Leading Edge Is AnExclusive Thought Leadership Program
that brings executives from companies of all sizes together with leading business luminaries to focus on emerging business issues and trends critical in today’s manufacturing landscape. Hear from notable industry leaders and subject matter experts as they deliver the latest perspectives on mission-critical topics impacting manufacturing operations and business.
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: 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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Recent high-school graduates in an Ohio district are learning about careers in manufacturing as part of the Manufacturing Mobile Crew summer program. The program includes hands-on learning, as well as a tour of industrial sites in several communities. The Advocate (Newark, Ohio) (tiered subscription model) (7/6)
The pandemic has highlighted the value of digital transformation, according to 71% of manufacturing survey respondents. "The opportunity to reduce the distance between manufacturers and end users through digital technology may be more transformative than the newfound ability to occasionally work from home," says Drew Caylor of WILsquare Capital. Forbes (7/8)
Manufacturers that work closely with suppliers can realize new sources of value, but such collaboration is not always easy. McKinsey worked with Michigan State University to explore these difficulties and develop an index. McKinsey (7/7)
Intel's focus on improving inventory planning created $1.3 billion in additional gross profits from 2014 to 2017, according to Intel-supported research. Algorithms have driven this financial improvement as a replacement for "planner rule-of-thumb estimates applied across all products," the research paper says. Supply Chain Dive (7/7)
Goodway Technologies and Victory Innovations have seen record orders for surface-disinfecting spray equipment, and the unexpected demand can be a strain on supply chains. Goodway offers six models now instead of three in a bid to meet the needs of various industries. Reuters (7/6)
Southco President Thomas Mehler says his company has managed to endure recent supply chain strains with a strategy that includes "local design and engineering capabilities." The goal is plants that have high performance and consistent training regardless of location, thus creating a greater degree of resilience. Machine Design (7/7)
3D printing has helped companies rethink supply chains, transform operations and manufacture different products during the pandemic, writes Ramon Pastor, HP's interim president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing. "These months have been an indisputable proving ground for what's to come in manufacturing, and it is rooted in an ecosystem mentality," he argues. IndustryWeek (7/7)
GE Appliances will spend $62 million on improvements for refrigerator and dishwasher lines at its complex in Louisville, Ky. The investment is expected to create 260 jobs. The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (tiered subscription model) (7/7)