Leading Edge Is AnExclusive Thought Leadership Program
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Be part of a discussion that could deliver transformational insights and solutions for your business and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.
Fireside Chat with ABB and Salesforce
What does the future of Industry 4.0 look like for manufacturers? Watch the exclusive sit down with Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Learn how ABB is applying IoT and AI to connect with their customers in revolutionary ways - and why you should too. Recorded live September 2018.
Webinar: Cybersecurity Forum Highlights & Lessons Learned
What is needed to build an effective cybersecurity strategy for the future? How can manufacturers ensure they are taking steps to improve defenses while building a risk mitigation plan? What recommendations do manufacturing leaders and cybersecurity specialists make to their peers?
Webinar-The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Manufacturing is experiencing a significant transformation with digital and IIoT solutions enabling a digital thread solution, connecting enterprise applications like CAD, PLM, ERP and MES as well as machine data. This digital thread across engineering and manufacturing creates an unbroken collection of data woven through the value chain and new IIoT solutions bring in new value opportunities with real-time visibility, predictive analytics and augmented reality experiences.
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
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. Tuesday, September 24, 2-3pm ET Register now
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
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With only 3% of venture capital funding allocated to women-run startups last year, Frito-Lay is partnering with an artificial intelligence-enabled network for women entrepreneurs, according to Ciara Dilley, vice president of marketing for Frito-Lay Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation. The online platform called Alice features a "WomanMade" section that offers free resources, such as mentoring and other support. FoodNavigator (4/1)
TechnipFMC has patented two new radiant coil products for steam cracker furnaces that may be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Powering crackers with renewables such as wind and solar also has the potential to reduce emissions and lower costs, writes Gerald Ondrey. Chemical Engineering magazine (4/2020)
Chief financial officers are concerned about supply chain disruptions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and are considering suppliers in more countries, according to a PwC survey. However, CFOs are uncertain as to whether they will actually do so, the survey found. Supply Chain Dive (3/31)
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky says until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is available, the only thing that will bring confidence to Americans is knowing the virus can be contained, so the emphasis must be on hygiene, quarantine and social distancing to stop the spread. Henry Schein CEO Stan Bergman, whose company provides products to dentists, office-based providers and clinics, said the US needs to expand production capacity because other countries are restricting the movement of health care products. Fortune (tiered subscription model) (3/31)
San Antonio-based plastics manufacturer Helmy Associates & Co. has sold 5,000 face shields for health care workers in the first week of production. The shields are made of components from local companies, and CEO Mona Helmy has hired temporary workers to meet demand. The Business Journals (tiered subscription model) (4/1)
Apparel manufacturer Under Armour has begun producing disposable face masks at a Baltimore lab-turned-factory to be used by health care workers. The one-piece masks are made without sewing, and the company hopes to produce 100,000 each week. Fast Company online (4/2)
Manufacturers large and small, as well as organizations such as NASCAR and even individuals, are using 3D printing to make protective masks, ventilators, respirators and other equipment needed to combat the coronavirus. "I can't make N95 masks, I can't make ventilators, but I sure as hell can make face shields," says Adam Gainer, a graduate student and engineer. Fox News (4/1)
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