20Oct/20

NOW HIRING: Catalog Data Analyst

first_imgCatalog Data Analyst Located in Langhorne, Pa., an automotive parts manufacturing company is currently seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person with experience in the Automotive Cataloging Industry. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to manage and analyze our electronic catalog data. The qualified candidate will work with our catalog vendors to ensure we have the latest and most accurate data, as well as, work independently to update catalog data and maintain associated catalog and vendor files. The individual selected for this important role will also be responsible for communications to the stores and rollout of special projects. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Successful candidate must possess superior problem solving skills with an ability to examine and programmatically clean data of various types/formats. Must be detailed oriented, function effectively in a team environment as well as independently. This position requires electronic catalog experience in either automotive after-market industry.  Knowledge of AAIA/ACES standards a plus. Position: Catalog Data Analyst Location: Langhorne, PA (prefer local candidates) Duration: Full Time opportunity Pay: Depending on experience JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES: ·    Maintain electronic catalog database ·    Submit catalog updates in AAIA format ·    Design and print paper catalogs ·    Research and develop new applications ·    Research, collect, and update product vehicle applications ·    Research and maintain cross reference files for all catalogued product lines ·    Research product data and resolve data discrepancies ·    Respond to specific data requests from retailers through sales and marketing ·    Integrate data from OE supplier into master application database ·    Maintain competitive product interchanges ·    Perform market research and data analysis of vehicle population and OE part number resource files to validate addition of new part numbers to product offering. ·    Assist Purchasing and Product Development departments with category management decisions, and interface with them for the planned introduction of new part numbers. ·    Participate in maintenance of catalog data in ACES and Legacy AAIA formats, as well as any customer specific formats that may be necessary. ·    Also assist with paper catalog production. ·    Assist with competitive interchange production and competitive pricing analysis. Advertisement JOB REQUIREMENTS: ·         Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Access & Outlook ·         AAIA and ACES formats ·         Administrative, organizational and communication skills ·         Ability to work in a team environment ·         Automotive technical background (mechanic, work on cars, etc.) Other Desired Experience: ·         ASE Certification ·         Vertical Development ·         MAS 200 ·         Adobe products If you are interested in the opportunity listed above, please reply directly to nreidel@aerotek.com or jnelson@aerotek.com.last_img read more

18Oct/20

Law made simple – Margin of error

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18Oct/20

Commercially aware graduates will hold their value

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07Oct/20

HiP releases new high-pressure gages

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01Oct/20

Three new members for EDA

first_imgThe European Demolition Association has welcomed two new companies and a new national association to its membership in recent weeks.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The logo of new EDA member the Russian UDCA associationThe new association is the Union of Demolition Companies and Associations (UDCA), said to be the only organisation in Russia that unites professionals in the fields of demolition of buildings and structures; reconstruction of civil, industrial and military facilities; and innovation projects.The main mission of the association to procide a forum in which leading professionals and specialists from the Russian industry can exchange and communicate ideas and experiences towards the common good, and the priority is the formation of a unified policy and the provision of systematic and methodical regulation of demolition activities. “It is a great honuor and responsibility for me to represent the national interests of the demolition industry of Russia in the EDA,” said the UDCA chairman Viktor Kazakov.The UDCA cooperates with and represents the interests of its partners in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers.Russia is also home to one of the new member companies, the Crushmash Group.Founded in 2006, participates in projects to renovate territories of the Russian Federation and to modernise industrial enterprises, civil and military facilities.The use of modern technologies and the experience gained in the past 13 years has allowed the company to successfully complete work at hundreds of sites.Crushmash has rich experience in carrying out work in technically complex and highly hazardous applications. These include dense urban areas, currently operating business, chemical and biological hazards and dismantling objects affected by accidents and emergencies.The company provides environmental support for projects, from laboratory research to disposal and recycling of waste, including its own crushing and screening complexes. As a result, the company has preserved hundreds of hectares of natural territories and prevented them from being turned into new landfills for construction waste.Completing the trio is IETS (Innovative & Ergonomic Tools) is a French manufacturer of machines for construction and civil works, based near Lyon.The business is divided into three main parts. Firstly, brushless power tools to grind, drill, groove, cut and for other uses. Secondly, strainless solutions (panel lifter, trolley to grind/drill on the ceiling, wall gantry with a load balancer, spring balancers suitable for jobsites and so on). Finally, it supplies specialised machines developed and manufactured from the customer specifications.IETS uses a technology that makes power tools highly durable and waterproof, which is particularly appreciated in the demolition, decontamination, remediation and nuclear decommissioning fields. The company combines manufacturing, design and aftersales service.last_img read more

29Sep/20

Lessons in how to regulate construction post covid

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

29Sep/20

There’s an app for that

first_imgThe app provides visibility of ongoing operations to office-based port agents, vessel operators, or technical or chartering departments. The Project Cargo Logger app features a directory of relevant heavy lift cargo milestones, including arrival at anchorage, manoeuvring to the berth, preparing for lifts, readiness of cargo and materials onshore, cargo handling, and departure from the port.According to ARL, the port agent or vessel operator decides themselves which milestones need to be logged, with all loggings belonging to the agent or operator and are only shared with stakeholders setup by the user.As the loggings can only be done in real-time when the milestone occurs, the quayside timesheet constitutes a solid base for the statement of facts and any demurrage calculations between cargo owner/charterer and vessel operator, says ARL.The timesheet loggings also provide a base for analysing the port call events, and possibly reducing the port call duration by addressing unnecessary waiting times.   www.arl-shipping.comlast_img read more

28Sep/20

Industry News in Brief

first_imgLast month RZD and Finmeccanica signed a co-operation agreement for the development of Itarus signalling, telecoms and satellite technology for the rail sector. RZD subsidiary Niias and Ansaldo STS will establish an Itarus-ATS signalling test site in 2009, and trials on major routes will begin the following year before the system is offered for export.A 50% enlargement of Siemens Transportation Systems’ Sacramento light rail vehicle plant in California is underway to meet current and anticipated demand. 9 290 m2 of factory space is being added at a cost of $26m. The company plans to set up a new machining line by mid-2009.Reporting results for the third quarter to September 30 2008 on October 23, CAF announced a net profit of €69·5m, up 20% on the year before. Net turnover was up 15% at €719·4m, while the order book was up 21% at €4·01bn of which 50% was for export.The Saft Power Systems and AEG Power Supply Systems brands have been consolidated as AEG Power Solutions.International Railway Systems has secured a €100m club loan facility to refinance debt and support growth at its Manufacturing & Engineering Division. It was signed on October 9 with ABN AMRO Bank, Citibank Europe, ING Bank and Piraeus Bank Romania.The prime ministers of Serbia and Slovakia inaugurated a new production line at Gosa’s Smederevska Palanka plant on October 13. The Serbian government’s 77·5% stake in the rolling stock manufacturer was bought by ZOS Trnava for 140m dinara in January 2007, and the Slovak firm has invested €5m in modernisation. Gosa predicts a record profit of €60m for 2008, with 90% of its work being for export, putting it in the top five Serbian exporters. The company is currently refurbishing passenger cars and producing Eanos bogie wagons for Slovakia.Ab Ovo and Qnamic have formed a strategic partnership to combine their Rail Cargo System transport management software and RailOpt staff and rolling stock planning package. Finance and real estate company Aliafin has bought Czech wagon manufacturer Lostr Louny from its eight shareholders. Formed through the privatisation of the state railway’s ZOS Louny workshop in 1992, Lostr supplies new and refurbished wagons to countries including Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. It has 700 staff, and expects turnover of KC1·5bn this year.last_img read more

26Sep/20

Rwanda says the country isn’t in debt distress

first_imgWest Africa Ebola free Related Rwandan president, Paul KagamePublic debt levels have continued to be a reason of concern among regional countries, prompting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to caution countries on their debt burdens.Currently, Rwanda’s total debt levels are at 27.7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.This is still significantly lower than the East African threshold of 50 percent, according to the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Uzziel Ndagijimana.With Rwanda’s current GDP estimated at close to $10 billion, the country owes about $2.7 billion to both local and international financiers.At the end of 2016, the external debt to GDP stood at 35.2 percent while domestic debt was about 9.4 percent.Domestic debt is where the government borrows within the country from firms and citizens through bonds.Given that the country has a low risk of debt distress, it still has room to borrow more money in case it needs financing.With an ambitious seven-year plan, the Government is bound to borrow, largely to finance infrastructure development projects such as the expansion of the road network, construction of the standard gauge railway, utility penetration, establishment of secondary cities and financing of special economic zones among others.Officials at the ministry of finance say that the government is comfortable with current debt levels considering that a majority of it stems from concessional loans between (75 percent and 80 percent).Concessional loans is credit that is extended on terms substantially more generous than market loans usually by international development financier such as The World Bank, African Development Bank among others.The loans have significantly low-interest rates and long grace periods with the possibility of revising terms further.The ministry said that when borrowing, the always aim at exhausting the concessional options before getting market value loans which are not only expensive but have shorter payment durations.Payment of the current and future debt is largely pegged on the growth of export revenues which the government says have been growing steadily owing to the Made in Rwanda initiative.Rwanda’s debt levels have in recent years been driven by investments in large investment projects, for instance, expansion of RwandAir and construction of Kigali Convention Centre.The debt levels have also been influenced by the country’s ambition to steer away from development assistance and donations towards dependence and concessional loans.The International Monetary Fund noted that the median level of public sector debt in sub-Saharan Africa rose from about 34 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2013 to in excess of 50 percent in 2018.Over 15 low-income sub-Saharan African countries have been classified at high risk of debt distress.Among the causes of concern also include the fact that global interest rates have been rising steadily making it harder for low-income countries to pay back money borrowed. South Africa Rastafarianscenter_img South Africa budget expectations To finance infrastructure development and other development expenditure, the Government often has to borrow from international financiers, the private sector, its citizens and other governments.last_img read more

26Sep/20

Kenya launches operations at the Naivasha dry port

first_imgKenya launches energy saving charcoal stove Rwanda secures dry port in Kenya A general view shows a train on the SGR line in Kimuka, Kenya, October 16, 2019./ VCG Photo Kenya has launched cargo services at the Naivasha-based inland container depot (ICD) that is expected to revolutionize transport of bulk cargo to the east Africa nation’s hinterland and neighboring countries. As CGTN’S Beryl Ooro reports, the dry port will boost Kenya’s status as a transport and logistics hub while enhancing regional integration.On the outskirts of Naivasha, a town located some 100 kilometres from Kenya’s Capital, the road leading to the Inland Container Depot has been rehabilitated for use by cargo operatorsThe inaugural freight from Mombasa via the standard gauge railway has just arrived in the newly established dry port for disembarking of the cargo that will later be loaded to trucks for onward transmission to neighbouring countries. Up to four trains will ferry cargo to the terminal on a daily basis.James Macharia, Minister for Transport and infrastructure in Kenya, says the depot is crucial in relieving congestion at the port of Mombasa Mr Macharia says: “The future of cargo transportation or load transportation.. it is not on trucks. It’s about doing railways. Large transportation and what matters most is actually having a very effective co efficient transportation system.”But there are still minor works that need to be completed to enable the facility to operate optimally and the contractor is racing against time as traffic at the depot begins to pick up.The dry port stands on over 1,000 acres and can load two million tonnes of cargo every year.Kenya’s government says the move to upgrade the facility would boost the movement of goods in the region, which has been hard hit by partial lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.“We are creating an industrial hub here in Naivasha and that’s why we have the special economic zone that is being planned here which will be employing thousands and thousands of our youth. Anywhere you go today, it’s not about putting together a stand-alone industrial zone. It is a question of having a broad based special economic zone, which can take into account all businesses, all sectors,” Macharia adds.Plans are also underway to upgrade the old meter gauge railway with the terminal in a move that will enable cargo to be directly transported from Mombasa to Kenya’s border with Uganda. More than 80 per cent of the regional transit traffic of cargo through the Mombasa port is destined for Uganda.“We have plans to actually do a new MGR line which has already been designed. This is to make sure that in about 12 months we will have the railway from here to Longonot station and all the way to Malaba. This will create a seamless connectivity of rail from the port of Mombasa to Malaba port. This is what will make sure that in future, you don’t have to like what you have today at Malaba where trucks are queuing at the length of 60 km. This is what will solve that problem.”And as activity at the dry port gathers pace, the sleepy town of Naivasha stands to gain the most from the spillover of increased trade.Relatedcenter_img Kenya offers Uganda land in Naivasha for dry portlast_img read more