Siemens China, AIS strike deal on MES program
Siemens China and AIS have signed a cooperation agreement to implement a manufacturing execution system which includes production related supply chain management, advanced planning and scheduling and production tracking and control for the steel industry in China.
The partnership Siemens China/AIS is based on a joint collaboration for sales and implementation of SteelPlanner MES systems in China. The AIS Group, headquartered in Linz, Austria, is a leading supplier of planning and scheduling systems for the metals industry.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey