Monthly Archives: June 2012

Boeing 787–Production ramping continues (from 3.5/month to 10/month in one year)

WSJ – Updated June 8, 2012, 1:23 a.m. ET Boeing Hits a Milestone Factory Rolls Out First Dreamliner to Go Directly Into ‘Preflight Operations’ By JON OSTROWER Boeing Co. BA +1.35%rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner from its main factory … Continue reading

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Innovation Factory–the D-School

WSJ – Updated June 7, 2012, 8:51 a.m. ET Forget B-School, D-School Is Hot ‘Design Thinking’ Concept Gains Traction as More Programs Offer the Problem-Solving Courses By MELISSA KORN And RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN Forget b-school. These days, is the … Continue reading

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Cloud Software–Oracle Update

WSJ – Updated June 6, 2012, 9:05 p.m. ET Oracle Introduces Its Cloud Software Line By BEN WORTHEN And STEVEN D. JONES Oracle Corp. ORCL +3.00%Wednesday made good on a pledge to overhaul its software to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to run an airline?

WSJ – Updated June 6, 2012, 10:23 p.m. ET How Airlines Spend Your Airfare By SCOTT MCCARTNEY On an airplane carrying 100 passengers, how many customers does it take, on average, to cover the cost of the flight? The Middle … Continue reading

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Scheduling–Long Waits Prove Hard to Cure–It’s all in the math!

THE NUMBERS GUY WSJ – May 25, 2012, 7:05 p.m. ET Long Medical Waits Prove Hard to Cure By CARL BIALIK In the medical world to reduce the amount of time patients spend waiting for appointments can have unintended consequences. … Continue reading

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Affordable Robots–Now available for the small factory.

WSJ – Updated May 31, 2012, 12:51 p.m. ET Robots Get a Makeover in Factories Next-Generation Droids May Work Closely With Humans, Perform Delicate Tasks and Even Resemble WALL-E By JAMES R. HAGERTY and MIHO INADA Robots in factories don’t … Continue reading

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Oracle–Cloud Services

From the WSJ – Updated May 30, 2012, 11:06 p.m. ET Oracle CEO Preps Cloud Services By JOHN LETZING In the history of Silicon Valley, there are few characters more colorful than Larry Ellison. The CEO and founder of the … Continue reading

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