Digital Supply Chain – Page 11

  • pco innovation.automotiveIT

    With acquisition, Accenture moves to further strengthen PLM expertise


    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 ...

  • yamaha.automotiveIT

    NTT to deliver cloud platform to Yamaha


    Yamaha Motor makes motorcycles and other power products (Photo: Yamaha) NTT Communications Corporation will deliver a cloud computing platform to Yamaha Motor, as the Japanese motorcycle and power products group moves to streamline global IT operations. In a press release, NTT said the platform will let Yamaha operate mission-critical ...

  • codex plm openness.automotiveIT

    Progress cited in PLM openness


    An industry-wide initiative to create more open IT solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) software is gaining acceptance, with most system suppliers now on board for the plan. In recent months, more companies have signed a common agreement ”“ the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO - which documents their contribution ...

  • m2m.automotiveIT

    Survey: as costs fall, M2M is growing


    (Photo: Analysys Mason) A survey of companies across several industries shows that machine-to-machine (M2M) implementations are set to rise across the board as costs come down. The M2M adoption barometer for 2013 found that costs are one of the biggest barriers in adopting M2M solutions. But as these costs ...

  • sas.automotiveIT

    Survey: German BI market set to grow strongly


    US-based SAS is Germany's biggest seller of BI software (Photo: BI) MUNICH - The German market for business intelligence software is set to grow sharply this year, as small and mid-sized companies continue to invest in products that can help make them more efficient. According to a survey of ...


    Accenture to buy Prion in bid to grow PLM business


    Prion is a specialist for Siemens' Teamcenter PLM software (Photo: Prion) Accenture plans to buy Prion Group in a bid to grow its consulting business in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area. The US-based consultant said the planned acquisition of Prion, a privately held German PLM specialist, will expand ...

  • kgs.automotiveIT

    At BMW, a new central archive for financial records


    (Photo: KGS) BMW has reorganized its financial records, bringing all data together in one central archive that can be accessed directly from the company's SAP systems. KGS Software, a provider of SAP interface and archiving software, said it implemented the project at the German premium car maker together with ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    At Ford, robots drive test cars


    Ford's robotic testers are built with Utah-based Autonomous Solutions (Photo: Ford) At Ford, robots have begun to replace some human drivers when road tests are considered too strenuous for humans. The US car maker said it is using robots in a pilot program for durability testing of its new ...

  • faurecia.automotiveIT

    Faurecia, Dortmund University start metals research


    Faurecia is a large maker of automotive seating systems (Photo: Faurecia) Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, and the Technical University of Dortmund have opened a joint research center for metals processing. ReCIMP (Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing) will develop new manufacturing technologies as well as ...

  • preactor.siemens.automotiveIT

    Siemens acquires production planning specialist Preactor


    Sri Lankan tire maker DSI uses Preactor software to schedule production across several sites (Photo: Preactor) Siemens has acquired production software specialist Preactor, as the German group continues to expand its offering of industry software. Preactor is a UK based maker of production planning and scheduling software. Its advanced ...

  • ferrari.automotiveIT

    Kaspersky becomes main IT security provider to Ferrari


    Ferrari opted for Kaspersky because the internet security specialist could meet its special requirements (Photo: Ferrari) Kaspersky Lab will become the primary IT security provider to race car maker Ferrari. The internet security specialist, which has been sponsoring Ferrari since 2010, said it has signed a new five-year commercial ...

  • BPM.metasonic.automotiveIT

    German companies see big savings potential from BPM software


    Companies want BPM software to be simple (Photo: Metasonic) German managers see big savings potential from the use of business process management software, according to a recent poll. The Software Initiative Germany (SID), an industry association, and software group Metasonic interviewed 100 German business managers and found that 58 ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT

    German robot maker Kuka expands in US


    Kuka is one of the world's biggest makers of industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) German industrial robot maker Kuka is boosting its presence in the US through the acquisition of the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies. Utica is a Michigan-based welding equipment specialist with a focus on ...

  • EU ACEA.automotiveIT

    EU car sales plunge 10.2 pc in March


    European sales are hurt by continuing economic uncertainty (Photo: EIB) Passenger car sales in the European Union fell 10.2 pc in March, posting the 18th consecutive monthly decline, the European auto industry association, ACEA, said Wednesday. Unit sales fell to 1.307 million in March from 1.455 million a year ...

  • covisint.automotiveIT

    Covisint launches new automotive supplier portal


    Covisint has launched a new cloud-based collaboration platform for automotive suppliers. The US based cloud services company, which is a subsidiary of technology group Compuware, said its new global platform connects more than 80,000 organizations and eight major auto manufacturers. Covisint has teamed up with Akamai, a US based provider ...

  • daimler china.automotiveIT

    Daimler starts product development for vans in China


    Daimler and Fujian Motor executives officially opened the new center (Photo: Daimler) Daimler's Chinese joint venture officially opened a new product development center for vans this week, as the German premium car and truck group continues to broaden the geographical spread of its operations. The center, located in Fuzhou ...

  • kuka chassis build.automotiveIT

    Survey: Independent IT consultants earn 79 euros an hour


    As the role of IT grows, consultants can charge higher rates (Photo: Kuka) Independent IT and engineering consultants can command higher fees as demand for IT services continues to pick up, according to a survey of German IT specialists. According to the survey, which was conducted this month by ...

  • big data t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems, Cloudera to offer cloud-based analytics-as-a-service


    Big data analytics is a becoming a key offering for T-Systems (Photo: T-Systems) T-Systems has entered into a cooperation with US-based Cloudera to boost its offering of big data analytics. The business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom said it will deliver cloud-based data analytics solutions based on Cloudera's ...

  • rtt.automotiveIT

    RTT, Canon combine virtual-reality products


    3D imaging can help speed up design and engineering processes (Photo: RTT) RTT and Canon are joining forces to help companies speed up development times in the product design process. RTT, a Germany-based 3d software specialist, said it has agreed with Canon, a Japanese maker of digital imaging hardware ...

  • cloud.varonis.automotiveIT

    Study says cloud-based data sharing is high-risk


    Most companies don't allow cloud-based file synchronization but employees are keen to do so anyway (Photo: Varonis) Cloud-based data sharing poses major risks for companies, according to a new report. "There is potentially a wave of disruption that could spread over corporations," data specialist Varonis Systems warns in a ...