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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
Troy Polamalu, professional American football player, philanthropist May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The Manufacturing Institute is committed to supporting manufacturers' efforts to build diverse and inclusive workplaces and strengthen equal opportunity in the United States. Thanks to the support of the Arconic Foundation, the next event in the D&I Roundtable series will showcase the efforts of another MI initiative -- Heroes MAKE America. Join the next D&I Roundtable discussing "Recruiting and Retaining Talent from the Military Veteran Community" on Friday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Please RSVP here.
Manufacturers such as Bestar-Bush are trying to recruit and retain skilled workers by offering more incentives, increasing training and offering a workplace mentor. These additional steps are needed in a difficult hiring environment, which also includes competition from warehousing and other occupations. The Buffalo News (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (5/6)
Ford's expansion of remote working after the pandemic doesn't transfer to factory jobs, and the automaker is considering how it can make factories and other job sites more amenable. "When you finish your shift what if, rather than having to do a stop at the grocery store to pick up food for your family, we had food available that you could preorder a meal to take home to your family?" says Kiersten Robinson, Ford's chief people and employee experiences officer. National Public Radio (5/6)
New Balance's sustainability push includes the recently released Made Responsibly line, a limited run of sneakers made from a mix of scrap and new material. "You set it as a guiding principle, then product and marketing teams will use it as inspiration, and that's how you end up with something like Made Responsibly," says marketing executive Jeff McAdams. Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (5/4)
Resilient supply chains need digital tools, writes Jan Burian, head of IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA. "Building a resilient supply chain requires precise forecasting, the ability to rapidly adapt to short-term situations, supply chain flexibility, and being able to detect problems at an early stage," Burian writes. IndustryWeek (5/6)
Manufacturers that add security to their IT operations also must ensure it is easy for employees to implement, says Rob Williams of furniture maker Herman Miller. Turning on multifactor authorization requires educating workers "as to how it works, how it protects the organization and how they should have it on every single one of their personal accounts as well," Williams says. IndustryWeek (5/4)
Blue Origin plans to launch its first crewed mission July 20, coinciding with the date in 1969 when NASA's Apollo 11 mission reached the moon. Space (5/5)
An agreement has been signed between Novavax and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance for the manufacture and distribution of 350 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for participant-countries under the COVAX initiative. Yahoo (5/6)