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: Press 'GO' on Industry 4.0
Recording. Industry 4.0 is an overarching-and unavoidable-movement in manufacturing, bringing plants, processes, products and people together in entirely new ways. Don't let the technology jargon intimidate you: Industry 4.0 offers real ROI for every manufacturer regardless of its size or current level of digital sophistication. For the middle market, the road to Industry 4.0 is less one of digital revolution than it is of intentional digital maturity linked to business value, where disruptive technology is one small part of broader systemic change.
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
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Amazon's announcement this week that two locations would split the $5B capital investment might seem to be a letdown on its face, but is actually a wise business decision. What can manufacturers take from this news? Read this timely blog to learn more about the data collected that led to this decision and how NAM can assist manufacturing members in similar complex decisions.
How can you capture and put to use real-time customer experience data? NAM is offering access to an exclusive keynote that explores how industry leaders are using IoT to predict customer needs and deliver personalized customer experiences. Watch to learn how you can create a connected customer experience. Watch video.
Manufacturers and two school districts in Cleveland County, N.C., hosted the annual Making It Work fair on Thursday to educate students about opportunities in the field. "The overall experience is pretty cool, learning about different careers and what you can do with manufacturing and engineering," said high school senior Peyton Humphries. The Star (Shelby, N.C.) (11/16)
Safety professionals shouldn't be deterred by the challenges associated with digital; new technologies are a huge opportunity that can deliver broad gains in workplace safety, say Pete Sullivan and Adam Cooper of Accenture. Don't leave digital to IT teams, Cooper adds, arguing safety leaders need to be involved in the process. EHS Today (11/14)
Digital twins have to be accurate and highly functional to create smart systems of the future, writes Joe Sawicki of Mentor IC EDA. Sawicki explains the importance of integrated circuits in digital twin development. EE Times (11/14)
Blockchain has the ability to transform supply chains, bringing a new level of transparency to operations that customers will appreciate, writes Sweetbridge CEO and Chairman Scott Nelson. "Perhaps the most effective route to adoption involves two things: clearly showing your suppliers how they will benefit from using blockchain, and providing them with easy and inexpensive means of participating," he writes. SupplyChainBrain (11/15)
Big distribution networks that span large geographic areas and feature separate leadership teams can be a major financial drain for companies, Rob Ruffin, Meghan Shehorn and Debjit Banerjee of Bain & Co. write. To cut costs and streamline operations, develop a long-term strategy that incorporates digital and modeling to eliminate inefficiencies in the system. Supply Chain Management Review (11/15)
Cybercriminals are using data to target internet of things devices, generating fake data that can misinform a company's operations and lead to other casualties, Dan Swinhoe writes. Observers report that IoT security is lacking, but could be strengthened through regular patching and following best practices. CSO (free registration) (11/7)