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March 26, 2013
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  Industry News 
  • Boeing to trim workforce for 787, 747-8 programs
    Boeing has announced plans to lay off about 800 machinists by the end of the year as it trims its workforce for the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jet. "We always expected employment requirements would come down on these programs after we stabilized production," Boeing spokesman Doug Alder said. The Seattle Times (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Biolife, Pevion enter manufacturing agreement for cancer vaccine
    Pevion Biotech agreed to manufacture Biolife Science's HER-Vaxx cancer vaccine for use in midstage trials for the treatment of gastric cancer. Pevion will be eligible for royalties on eventual sales of HER-Vaxx, which was developed using Pevion's vaccine technology and Biolife's peptides. Biolife plans to submit the vaccine for FDA approval in the third quarter. Australian Life Scientist (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar — Knoxville, Tennessee
GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) is hosting an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and Reliability Strategy Seminar in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, April 18, 2013. This educational seminar focuses on the development of a progressive, multiphase Asset Management Master Plan which leverages CMMS data to support & sustain Reliability Excellence. Register

  Technology & Trends 
  • Fujitsu touts 16-core CPU for high-reliability needs
    Fujitsu says it has designed a 16-core Sparc64 processor for mission-critical servers. "Sparc64 X inherits error correction in its SRAM and a hardware instruction retry mechanism with parity on most of flip-flops to enable execution to continue after a single bit upset," a company statement says. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Software detects manufacturing glitches that might lead to problems
    Process and product irregularities in manufacturing are identified and evaluated for performance risks using big data harvested from instrumented assets in IBM's new Predictive Asset Optimization software. The goal is to identify potential sources of difficulty before they lead to problems in both manufacturing and distribution. eWeek (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • Plant motors require more than the usual maintenance steps
    Certain basics of motor maintenance and management are commonly observed, but others that are equally important to keep things running may be neglected after installation. "Plants normally do not have programs in place to regularly check vibration and alignment," said Charles Dix, engineer and co-owner of Carolina Hydro Technologies in Providence, N.C. And this factor alone may be as important as proper lubrication in preventing bearing failure, according to some. Plant Services (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Keeping repairs to scheduled down times requires skills, inventory
    Craftsmen's skills may be the most important factor in achieving the timely and properly performed repairs necessary to avoid unscheduled factory downtimes. Also, having the right parts available -- particularly for highly specialized equipment -- in a quickly accessible fashion can cut repair times by half, writes Craig Cotter. Plant Services (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SMRP News 
  • Hop aboard the USS Yorktown for the April Executive Meeting!
    Join SMRP April 23 to 25 for the next Executive Meeting in Charleston, S.C.! Network with your peers from various locations throughout North America, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to tour the USS Yorktown, a former U.S. Navy working aircraft carrier. Interested? Register now! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Certifications exams held at Noria‚Äôs Reliable Plant Conference
    Heading off to Noria’s Reliabile Plant Conference? Needing to get certified? SMRP will be offering the CMRP and CMRT exams at Noria’s Reliable Plant Conference, April 15 to 17 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. Learn more, and register for the exam. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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