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Supply Chain

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

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Cybersecurity

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

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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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Powering Innovation in Manufacturing

We have to forget. Or we'd never sleep ever again.

May 24, 2022

Ali Smith, writer, playwright, journalist

Toyota project emphasizes value of employee needs

May 24, 2022

JE Dunn Construction recently worked with Southeast Toyota Distributors to build a new industrial facility that allows employees to be efficient, flexible, connected and comfortable at work. "At the end of the day we want our employees to feel valued and supported in an environment where they can do their best work," says Tammi Bailey of JE Dunn Construction. IndustryWeek (5/19)

BNEF: Plastics growth, lower-carbon future can co-exist

May 24, 2022

The chemical industry can continue to move toward a lower-carbon future while maintaining plastics growth, asserts Bloomberg NEF. BNEF identifies lower-carbon investment opportunities for the industry, including cracker electrification and carbon capture and storage projects. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (5/24)

CIOs look to tech investments to manage supply chains

May 24, 2022

Chief information officers are taking inflation, supply chain constraints and other factors into consideration as they make technology investments that will increase efficiency, productivity, growth and profitability. Executives are focusing on technology that helps organizations build predictive models to account for supply chain disruptions and use automation and artificial intelligence to reduce bottlenecks. The Wall Street Journal (5/23)

Report: Onerous security tasks causing email data leaks

May 24, 2022

Overly arduous cybersecurity measures are reducing employee focus and productivity, raising the risk of data breach via emails, according to research by Zivver. Wouter Klinkhamer, CEO and co-founder of Zivver, advocates smart email data security tech that gives employees "the ability to send emails in a highly secure and unobtrusive way." Business Leader (UK) (5/20)

Holcim US acquires Cajun Ready Mix Concrete

May 24, 2022

Holcim US has acquired Baton Rouge, La.-based Cajun Ready Mix Concrete's eight plants and the company's headquarters for an undisclosed sum. Cajun Ready Mix, which has more than 100 employees and 50 trucks, will not retain its name as part of the deal. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (5/23)

How Kind is emerging as a $1B brand

May 24, 2022

The Kind brand is on-track to hit $1 billion in US retail sales by mid-summer with the brand experiencing "robust growth" in 2022, said Russell Stokes, CEO of Kind North America. The key to Kind's success is maintaining its autonomy since its acquisition by Mars and a "lean, hungry" approach to innovation, said Stokes. FoodNavigator (5/23)

Moderna CFO: Company faces hiring, growth challenges

May 24, 2022

The biggest challenges for Moderna are hiring skilled workers, growing the company and building a supply chain that allow for vaccines to be rapidly deployed, says Chief Financial Officer David Meline. "We're still a very small company and so our main constraint to expand and continue to develop is really around the management bandwidth we have," Meline says. CFO Dive (5/23)

Intel CEO: We need more IC gear for our wafer fab plans

May 24, 2022

With many planned wafer fabrication facilities on the drawing board, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger worries about the ability to be able to purchase the semiconductor manufacturing equipment needed to fill those future fabs, as some chipmaking systems are not easily available due to certain microchip shortages. "To us, this is now the No. 1 issue, is in fact the delivery of equipment," Gelsinger told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Economic Times (India) (5/23)

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