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Posted on July 18, 2019

FedEx SameDay® City Service is Being Tested at Brennan

Brennan is now offering customers within a 50 mile radius of Los Angeles, CA FedEx SameDay ® City service at rates competitive with regular ground service. This service is a fast, reliable way to send packages. 

Posted on July 15, 2019

How Big Data Will Create Leverage for Supply Chains

The Big Impact of Big Data on Supply Chains

There is a tremendous amount of untapped information that can be leveraged as supply chains become more complex and fragmented. That ‘hidden’ information can be extracted from data that already exists within the OEM and/or resources outside its walls in the form of ‘Big Data’. Big data is used to understand current, and calculate future behaviors and preferences of customers. 

Posted on July 11, 2019

Brennan to Acquire Miric Engineering

Brennan to Acquire Miric Engineering
Enhancing our Global Manufacturing Capabilities

Highlights

* UK manufacturing center of excellence joins Brennan’s global manufacturing network
* Machining center features 24 hour, lights-out operation
* Enhanced engineering and customization support 
* Amplifies Brennan’s capabilities to serve UK and European customers

Posted on July 10, 2019

Managing Fragmentation and Remaining Competitive

A Changing World: Location, Location, Location


There are still ways to manage fragmentation and remain competitive. Because construction equipment OEMs are competing in a vast global market, supply chains must quickly adapt and respond to market pressures. Speed to market and the ability to react quickly to changes in customer demand are crucial. As emphasized by DHL International, a global leader in the logistics industry, it requires “a global network of more regionalized supply chains that are closer to markets and customers”.

Posted on July 02, 2019

A Breakdown of an MRP (Material Requirements Planning) System

Functions of an MRP System:
The information controlled by an MRP system includes three primary functions:


1. The Bill of Materials

A listing of raw materials, component parts, subassemblies and final component assemblies which are needed to manufacture each unit of the finished product. Each product supplied by a specific outsourced manufacturer will have its own bill of materials. All bills of materials are then prearranged in their own specific hierarchy for production management to see what materials are required for each step in the process.

Posted on June 27, 2019

Fragmentation's Effect on Supply Chains

Industry Fragmentation Experienced by Procurement Departments in Materials Planning

Because of the growing global market for construction equipment, the function of equipment manufacturing procurement management is undergoing enormous changes in an effort to streamline electronic communications, control costs, improve quality of materials and ensure required organizational return on investment. Procurement managers have so many “balls in the air” it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage the front end of complex construction equipment production. 

Posted on June 19, 2019

Changes in the Heavy Equipment Market and What They Mean

Managing Fragmentation In Construction Equipment Parts Supply Chain 
According to a study by Zion Market Research “the global heavy construction equipment market was valued at $145 billion USD in 2018 and is expected to reach $231.3 billion USD by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% between 2019 and 2025."

Posted on May 28, 2019

4 Crucial Steps in ORFS Assembly

Proper assembly of the fittings is critical in all situations, but often in the field short cuts are taken that can be a detriment to system performance. It is important to take the following steps:

First: Inspect the fitting for possible contamination or damage that may have occurred in shipping or storage. Confirm the O-ring is properly installed into the groove in the fitting’s face.

Posted on May 22, 2019

Brennan Steel Topping Ceremony

 Last Friday, Brennan Industries invited employees and partners to come celebrate the steel topping of the new corporate headquarters building. The steel topping part of the construction process signifies that the building has reached maximum height. 

Posted on May 21, 2019

What is a Hydraulic System Leak Costing You?

While hydraulic connections that incorporate an O-ring face seal are the most reliable against leakage, it can still happen. Yet the cause is rarely the fitting itself. The primary contributors to system leaks and how often they occur include:

Posted on May 13, 2019

Common Applications of O-Ring Face Seals

O-ring face seal SAE J1453 fittings are popular in hydraulic lines onboard off road vehicles such as tractors, combines and other heavy equipment used in construction. Due to the frequent vibration and actuation of components in off-road vehicles, it is extremely important to reduce or eliminate the number of potential leak points and incidences of leakage. The SAE J1453 standard for ORFS fittings covers dimensions, threads, fitting and O-ring materials, and performance requirements of for use in hydraulic applications, as well as the interface of the O-ring face and nut portion of hose stem assembly.

Posted on May 08, 2019

Things to Consider When Selecting an ORFS Fitting

System design is the first consideration for leak prevention in hydraulic systems. The right components must be selected to reduce the incidences of leaks and connection failures. Typically O-ring face seal fittings are the best or sometimes only practical choice. The following are attributes that should be taken in consideration when selecting system connections in the design phase.