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Fireside Chat with ABB and Salesforce
What does the future of Industry 4.0 look like for manufacturers? Watch the exclusive sit down with Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Learn how ABB is applying IoT and AI to connect with their customers in revolutionary ways - and why you should too. Recorded live September 2018.
Webinar: Cybersecurity Forum Highlights & Lessons Learned
What is needed to build an effective cybersecurity strategy for the future? How can manufacturers ensure they are taking steps to improve defenses while building a risk mitigation plan? What recommendations do manufacturing leaders and cybersecurity specialists make to their peers?
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
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. Tuesday, September 24, 2-3pm ET Register now
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
Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, physician
Austin Community College in Texas is offering its Certified Production Technician program as an eight-week virtual course. The program, focused on semiconductor manufacturing, previously took four months to complete. KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) (8/1)
HR leaders at manufacturing companies should be working closely with local schools and colleges on awareness and apprenticeships, rethinking job descriptions and employee-development programs, and considering targeted advertising to reach the right candidates. Neogen, a maker of food safety products, uses Facebook advertising to match with people's interests and by geography, generating interest unmatched by other marketing channels, says HR executive Julie Mann. Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (8/1)
Digital twin technology is being more widely considered during the IC design process, Brian Bailey writes. "Digital twins are a great idea, but not a reality yet -- at least not to the extent of seamlessly covering all abstraction layers of a complex system," says Rob van Blommestein of OneSpin Solutions. Semiconductor Engineering (8/3)
Security experts say industrial robots are open to hacking that could compromise data and physical safety, with the researchers finding vulnerabilities after reverse-engineering apps made available by ABB. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (8/4)
Lordstown Motors has agreed to merge with DiamondPeak Holdings and go public, being listed as RIDE on Nasdaq. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year, and Lordstown founder and CEO Steve Burns said the merger "will get us into production and also help bring new models quicker than we could have." Yahoo (8/3)
Clorox has tapped Linda Rendle, the current president and a 17-year veteran of the company, to serve as CEO starting next month. Organic sales increased 24% for its fourth fiscal quarter, surpassing analyst expectations and serving as its strongest quarter "in modern history," said CEO Benno Dorer, who will transition to the role of board chair when Rendle takes over in September. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/3)
The manufacturing industry will have the most to gain from 5G as it seeks to improve efficiency, security and other factors, according to a KPMG report. Connected machines, edge computing and integrated logistics are some examples of the ways 5G will affect manufacturing. Manufacturing (8/2)
Ford Motor CEO and President Jim Hackett will retire, effective Oct. 1, and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley. Hackett's three-year tenure includes an ongoing $11 billion restructuring. The Verge (8/4)