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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
Robert Frost, poet
Cloud is a fundamental component of Manufacturing 4.0, but many manufacturers are still in the midst of transformation to M4.0 and embracing a cloud-first strategy. This panel discussion webinar, part of a M4.0 series with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, will take a deep dive on the latest cloud technology and business model developments and how they are enabling both the streamlining and improvement of business operations from the shop floor through the supply chain. This interactive panel discussion with provide you actionable insights on: Re-engineering cloud as an enterprise business platform versus simply a hosting technology Integrating digital technologies more easily using a cloud-first approach Enabling insights and powering better business decisions with data Join us on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. Register here.
John Deere Power Systems' Nick Block said the manufacturer is looking at alternative fuels for its heavy equipment. "We support the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel because we recognize the importance of biofuels to our customers and to the environment," Block said, adding, "At the same time, we believe diesel power has a long life ahead due to the power density requirements of heavy-duty machinery." SAE International (3/3)
Miners and researchers are using artificial intelligence to find sustainable solutions, including metal alternatives and ore deposits in safer locations. Mining exploration startup Kobold Metals is developing an AI tool and data platform with Stanford University's Center for Earth Resource Forecasting that helps companies analyze multiple possible sites simultaneously. IEEE Spectrum online (3/4)
Walmart is planning to spend $350 billion in the next decade buying plastics, electrical appliances, medical supplies and other products that are made in the US. The company projects the investment will create 750,000 new jobs, and Walmart US CEO John Furner said "[m]ore businesses are choosing to establish their manufacturing operations in the United States, and the result is more jobs for Americans -- a lot more jobs." CNBC (3/3)
Provisioning security credentials on chips can now be done outside the wafer fabrication facility thanks to technology advances. "More [internet of things] chipmakers are securely provisioning device keys and certificates in the supply chain and establishing strong bindings between device data and the keys used to authenticate the devices," says Joe Gow of Rambus. Semiconductor Engineering (3/4)
Chipmakers with Texas facilities including Samsung Electronics, NXP Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies are facing a prolonged restart process after winter storms forced shutdowns, with near- and long-term effects on supplies. "We are now looking at about one month of lost production," says Risto Puhakka, president of VLSIresearch. Reuters (3/2)
Chiplet technology is confined to a select few semiconductor companies, and there needs to be a strong ecosystem and industry standards for chiplets to gain wider adoption, Brian Bailey writes. Marc Swinnen of Ansys says, "It's a sound technical idea, and there are organizations trying to make it happen." Semiconductor Engineering (3/3)
New orders at US factories rose 2.6% in January, up from 1.6% in December and 1.3% a year earlier, the Commerce Department reported. Nondefense capital goods orders minus aircraft increased by a revised 0.4% in January, down from the 0.5% initially reported. Reuters (3/4)