Leading Edge Is AnExclusive Thought Leadership Program
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Be part of a discussion that could deliver transformational insights and solutions for your business and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.
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
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Next week's Manufacturing Day events will highlight the need for manufacturing jobs and career technical education, as well as opportunities for young people realize manufacturing's career paths, writes Glenn Marshall. "Manufacturing Day is a vehicle for creating a new awareness that 'Made in America' and the American dream can be become a reality for our students," Marshall writes. The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg) (9/25)
The STEP Ahead Awards from the Manufacturing Institute are honoring 130 women this year. "At a time when manufacturers still face a workforce crisis, and with women constituting less than one-third of manufacturing workers, honoring women leaders in the modern manufacturing industry and inspiring more women to enter the field is as important as it's ever been," says Executive Director Carolyn Lee. Modern Materials Handling magazine online (9/25)
The North Face has begun working with its outdoor apparel and gear designers to create products with an eye on how they can be repaired or refurbished and resold in the future, as part of The North Face Renewed program. Sustainability and keeping more goods out of landfills have become part of The North Face brand, and that involves getting all teams engaged, said Dan Goldman, global vice president of strategy. CO— (US Chamber of Commerce) (9/23)
Three-dimensional lidar systems that manufacturers typically use for security and to track products may also be repurposed to ensure proper distancing among employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers are also pursuing new and nondisruptive ways to monitor workers' body temperatures at a distance. ASME (9/24)
Kraft Heinz's procurement department aims to produce $1.2 billion in savings over the next five years by transforming four supply chain domains: sourcing, product development, centralization and manufacturing, according to Marcos Eloi, chief procurement officer. "With a cross-functional approach, we're using our consumer insights and competitive benchmarking, addressing both our cost structure as well as our product designs," he said. Supply Chain Dive (9/24)
More than 90% of metal manufacturers have been at least somewhat affected by the pandemic, and long-term demand reduction is a primary worry, according to a Salvagnini America survey. The pandemic does provide an opportunity to reevaluate how products are designed and which products your company is offering, write Kathy Conrad of Salvagnini America and Russ Branton of FMCS Co. The Fabricator online (9/25)
More consistency in 3D printing output could make it useful for more manufacturing applications, and that requires better hardware, software and organizational processes, write Richard D'Aveni and Ankush Venkatesh. Additive manufacturing platforms, for example, can create consistency across locations in terms of output and the software that's used. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (9/25)