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Webinar: Strengthening Manufacturers against Cyber Shocks
Recording. Businesses are increasingly interconnected, integrated, and interdependent where innovation and technology convergence is creating opportunity and risk. Wireless networks, mobile devices and apps, social media, cloud services and data analytics have created entirely new ways for businesses to improve. Together, these technologies have created a dynamic, hyper-connected business ecosystem that enables companies to share significantly more digital information with a wider range of partners, suppliers, service providers and customers.
Start Small, Scale Fast: A Phased Approach to Industrial IoT Success
Recording. Learn how HIROTEC, a leading global Tier 1 auto supplier with factories worldwide, is rolling out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a series of six-week sprints, and building the business case for each expansion on the quantifiable results from previous phases. This discussion will cover:
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
Recording. “Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water. The NAM Leading Edge Executive Forum on Sustainability highlighted how sustainability commitments are transforming manufacturing and driving innovation and positive impacts for manufacturers, their employees and communities.
The State of Industrial Internet of Things
Recording. From industry to industry the industrial internet of things is creating tremendous value. This webinar, based on insights from The State of the Industrial IoT, will provide a data driven view into how manufacturers are using IoT to create business value today. This research provides an in-depth analysis of the industries that are leading IoT deployments, how business functions are using IoT, and the types of business value generated.
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)