Wall Street demands synergies. The Board wants answers and your customers don’t want to feel a thing. This is the life of a supply chain professional during a merger. After the merger is finalized a supply chain professional is left with two of everything; two manufacturing structures; two sets distribution channels; two sets of every transportation lane on the planet and even two post sales service structures.
One of the questions that often gets asked around femtocells is “What about the backhaul issues?” Indeed, some people have suggested that DSL will need to be upgraded to some carrier-grade Ethernet or xPON service to solve this issue.
This week, Elizabeth discussed how saving energy could be contagious. There are various reasons people are energy consci
Both of my childhood homes featured fireplaces. If you've had one, you know how terrific they can be—great places to bask on cold winter nights, an easy opportunity to toast marshmallows, picturesque, undeniably a pleasure in the house that has one.
A promising push toward a novel, biologically-inspired "chemical computer" has begun as part of an international collaboration. The "wet computer" incorporates several recently discovered properties of chemical systems that can be hijacked to engineer computing power.
I was wondering the other day if saving energy might be, you know, contagious. And yes, that's an awfully dorky thing to think. But I found myself wondering that because I really was being a bit of a dork. You see, before I started working at the Nat
A few years ago (2006 actually) we started looking total attendance at user group meetings as a yardstick to gauge interest. I'm not sure the numbers mean that much, other than to look at the overall trends. As I was compiling the data from 2009, I realized that we had passed the 10,000...
This week, Chris told you about his plans to maintain his furnace to keep it running efficiently. Pr
I have a lot of friends in Alabama, but not today. Go Longhorns!!
A newly discovered flaw in USB vendor Sandisk's secure USB technology leaves the devices vulnerable to attack and has led to the recall and patching of several secure USB drive products.
For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as
Top StoryAfter more than fours years of leading CTSUG by himself, Bill Casnovsky finally gets two volunteers to help with the group. Steve Calvert and Rex Jackson assume Vice-President in charge of stuff positions and immediately set about updating the group's decade old logo. Other good...
Top Story46 SolidWorks User Groups take advantage of new SolidWorks forums "group" functionality by requesting their own social groups. The Southern Minnesota SolidWorks User Group REALLY takes advantage and signs up 29 members almost immediately. The group wins a contest and will have...
My June 16, 2009 blog gave tips on purchasing high-quality LED lights. Now there's another arsenal in the toolbox to help c
Top StoryThe Central Texas SolidWorks User group celebrates its 10th anniversary with a huge meeting. 70 attendees, including SolidWorks VP's, special guests, and 4 original members are on hand to help usher in the next ten years. Group leader Bill Casnovsky says he's still having...