All Things FIRST®: WORLDS, Houston, TX

Another supplier perk is providing spare parts and technical advice in the Robot Service Center during the Championships or more commonly called by the teams, Worlds.  There are 2 locations for the championships, Houston and St. Louis.  We attended both ...

Design Spotlight MAKEiT, Inc. Pt 4: Bigfoot

For the last post in Design Spotlight, MAKEiT, Inc‘s CEO and CTO, Salomo Murtonen, gives us insight on their latest project, codename: “Bigfoot”.  We ask him about the design, which MISUMI components they used and why.  Read on! Q1: Give ...

Design Spotlight MAKEiT, Inc. Pt 3: The Design

For part 3 of this series, we look into MAKEiT, Inc.’s  design process and how MISUMI influences it. Q1:  What is your design process from concept to build and how long does is that process? Our first model, the MAKEiTⓇ Pro, was ...

All of the NAAMS Pt 1: What is NAAMS?

NAAMS stands for North American Automotive Metric Standard.  The official full name is NAAMS Global Standard Components and Assemblies.  The evolution of NAAMS begins in 1991 out of 2 initiatives from the Auto/Steel Partnership.  They were looking for ways to ...

Supply Chain Management Pt 4: Logistics and Transportation

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals definition of logistics: “The process of planning, implementing and controlling procedures for the efficient and effective transportation and storage of goods including services, and related information from the point of origin to the ...

Supply Chain Management Pt 3: Manufacturing & Operations

Supply-Chain Council developed ‘SCOR”: Supply Chain Operations Reference Model.  It is built around six major processes: plan, source, make, deliver, return and enable.  It measures supply chain performance via standardized methods. There is a plethora of information and processes under ...

Supply Chain Management Pt 2: Procurement

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)’s definition of procurement: “The activities associated with acquiring products or services. The range of activities can vary widely between organizations to include all of parts of the functions of procurement planning, purchasing, ...

Supply Chain Management Pt 1: Introduction

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)’s definition of supply chain management: “Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination ...