Leading Edge Is An Exclusive 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.

Topics

Internet of things

Explore challenges and opportunities of IOT to maximize performance.

Internet of things
Sponsored by

Sustainability

Enable proactive business strategies around resources to optimize results.

Sustainability
Sponsored by

Supply Chain

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

Supply Chain
Sponsored by

Cybersecurity

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

Cybersecurity
Sponsored by

Growth

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

Growth
Sponsored by

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
See All Resources

Powering Innovation in Manufacturing

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Aug 4, 2020

Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, physician

Virtual program shortens time to earn certification

Aug 4, 2020

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 in manufacturing are rethinking everything

Aug 4, 2020

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)

Analysis: Digital twin tech evolves for chip design

Aug 4, 2020

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)

Report: Industrial robots not immune to hacking

Aug 4, 2020

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)

Merger with DiamondPeak to fuel Lordstown Motors work

Aug 4, 2020

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 announces new CEO, Q4 sales surge

Aug 4, 2020

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)

Manufacturing to benefit most from 5G

Aug 4, 2020

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 names new CEO to start Oct. 1

Aug 4, 2020

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)

Subscribe to NAM Leading Edge SmartBrief