At 11:40 p.m. on the night of April 14, 1912, Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall was walking to the bridge. Suddenly he heard three bells from the crow’s nest, signaling the sighting of an iceberg ahead. Shortly thereafter, the voice of First Officer William Murdoch could be heard, frantically calling out orders to go “hard over” on the ship’s wheel. The noise of the engine room telegraphs ordering the reversal of the engines coursed through the frigid night air.
ANKENY, IA. In a concerted effort to streamline its scheduling and material picking operations, Tone Brothers, makers of Spice Islands, Durkee and Tones brand spices, successfully implemented the ATOMIC SF module at its suburban Des Moines facility on May 21. Tones uses ATOMIC’s discrete work order scheduler to publish and maintain machine schedules on-line and to interactively predict when jobs will start and finish.