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Internet of things

Explore challenges and opportunities of IOT to maximize performance.

Internet of things
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Sustainability

Enable proactive business strategies around resources to optimize results.

Sustainability
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Supply Chain

Improve quality and efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer service with innovation in this area

Supply Chain
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Cybersecurity

Assess and manage risks associated with increasing digitized processes and products.

Cybersecurity
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Growth

Discover trends and changes that impact workforce, talent, and the intersection with technology

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Resources

Connected Manufacturing Service Report

Aug 17, 2018

Cyber readiness: are auto companies prepared to counter the risk of an attack?

Aug 16, 2018

2018 Gartner Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services

Aug 16, 2018

HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented Reality

Aug 7, 2018

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

Companies find success using gamification to train workers

Sep 20, 2018

AstraZeneca, Dell and other corporations are successfully using gamification to engage with and train younger workers. Serious games can be used to teach specific skills, while casual games can be used to increase engagement, writes Dan Lawrence of Simutech Multimedia. IndustryWeek (9/20)

Sustainability, innovation go hand in hand at Mohawk Group

Sep 20, 2018

Mohawk Group's sustainability strategy is rooted in the International Living Future Institute's Living Product Challenge, which offers seven possible criteria for improving sustainability at every step of a product's life cycle. Mohawk has introduced six Living Product Challenge Petal-certified floor coverings. Metropolis magazine online (9/19)

Leverage data to build a workplace culture of safety

Sep 20, 2018

Data provides companies with the insight needed to identify and prevent workplace hazards and should be the foundation of any workplace safety culture, writes USG executive Paul Haney. Haney suggests using data to engage employees regarding workplace safety and to inform training efforts. Manufacturing (9/19)

Column: Common reasons IoT products flop and how to avoid them

Sep 20, 2018

Many internet of things product development projects fail because original equipment manufacturers don't understand their audience or underestimate the competition, writes Logic PD Vice President of Marketing and Analytics Shawn Oreschnick. "OEMs need to build 'reality checks' into the process to ensure the product is still meeting customer needs that necessitated the product design in the first place," he writes. Machine Design (9/18)

Use auto-classification to organize e-commerce SKUs

Sep 20, 2018

Automated smart categorization is a fast, accurate and economical way for companies to organize millions of stock-keeping units on e-commerce platforms, writes Divyabh Mishra, CEO and founder of CrowdAnalytix. "This not only saves time and effort, it improves the search experience, increases online sales, and helps B2B companies outpace their competitors," Mishra writes. B2B E-Commerce World (9/19)

The zero-trust transition begins with a clear strategy

Sep 20, 2018

Zero-trust security models must be clearly defined in terms of what the concept means and what the organization hope to achieve, says Steve Dyre, chief technology officer at Respond Software. "A real commitment and understanding by the senior leadership will be key," he adds. CSO (free registration) (9/17)

Analysis: New software is needed for modern cost allocation

Sep 20, 2018

Today's enterprise resource planning solutions aren't sufficient for cost allocation calculations, argues Carrie Ghai of IFS. "ERP solutions also should be designed for the modern project environment and able to forecast throughout the life of a project," Ghai writes. American Machinist (free registration) (9/19)

Online platform helps manufacturers minimize downtime

Sep 20, 2018

Xometry's online marketplace connects customers with manufacturers who offer the services and have the capacity needed to take on their projects. B2B E-Commerce World (9/19)

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