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No Risk Automation Magazine Explores the AGV Selection Process

The August 18th issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, suggested automated guided vehicle (AGV) selection, a key concern in manufacturing environments, is a complex, difficult task. It is crucial to justify the selected equipment before actual implementation. The newsletter referenced a logical procedure to select automated guided vehicles in manufacturing environments. The procedure is based on the preference selection index (PSI) method. An automated guided vehicle selection index is proposed to evaluate and rank automated guided vehicles.

McMullen Precision Engineering Offers New CNC Services to Northern Irish Industry

Precision engineering is responsible for all of the small but essential parts that make grand designs possible. From sky scrapers to engine blocks, precision engineering is responsible for driving the future as much as it’s instrumental in optimizing efficiency to ensure that future is green and bright. McMullen Precision Engineering is a company based in Northern Ireland that provide a wide range of precision engineering services and has now increased their capability to produce precision CNC milling and turning based components.

No Risk Automation Newsletter Issue Number 3 Will Discuss Best Practice Procedures to Select Automated Guided Vehicles

The third issue of “No Risk Automation” (a weekly e-newsletter) addresses how automated guided vehicle (AGV) selection is a key concern in manufacturing environments. It is crucial to justify the selected equipment before actual implementation. The issue will describe best-practice and logical procedures for selecting automated guided vehicles in manufacturing environments. The procedure is based on the preference selection index (PSI) method.

MPGIA SA De CV Advised That when It Comes to Fabrication, Reparation of Pressure Vessels - Let the Pros Do the Job

LogoThe 1905 phenomenon led ASME to create codes that pressure vessels and boilers must meet to ensure safety.

No Risk Automation Magazine Argues Proper Inquiries Results in Appropriate Automation Solutions

The August 11th issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, suggested that asking the right questions from the beginning of a selection process, results in appropriate automation solutions. This knowledge and experience-based approach cannot be duplicated or Google searched. It requires having walked in the shoes of the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) vendors and the AGV automation purchaser. Too often automation solutions advocated by vendors are designed to make a square peg fit into a round hole. It is not appropriate, ethical, and often very costly.

Al Ameen Engineering LLC Takes a Step Ahead and CE Certifies Its RafRamp Forklift Ramps

LogoAl Ameen Engineering has been manufacturing RafRampTM forklift ramps for the past four years for leading transportation, military and logistics companies.  The company strives to deliver top quality ramps in the region.  “To improve the standards and increase the safety we have decided to recently get CE certification of RafRampTM forklift ramps which has led the company to become the only manufacturer in the Middle East with CE certified ramps” said Mohd Shahnawaz, M.D of Al Ameen Engineering.

No Risk Automation Magazine Reports Automation Specification Must Maximize Business Performance

The premiere issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, argued that automation specification development must maximize business performance. Informed business decisions about automation must operate with a safety first perspective, remain in regulatory compliance, and extract the maximum profit from manufacturing assets. Strategic automation starts with a clear evaluation of what is working and what is broken in the current state of the operation. Performance improvement opportunities related to better process control and management of operational information occurs through insight; working closely with staff to conduct a feasibility study that documents and articulates the solution, estimated cost, expected benefit, and anticipated schedule is beneficial.

Yamabe & Horn Engineering, Inc. Launches New Central Coast Office

Yamabe & Horn Engineering, Inc. today announced the opening of its new office in Soledad, in the Central Coast region of California. This office allows both municipal and private development clients from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz to easily access our Central Coast engineering services.

AGV Selection Creates Conflict of Interests Reports New Publication From No Risk Automation

The premiere of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, reported that representing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) vendor is often a conflict of interest. The end-user customer's interests may not align with the AGV vendor's interests. The only way to avoid these conflicts is a vendor agnostic approach to automation. As a sales manager for several AGV companies there was an intention: sell AGVs.

Where to Start Automation - In the Distribution Center or Warehouse

Given that manufacturers, distributors, and warehouses, cannot not be instantly automated, the question of where to start and how to properly orchestrate efforts over time becomes a challenge reports John Hayes, founder of No Risk Automation.

Common Anti-Patterns for Starting Automation Selection

Anti-patterns have been applied to software design, coding, configuration management, and just about any activity within materials handling projects. Exposing automation decision-makers what not to do is useful in setting the stage for some of the recommendations reported John Hayes, founder of NoRiskAutomation.

Weighing the Benefits of Automation Versus the Land Mines

Automation can provide a tremendous boost to eliminating technical challenges yet too often the time constraints of automation selection create poor decision-making processes, according to NoRiskAutomation founder John Hayes.

Automation Project Managers Regret Relying on Vendor Bias Information

Project managers tasked with automation usually start with research and make the business case to upper management regarding automation. Sadly that research is stacked in favor of the vendor who initiated an aggressive PR campaign, not on the actual needs of the company, whether a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing operation.

Automation Selection Costly if Wrong Technology Selected Reports John Hayes

Earlier in 2014, Supply & Demand Chain Executive reported that John Hayes launched No Risk Automation, an unbiased, vendor agnostic firm to assist those making automation decisions. Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, John Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors. NoRiskAutomation (www.NoRiskAutomation.com) is an organization founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time.

Avoiding AGV Vendor Traps Drives Materials Handling Pro to Start New Publication

Avoiding AGV Vendor Traps Drives Materials Handling Pro to Start New Publication Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, John Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors. NoRiskAutomation (http://www.NoRiskAutomation.com) is an organization founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time.

August 4th First Issue of No Risk Automation News Magazine Distributed

Making purchasing decisions about automation is fraught with vendor propaganda. John Hayes, founder of No Risk Automation, started his consulting firm to provide decision makers in material handling automation some of the ways to avoid land mines and bias. Starting August 4th 2014 an unbiased, vendor agnostic publication will be launched to assist those making automation decisions.

Pros to Know Supply and Demand Chain Executive Launches Weekly Automation Publication

John Hayes, founder of No Risk Automation announced that starting next month, an unbiased, vendor agnostic publication will be launched to assist those making automation decisions.

Innovative Warehouse Automation Profiled in New Weekly Magazine

Earlier in 2014, Supply & Demand Chain Executive John Hayes launched No Risk Automation, an unbiased, vendor agnostic firm to assist those making automation decisions. Hayes suggested, “Until automation selection is made, based on knowledge and information, vendors will make suggestions about solutions that may or may not be in the warehouse, distribution, or manufacturers’ best interest. This newsletter is to keep an open conversation about trends, best-practices, and technology pros and cons for those that are in the active planning and automation purchasing stage.

Suncome Launch SteriWasher - The Robust, Heavy Duty, Validateable Parts Washer

Suncombe - the premier washing, cleaning and critical process engineers have launched their SteriWasher™ this week (July 7), an innovative new robust, heavy duty validateable parts washer.

Direct Selling B2C Distribution Centers at the Heart of $32 Billion Retail Sales

The DSA (Direct Selling Association) reports nearly $32 billion dollars in retail sales annually among the 200+ member companies. There are hundreds of new DSA distribution centers planned over the next three years and there are certain basic processes that can be evaluated now to avoid the risks of poor automation planning. Too often distribution center planners are fooled by vendor promises. Vendors promise a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, and service through a network of national, regional and local service centers. These vendors are in the thousands and suggest their automation solution delivers distribution and fulfillment success.

Charlotte NC Ideal for Distribution Centers and Requires Automation Guidance

Fifty-eight percent of the U.S. population is east of the Mississippi River, putting Charlotte within one to two days shipping time to 29 of the 51 metropolitan markets in the U.S. with more than 1 million in population. Factor in the continuing trend of population migration to the Sunbelt states, Charlotte’s position as a distribution center location will only grow stronger in the years to come.

North Carolina Place for Most New Distribution Centers by 2017

North Carolina has a growing number of shovel-ready sites within 20 miles of the Port of Wilmington. Ideal for international distribution centers, manufacturing facilities or retail distribution centers; the strategic locations available at the North Carolina Ports are perfect for reaching the entire Eastern seaboard and offer improved access to major mid-Atlantic highways and railroads. At-port site selection in North Carolina allows corporations abundant state/regional/local/ports tax incentives and provides access to a skilled and plentiful labor market.

Vendor Automation Promises Fool Distribution Center Planners Too Often

”Too often planners of new distribution centers consider automation too late in the planning process,” according to John Hayes, founder and thought leader of No Risk Automation (http://www.NoRiskAutomation.com). There are certain basic processes that can be evaluated now to avoid the risks of poor automation planning. Too often distribution center planners are fooled by vendor promises. Vendors promise a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, and service through a network of national, regional and local service centers. These vendors are in the thousands and suggest their automation solution delivers distribution and fulfillment success.

2015 Distribution Centers Must Avoid Automation Mistakes by Planning in Q3 2014

There are more than five hundred distribution centers scheduled to open across North America in 2015. There are certain basic processes that can be evaluated now to avoid the risks of poor automation planning. ”Too often planners of new distribution centers consider automation too late in the planning process,” according to John Hayes, founder and thought leader of No Risk Automation (http://www.NoRiskAutomation.com). Hayes started the firm to inform and protect automation decision-makers. Hayes noted, “The company also targets large multi-site manufacturing and distribution customers that want to explore automation but does not wish to assign the resources nor has the appropriate resources readily available. The CEO and senior management often provide the leadership in forming an effective relationship with No Risk Automation.”

Datafield Mobile Form Builder Is Joining the IFMA and Strengthen Its Partnership with Facility Managers Worldwide

LogoDatafield, editor of the mobile form application for iPhone, iPad and Android has joined the International Facility Management Association in order to keep strengthening its partnership with facility managers worldwide.