SAE Seminar Coming On Electrohydraulic Controls: The SAE will present “Electrohydraulic Controls for Mobile Equipment & Vehicles” in Troy Dec. 14-16. More at Electrohydraulic technologies have been utilized in aerospace and industrial applications for more than 50 years. Already mature in such applications as ABS and traction control, electrohydraulics continues to be used in newer applications such as electronic stability control and active and semi-active suspensions. In off-highway applications, designers are using electrohydraulics in a wide range of applications, from simple pump control to complex brake systems found on agricultural tractors and construction equipment. Additionally, with the acceptance of digital engine controllers for emissions control, engineers are increasingly looking to utilize electrohydraulics to improve vehicle ease of use, safety, and performance. As more electronics are used in mobile applications, there is a greater need for engineers, managers, and technicians to understand electrohydraulic technologies. The instructor is David Ewel, who is the President of Dewel LLC, a company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of hydraulic and mechanical devices that utilize embedded electronic technology for mobile markets.

Compuware to Host Investor Day Dec. 8: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) announced that it will host a financial analyst and investor day on Thursday, Dec. 8 in New York City. During the event, Compuware executives will detail the company’s business strategies and financial goals. Onsite registration for confirmed attendees begins at noon on Dec. 8, with presentations and a live webcast to begin shortly thereafter. A Webcast of the event will be available at A replay of the Webcast will be available shortly after the completion of the event.

Join Automation Alley to Learn About the Latest Innovations in Supply Chain Management and MSU’s Pilot Program: Michigan State University’s Department of Supply Chain Management is kicking off a pilot program for Michigan companies to drive efficiencies and value creation into their global supply chains. To find out how to qualify for the program and to learn about the latest innovations in supply chain management, join Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, for “Innovative Ways to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain” Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Automation Alley headquarters, 2675 Bellingham in Troy. The event will feature experts from MSU’s Department of Supply Chain Management who are seeking candidates for a pilot program to significantly reduce the costs associated with exporting products, services, and technologies overseas. Participants will receive a SWOT analysis and critique of their company’s current procurement, sourcing, manufacturing and customer delivery capabilities. They will also learn how to develop an integrated, end-to-end supply chain solution that will increase sales and profits overseas while stimulating job creation at home. Speakers include David J. Closs, John H. McConnell chaired professor of business administration and chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, and Frederick A. Rodammer, professor of practice and director of the Center for Leadership of the Digital Enterprise at Michigan State University. The event will begin with registration and networking at 8 a.m., followed by Workshop Session I at 8:30 a.m. The session will break at 9:45, and Workshop Session II will begin at 10:15 a.m. Cost for members is $20 with pre-registration or $30 at the door. Cost for non-members is $40 with pre-registration or $50 at the door. Pre-registration closes Dec. 6 at close of business. Foundation Members are invited to attend at no cost, but pre-registration is appreciated.