Shipbuilding’s resource management challenge

Shipbuilding’s resource management challenge

A long time ago I took a job at Bath Iron Works, in the Hull Drawing Room. MIT hadn’t taught me anything as practical as how a ship was actually built (although I could analyze the heck out of it), so the Drawing Room foreman sent me on rotation through the...
Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here in New England, we’re veering between lovely spring weather and cold winter, with snow in the forecast yet again. Sorry that this post is later than usual; server issues have had the Schnitger Corp...
AVEVA hints at good Q3, is “performing well”

AVEVA hints at good Q3, is “performing well”

AVEVA today issued one of its periodic interim statements, press releases that don’t say much but hint a lot. The big headline: things are going well and conditions haven’t changed since the company’s November report. AVEVA said that business in...
AVEVA’s H1 shows strength in design

AVEVA’s H1 shows strength in design

AVEVA yesterday announced results for the six months ended September 30 that were both in keeping with the upbeat tone of the interim statement released at the end of the June quarter and the more cautious economic sentiments we’ve heard elsewhere, especially...
AVEVA’s World Summit focused on E3D & vis

AVEVA’s World Summit focused on E3D & vis

At last year’s World Summit, AVEVA unveiled its vision for the future of plant design, Everything 3D, aka E3D. This year’s event didn’t have that big a moment, but had a series of smaller moments all centered around the visual impact of information....
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA announced yesterday that the June quarter was a “good start” to its fiscal 2014; happy investors sent its share price up 14% for the day. These interim announcements don’t include many actual numbers, so AVEVA uses qualifiers to describe...
AVEVA teases solid performance in FY13

AVEVA teases solid performance in FY13

AVEVA today tantalized financial markets with good news that sent its share price up 5%. Turns out that the last half of fiscal 2013 (ended March 31) wasn’t awful. In fact, it was pretty good. The company says it continues to see good demand for its engineering...
Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Earlier today, at the Hannover Fair, Bentley Systems and Siemens Industry Automation Division announced an extension of their collaboration — this time for the process industries. Last November, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate...