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Be part of a discussion that could deliver transformational insights and solutions for your business and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.
Fireside Chat with ABB and Salesforce
What does the future of Industry 4.0 look like for manufacturers? Watch the exclusive sit down with Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Learn how ABB is applying IoT and AI to connect with their customers in revolutionary ways - and why you should too. Recorded live September 2018.
Webinar: Cybersecurity Forum Highlights & Lessons Learned
What is needed to build an effective cybersecurity strategy for the future? How can manufacturers ensure they are taking steps to improve defenses while building a risk mitigation plan? What recommendations do manufacturing leaders and cybersecurity specialists make to their peers?
Webinar: Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Recording. The manufacturing industry continues to be a key target for cyber breaches. Risk factors such as third-party access, limited IT and security resources and staff, and no specific regulated guardrails for cybersecurity policies and procedures contribute. While new vulnerabilities present new vectors to target, attack techniques remain fundamentally the same: discover, analyze, attack and exploit. Assuming attackers will continue to find a way through, the key to reducing risk is understanding how they target and execute their attacks.
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
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. Tuesday, September 24, 2-3pm ET Register now
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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Rockwell Automation, Thor Industries and Johnson Controls are among the manufacturers creating school-based educational programs for students as young as 8. "High school is the new 'college,' and middle school is the new 'high school,'" says Cheryl Aquadro of Johnson Controls. Chief Executive online (11/20)
Workplace ergonomics programs succeed when they are usable, useful and desirable, writes Caster Connection President Joe Lyden. "If employees have really felt the difference and are willing to describe their experience as highly positive, then it is quite probable that a company's ergonomic initiatives will have a real chance of succeeding," he writes. Modern Materials Handling magazine online (11/21)
Before year's end, manufacturers should look to secure low freight rates, improve efficiency through digital investment and make speed-to-market improvements, writes Lauren Pittelli of Baker Logistics Consulting Services. Don't depend too heavily on one carrier, she argues, whether on water or land. IndustryWeek (11/21)
US automakers have been targeted by hackers using techniques including phishing attempts, brute force attacks and ransomware since late last year, according to the FBI. CNN (11/20)
Manufacturing production requires oversight at all stages, which can take the form of monitors, analysis and sensors. Bill Frahm writes. He explains how to use controls in materials and supplies, machinery and equipment, and personnel. The Fabricator online (11/21)
Metrics that are valuable for smart manufacturing include customer satisfaction, inventory turnover, order cycle time and demand forecast accuracy, writes Louis Columbus, who lists 10 metrics. "Smart factories' analytics strategies are designed to optimize the trade-offs of cost, production flexibility (as measured by scaling for higher and lower production volumes), product & service quality, and time," he writes. Forbes (11/20)
3D-printing startup Carbon has named former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman as its CEO. Kullman, already a board member, takes over a company that has raised $680 million over several rounds. Forbes (11/21)
US manufacturing activity in November grew at its fastest rate since April, according to IHS Markit preliminary data from its manufacturing and services purchasing managers indexes. The manufacturing PMI of 52.2 indicates expansion. Reuters (11/22)