Digital Supply Chain – Page 10

  • cisco.automotiveIT
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    Cisco sees data-center traffic tripling in 5 years

    2014-11-12T15:52:36Z

    (Photo: Cisco) Data-center traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018 and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco. The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world's population will have residential internet access and 53 pc ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW on track with efforts to reduce energy consumption in plants

    2014-11-12T15:33:23Z

    At BMW's Spartanburg plant, more than 80 production units and robots have smart meters (Photo: BMW) BMW is on track with efforts to lower the amount of energy it needs to build cars, with energy consumption per vehicle dropping 31 percent between 2006 and 2013. By 2020, the Munich-based ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT
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    In PLM move, Siemens to acquire Camstar

    2014-10-28T14:28:51Z

    Siemens aims to strengthen its PLM activities (Photo: Siemens) Siemens plans to acquire Camstar in a bid for leadership in products that help companies digitize all areas of their business. The Germany-based diversified engineering group said its Siemens PLM software division will broaden its portfolio of product development and ...

  • KIT.automotiveIT
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    German R&D platform for smart data innovation launched

    2014-10-20T16:53:18Z

    The new platform hopes to turn big data into smart data (Photo: KIT) A German research institute has launched a "Smart Data Innovation Lab" to develop tools to handle large amounts of data. The venture, led by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is supported by industrial companies Bayer, ...

  • mobile.fraunhofer.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry 4.0 mobile apps not meeting requirements

    2014-10-20T16:22:18Z

    Mobile applications are key for Industry 4.0 and users are particularly keen on solutions for tablets (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) Mobile computing is becoming ever more important in manufacturing, but many so-called "Industry 4.0" apps aren't meeting the needs of their users. That's one of the conclusions from a study ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT
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    Salesforce expands offering, provides more integration with Microsoft

    2014-10-14T14:21:44Z

    This year's Dreamforce gathering has 140,000 registered participants (Photo: Arjen Bongard) SAN FRANCISCO -- Salesforce.com opened its annual mega-convention here with a series of announcements that underscored the business software group's determination to continue to grow its business sharply. The company announced at its Dreamforce event here how it ...

  • inrix.automotiveIT
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    Inrix, PTV cooperate on smart-city mobility

    2014-09-08T18:36:23Z

    Inrix offers a wide range of traffic data services (Photo: Inrix) PTV and Inrix plan to work together to provide modeling software to address mobility issues in smart cities. PTV, a Germany-based logistics software group, and Inrix, a provider of real-time traffic information, said the cooperation will combine PTV's ...

  • steria.automotiveIT
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    Report: Software anarchy endangers Industry 4.0

    2014-09-02T10:56:19Z

    Without proper IT governance Industry 4.0 won't work, Steria Mummert says (Photo: Kuka) Failing IT governance is jeopardizing "Industry 4.0," according to a new report from German IT management consultants Steria Mummert. The study cites uncontrolled growth of software in the area of manufacturing as production facilities are networked. ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Tesla, Panasonic build US battery plant

    2014-07-31T17:12:50Z

    The Tesla Model S electric sports sedan outsells traditional premium competitors in some markets (Photo: Tesla) Tesla and Panasonic, seeking to lower costs for a core component of electric vehicles, will jointly build a large-scale battery plant in the US, the two companies said in a press statement. Tesla ...

  • trw anting tech ctr.automotiveIT
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    TRW opens tech center in Anting, China

    2014-06-24T16:49:39Z

    TRW's Anting tech center is its largest worldwide (Photo: TRW) TRW is opening a technical center in China that will be its largest worldwide. The US automotive supplier group said the 66,000 square meter facility, which is located in Anting, near Shanghai, will have more than 20 scientific testing ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    In BMW plant, gesture control is on trial

    2014-06-23T11:05:06Z

    In BMW's test, a worker can register a problem by pointing to a faulty section of a part (Photo: BMW) BMW, in a test of so-called "Industry 4.0" car manufacturing, is using camera-based gesture detection in a pilot project at its plant in Landshut, Germany. The premium car maker ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems to offer more SAP Hana cloud solutions

    2014-06-18T13:59:28Z

    T-Systems is expanding its partnership with SAP to make it easier for customers to try out the business software maker's SAP Hana in-memory database products before full-scale implementation. The business services division of Germany's Deutsche Telekom said customers can conduct "proof of concept" deployments of SAP Hana to see what ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT
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    Salesforce1 World Tour, Munich

    2014-06-18T12:00:46Z

    Salesforce is staging a large customer event in Munich July 3 to provide further details of its new Salesforce1 customer platform. The one-day conference will hear keynote addresses from Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff and various European executives from companies using the cloud-based software. Salesforce is the world's biggest ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch opens new software development center in Mexico

    2014-04-29T13:12:46Z

    Bosch's new Guadalajara IT development center was officially opened April 24. Struth is 2nd from left (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch, in a move to strengthen its North American operations, has opened a new software development and engineering services center in Guadalajara, Mexico. The German automotive supplier group said the ...

  • qoros grottke.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT Congress: Qoros CIO cites greenfield advantages

    2014-03-13T21:41:29Z

    CIO Grottke says Qoros can build cars cost-effectively because it has no legacy costs (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER ”“ Chinese newcomer Qoros has one advantage over all other automakers: the company started five years ago from a clean sheet of paper and didn't have to deal with antiquated plants, ...

  • dassault charles.automotiveIT
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    Dassault Systemes CEO sees big changes in car engineering

    2014-03-10T11:09:37Z

    Dassault Systemes' Charles says in-car electronics are too complex (Photo: Dassault Systemes) Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles expects big changes in car engineering as the industry deploys new product design and development technologies. In a telephone interview with automotiveIT, Charles, who has headed the Paris-based maker of 3D design ...

  • Randy Mott.automotiveIT
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    Executive Report: GM CIO confident of progress in IT overhaul

    2014-03-10T10:05:12Z

    To build up his IT operations, Randy Mott has hired thousands of IT professionals over the past year (Photo: Larry A. Peplin) General Motors CIO Randy Mott is confident he's making progress in his three-year drive to overhaul IT operations at North America's largest automaker. In an interview with ...

  • GM.Barra.automotiveIT
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    Mary Barra set to become GM CEO on January 15, 2014

    2013-12-10T16:12:54Z

    Mary Barra will become the 1st woman to head a major automaker (Photo: GM) General Motors named Mary Barra to become the carmaker's next CEO on January 15, 2014. Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson, who is retiring earlier than planned to deal with a family illness. Barra, who ...

  • Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA
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    VW reaffirms commitment to "clean factories"

    2013-11-14T20:10:34Z

    Volkswagen Group reaffirmed its commitment to building fuel-efficient cars in sustainable factories as the German automaker celebrated the second anniversary of its "Think Blue. Factory" program. In early 2013, VW inaugurated a large solar park for its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Photo: VW) VW's mission is "to deliver clean ...

  • pco innovation.automotiveIT
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    With acquisition, Accenture moves to further strengthen PLM expertise

    2013-11-04T13:03:32Z

    Accenture's acquisitions of PCO is its 2nd major move in the PLM business area this year (Photo: PCO) Accenture hopes to further boost its expertise in the growing product lifecycle management (PLM) sector through the planned acquisition of Montreal-based PCO Innovation. The global business consulting group said the addition ...