Archive for July 2012
From making simple repairs on broken items, to using more effective racking, there will be many ways in which businesses could save a huge amount of money within any warehouse. Each unique warehouse will be different, but almost all can benefit from very similar approaches.
For example, when trolleys or other handling equipment show wear or even break, the majority of items will be easy to fix, but instead most companies will opt to buy new equipment. When trolley wheels seize or break, it will be extremely cheap and easy to source brand new rubber wheels and simply fit them oneself.
Many companies may even be able to build their own trolleys or handling equipment from scratch to save even more money. As such, when trolley wheels fail, or other parts are no longer effective, keeping such items and recycling them by sourcing spare parts such as wheels could allow you to not only save money but also to help the environment at the very same time. However, it is wise to do a little research before you buy parts, as different rubber wheels will be suitable for different purposes and even very different environments.
For electrical items such as forklifts, it may be far harder to make repairs and as such companies may indeed have to buy replacement items. However, even here there is money to be saved simply by trading in old forklifts or by buying used forklifts. Many used forklifts can be a huge amount cheaper and money can be saved without losing efficiency.
Finally, simply creating more space in the warehouse could save companies a huge amount of money. By buying smaller forklifts and making use of every available inch of space, storerooms and warehouses can hold far more and be far more efficient, instantly increasing profit greatly.
Acrylic plastic is strong, light and transparent. For this reason, it is recognised by plastic suppliers, manufacturers and retailers alike as being a more durable and often more affordable alternative to glass. Acrylic has been around in one form or another since the early 1900s and is today acknowledged as being one of the most commonly used plastics in the manufacturing industry.
What exactly is acrylic?
Essentially, acrylic is a man-made plastic that is formed through the derivatives of acrylic acid. The most common form is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), known more popularly amongst plastic suppliers as Perspex or Plexiglass. Like all plastics, acrylic is a polymer i.e. a number of molecules which are all linked together as part of a chain. Polymers are special because they can have entirely different properties to the constituent parts that make them up. The polymer structure of acrylic is what makes it so incredibly robust, transparent, and resistant to ultra violet (UV) light.
Is it hard to manufacture?
One of the great aspects of acrylic plastic is the ease with which it can be shaped. Indeed, when acrylic is heated to 100 degrees, it can be easily moulded into a wide variety of shapes like bottles, tubes and picture frames. Acrylic holds its formed shape after it has cooled therefore it is relatively easy to make even large sheets into items like bow-front aquariums and skylights. As well as being easy to shape, acrylic can be coloured, cut and drilled with relative ease.
So, it is easy to see why acrylic has become such a popular choice of material for so many manufacturing requirements. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if it is used for large-scale goods like aircraft windshields or small-scale products like key rings, acrylic plastic really is a great alternative to glass.
There has been some very grim headlines from automotive industry news feeds for about 2 years now, forever of the Twenty-first century recession. The car industry was one of the hardest hit markets to become victim to the economic slump, however it appears to be though this downturn has become looking up. Analysts within the auto market happen to be forecasting positive recovery for the year to come. Companies who’ve been keeping their focus on the future, past the recession, will most likely be the first companies to jump start their recovery.
A double whammy recession for the auto market is unlikely, according to analysts. On the other hand, they predict. Good stuff may just appear to auto makers and retailers this season. Many auto makers are putting back again some of the jobs they cut due to the recession. Although some companies are unwilling to do such a thing because they still have not healed from the recession, you will find an unexpected number of companies that are reinstating jobs which were lost.
A few of these reluctant manufacturers have barely made it through the recession but still bare the battle scars. It will require some absolute numbers for them to recover. Their logic makes sense. They would like to be able to keep new employees once they are hired. Just like consumers, these types of companies just need some confidence the economy is actually back on the road to recovery. Read the rest of this entry »
The oil and gas industry is one of the considerably changing and most important global industries all over the world. Oil and gas both are obtained from under the surface of earth. These energy sources are considered as the most useful natural resources.
The industry has touched every sphere of human life. With the arrival of technological development and explorations, the demand of gas and oil industry is increasing at a rapid pace. Around 60 to 70 percent global economic growth depends on this industry. Oil and gas are expected to remain the leading energy resources for decades to come.
The industry uses the following processes:
· Exploration process is involved in the formation of oil and gas
· Entire production and development of crude oil or natural gas
· Retailing and end users
Every industry has its unique challenges, terminology and methodologies. This industry includes both offshore and onshore energy sectors located in various parts of the globe.
Oil and gas industry typical applications
· Distribution of the fuel
· Wellhead control on Sub-sea
· Research on renewable resource
· Proper management of asset
· Conversion of Advanced protocol
· Downhole submersible pump monitoring and pressure temperature gauges
· Flow metering on Multi-phase (gas, oil, sand, water)
The oil and gas industry establishes the course to explore the oil well at the right locations and dig out gas and oil effectively. These sources are found deep inside the earth and proper procedure must be carried out at the specific location. The entire process involves a lot of money which is the major reason for the price hike in this industry. The prices of the oil and gas can be controlled somewhat by lowering production cost.
There are some major companies which are dealing in this industry such as Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Total S A and ExxonMobil. Russia, USA, Iran, China, Russia are the major producers of oil all over the world.
There are several numbers of companies which are spending billions of dollars to maintain and increase the production and development of oil & gas. Maintaining the exploration process in an apt manner is very important for the growth of oil & gas industry.
These days, this industry is setting up some new policies and technologies to meet the upcoming demands and deal with the environmental issues. Production and exploration companies especially focus on finding hydrocarbon reservoirs, gas wells and drilling oil and selling and producing these materials. This entire process comes under the category of upstream gas and oil activity.
No exaggeration to say the Indian indigenous market of electrical & electronic goods is so massive the domestic companies are unable to cater to local demands and gratify the market with the products, meeting global quality standard. Because of globalization, almost every international brand does business in India, offering quality products and delightful services.
Advent of new companies, constant change in the cost structure, and leap in manufacturing capacity, affect the profitability & margins of the companies drastically. Problem in the distribution of the electronic products in province and semi urban area, lack of knowledge of the products, and widespread presence of gray market of electronic goods in India, really are a matter of deep concern. Manufacturers have to shed focus on the excellence of the products with relation to packaging but also considering look & technology. This could stand the veritable & genuine products out of the generic & shoddy products. Easy access to internet information and presence of extensive variety of choices make the consumers smarter, they want to own an excellent product at low rate, leading to the fierce competition.
The sentiment of the market is generally measured when it comes to research intensity, export & import capacity, expertise development, infrastructure enhancement, and etc. The entire structure of the industry is determined by the government policies & initiatives that ought to be conducive & optimal.
Indian government has envisioned augmentation within the capacity of power generation could be 86,500 MW in 12th plan period. A blueprint for investment is drafted for the distribution & transmission segments by having an eye to domestic electricity plan and the Integrated Energy Policy. Read the rest of this entry »