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.
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
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The Federal Reserve's Beige Book report found slow recovery from mass unemployment in the US due to employee health concerns, child care problems and ample unemployment benefits. The Fed also reported the Paycheck Protection Program has helped many businesses limit or avoid layoffs, but many business leaders are uncertain about the potential pace of recovery. CNBC (5/27)
Westerlo, N.Y.-based Hannay Reels has managed to avoid layoffs or furloughs by being declared an essential business and through a small-business loan. The manufactured has deployed automatic hand sanitizers and towel dispensers and enforced social distancing across more than a dozen buildings while some office employees worked from home. The Altamont Enterprise (N.Y.) (5/28)
Checking with suppliers should be the first order of business for manufacturers preparing to return to full operations, writes Plante Moran partner Lou Longo. "Manufacturers need to be prepared for similar questions from their own suppliers, who will have concerns about their viability," he writes. IndustryWeek (5/27)
The use of USB drives to copy company data more than doubled in the early weeks of the pandemic, while malicious network activity and incident-response inquiries also were up, a Digital Guardian report states. Employees appear to be taking data for themselves rather than to sell online, says report author Tim Bandos. Dark Reading (free registration) (5/28)
Lasers bring a new level of precision and efficiency to manufacturing as the field advances toward Industry 4.0. Mark Crawford explores standard laser applications, such as texturing, drilling, welding and ablation, as well as newer uses enabled by artificial intelligence. ASME (5/28)
The factory floor, supply chain, customers, operating costs and recovery plans all should be factored in by finance leaders as manufacturers prepare to emerge from the pandemic crisis, writes Motion Industries Chief Financial Officer Greg Cook. "While managing through each of these factors, attempt to over-communicate," he writes. Smart Industry (5/27)
Nissan and electric vehicle maker Rivian are reopening US factories that were shuttered for the coronavirus pandemic. Rivian's plant in Normal, Ill., has instituted a phased return of employees, and two Nissan plants are due to reopen Monday followed by another June 8. Reuters (5/27)
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