Tag: industry

Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

The Challenges and Opportunities of OT & IT Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is one of the key mantras of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. OT typically refers to the control and automation technologies supporting physical equipment and processes, and was once intentionally […]

Process, R&D

Bring your phone to work: how everyday smart technology can impact industry

September 27, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

When Google Glass was first released to the public, it did not receive the expected response and the technology was deemed a failure. However, the technology did not disappear altogether, as the new and improved Google Glass is changing the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Five Steps for Enabling Workforce Readiness

September 26, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Even as global automakers build new facilities and look to surpass producing 90 million light vehicles for the first time this year (Global Light Vehicle Production Summary, IHS Automotive, March 2016), their workforces are being strained on a number of […]

Process, Production

The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex

September 22, 2017

Via: The New York Times

If you want to see what President Trump can do to expand manufacturing in America, look past his criticism of free trade and the few jobs he may have saved at Carrier. Instead, look at his plans for the military. […]

Process, Quality Control

Great Lakes Brewing Company Quenches Increased Demand with Manufacturing Analytics Solution

September 18, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Craft beer is booming business in the United States, and even seasoned breweries are finding themselves looking for creative ways to keep up with thirsty consumers. Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), an independent craft brewery founded in 1988, recently […]


The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

September 15, 2017

Via: The New York Times

Donald J. Trump’s electoral victory, Brexit and the growing prominence of anti-trade and anti-immigration far-right political parties in Europe appear closely linked in timing and motivation. Some have interpreted this to mean that Trump voters and supporters of far-right parties […]

Production, Workforce Development

The Importance of Business Process Automation

September 8, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

A few years ago, the question most business owners were asking was, “Is it worth the time and investment to automate office processes?” Today, it is evident that business process automation is essential for operational growth. In 2014, Food Manufacturing […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

New Nissan Leaf pitched as high-tech showcase with 150-mile range

September 6, 2017

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO – Nissan’s Leaf may be the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. But the automaker is pitching the second generation as all that and much more. The redesigned Leaf starts by boosting the range some 40 percent to 150 miles to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report

September 5, 2017

Via: The New York Times

MACUNGIE, Pa. — At the sprawling Mack Trucks factory here, the last of the workers laid off in 2016 after sales slowed down are back on the line, and for the first time in years, the company is hiring new […]

Design &Planning, Process

Manufacturing’s New Digital Divide

August 31, 2017

Via: Industry Week

There’s a growing divide in manufacturing between Digital Profit Leaders — those leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for higher profits now — and Digital Profit Laggards, who are stuck somewhere back in the 20th century. Which side are you […]