Saturday, January 27, 2018

Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board



BEST WISHES - HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2018 for Industrial Engineering Profession  from Prof. NRao


Let us hope and try for increased performance from Industrial Engineers and Increase in Productivity in various product and service sectors globally in 2018

Industrial Engineering 4.0 - IE in the Era of Industry 4.0


Industrial Engineering 4.0


Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-technology-industrial.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Engineering
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Management
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity-management.html


Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan


The plans are liked by hundreds of professional industrial engineers in the Linked communities of industrial engineering

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December


2018



January 2018


PRONTO Quick Jaw Change System for productivity

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Robots manufacturing  shoe uppers 20 times faster than humans.

Using the Grabit robotic system’s electroadhesion technology, Nike is able to manufacture its shoe uppers 20 times faster than humans.
January 24, 2018
https://www.automationworld.com/article/industry-type/discrete-manufacturing/nikes-robotic-material-handling


Benefits Of an Industry 4.0 CMMS

Reducing maintenance costs
Reducing asset downtime and asset failure
https://www.mobility-work.com/blog/industry-40-cmms-future-maintenance-happening-now

Top-10 Inspiring TED Talks: Productivity, Creativity and Balance

https://www.actitime.com/productivity-tools/ted-talks.php


Productivity Improvement Using AI, Robots and Lidar


Doxel's  business is making construction cheaper, and their method  is combining massive amounts of data with deep-learning techniques.

 Using autonomous robots equipped with lidar, Doxel scans construction sites every day to track progress and check that things have been installed correctly.  In a recent pilot study on a medical office building, Doxel says it managed to increase labor productivity on the project by a staggering 38 percent.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/doxel-ai-startup-using-lidar-equipped-robots-on-construction-sites

THE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT WORK MODEL - Chad Higgins | May 8, 2017

PROCESS STABILIZATION
PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
PROCESS STANDARDIZATION
PROCESS DOCUMENTATION
https://www.pmfortoday.com/a-new-work-model-that-changes-how-you-approach-process-improvement/


What is Azure Cost Management?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/overview

How to Build a Motion-Sensored IoT ''Smart'' Pumpkin
https://dzone.com/articles/how-to-build-a-motion-sensored-iot-smart-pumpkin?fromrel=true


2017


December 2017

Innovative, High Productivity Fiber Laser Tube Cutting

TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber laser tube cutting machine from TRUMPF is the world’s first tube cutting machine with a solid-state laser to eliminate the need for a fully enclosed housing, making it quick and easy to load individual tubes and profiles or to remove finished parts while the machine is in operation.
December 30, 2017
http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2017/12/innovative-high-productivity-fiber-laser-tube-cutting/

TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber laser tube cutting machine is one more example of Product Productivity Engineering

It's time to select new leaders for IISE board for future
http://www.iise.org/ISEMagazine/details.aspx?id=45709


Measuring and Improving Productivity: A New Quantitative Approach
By Radovilsky, Zinovy D.; Gotcher, J. William
Industrial Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, May/June 1992

a. What are the factors that affect productivity?

b. How do we measure these factors?

c. What is the appropriate approach to analyze these factors?

d. What is the model that can be used for predicting productivity growth while varying the factors' values?

We attempted to analyze productivity in connection with losses which occurred during the production process.
https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P3-530445/measuring-and-improving-productivity-a-new-quantitative

Select Bibliography on Productivity
Quantitative Techniques in Production and Productivity
By D. Thakur
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=qTJ4ZiZbDQoC&pg=PA343#v=onepage&q&f=false

November 2017

“Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” - Productivity Week Theme - India 2018
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/11/productivity-industry-40-leapfrog.html

Productivity Solutions - Franklin Covey - Personal Improvement
https://www.franklincovey.com/Solutions/Productivity.html

Productivity Research Network
NUS Business School
Singapore
https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/strategy-policy/productivity-research-network

Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster, United Kingdom
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/research/research-centres/productivity-efficiency/

Productivity Features of New Ford Truck
https://www.ford.com/trucks/super-duty/features/productivity/


October 2017


Four theories to explain the UK’s productivity woes
https://www.ft.com/content/b6513260-b5b2-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399


What is productivity? And why does it matter that it is falling again?
What does this mean for ordinary people? Why should it concern us (UK Economy)? And what can we do about it?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/productivity-what-is-it-meaning-define-uk-economy-explained-a7986781.html


September 2017

Boosting productivity - Research identifies small changes that lead to big improvements in performance
By Heather Stringer
September 2017, Vol 48, No. 8
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/09/boosting-productivity.aspx

Productivity in the UK - Research Brief for Parliament
September 20, 2017
http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06492




July 2017

Functions of Industrial Engineering

June 2017

A good description and discussion on Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering and combining the two in practice.
Chapter 1 of  Handbook of |Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition, Ed. by Adedeji Badiru.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=xFPOBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false

The First 50 Years of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan: 1955–2005
Don B. Chaffin
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/maize/13855463.0001.001/1:3/--first-50-years-of-the-department-of-industrial?rgn=div1;view=fulltext


Top 20 Personal Productivity Blogs

https://www.scoro.com/blog/top-productivity-blogs-2016/


10 Must-Follow Productivity Gurus and Their Top Tips
http://blog.anderspink.com/2016/03/10-must-follow-productivity-gurus-and-their-top-tips/


May 2017

Principles of Industrial Engineering Presented in IISE Conference


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OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2017
You can download the full statistics and content.
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/industry-and-services/oecd-compendium-of-productivity-indicators_22252126


April 2017

Productivity of Government Activities - McKinsey Report


"If all countries were to match the productivity improvements already demonstrated in government activities, the world’s governments could potentially save as much as $3.5 trillion a year by 2021—equivalent to the entire global fiscal gap."
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/the-opportunity-in-government-productivity


Gone with the Headwinds : Global Productivity

IMF Staff Discussion Notes No. 17/04
Author/Editor:Gustavo Adler ; Romain A Duval ; Davide Furceri ; Sinem Kiliç Çelik ; Ksenia Koloskova ; Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro Publication Date: April 3, 2017 Electronic Access:Free Full Text (PDF file size is 1736 KB)

Productivity growth—the key driver of living standards—fell sharply following the global financial crisis and has remained sluggish since, adding to a slowdown already in train before. Building on new research, this note finds that the productivity slowdown reflects both crisis legacies and structural headwinds.
https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2017/04/03/Gone-with-the-Headwinds-Global-Productivity-44758

March 2017

Understanding US productivity trends from the bottom-up
Joseph Parilla and Mark Muro, 2017

Productivity remains a critical source of prosperity.  Since 2004, productivity has been expanding at its slowest clip in the post-war era. Its causes—from declining breakthroughs in major technologies, to inefficiencies in major sectors like education, healthcare, and housing, to simply a mismeasurement issue—remain the subject of much debate.
https://www.brookings.edu/research/understanding-us-productivity-trends-from-the-bottom-up/

March 2017


THE COMING PRODUCTIVITY BOOM: Transforming the Physical Economy with Information
http://www.techceocouncil.org/clientuploads/reports/TCC%20Productivity%20Boom%20FINAL.pdf

2016


December 2016

CEOs recognize the importance of Productivity


At the leadership level, executives of US manufacturers clearly recognize the importance of productivity. In a recent BCG study, more than 90% of the executives surveyed cited productivity as one of their top five most important corporate initiatives.
Productivity Now: A Call to Action for US Manufacturers, BCG Persepctives
DECEMBER 14, 2016
https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/lean-manufacturing-operations-productivity-now-call-to-action-us-manufacturers/

The Power of Productivity: An Assessment of UK Firms and Factors Contributing to
Productivity Enhancement
Dr Alexander Grous
London School of Economics and Political Science, December, 2016
http://www.lse.ac.uk/businessAndConsultancy/LSEConsulting/currentProjects/Vodafone-Final-v3--Power-of-Productivity---LSE-report.pdf

November 2016

See entire issue of Journal of Industrial Engineering Sep - Oct 1964 for role of IEs in various types of organizations.


August 2016

Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/314741472533203058/Productivity-as-the-key-to-economic-growth-and-development

June 2016

UK Government's Productivity Plan Review 2015-16

Investment Association UK's Productivity Plan 2016

Australia NATIONAL ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY PLAN 2015–2030
Boosting competitiveness, managing costs and reducing emissions
https://scer.govspace.gov.au/files/2015/12/National-Energy-Productivity-Plan-release-version-FINAL.pdf


Links between weak investment and the slowdown in productivity and potential output growth across the OECD
Patrice Ollivaud, Yvan Guillemette, David Turner - OECD, France
08 June 2016
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/links-between-weak-investment-and-the-slowdown-in-productivity-and-potential-output-growth-across-the-oecd_5jlwvz0smq45-en


May 2016

US productivity slips for first time in three decades
Prospect of wage stagnation
MAY 26, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/925d8e6c-226f-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d

April 2016

Why Has the Cyclicality of Productivity Changed?
What Does It Mean?
http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/files/wp2016-07.pdf

Industrial Engineers – Improving Processes for More Efficiency

by Brian Rooney
October 20, 2015
OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT
Interesting writeup
https://www.qualityinfo.org/-/industrial-engineers-improving-processes-for-more-efficiency

Workshop Presentations on Benchmarking Project Efficiency, 30.01.2015

https://www.ieee.de/chapters/tcm/ppe141114/

Center for Productivity Innovation
UT Knoxville
http://cpi.utk.edu/Home.html

News on Industrial Engineering in Africa

http://www.siemens.co.za/industrial-engineering/news.html


2015

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan


January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

In months after June the articles prescribed have to be modified as a new scheme is started in 2015.




July 2015
New Metal Property reduces cutting force by half and speeds machining - Industrial engineering faculty of Purdue involved in research on machining
http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/twin-discoveries,-eerie-effect-may-lead-to-manufacturing-advances.html
https://engineering.purdue.edu/~tribmat/research.html
http://www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/10486/New-Metal-Property-Speeds-Machining.aspx

June 2015


Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications 2015
Mitsuo Gen, Kuinam J Kim, Xiaoxia Huang
Springer, Jan 1, 2015 - 1085 pages
This volume provides a complete record of presentations made at "Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications 2015 "(ICIMSA 2015), and provides the reader with a snapshot of current knowledge and state-of-the-art results in industrial engineering, management science and applications. The goal of ICIMSA is to provide an excellent international forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to share cutting-edge developments in the field and to exchange and distribute the latest research and theories from the international community. The conference is held every year, making it an ideal platform for people to share their views and experiences in industrial engineering, management science and applications related fields.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=pmd1CQAAQBAJ



IIE Transations - Index to All Volumes
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uiie20#

D.R. Towill P. Childerhouse, (2011),"Industrial engineering priorities for improved demand chain
performance", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 Iss 3 pp. 202 -
221
Permanent link to this document:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410401111111961


IE Course Notes by Prof Sam ADEJUYIGBE
http://www.unaab.edu.ng/attachments/470_MCE%20510%20-%20Submitted%20Copy%20for%20E%20Book.pdf

HR  DIMENSION IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
(With special reference to Power Projects Construction)
Dr. B. Kuberudu, , Ch.Sreenivasa Rao , and  B.Sridhar
International Journal of Advanced Technology in Engineering and Science
Volume No 03, Special Issue No. 01, March 2015
http://ijates.com/images/short_pdf/1427122074_757.pdf



ARGON has developped a service that allows for very fast scanning of fuel tanks with immediate feedback for adjusting the cooling fixture. The procedure has saved TI Lokeren (Belgium) up to 80% in time and material cost for the process approval for a Volvo fuel tank. Additionally the total geometry of the fuel tank is captured so no areas are overlooked.
http://www.argon-ms.be/nl/node/42

"Thanks to ARGON we have significantly decreased our costs and increased the dimensional quality of our products" says Michel De Clercq, Industrial Engineering Manager of TI Automotive Lokeren.

A New Curriculum for Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management for BS and MS Degrees
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 102, 22 November 2013, Pages 560–567
6th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2012)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813043085


Comparing Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering programs
http://search.asee.org/search/fetch;jsessionid=mnzrqmht8zf6?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A%2Fsearch%2Fconference%2F21%2FAC%25201997Paper137.pdf&index=conference_papers&space=129746797203605791716676178&type=application%2Fpdf&charset=



May 2015

Recent Advances in Industrial Engineering - Articles - Springer Collection
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=wlb1CAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Articles on Lean Manufactuing and Product Development by S. Vinodh, NIT Trichy
vinodh_sekar82@yahoo.com


March 2015

IEOM International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, September 10-11, 2015, Orlando, USA

What is Operational Excellence in Manufacturing and Supply Chain?



November 2014

Industrial Engineering Strategy  -  Companies have define their industrial engineering strategy. Do they intend to benefit from it? By how amount? Through what organization structure? How many industrial engineers will they employ? What tools they will emphasize? What are the bottle neck areas in the plant? etc.

Faculty Directory of IE Faculty Members

Compiling a directory of faculty members in top IE programs and institutes. This is the first step to compile research output in the area of IE in recent years.

Industrial Engineering Professors - Faculty - Top IE Programs and Institutes


July 2014
July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan


19 June 2014

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014

8.3.2014
A division of Aldevron, a biotech company has invited researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison to study its processes and improve the speed. The normal focus in biotech companies is to make efforts to improve yield.
http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/2014/02/19/madison-biotech-supplier-goes-lean-to-stave-off-foreign-competitors/


26 Feb


New Lessons from Toyota - 2014 

Deryl Sturdevant,  Retired as president and CEO of Canadian Autoparts Toyota (CAPTIN)
The two pillars of the Toyota Production System are the philosophy of continuous improvement (kaizen) and training, skilling  and empowerment for people, particularly line workers. Involvement of line workers in improvement activities in a systematic manner rather than in a sporadic manner through suggestions schemes is a special feature of TPS. The line management is responsible for improvement on a continuous basis apart from the staff help. It is an American idea implemented very well in Japan.  Evaluation tools keep upgrading the bar every year in Toyota.

Rank-and-file workers know far more any particular tool than do executives. The job of executives is to understand how all the tools combine to make an effective and efficient system.

For creating any change, you need knowledge and passion. With lean journey also it is the same. You need knowledge and passion.

SMED activity is still going on in Toyota. In making an aluminum-alloy wheel five years ago, changeover required about four or five hours. But now, the process was modified so that the changeover time is down to less than an hour.

One of the basic Toyota approaches: Try and perfect any improvement before you recommend implementing it elsewhere. But once again as a principle, perfection is a moving target.
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/manufacturing/still_learning_from_toyota


The Lean System of Motivation
http://www.lmmiller.com/blog/2014/02/23/corporate-culture/employee-involvement-empowerment-engagement-happened/

Bringing lean thinking to energy
Beset by rising costs, resource-intensive manufacturers are applying lean-management thinking in new ways to reduce the amount of energy used in production, to increase resource productivity—or both.
McKinsey Article - Feb 2014
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/energy_resources_materials/bringing_lean_thinking_to_energy


The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization
http://www.amazon.com/The-Remedy-Bringing-Transform-Organization/dp/0470556854


21 Feb

Industrial Engineering - Productivity Enhancing Technology Development

1000th Published Post in Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center Blog
What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineering.
Technology is a subsystem in the Systems made efficient by industrial engineers. Hence creating efficient technology or more productive technology is a task of industrial engineering

19 Feb 2014

The Productivity Manual: Methods and Activities for Involving Employees in Productivity Improvement

Elizabeth A. Smith, Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
Managers and supervisors will appreciate the manual's straightfoward, problem-solving approach. Trainers will benefit from the quantitive and qualitive techniques for measuring, analyzing, and reporting organizational and personnel achievements.
Google Book Link http://books.google.co.in/books?id=zj2jspgdcn4C

PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan


PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan from 2015 through 2019 will result in cost savings of $1 billion a year, About 40 percent  will come from labor cuts. Under the plan, PepsiCo will increase investment in manufacturing automation, close some manufacturing facilities, reengineer its distribution network in developed markets to be more efficient, share more back-office services, and simplify organization.
Productivity at the company hasn’t kept pace with sales growth. There are opportunities because of previous investments made in information systems, to make supply chain more efficient and go-to-market systems more efficient.
PepsiCo employed 278,000 employees in fiscal 2012, down from 297,000 a year earlier.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-13/pepsicos-productivity-plan-will-further-reduce-employee-headcount

UK's Productivity’s Lost Decade – And How To Avoid Another
Strong GDP and employment growth throughout 2013 has highlighted productivity’s continued weakness. At the onset of the recession in Q1 2008, productivity initially fell. However, it has not recovered and remains 4% below the pre-crisis peak on an output per hour basis. Productivity has now fallen back to where it was in Q4 2005. Without improvements, we will have lived through almost a decade of stagnant productivity.
http://www.cps.org.uk/blog/q/date/2014/02/14/productivity-s-lost-decade-and-how-to-avoid-another/


Getting Lean with Your Healthcare Practice:
Five Tips for Improving Provider Productivity with an EHR
EHR - Electronic Health Records
http://www.athenahealth.com/whitepapers/physician-productivity/

Introduction to Software Productivity
Galorath Incorporated
2010 presentation
http://www.galorath.com/blogfiles/Galorath%20Productivity%20Introduction%20slides.pdf


Book Review: Growing the Productivity of Government Services by Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera
In this book Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera ask why government productivity has been so neglected in the study of economics and public management. Chapters cover customs regulation, tax services, and the need to embrace digital change, and the book concludes with some clear and practical advice.
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/archives/39735


12 Feb 2014

Productivity Day in India


It is important to study carefully the definition of management by Koontz and O'Donnell

"Management is the process of designing and maintaining an environment in which individuals, working together in groups, efficiently accomplish selected aims."

Also they say in the chapter on productivity,

"In reality this entire book on management is about productivity."

Are management professionals and professors following that idea?




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http://video.mit.edu/watch/innovation-in-manufacturing-from-product-innovation-to-productivity-8622/


 THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE Solutions from COMPANIES IN PRODUCTIVITY Improvement of people in general
http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2014/industry/productivity

NitroDesk Announces Cockpit Mobile Productivity Management Solution
Cockpit allows for management of TouchDown corporate data container
http://www.darkreading.com/management/nitrodesk-announces-cockpit-mobile-produ/240165992

Committed to sustainable productivity
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. We serve customers in more than 180 countries with products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.
http://www.atlascopco.in/us/

Photoshop Keyboard Eliminates Shortcuts For Increased Productivity
The Shortcut-S is a computer keyboard created specifically for designers that use Photoshop and other graphics and video software. The keyboard has 319 tactile keys that are customizable.
http://www.psfk.com/2014/02/photoshop-productivity-keyboard.html#!vr6Gl

9 Feb 2014

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity

http://www.cio.com/article/747843/11_Ways_to_Improve_Your_IT_Team_s_Productivity


What is Lean Management?

Lean Management is management with simultaneous emphasis on customer satisfaction or goal achievement and productivity or resource consumption.
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2014/02/lean-management.html


Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries

Published: February 24, 2010 by Productivity Press Content:346 Pages |
Author(s):Raymond C. Floyd
http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781420088625



Forth International Productivity Cartoon Festival: 

No. 164, 6th Boostan St., Opposite White Tower ( Burj-e-Sefid) , Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran.
http://www.cwn-news.com/festival/2142-the-forth-international-productivity-cartoon-festival,-iran-2014


CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT (CCPM)
The programme is a collaboration between BCA Academy and The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL).  It caters to the specific needs of the contractors and builders in managing construction productivity. The course will be conducted over 12 sessions.  Each session will last for 3 hours in the evening, once a week.
http://scal-academy.com.sg/Course.aspx?ID=67


Wide range of connectors with molded-on control cables, guarantees high productivity for your machines and systems, even in the most rugged conditions.


Designed for harsh environments, especially "no-contact" zones in the food industry, the new generation of connectors supplements the proven connectors of the M12 Food & Beverage Classic Line.
http://www.lumberg-automation.com/en/Lumberg_Automation/news/High_productivity_for_machines_and_systems/index.phtml

Labour Productivity in Coal Mining Sector in India: With Special to Major Coal Mining
States
The production of coal has increased from 35 million tons in 1951 to 409.3 million tons in 2004. At the same time, the Average Daily Employment (ADE) has increased from 352 thousand in 1951 to 405 thousand in 2004.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2390524


Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) is an easy-to-use, comprehensive content development, deployment and maintenance platform designed to increase project, programme and user productivity. With over 4 million users globally, it features out-of-the-box integration with core systems and the ability to support any application.
http://myriad-it.com/solution/productivity-solutions/


Productivity & Efficiency at Forefront of LexisNexis at LegalTech New York 2014
Portfolio of integrated analytical, workflow and productivity solutions drives insights and better outcomes for law firms and legal departments
“Driving efficiency and productivity is at the core of our business,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Research & Litigation Solutions at LexisNexis.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140203006522/en/Productivity-Efficiency-Forefront-LexisNexis-LegalTech-York-2014#.UveZ0WKSxe4

Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective
Conference
80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France in August 2014
http://www.ifla.org/node/8379

German firm to train farmers in productivity in Uganda
http://www.monitor.co.ug/Business/German-firm-to-train-farmers-in-productivity/-/688322/2195654/-/15cdwlqz/-/index.html

The National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM)
conducts transportation related research in the areas of safety, state-of-good-repair, and economic competitiveness. NCTSPM is a collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Transportation Institute, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and each university’s state Department of Transportation.
http://www.nctspm.gatech.edu/

Port productivity: Handling freight more efficiently
February 5, 2014|By Doreen Hemlock, Sun Sentinel
Some 140 port experts from around the nation met in Fort Lauderdale this week to discuss ways to boost port productivity in a conference.
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-05/business/fl-port-productivity-20140205_1_port-everglades-portmiami-cranes



Productivity Improvement - Manufacturing Process Improvement Consulting by Maverick
As your productivity improvement consultant, MAVERICK begins by evaluating the current state of your operations regarding man, machine, material and methods — lean manufacturing’s 4M perspective on improving production processes. Then we compare benchmark findings with best-in-class operations and help you close the gaps. Because we are able to leverage the experience of 500 professionals working across the country — noting what works and what doesn’t — we’re able to incorporate best practices that might not be obvious otherwise.
Columbia, IL (World HQ)
265 Admiral Trost Drive
PO Box 470
Columbia, IL 62236
http://www.mavtechglobal.com/services/strategic-manufacturing-solutions/productivity-improvements


The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

Published: September 16, 2013 by Productivity Press Content:151 Pages
Author(s):Nicholas S. Katko
http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466599406


5 Feb 2014

2014 Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference

The Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA) in the School of Economics at The University of Queensland is pleased to invite you to attend the 10th Asia Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) from 8 -11 July 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
Conference Dates: Jul 8, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: Feb 15, 2014
Deadline for participant registration: Thursday, May 15, 2014
The conference will consist of theoretical and applied sessions, as well as special-focus sessions targeting specific industries and topics. This will include topics on efficiency and productivity in industries such as the banking and energy sectors, regulated industries, agriculture, USA productivity, EU and APEC productivity, Asia-KLEMS and many more.
http://www.appc2014.com.au/

Heidelberg India fixing productivity with maintenance tips
Heidelberg India hosted a seminar on key maintenance and advanced trouble shooting techniques in sheetfed offset printing in Kochi.
Haribabu, head of customer service at Heidelberg addressed the audience on activities required for a print-shop, and how such efforts promote best results in print production through his presentation on ‘benefits of maintenance’.
http://www.printweek.in/News/371584,heidelberg-india-fixing-productivity-with-maintenance-tips.aspx



Improving productivity and profitability
Maintenance can help American businesses avoid losing more than $500 billion every year to equipment breakdowns or inefficiencies.
http://www.onlineamd.com/amd0214-maintenance-profitability.aspx


Variable-speed drive gives Energy Savings + Productivity Improvements - ABB
 While there is a gradual improvement in those willing to invest in drives, there still remains some 90 percent of installed motors that are not speed controlled. A further 95 percent of the 11 million motors installed in the UK are oversized. Savings of more than 50 percent can be achieved by the use of a drive on these applications.
http://abbukenergy.blogspot.in/2014/02/energy-savings-productivity.html

Global Total factor productivity (TFP) dipped below zero in 2013

Total factor productivity (TFP), that is, how well labour inputs combine with capital inputs to generate output, was also low, dipping below zero in 2013

DAVE: a tool for software QA productivity
DAVE stands for DAta VErification. The way it works is rather simple: first, the user chooses the environments (dev, test or prod). Second, they enter either the email address or the order key/id of the customer they’re trying to verify and press the Submit button
http://techblog.chegg.com/2014/02/04/meet-dave-a-tool-for-qa-productivity/

SFI ACHIEVES 15 PERCENT INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY


. It adopted and integrated lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles into its culture and work processes. During this journey, it was determined that SFI's welding operations at its Memphis plant needed to be radically revamped and updated.

SFI's welders have been using the Lincoln Power Wave® machines and Power Feed™ wire feeders for nearly a year now and have seen a consistent 15-percent productivity gain.
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/it-it/support/application-stories/Pages/sfi-steel-aluminum-fabrication-productivity.aspx


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Professionalism in precision sheet metal manufacturing
A commitment to reducing waste and making key investments helps DeWys Manufacturing earn The FABRICATOR’s 2014 Industry Award
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/professionalism-in-precision-sheet-metal-manufacturing

The Powermax125, a professional-grade plasma metal cutting and gouging system, that works as hard as you do. With the maximum power and performance for air plasma in our line, the Powermax125 severs 57 mm (2-1/4") thick metals at 125 mm/min (5 ipm). With 100% duty cycle and Powermax reliability, it is ready for the most demanding cutting and gouging jobs.
http://www.thefabricator.com/video/powermax125-more-power-to-build-

Increasing Marketing Productivity and ROI with Tealium iQ - Case Study
http://static.tealium.com/assets/pdf/casestudy-vintners.pdf

The McKinsey Infrastructure and Capital Productivity Academy (MICA)
Dubai
http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/operations/expertise/capital_productivity/mckinsey_infrastructure_and_capital_productivity_academy

Productivity and Efficiency of Groundnut Farming in Northern Taraba State, Nigeria
G.B. Taphee, A.A.U. Jongur
http://infinitypress.info/index.php/jas/article/view/189


The Construction Productivity Handbook
https://www.construction-institute.org/scriptcontent/more/ir252_2d_more.cfm
http://witandwisdomofanengineer.blogspot.in/2014/02/the-construction-productivity-handbook.html


Textura-PQM Software Helps Subcontractors Improve Efficiency and Enhance Productivity
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1298925/textura-pqm-helps-subcontractors-improve-efficiency-and-enhance-productivity


Improving productivity, efficiency and safety through automation and reliable communication infrastructure
MINING.com Editor | February 3, 2014
http://www.mining.com/web/improving-productivity-efficiency-and-safety-through-automation-and-reliable-communication-infrastructure/


Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - January 2014

Updated  2018,  26 January,   23 January,  1 January 2018,


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