Stock-Keeping unit (SKU)

Learning the manufacturing language, SKU is a unique identifier for each distinct product and service that can be purchased. SKU use is rooted in data management, enabling the company to systematically track its inventory or product availability, such as in warehouses and retail outlets. They are often assigned and serialized at the merchant level. Each … Read more

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

During the work with the Logistics business unit, we are helping them to get the AEO certification. The obtention of this certification has a great value for their business: it allows them to access to some simplification during the custom process. http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/policy_issues/customs_security/aeo/index_en.htm Member States can grant the AEO status to any economic operator meeting the following common … Read more

Safe harbor principle

I have been involved in some conversations related to these principles and the consequences on the future strategies for the workforce management. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Harbor_Principles It’s interesting the point of the principle where this is a system where the companies are incorporated and where they declare to be agree wth the principles, nevertheless they are not obliged … Read more

Automotive coatings, a review

The typical process is that a vehicle takes through a series of immersion or spray baths by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). These baths are: pre-treatment, electrocoat followed by a layer of primer, basecoat and clear-coat. These five layers protect the vehicle underneath from corrosion, scratches and chips, while also improving its appearance, it is … Read more

Transformational Vs Transactional Negotiations

I have read this interesting post in Mosaic Project’s blog, Transactional negotiations: “it’s essentially about trading or exchanging ideas, positions or things of value”. Transformational negotiations: “it’s about creating something new. At the point the parties enter a transformational negotiation they don’t know what the outcome will be. The outcome will be created by jointly … Read more

DuPont, not KKR, to buy Herberts

Some history to remind, it was November 1998 when… link “DuPont is to buy the Herberts coatings operation of Hoechst, replacing USfinancial buyout specialist Kohlberg Kravis Roberts(KKR)…” They continually are exceptional: “DuPont says it has been looking at the Herberts business for several years and feels it is an ‘exceptional’ fit in terms of complementary … Read more

Seveso II Directive

For my learning, some reads on Council Directive Seveso II on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The initiative borned as consequence of the disaster happened in Seveso (Italy). We are working on a document management solution for covering some reports requested by this directive.

Aspen InfoPlus.21®

For my personal learning from Aspen InfoPlus.21 It’s an information management system for real-time manufacturing processes. Basically you buy an empty box. On top you can purchase additional applications, for instance: Batch.21 to track batches. AspenCalc to create specific calculations without programming. Aspen CIM-IO for interfaces to plant measurements. Aspen SQLplus, it’s a real-time applications … Read more

Control-M (batch scheduling)

For my personal learning (from Wikipedia) Control-M is workload automation (traditionally called batch scheduling) software produced by BMC Software, originally written for mainframes but also available for distributed computing platforms including Unix, Windows, Linux and OpenVMS environments. BMC Software claims that Control-M is the most widely used scheduling software in large enterprises. It has many … Read more