Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Zero Labor Factory



First Zero Labor Factory in China

Dongguan-based private company Everwin Precision Technology Ltd is implementing a project to put 1,000 robots in use in its first phase of the zero-labor project. The company has so far installed  100 robots on the assembly line.

"The 'zero-labor factory" means, the size of workforce will go down  by up to 90 percent, according to the explanation given proponents of the idea or concept. In this zero labor factory, instead of  the current 2,000 workers, only 200 computer savvy operators will manage software systems and material planning and movement related operations.

http://www.china.org.cn/business/2015-05/03/content_35475523.htm

6 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management




Birthdays

1939  Kenneth Blanchard - One Minute Manager



Nobel Prize Winners

Patents

1851 Ice-making machine patent - John Gorrie

Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May - Month Birthdays and Biographies - Management Scholars and Professionals

1
2
3 - Sidney S. Alexander (1916)
4
5 - Jerry A. Hausman (1946)
6 - Sigmund Freud, Kenneth Blanchard (1939)
7
8 - Benjamin Graham (1894)
9
10 - Daniel Bell (1919), William James Reddin (1930),  Ikujiro Nonaka (1935)
11 - Morris Llewellyn Cooke (1872)
12 - Thomas H. Carroll II (1914)
13
14 - William R. Spriegel (1893), Mark Zuckerberg (1984)
15 - Paul Samuelson (1915)
16 - Edward T. Hall (1914), Merton Miller (1923), Robert Butler Wilson Jr. (1937),  Catherine Tucker (1977)
17
18
19 - Harold Koontz (1908)
20 - Henry Gantt (1861), Edwin C. Nevis (1926)
21
22
23 - Michael Porter (1947)
24 - Lilian Gilbreth (1878),
25 - Paul Cootner (1930)
26
27 - Philip Kotler (1931)
28
29
30
31


MIT School of Management Faculty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:MIT_Sloan_School_of_Management_faculty


American Business Theorists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_business_theorists

5 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Birthdays

Nobel Prize Winners

1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow
            http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1981/schawlow-facts.html


Others

1946 - Jerry A. Hausman (Management)


Patents

1809 Mary Kies was the first women to get a patent. It was for a process for "weaving straw with silk or thread".


Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

Monday, May 4, 2015

4 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management




Birthdays

1825 - Thomas Henry Huxley

Nobel Prize Winners


Patents

1943 Patent for helicopter controls obtained by Igor Sikorsky.
Sikorsky is also  inventor of  fixed winged and multi-engined aircraft, transoceanic flying boats and helicopters.


http://todayinsci.com/5/5_04.htm

Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

Sunday, May 3, 2015

3 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Birthdays

Nobel Prize Winners



1892 George Paget Thomson  Physics
1902 Alfred Kastler   Physics
1933 Steven Weinberg   Physics

Others

1916 Sidney S. Alexander (Management)


Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year