GE Transportation, formerly known as GE Rail, is a division of General Electric. The organization manufactures equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois while their main manufacturing facility is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Locomotives are assembled at the Erie plant, while engine manufacturing takes place in Grove City, Pennsylvania. In May 2011, the company announced plans to build a second locomotive factory in Fort Worth, Texas in order to meet increasing demand. Wikipedia.


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News Article | November 14, 2016
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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) held its 2016 International Conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference provided networking and education on lean and continuous improvement to nearly 1,800 professionals. As the world’s largest lean conference, attendees were offered the opportunity to learn best practices directly from practitioners. The conference featured nine keynote speakers, one of which was NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Conference attendees had the chance to tour local companies showcasing best practices, including Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Texas Nameplate. The conference also featured pre- and post-conference workshops, and practitioner presentations from industry leaders like GE Transportation and Scripps Health. As the leading association for lean and continuous improvement, each year AME recognizes companies and individuals who embody enterprise excellence. During the conference, AME honored its 2016 AME Excellence Award recipients for their demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business: Accuride de Mexico, Goodyear Innovation Center – Akron, Littelfuse (Wuxi, China), MillerCoors Trenton Brewery and O.C. Tanner. AME inducted C. Jackson Grayson, founder and chairman of the American Productivity & Quality Center, and J. Francisco Ramírez Reséndiz, founder and executive director of LENSYS, into the 2016 Hall of Fame for each of their contributions to the growth of enterprise excellence within the manufacturing community. AME also honored the 2016 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, William H. Baker, for his lifetime support and significant contributions to improving the products and services offered by AME to advance enterprise excellence. AME also announced the launch of its Lean Sensei app, available for download in the Apple App Store. The new benchmarking tool is designed to guide conversations about continuous improvement and help manufacturers benchmark their operations against AME Excellence Award quality standards. Dedicated to improving the manufacturing industry overall, the AME Lean Sensei app is available to all manufacturers regardless of membership in AME. For more information on the app, visit http://www.ame.org/leansensei. “Feedback for this conference—from attendees who are just beginning their journey to those who are highly advanced—has been overwhelmingly positive, but we’re just getting started. We’re already working on the program for Boston, which will include even more advanced content,” said AME president and CEO George Saiz. The AME 2017 International Conference will take place Oct. 9-13 in Boston, Mass. Visit http://www.ame.org/boston to register and for more information. About the Association for Manufacturing Excellence The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, plant tours, webinars, summits and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations. Join AME in leading the “renaissance of manufacturing in North America." For more information, visit http://www.ame.org or email info@ame.org.


News Article | December 6, 2016
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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied Acoustics International™ (AAI™), a Tier 1 supplier of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions to the North American automotive industry, today announced Faye Pan has joined the AAI team as Global Sourcing Leader. Reporting directly to CEO Larry Hagood, Pan will drive sourcing best practices across the company to optimize costs while managing the relationships with all suppliers. Leveraging her 11 years of sourcing experience, Faye’s efforts will focus on streamlining and improving processes, reducing costs through negotiations, implementing innovative solutions, and proactively mitigating supply risks. Prior to joining AAI, Faye Pan served as Global Commodity Leader for GE Transportation, managing global casting and services. Faye led a team for Mohawk Supply Chain Services, performing comprehensive spend analysis and cost models. While at CBRE, Pan adopted a new e-procurement system to facilitate vendor evaluation and contract management as the Strategic Sourcing Manager. Before CBRE, Faye was responsible for the GE Consumer & Industrial electronics components spend at more than 100 manufacturing facilities where she implemented preferred vendor programs and leveraged aggregated supplier volume to achieve millions of dollars in savings. Pan began her career at GE Lighting as a sourcing specialist in Shanghai working with Asian suppliers. “Faye is a very experienced global sourcing professional who has delivered impressive results at some of the largest companies in the world,” said Larry Hagood, CEO for Applied Acoustics International. “Her strengths in team building and ability to lead across multiple organizations are proven to drive productivity increases, team member development, and sourcing savings.” “I am very excited and look forward to helping AAI achieve its full potential,” said Faye Pan, Global Sourcing Leader for Applied Acoustics International. Faye Pan earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Canada. Faye holds a Certificate in Liberal Arts and International Culture from Taisho University in Japan, and she achieved a Masters in Sociology from Shanghai University in China. We Engineer Quiet™. Applied Acoustics International (AAI) is a Tier 1 supplier of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions to the North American automotive industry. Based in Chicago Heights, Illinois, AAI occupies a leading market position within the NVH industry, specializing in damper and EVA barrier materials. Learn more online at www.aainvh.com. Angeles Equity Partners is a private equity firm that invests in companies across a wide range of industrial sectors and specifically targets businesses which it believes can directly benefit from the firm’s deep expertise in operational transformation and strategic repositioning. This skill set drives the firm’s investment philosophy and, in its view, can help underperforming businesses reach their full potential. Learn more online at www.angelesequity.com.


According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Smart Transportation Market by Solution and Service: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the global smart transportation market was valued at $63,667 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $237,701 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 18.6% from 2016 to 2022. Cloud services segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period. Europe was the dominant region, accounting for approximately 33% share of the smart transportation market revenue in 2015. Summary of the Smart Transportation Market Report can be accessed on the website at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/smart-transportation-market Rise in number of vehicles results in high traffic congestion, leading to the requirement of smart transportation network to ease traffic congestion, enhance the safety, sustainability, and efficiency of transportation network. In addition, most consumers are now demanding smart transportation options that can easily navigate the roads with the least possible scope of congestion. The increasing government support and investments towards development of smart cities provides a major boost to the market. For instance, the Government of India aims to develop 100 smart cities by using smart technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet the residents' needs. However, the need for high capital investment, owing to the complete restoration of the existing transport system, restrains the market growth. "Smart transportation system is a necessity, owing to the rising demand for efficient transportation networks worldwide. These systems have witnessed the highest growth in cloud services segment, due to the advancement in technology and increased demand for storage, access, and management of data remotely. In addition, parking management systems are expected to increase their market share at a notable rate. Asia-Pacific and Brazil possess enormous opportunities for the players operating in the smart transportation systems market." states Sheetanshu Upadhyay, Research Analyst at Allied Market Research. The solutions segment is divided into hybrid ticketing management system, parking management & guidance system, integrated supervision system, and traffic management system. In 2015, traffic management system accounted for the largest revenue, owing to rapid urbanization and the emerging concept of smart cities and smart traffic. However, the parking management system market is anticipated to witness the highest growth, with a CAGR of 18.8% from 2016 to 2022. The service segment is further divided into business, professional, and cloud services. In 2015, cloud services generated the largest revenue, owing to rapid increase in demand for cloud services smart transportation system. However, this segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, with a CAGR of around of 18.8% from 2016 - 2022. Europe held the largest market share in 2015, and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is due to increase in demand for smart transportation and concern of users towards the environment. Additionally, investments in emerging smart cities would create growth opportunities for the smart transportation market in the region. The key players profiled in the smart transportation market report include Accenture Plc, Siemens, IBM, Cisco Systems, GE Transportation, Xerox Corporation, Cubic Corporation, Thales S.A., Kapsch AG, and Alstom SA. Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of "Market Research Reports" and "Business Intelligence Solutions". AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain. We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. The data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE (NYSE:GE) announced today the appointment of seven new company officers. Adrian Button has been promoted in his current role to Vice President of Supply Chain for Industrial Solutions, GE Energy Connections. Adrian joined GE in 1998 as a Quality Engineer and has held several operations leadership positions with GE Aviation, Unison Industries and GE Oil & Gas. Prior to joining GE Energy Connections, Adrian served as General Manager of Turbo Machinery Solutions for GE Oil & Gas covering the Middle East and North Africa region and General Manager of the Global Operations team. Adrian earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom. Buckmaster “Buck” de Wolf has been promoted to Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for GE and General Counsel for GE Global Research. Buck has been at GE for more than eleven years in senior legal roles at GE Corporate and GE Global Research. Prior to joining GE, Buck was a Partner at Howrey in San Francisco, CA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College and his juris doctorate from Boston College. Danny Di Perna has been appointed Vice President, Global Sourcing for GE Power. Prior to joining GE, Danny was Pratt & Whitney’s Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for new product development, sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain, supplier quality and production engine assembly. Danny has more than 27 years of experience within the aerospace industry, including 24 years with United Technologies Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Concordia University and his master’s in business administration from McGill University. Amit Phadnis has been appointed Vice President, Chief Technology Officer- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and Senior Vice President of Engineering for the Core Software Group. Prior to working at Cisco Systems, Amit held leadership roles at Motorola, Tata Elxsi and Silcom Automation Systems. Amit earned his master’s degree in electronics & communication from the Indian Institute of Science. Pascal Schweitzer has been appointed Vice President, Global Services at GE Transportation. Pascal joined GE in 2015 after GE’s acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, and was appointed General Manager for GE Power Services in Europe. Prior to joining GE, Pascal spent eight years at Alstom where he held several leadership positions, leading Gas Turbine global services in his most recent role. Pascal earned his master’s degree in finance from HEC Paris. Maria Sferruzza has been promoted to Vice President, Global Services for Turbomachinery Solutions at GE Oil & Gas. With more than twenty years of experience at GE Oil & Gas, Maria has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, sales, marketing, and services. Maria earned her master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Universita’ di Palermo, Italy. Anup Sharma has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Application Architect at GE Digital. With twenty years of experience at GE, Anup has held Chief Information Officer roles at GE Power and GE Oil & Gas before his current position at GE Digital. Anup earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems and business management from Huntington University in Indiana. GE (NYSE:GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com


Market Research Report on Smart Railways System market 2016 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Smart Railways System worldwide. First of all,"Global Smart Railways System Market 2016" report provides a basic overview of the Smart Railways System industry including definitions, classifications, applications and Smart Railways System industry chain structure. The analysis is provided for the Smart Railways System international market including development history, Smart Railways System industry competitive landscape analysis.  This report "Worldwide Smart Railways System Market 2016" also states import/export, supply and consumption figures and Smart Railways System market cost, price, revenue and Smart Railways System market's gross margin by regions (United States, EU, China and Japan), as well as other regions can be added in Smart Railways System Market area. Major Manufacturers are covered in this research report are Bombardier Alstom GE Transportation IBM Cisco Systems AEG Belgium Amadeus IT Group Ansaldo Alcatel-Lucent This report studies Smart Railways System in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with sales, price, revenue and market share. Then, the report focuses on worldwide Smart Railways System market key players with information such as company profiles with product picture as well as specification. Related information to Smart Railways System market- capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Aslo includes Smart Railways System industry's - Upstream raw materials, equipment and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out. What’s more, the Smart Railways System market development trends and Smart Railways System industry marketing channels are analyzed. Finally, "Worldwide Smart Railways System Market" Analysis- feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and overall research conclusions are offered.


News Article | November 3, 2016
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The rising global population is increasing the number of vehicles plying on the roads, thus increasing the traffic-density and incidences of road accident. A sound traffic management system needs to be in place in every country, with industrialization speeding up. Increasing employment further boosts demand for such systems wherein the economically population can manage their time efficiently. Traffic management systems offer real-time data and ability to analyze and respond immediately . Based on solutions, the traffic management market can be classified into five categories, namely extra low voltage (ELV) solutions, intersection controllers, full pedestrian solutions, LED signal retrofit solutions, and parking space and ticketing management solutions. Based on detection systems, the traffic management market can be segmented into three categories, namely above ground pedestrian and vehicles detection, loop detection and closed circuit televisions (CCTV), and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems. Based on displays, the traffic management market can be segmented into three categories, namely variable or dynamic message signboards, vehicle information terminals, and others. The key drivers of the global traffic management market include increasing urbanization, government initiatives to modify traffic infrastructure, and growing public concern for safety. The increasing urbanization is have been escalating the traffic density levels making tough commuting for the common masses . According to the United Nations, 54% of the global population lives in urban areas. The global urban population is expected to reach 66% by 2050, with key contribution coming from India, China, and Nigeria. While developed countries have been rapidly modifying their traffic infrastructure, developing countries are incorporating changes in their traffic management systems. The traffic management market also uses cloud services  to assist vehicle drivers with all necessary information. With the increasing emergence of smart cities, opportunities for the global traffic management market is increasing. Some of the ongoing smart cities projects include Amsterdam smart city, Masdar City, Planit Valley, Guangzhou Innovation City, Songdo Ibd, Yokohama Smart City Project, Smart City Wien, Smart City Kochi, and Smart City Malta. Other projects include Smart Parking Project Montreal (Canada), Chennai-Nashri Tunnel (India), Elizabeth River Tunnels (The U.S.), Rohtang Tunnel (India), Deep Dredge Project (The U.S.), and Johnson County Gateway Interchange Project Kansas (The U.S.). Restraints associated with the traffic management market include heavy capital investment, infrastructural legacy systems, and traffic hindrance due to transformation downtime. Due to lack of funds, governments in underdeveloped and developing countries refrain from investing in new technologies for traffic systems. Many of the urban areas in these countries do not have traffic lights.  However, some of these countries have started including basic forms of traffic management systems such as CCTV cameras. North America dominated the global traffic management market in 2013, followed by Europe. The traffic management market is competitive due to the presence of a large number of players. The key players in the global traffic management market include Accenture, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Alstom SA, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cubic, ESRI, GE Transportation, IBM, Indra, Ineo, Kapsch, LG CNS, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Thales.


Railway Management System (Rail Operations Management Systems, Rail Traffic Management Systems, Rail Asset Management Systems, Rail Control Systems and Rail Maintenance Management Systems) Market for Professional Services, System Integration Services and Cloud Hosting Services: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020 The report covers forecast and analysis for the railway management system market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the railway management system market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the railway management system market on a global level. In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the railway management system. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the railway management system market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein service segments and system and solutions segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness. The study provides a decisive view on the railway management system market by segmenting the market based on services, system & solutions and regions. All the segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Based on services the market is segmented into professional services, system integration services and cloud hosting services. Key software & solution market covered under this study includes rail operations management systems, rail traffic management systems, rail asset management systems, rail control systems and rail maintenance management systems. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India and Brazil. This segmentation includes demand for railway management system based on individual system and solutions in all the regions and countries. The report also includes detailed profiles of end players such as ABB, Alstom, Ansaldo, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Hitachi, IBM, IndraSistemas, and Siemens AG. The detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business and recent developments of the company. This report segments the global railway management system market as follows:


News Article | November 29, 2016
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There has been a steady growth in rail freight and passenger volumes across the globe and new business models are reshaping the rail landscape. In addition to the continuation of this trend, the influence of information technology in rail is expected to open opportunities for rail market participants to make advances in telematics, automation and energy efficiency. The global rail market is expected to provide significant opportunities in terms of growth as investment in new priority rail projects and government initiatives are expected to drive volumes and private investment in rail. The demand for improved efficiency in the rail industry is expected to drive the market for advanced asset and fleet management tools, new rolling stock, and upgrades to rail infrastructure. Rail OEMs, operators and service providers will expand capabilities in predictive analytics and remote asset management, and also focus on prognostics, safety enhancements, and wireless security solutions. Rail companies across the industry are required to adopt new business strategies and launch new services through mergers and acquisitions. There will be significant investments in software and Big Data platforms, as well as the adoption of rail telematics for intermodal freight and the use of predictive analytics to enhance performance of railway operations. Future needs will be focused on implementing machine learning to automate processes. "Foreign investment and expertise is utilized to gain access to new generations of rail technologies forming symbiotic relationships between technologically advanced countries and the purchasing countries," finds Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Krishna Achuthan. Major enhancements to rail infrastructure are a key focus in Europe. Projects of EUR 341.05 billion in cost are underway across Europe. Of these over EUR 194.26 billion worth of projects are still estimated to be addressable by market participants. More than $19 billion will be invested by federal grants over a 4-year period, starting in 2015 in North America. GE Transportation won orders for over 1,000 locomotives in India and over 233 locomotives in South Africa. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion


News Article | December 8, 2016
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:GE) GE Transportation, the world’s leading producer of rail and transportation-related products and offerings, announced today its acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company for the rail industry. Iders Inc., the manufacturer of GoLINC – the onboard processing, storage, networking, and communications platform that essentially turns a locomotive into a mobile data center - has been a valued partner for more than five years. GoLINC boasts an install base of over 8,500 locomotives globally, and is the platform on which GE – and others – can write applications to help a train, and the entire system, perform more effectively. “This strategic acquisition marks another milestone for GE Transportation in creating an efficient, self-aware rail ecosystem that helps customers achieve smarter outcomes made possible by sensor data and analytics,” said Jamie Miller, GE Transportation President and CEO. “This acquisition puts GE in the driver’s seat, allowing for faster innovation and scale, digital breakthroughs and future enhancements by in-house talent.” As part of the acquisition, customers will now have access to a more extensive portfolio of cost-competitive digital solutions. GE will also inherit ongoing product development projects that aim to improve productivity and other customer outcomes. “We’re proud to bring Iders’ history of innovation and advanced technical expertise to GE Transportation and look forward to the next chapter. GE and Iders have developed a successful relationship over the years built on complementary strengths, and we are excited to deepen this alignment,” said Brad Brown, President of Iders Incorporated. At GE Transportation, we are in the business of realizing potential. We are a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our innovations help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques and connected machines. Our digital solutions, which provide data-driven insights to improve efficiency, utilize Predix – GE’s cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of the General Electric Company that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today and is strengthened by our ability to serve customers more holistically through the GE Store – a global exchange of knowledge, technology and tools across all GE businesses that ultimately provides better outcomes for customers. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. iders Incorporated is an electronic product design and manufacturing resource that focuses on rail products, contract product development services (PDS), and contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS). iders has participated in a wide variety of projects. In each case, iders was sought out for its adherence to principles of design excellence, creativity and ability to bring technologies to market.


News Article | November 15, 2016
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:GE) – South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics giant Transnet has partnered with global digital industrial leader, GE Transportation, to create a digital solution that will seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators, enabling an efficient movement of goods. Transnet is the custodian of South Africa’s rail, ports and pipeline networks. The company operates eight commercial ports across the 3,300 km of South Africa's coastline, 30,300 km of rail ne

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