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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
Leonard Bernstein, composer, conductor, pianist
Manufacturers have to show potential employees that there are clear career paths, work-life flexibility and a commitment to diversity, according to a report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. "We need to do a better job of talking about what those skilling and upskilling opportunities are," says Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute. Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (6/16)
Stanley Black & Decker's North Star platform unifies the company's business, operations and commercial technologies into a cohesive and secure system that offers real-time configurable data, says Chief Information Officer Rhonda Gass. "While each area uses digital technology in different ways, the technologies themselves are similar, and these technologies are the core of our business," Gass says. CIO (free registration) (6/16)
Metal 3D printing can be used to improve existing manufacturing processes, including those related to semiconductors, says Scott Green, principal solutions leader for 3D Systems. Green explains some of the ways metal 3D printing can help fabricators without sacrificing quality. Forbes (tiered subscription model) (6/15)
Among enterprises that gave in to ransomware demands, 4 of 5 were hit a second time, finds a survey of 1,263 security pros in countries including the UK, US, Singapore, Germany and France, conducted for Cybereason. About half of respondents suspected the second cyberattack came from the same source as the first. ZDNet (6/16)
Luminar CEO Austin Russell wants to help build "the uncrashable car," and he thinks his company's lidar can play an important role. Luminar plans to supply major automakers with roof-mounted lidar sensors, which were recently demonstrated on a Toyota RAV4. The Verge (6/15)
Leaf Home outsources its manufacturing across 13 companies while focusing on its enterprise resource planning system, product design, marketing and sales, a strategy that has helped the company accelerate growth since 2019. "We need to do it ourselves to be as agile as we are," says CEO Jeff Beck. Chief Executive (6/16)
Waymo, a self-driving car startup owned by Alphabet, raised $2.5 billion in its most recent funding round. The company will use the new capital to expand its workforce and continue work on its self-driving vehicle technology. Reuters (6/17)
Bridgestone and Goodyear Tire and Rubber are developing tires for last-mile delivery vehicles that use sensors and artificial intelligence to detect potential problems. Goodyear's SightLine tires also have a battery to measure temperature and other conditions. The Wall Street Journal (6/16)