The revamp seeks to establish Airbus as a regular company, abandoning the last vestiges of the complex structure adopted when it was created in a merger of the biggest aerospace companies from France, Germany and Spain in 2000....More
Duann Scott, a “a Pied Piper for on-demand 3-D printing” and current strategy and business development thinker for the manufacturing group at Autodesk, dives into some questions about the company’s 3-D strategy....More
“We’re now flipping the switch,” Daimler COE Dieter Zetsche said. “We’re ready for the launch of an electric product offensive that will cover all vehicle segments, from the compact to the luxury class.”...More
Shahid Khan is most famous for being the mustachioed owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before he bought the team, though, he built Flex-N-Gate into a top auto-parts supplier and is now setting his sights on buying airbag maker Takata....More
Many 3PLs have evolved from tactical service providers to collaborative partners that take on greater accountability and control, according to the 2017 Annual Third-Party Logistic Study. Providers have also increased their technology expectations, and 3PLs are responding with increased capabilities. The study was presented at the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in Orlando....More
For his Mars plan to work, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk still needs a rocket, money to build that rocket and volunteers bold enough to leave behind this world for the low-gravity unknown. “Are you prepared to die? Then you are a candidate for going.”...More
The U.S. Air Force approved $395 million worth of contract options for Lockheed Martin Corp. to start production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellites. The first eight GPS III satellites are under contract and two “vehicles” are in production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility near Denver.
The new contract provides funding for both long-lead items and full production for the next two space vehicles (SVs) in the USAF’s “next generation” GPS III constellation....More
The company third-party sales promoters to make improper payments and then entered into a severance package that would have penalized a former employee for continuing to speak to the SEC about the issue....More
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