Leading Edge Is An Exclusive 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.

Events

See All Events

Topics

Internet of things

Explore challenges and opportunities of IOT to maximize performance.

Internet of things
Sponsored by

Sustainability

Enable proactive business strategies around resources to optimize results.

Sustainability
Sponsored by

Supply Chain

Improve quality and efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer service with innovation in this area

Supply Chain
Sponsored by

Cybersecurity

Assess and manage risks associated with increasing digitized processes and products.

Cybersecurity
Sponsored by

Growth

Discover trends and changes that impact workforce, talent, and the intersection with technology

Growth
Sponsored by

Resources

HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented Reality

Aug 7, 2018

How IIoT changes the idea of ownership

May 22, 2017

PTC: PPT of How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies

Aug 15, 2018

Connected Service Equipment Knowledge as Competitive Power

Mar 19, 2017

Leading by Example: Technology Companies Help Save Scarce Water Resources

Jul 5, 2017

Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink How They Value Water

Mar 28, 2017

Benefits of Creating a Corporate Water Strategy – and Tips for Ensuring Success

Mar 18, 2017

5 Ideas for Improving Energy Use

Aug 16, 2018
See All Resources

Powering Innovation in Manufacturing

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Oct 15, 2018

Napoleon Bonaparte, military leader and emperor

Ohio manufacturers help schools develop the future workforce

Oct 15, 2018

The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition in Ohio is tackling workforce issues by connecting with 21 school districts in its region. The coalition works in schools through classroom visits, apprenticeship programs, curriculum advising and recruitment events. Tribune Chronicle (Warren, Ohio) (10/14)

Q&A: Industry, communities must partner on STEM learning

Oct 15, 2018

Industry needs to connect with communities locally and globally to rethink education and teach youths the importance of science, technology, engineering and math skills, says Mike Train, president of Emerson Electric. "Hopefully, what we can do is make the education more appealing and more interesting, so it doesn't feel like you have to suffer through those three or four years," he says. IndustryWeek (10/11)

Little high-tech monitoring cited in valve maintenance survey

Oct 15, 2018

Only 23% of respondents to a 2018 Frost & Sullivan survey said their plants employed valve monitoring technology, with key obstacles including reliability concerns and a lack of qualified technicians. Corrosion was cited by respondents as the most important factor in valve failure. Empowering Pumps & Equipment (10/11)

How EnTrans built a companywide culture of safety

Oct 15, 2018

EnTrans International leveraged visual cues, gamification and other tools to increase engagement in its companywide safety program, writes Karen Czor, director of environmental health and safety. Since the program's launch, EnTrans has reduced recordable injuries by more than 50%, while cutting its rate of such incidents by more than half. IndustryWeek (10/15)

Analysis: E-commerce is headed for full automation

Oct 15, 2018

Drones, robots and other automated technologies are changing every aspect of the online ordering, packing and shipping process and will eventually lead the way to a completely automated process that might be known as the "physical cloud," Christopher Mims writes. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/15)

AR is transforming the way oil, gas companies operate

Oct 15, 2018

Oil and natural gas companies are stepping up adoption of augmented reality, enticed by the promise of efficiency gains, enhanced productivity and cost savings. Chevron, which has deployed over 110 sets of Microsoft HoloLens head-mounted displays so far, bets the technology will help reduce specialists' international travel and generate millions of dollars in savings over time. Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (10/12)

Don't forget about innovation as part of Industry 4.0 adoption

Oct 15, 2018

Industry 4.0 presents a dual opportunity to improve existing operations and innovate, write Andy Daecher and Brenna Sniderman. They note a variety of internal goals for digital transformation, as well as variance in what operational functions have moved furthest toward a fully digital state. Deloitte Insights (10/10)

Subscribe to NAM Leading Edge SmartBrief