Manufacturing and China: Volume 5

Offshoring/Onshoring and the South China Sea The history of Offshoring/Onshoring of jobs from/to America over the past two decades is now taking a turn toward a larger global perspective in which the On/Offshoring economic issue has now become but a piece of the history. The increasingly volatile political climate of China has seen a rise in Reshoring efforts by manufacturing companies who seek to  return production to the United States and more stable environments. Since the 1970’s and 1980’s China has been involved in confrontation with other nations in the area such as Vietnam over rights to fishing and exploration. That dispute between China and the other Asian nations (more…)

Your Mission: Get Notified

Maintenance Mangers are seldom at their desk in the production world of today.    For just that reason we created Work Request Notifier, an add-on to Express Request that notifies the Maintenance Manager via a message to designated cell phones that a new Work Request has arrived. The message tells the User: Requestor, Date Requested, Unit Number, Unit Name and Priority. It can also be configured for breakdown Requests to create a WO, set the Equipment to ‘Down’ status in the WO which starts the Downtime Clock, and send an email to a predetermined list to notify them that the Equipment is down. Work Requests are created in Express Request which notifies Express Maintenance that a (more…)