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.
Leading Edge Supply Chain Forum 2021: Assess
Recording. Content focusing on topics to consider when assessing and adapting your supply chain for maximum agility and efficiency.
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
Recording. 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.
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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NAM members can improve their supply chain efficiency by leaving the shipping logistics to the experts. The NAM Shipping program provides discounts on shipping and freight, UPS supply chain solutions, along with personalized shipping assistance. UPS Capital offers NAM members financing and supply chain insurance services, which can help protect the supply chain from risk and can provide financing solutions. Learn more about the different benefits available through this program that can support your supply chain.
The Bulldog Manufacturing shop is operated by students at Alden High School in New York and offers training on how to run a business, interact with customers and manage money. "It's so important that we have these opportunities for these students, to show them new possibilities out there," says Arthur Eggink, the school's technology instructor. WKBW-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.) (10/22)
PPG Industries expects "the supply chain to normalize through the end of the year, with more typical supply returning in early 2022," says Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry. Automotive refinishing and airliner builds are bright spots for coatings demand. ICIS News (UK) (free content) (10/21)
Space availability in the industrial market is tightening with the vacancy rate dropping to 3.6% in the third quarter, compared with 4.3% in the same period during the previous year, according to CBRE. "In the last 90 days, supply-chain dislocations have become even more pronounced, with customers acting with a sense of urgency to secure the space they need," Prologis' CFO Thomas Olinger said during a recent earnings call. The Wall Street Journal (10/22)
A multicountry operation involving law enforcement and intelligence specialists has struck back at ransomware group REvil, whose former partners and associates perpetrated the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline that led to gas shortages in parts of the US. Officials were able to hack and force the group offline. Reuters (10/21)
IHS Markit's flash manufacturing purchasing managers' output index for the first half of October was 59.2, down from 60.7 in September. The composite reading, which includes services, rose to 57.3 from 55 in September. Yahoo (10/22)
The global semiconductor industry must innovate to get beyond today's supply chain challenges, as even existing business transformation efforts are frequently changing midstream, according to a survey and report by Deloitte. One opportunity is in growing revenue beyond the chip sale, as "all the data that flows through a chip can be monetized," says Brandon Kulik of Deloitte. TechRepublic (10/20)
This interview with Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's chief product platform and operations officer, provides insight on how the company is responding to the ongoing consumer and commercial shift toward EVs. This shift is described as the challenge facing Ford since it began building automobiles 118 years ago. Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (10/21)