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Resources

HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented Reality

Aug 7, 2018

How IIoT changes the idea of ownership

May 22, 2017

PTC: PPT of How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies

Aug 15, 2018

Connected Service Equipment Knowledge as Competitive Power

Mar 19, 2017

Leading by Example: Technology Companies Help Save Scarce Water Resources

Jul 5, 2017

Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink How They Value Water

Mar 28, 2017

Benefits of Creating a Corporate Water Strategy – and Tips for Ensuring Success

Mar 18, 2017

5 Ideas for Improving Energy Use

Aug 16, 2018
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Powering Innovation in Manufacturing

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

Aug 16, 2019

Jack Dempsey, professional heavyweight boxer

Ala. apprentice program connects manufacturers with talent

Aug 16, 2019

An apprenticeship program in Shelby County, Ala., is helping workers find jobs in manufacturing. "If we can't find the talent, we'll create it," said Clint Kelley, HR director at Process Baron, which manufactures industrial fans. WBMA-TV (Birmingham, Ala.) (8/15)

Column: QR codes can streamline safety information

Aug 16, 2019

QR codes can help make the process of gathering worker safety information more efficient, writes Don Snizaski. "Recording and reporting safety issues by the touch of a finger is worth more than time and money, it safeguards a company's most prized investment -- their employees," he writes. EHS Today (8/15)

Column: How AI can help manufacturing

Aug 16, 2019

Altizon Systems CEO Vinay Nathan gives three use cases for how artificial intelligence has helped manufacturers achieve success. "The first thing OEMs need to understand when it comes to implementations of AI is the type of use case to zero in on," he writes. IoT For All (8/15)

Don't forget to optimize the "first mile"

Aug 16, 2019

The early stage of the supply chain offers many opportunities for improvements, including automated supplier collaboration and current data from enterprise resource planning systems, writes JP Morris. "Prioritizing the first mile by giving both buyers and suppliers a real-time view of accurate order data allows your costly ERP system to work as intended, restoring trust in the process," says SourceDay CEO Tom Kieley. Spend Matters (8/15)

A dozen things cybersecurity pros should know

Aug 16, 2019

The cybersecurity landscape changes daily with new means of attack, so cybersecurity professionals have to stay on top of their game, writes security specialist Roger Grimes. He outlines 12 broad categories of expertise that cybersecurity professionals need, including basic common defenses, cryptography, authentication and an understanding of cybercriminals' motives. CSO online (Australia) (8/14)

Cabinet maker to take over former Duracell site, create 210 jobs

Aug 16, 2019

Adornus Cabinetry will employ 210 people in Lancaster, S.C., after it spends $10 million to overhaul a former Duracell factory. Local officials said finding a tenant for existing property was a priority. The company makes all-wood cabinetry and will open the facility in November. The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.) (8/15)

Cannabis manufacturers add jobs in Calif. county

Aug 16, 2019

Cannabis manufacturing is adding jobs to Humboldt County, Calif., with up to 600 jobs created in Eureka alone over the past two years. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (8/15)

Lockheed Martin turns to AR to boost manufacturing

Aug 16, 2019

Lockheed Martin is deploying augmented reality in its manufacturing across several divisions. "Anytime people take paper or computer resources to transfer ideas to something in the real world, there's opportunity for AR," said Shelley Peterson of Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Engineering (8/13)

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