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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
Ali Smith, writer, playwright, journalist
JE Dunn Construction recently worked with Southeast Toyota Distributors to build a new industrial facility that allows employees to be efficient, flexible, connected and comfortable at work. "At the end of the day we want our employees to feel valued and supported in an environment where they can do their best work," says Tammi Bailey of JE Dunn Construction. IndustryWeek (5/19)
The chemical industry can continue to move toward a lower-carbon future while maintaining plastics growth, asserts Bloomberg NEF. BNEF identifies lower-carbon investment opportunities for the industry, including cracker electrification and carbon capture and storage projects. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (5/24)
Chief information officers are taking inflation, supply chain constraints and other factors into consideration as they make technology investments that will increase efficiency, productivity, growth and profitability. Executives are focusing on technology that helps organizations build predictive models to account for supply chain disruptions and use automation and artificial intelligence to reduce bottlenecks. The Wall Street Journal (5/23)
Overly arduous cybersecurity measures are reducing employee focus and productivity, raising the risk of data breach via emails, according to research by Zivver. Wouter Klinkhamer, CEO and co-founder of Zivver, advocates smart email data security tech that gives employees "the ability to send emails in a highly secure and unobtrusive way." Business Leader (UK) (5/20)
Holcim US has acquired Baton Rouge, La.-based Cajun Ready Mix Concrete's eight plants and the company's headquarters for an undisclosed sum. Cajun Ready Mix, which has more than 100 employees and 50 trucks, will not retain its name as part of the deal. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (5/23)
The Kind brand is on-track to hit $1 billion in US retail sales by mid-summer with the brand experiencing "robust growth" in 2022, said Russell Stokes, CEO of Kind North America. The key to Kind's success is maintaining its autonomy since its acquisition by Mars and a "lean, hungry" approach to innovation, said Stokes. FoodNavigator (5/23)
The biggest challenges for Moderna are hiring skilled workers, growing the company and building a supply chain that allow for vaccines to be rapidly deployed, says Chief Financial Officer David Meline. "We're still a very small company and so our main constraint to expand and continue to develop is really around the management bandwidth we have," Meline says. CFO Dive (5/23)
With many planned wafer fabrication facilities on the drawing board, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger worries about the ability to be able to purchase the semiconductor manufacturing equipment needed to fill those future fabs, as some chipmaking systems are not easily available due to certain microchip shortages. "To us, this is now the No. 1 issue, is in fact the delivery of equipment," Gelsinger told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Economic Times (India) (5/23)