All of the NAAMS Pt 3: Rise Up

Continuing with NAAMS Global Components- Assembly, in this post, we will be covering risers.  In everyday use, risers are vertical sections between treads of a staircase.  In theater, risers are low platforms on stage or auditorium used so that the ...

All of the NAAMS Pt 2: The Shim Sham Shuffle

The shim sham shuffle is actually a well-known tap dance combination and has nothing to do with NAAMS.  It was just a fitting title for the topic covered in this blog post.  In this post, we will discuss Shims & ...

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 ...

Computer Aided Design Pt 5: Powerful Simulations

The powerful engineering analysis tools made possible thanks to significant advances in computational technology are now being unleashed on the non-traditional, “out of the box” problems that have mystified whole fields of science and engineering technology until now.   In this ...