Leading Edge Is AnExclusive Thought Leadership Program
that brings executives from companies of all sizes together with leading business luminaries to focus on emerging business issues and trends critical in today’s manufacturing landscape. Hear from notable industry leaders and subject matter experts as they deliver the latest perspectives on mission-critical topics impacting manufacturing operations and business.
Be part of a discussion that could deliver transformational insights and solutions for your business and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.
Webinar: Strengthening Manufacturers against Cyber Shocks
Recording. Businesses are increasingly interconnected, integrated, and interdependent where innovation and technology convergence is creating opportunity and risk. Wireless networks, mobile devices and apps, social media, cloud services and data analytics have created entirely new ways for businesses to improve. Together, these technologies have created a dynamic, hyper-connected business ecosystem that enables companies to share significantly more digital information with a wider range of partners, suppliers, service providers and customers.
Start Small, Scale Fast: A Phased Approach to Industrial IoT Success
Recording. Learn how HIROTEC, a leading global Tier 1 auto supplier with factories worldwide, is rolling out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a series of six-week sprints, and building the business case for each expansion on the quantifiable results from previous phases. This discussion will cover:
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
Recording. “Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water. The NAM Leading Edge Executive Forum on Sustainability highlighted how sustainability commitments are transforming manufacturing and driving innovation and positive impacts for manufacturers, their employees and communities.
The State of Industrial Internet of Things
Recording. From industry to industry the industrial internet of things is creating tremendous value. This webinar, based on insights from The State of the Industrial IoT, will provide a data driven view into how manufacturers are using IoT to create business value today. This research provides an in-depth analysis of the industries that are leading IoT deployments, how business functions are using IoT, and the types of business value generated.
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
One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done.
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
Download this cybersecurity workbook courtesy of eSentire for a how-to guide covering critical topics, including recommendations that all businesses can use to build a vulnerability management program, threat management best practices for a prescriptive look at the five phases of ransomware preparing and event management, and a review of emerging technology. Want more tips and unique insight into how your organization can identify risks that are most prominent within the manufacturing industry and prevent a business-disrupting breach? Register for the Leading Edge Cybersecurity Forum on Oct. 30 in Chicago.
Scholarships, public-private partnerships and manufacturing coalitions are just three ways industry can develop young talent, Jim Vinoski writes. One example is the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Commission in Washington state, which offers seven programs involving hundreds of companies. Forbes (10/15)
A study from the Vision Council and the American Society of Safety Professionals found that fogging in protective eyewear is a problem, and fixing it would improve the likelihood of workers using such eyewear. "By taking the necessary measures to reduce the fogging of protective eyewear, employers will likely see an increase in compliance with eye-protection recommendations and increased worker safety," says The Vision Council. EHS Today (10/12)
Machine builders and users should consider using the Functional Safety Life Cycle, which looks to design at the appropriate safety level starting with the design phase, write George Schuster and Brad Prosak of Rockwell Automation. Risk and safety assessments, and agreement on functional needs are the first two steps in this life cycle. Machine Design (10/15)
Vendor partnerships are helping them offer better industrial internet of things services to chemical facilities, writes Sean Ottewell. Such digitization is important for chemical companies facing a wave of retirements, while trying to innovate their manufacturing, particularly in batch or specialty chemicals, says Gordon Bordelon of Rockwell Automation. Chemical Processing (10/15)
Internet of things capabilities are improving multiple areas of the supply chain, and the benefits don't need to be limited to one organization, writes Kevin Heath, chief procurement officer at Georgia-Pacific. "When a company achieves a breakthrough using IoT-enabled technology, there's a wealth of benefits in sharing that development with the world," he writes. RFID Journal (10/14)
For the first half of 2018, fleet driver turnover averaged 96%, the highest level in five years, according to the American Trucking Associations. To improve this, fleets are actively working to provide bonuses, expanded benefits and use of mobile freight apps, in addition to refining interview processes. Transport Topics (10/11)