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.
Webinar: Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Recording. The manufacturing industry continues to be a key target for cyber breaches. Risk factors such as third-party access, limited IT and security resources and staff, and no specific regulated guardrails for cybersecurity policies and procedures contribute. While new vulnerabilities present new vectors to target, attack techniques remain fundamentally the same: discover, analyze, attack and exploit. Assuming attackers will continue to find a way through, the key to reducing risk is understanding how they target and execute their attacks.
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.
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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An apprenticeship program in Shelby County, Ala., is helping workers find jobs in manufacturing. "If we can't find the talent, we'll create it," said Clint Kelley, HR director at Process Baron, which manufactures industrial fans. WBMA-TV (Birmingham, Ala.) (8/15)
QR codes can help make the process of gathering worker safety information more efficient, writes Don Snizaski. "Recording and reporting safety issues by the touch of a finger is worth more than time and money, it safeguards a company's most prized investment -- their employees," he writes. EHS Today (8/15)
Altizon Systems CEO Vinay Nathan gives three use cases for how artificial intelligence has helped manufacturers achieve success. "The first thing OEMs need to understand when it comes to implementations of AI is the type of use case to zero in on," he writes. IoT For All (8/15)
The early stage of the supply chain offers many opportunities for improvements, including automated supplier collaboration and current data from enterprise resource planning systems, writes JP Morris. "Prioritizing the first mile by giving both buyers and suppliers a real-time view of accurate order data allows your costly ERP system to work as intended, restoring trust in the process," says SourceDay CEO Tom Kieley. Spend Matters (8/15)
The cybersecurity landscape changes daily with new means of attack, so cybersecurity professionals have to stay on top of their game, writes security specialist Roger Grimes. He outlines 12 broad categories of expertise that cybersecurity professionals need, including basic common defenses, cryptography, authentication and an understanding of cybercriminals' motives. CSO online (Australia) (8/14)
Adornus Cabinetry will employ 210 people in Lancaster, S.C., after it spends $10 million to overhaul a former Duracell factory. Local officials said finding a tenant for existing property was a priority. The company makes all-wood cabinetry and will open the facility in November. The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.) (8/15)
Cannabis manufacturing is adding jobs to Humboldt County, Calif., with up to 600 jobs created in Eureka alone over the past two years. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (8/15)
Lockheed Martin is deploying augmented reality in its manufacturing across several divisions. "Anytime people take paper or computer resources to transfer ideas to something in the real world, there's opportunity for AR," said Shelley Peterson of Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Engineering (8/13)