Leading Edge Is AnExclusive Thought Leadership Program
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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
Maria Tallchief, ballet dancer, actor November is Native American Heritage Month
Initial unemployment claims totaled 199,000 for the week ending Nov. 20, the lowest level since the week of Nov. 15, 1969. Meanwhile, the 2,049,000 continuing claims for the week ending Nov. 13 marked a post-pandemic low. In addition, total unemployment insurance payments dropped to $45.2 billion in October, the lowest level since February 2020, after peaking at $1,395.8 billion in June 2020. Read more.
The Delaware Pathways skills initiative will support career and technical education and STEM education in the state. The initiative is funded by DuPont and relies on includes Discovery Education's platform, with a goal of helping to connect what students learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios. District Administration (11/22)
Lean proponents can allay employee concerns through relevant training, offering demonstrations of lean and clearly communicating results, among other steps, writes Jeff Sipes of Back2Basics. "The stubborn person is a monumental test of your leadership's conviction to the lean journey and of your willingness to step up to make tough decisions," Sipes writes. The Fabricator online (11/28)
Data historians powered by artificial intelligence of things can help companies make industrial data useful and actionable, writes Bill Scudder of AspenTech. "An AIoT strategy provides integrated data management, edge and cloud infrastructure, and a production-grade AI environment to build, deploy, and host Industrial AI applications at enterprise speed and scale," Scudder writes. CIO (free registration) (11/29)
Vehicle maker Polaris is managing tight supply and higher costs by increasing inventory and prices, while roof truss and flooring maker Trussway Manufacturing has less price flexibility but is hedging through forward contracts and risk-based modeling. "We try to figure out our customers' pain points by way of helping to solve them in ways that address our profitable revenue objectives," says Trussway Chief Financial Officer John Tunison. CFO (11/24)
US oil and gas drillers have been adding rigs at a record pace for 16 consecutive months. The rig count is at 569, up 249 rigs over this time last year, for a 78% increase. Reuters (11/24)
The upright-and-balancing Segway personal transportation scooter that came to be a common sight in many locales is on its way out, but Segway-Ninebot has many other products on offer or in development, including electric scooters. Jean Thilmany looks at two of the company's most interesting projects: an autonomous lawnmower and a motorized chair on two wheels. ASME (11/23)
Pandemic-related supply chain challenges that are disrupting work at furniture factories in China and other parts of Asia are fueling a revival at manufacturers in Hickory, N.C., that saw their business decrease as overseas competition grew during the 1980s and '90s. Strong demand among US consumers for new furniture has sent orders surging, leaving US factories hurriedly seeking to hire new employees. The New York Times (11/27)