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Leading Edge Supply Chain Forum 2021: Assess
Recording. Content focusing on topics to consider when assessing and adapting your supply chain for maximum agility and efficiency.
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
Recording. In this use case and demo-driven session, manufacturers will see how their peers are using AI to achieve their business objectives today, how today's AI tools are enabling citizen data scientists to build & manage AI solutions at scale, and how manufacturers are overcoming some of the challenges of implementing AI to build the factory of the future.
HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented RealityAug 7, 2018
How IIoT changes the idea of ownershipMay 22, 2017
PTC: PPT of How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and CompaniesAug 15, 2018
Connected Service Equipment Knowledge as Competitive PowerMar 19, 2017
Leading by Example: Technology Companies Help Save Scarce Water ResourcesJul 5, 2017
Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink How They Value WaterMar 28, 2017
Benefits of Creating a Corporate Water Strategy – and Tips for Ensuring SuccessMar 18, 2017
5 Ideas for Improving Energy UseAug 16, 2018
Powering Innovation in Manufacturing
Carrie Brownstein, musician, actor, comedian June is Pride Month
The Manufacturing Institute is committed to supporting manufacturers' efforts to build diverse and inclusive workplaces and strengthen equal opportunity in the United States. Join their next D&I Roundtable discussing Sexual Orientation on Friday, June 25, from noon p.m. ET. Please RSVP here.
Tesla is partnering with Austin Community College in Texas to launch the 14-week Tesla START program. Participating students will be able to work at Tesla while completing college courses. Community Impact Newspaper (Texas) (6/16)
Mars has teamed with sustainability consultancy Guidehouse to create the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition to engage more members of the consumer packaged goods global supply chain with climate-friendly action. McCormick & Co. and PepsiCo have also joined the coalition, which aims to "reward the right behaviors and shift things," said Kevin Rabinovitch, Mars' vice president of global sustainability. ConfectioneryNews (France) (6/16)
Some startups are applying deep reinforcement learning to industrial control and logistics automation. Deep reinforcement learning could potentially deliver "immense increases in efficiency and cost savings in manufacturing products and operating supply chains, leading to decreases in carbon emissions and worksite accidents," writes Pathmind CEO Chris Nicholson. TechCrunch (tiered subscription model) (6/17)
Organizations need to be less reactive to supply chain crises and create long-term strategies for managing volatile business conditions, write Paul Ericksen and Tim Biggs. "Collaboration, both within an organization and with strategic suppliers, is the most effective approach to making the types of changes needed to transform purchasing from a transaction-based tactical function to one that has a more strategic outlook," they argue. IndustryWeek (6/15)
Cyberattacks on organizations where operational infrastructure is connected with IT can disrupt linked operations and affect suppliers and customers, writes Greg Valentine, senior cybersecurity director for Capgemini North America. "For an OT environment, preventative controls include leveraging identity and access management (IAM), practicing a zero-trust architecture, utilizing a vulnerability management solution, and properly segmenting the network," Valentine writes. Dark Reading (free registration) (6/16)
Danaher, a medical equipment maker, will acquire Aldevron in a $9.6 billion all-cash deal. Aldevron, a producer of mRNA and proteins, is a supplier of plasmid DNA for Moderna's COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Reuters (6/17)
QuantumScape and Solid Power have attracted investor interest with their early-stage work on lithium-metal anodes with solid electrolytes for electric vehicles, but QuantumScape plans to make the cells itself and Solid Power will make electrolytes but license cell designs. Both companies have years of work to do, and both have received funding from major carmakers. The Wall Street Journal (6/16)