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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
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Jul 1, 2022

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Conn. high school invests in advanced manufacturing

Jul 1, 2022

East Haven High School in Connecticut is preparing to open an advanced manufacturing lab. Assistant Principal Amy Farotti said the investment stems from the need for skilled workers in the community. Zip06 (6/28)

Boeing report outlines sustainability initiatives

Jul 1, 2022

Boeing's 2022 sustainability report focuses on the manufacturer's commitment to building more efficient aircraft that can run on sustainable fuel. The report highlights Boeing's sustainability pillars, including its commitment to deliver 100% SAF-capable airplanes by 2030. Simple Flying (6/30)

Port labor issues may worsen supply chain disruptions

Jul 1, 2022

Major West Coast ports with no potential for expansion need to turn to automation to increase their capacity, but with new labor contracts uncertain, workers could choose to drastically disrupt business by slow-walking their work until agreements are finalized, writes Peter Tirschwell, vice president of maritime, trade and supply chain at S&P Global Market Intelligence. In a worst-case scenario, port workers could go on strike, but companies would be wise to prepare for either scenario's extended period of supply chain disruptions, Tirschwell writes. The Wall Street Journal (6/29)

Snap-on CEO: Shorter supply chains are beneficial

Jul 1, 2022

Shorter supply chains help companies weather economic issues, says Nick Pinchuk, president, chairperson and CEO of Snap-on, a Wisconsin-based designer and manufacturer of high-end tools and equipment. Snap-on manufactures its products in the countries it markets them, which has helped with shipping constraints and acquiring materials to keep up with product demand. Wisconsin Public Radio (7/1)

Data is key to better procurement forecasting

Jul 1, 2022

Procurement officers can improve supply chain forecasting by mining aggregated demand data for better insights, which can then be applied to sales, inventory and operations planning, write consultants Dorothea Grimes-Farrow and Michael Conley of SGS-Maine Pointe. Their outline for this process starts with two key decisions. Supply Chain Management Review (6/28)

Manufacturers look to ICS for better remote security

Jul 1, 2022

A spate of ransomware attacks on manufacturers has elevated the need for industrial control system security, especially concerning remote-access connections, writes Chen Fradkin, data scientist at Claroty. "Security professionals in these industries should verify that VPN vulnerabilities are patched, monitor any and all remote connections and enforce permissions and administrative controls related to user access," Fradkin writes. VentureBeat (6/29)

How USNC is creating the nuclear fuel of the future

Jul 1, 2022

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. is at the forefront of efforts to establish a reliable fuel supply chain for the next generation of nuclear reactors, and has recently launched operations at two US manufacturing facilities for core materials and its TRISO-based Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated fuel. In this article, Kurt Terrani, executive vice president of USNC's core division, dives into the company's operations, processes, technologies and objectives. Nuclear Engineering International (6/29)

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