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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
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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'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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)