsight augmented reality platform for its Connected Worker solution. The solution will be available to thousands of field service workers, as well as external contractors servicing global energy and power customers. The partnership with Librestream will also allow Siemens Energy to directly offer the solution to its customer base.
With capacity for 7,000 vehicles, the 650 foot-long vessel is a similar size to conventional car carriers, but it will look radically different. The ship’s hull is topped by five telescopic “wing sails,” each 260 feet tall. Capable of rotating 360 degrees without touching each other, the sails can be retracted to 195 feet in order to clear bridges or withstand rough weather.
bp Chargemaster has been awarded a contract worth up to £21 million by Police Scotland to supply electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across its estates, in the largest ever deal of its kind in the UK. The project will be delivered in partnership with WGM Engineering, one of Scotland’s leading engineering companies.
Oil and Gas industry sees further cuts as US oil and gas company ExxonMobil announced it would slash 1,600 jobs in Europe, more than 11% of its workforce in the region, as it struggles with the hit from the coronavirus downturn.