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Beyond The Hype: Making Hay In The IoT World

August 3, 2015 | by Alex Blanter | Comments

When you’re considering participating in the developing IoT economy — and nobody can afford not to — you need to know how to do so effectively. Here are three guiding principles.

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How Manufacturers Can Grow Smarter With Prescriptive Guidance

July 29, 2015 1:36 pm | by Barrett Thompson

Prescriptive selling guidance can cut through the decision complexity inherent in modern manufacturing and present a new paradigm for manufacturers.


Cloud The New Recipe For Success For Food And Beverage Companies

July 28, 2015 3:47 pm | by Ranga Bodla

There’s something special about manufacturers and distributors who sell food and beverages vs. those that produce other products. As a result, the stakes for mistakes in food manufacturing are particularly significant.


Modern Manufacturing Part II: A Wireless Factory Floor

July 28, 2015 12:18 pm | by Danny Weiss

A look at how wireless technology is pushing its way into mainstream industrial engineering and how, when coupled with the cloud, can boost productivity and cut costs in the long term.


The Case For ‘Craft IT’

July 27, 2015 12:18 pm | by David Corey

Pressured to contain budgets, some CIOs are turning to mass produced IT services that put cost efficiency over service. But much like mass produced foods filled with ingredients no one can understand, “Junk Food” IT can make a company sick and sluggish.


The Plant Of The Future: Seven Key Elements

July 24, 2015 10:22 am | by Todd Edmunds, Bob Voss & Cliff Whitehead

Manufacturers are converging their OT and IT systems into a unified network architecture, giving them nearly unlimited access to valuable production data that can help them make improvements and more swiftly react to market changes.


Six Tips To Protect Against Intellectual Property Theft

July 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by Salo Fajer

Sensitive data — particularly, IP — is key to a manufacturing firm’s success and upper hand. If this data isn’t properly safeguarded, not only can a company accrue serious monetary fines, but it can also suffer a hit to its reputation and public trust. 


Modern Manufacturing Part I: Control Via The Cloud

July 21, 2015 12:14 pm | by Danny Weiss

The “cloud” has developed an unfortunate reputation for ambiguity and complexity. In reality, cloud technology is all about delivering a flexible, easy and intuitive user experience. No other industry is in need of that more than manufacturing.


The Magic 8 WMS Questions You Need To Ask

July 20, 2015 11:50 am | by Eric Allais

Choosing the right WMS can not only make processes more efficient and help manage a workforce, it can also position an organization for growth and greatly improve customer service.


Virtual Reality: A New Daily Reality For Manufacturer Sales And Marketing

July 17, 2015 12:01 pm | by Mike Stutman

Ford, Autodesk and BAE Systems are among manufacturers who have been using VR to supplement their manufacturing processes for training and prototyping. Is it right for your company?


Why Manufacturing CIOs Must Harness Data Analytics

July 15, 2015 12:21 pm | by Maria Montenegro

Jim Kilmer, group vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solution’s manufacturing vertical, explains what today’s CIOs are doing to stay ahead of the competition.


What Do Beer, Healthcare And Manufacturing Have In Common?

July 14, 2015 11:45 am | by Brad Wechter

The conceptual link between all of these industries is the improvement of business processes through the Internet of Things.


The Advancement Of 3D Printing And Its Impact On The Manufacturing Industry

July 13, 2015 12:10 pm | by Aaron Bresinger & Yves Leclerc

Could 3D printing be the catalyst for the next set of major innovations in manufacturing?


Exploring MDMs: What The Manufacturing Industry Truly Needs

July 10, 2015 11:33 am | by Pankaj Thapa

A look at five things that an IT leader must think of while making their decisions on adopting an MDM.


Expecting The Unexpected With The Industrial Internet

July 8, 2015 11:30 am | by Mark Bernardo

Integrated asset performance management solutions powered by the Industrial Internet enable manufacturers to maintain optimal functionality in all conditions and environments.


Hybrid Cloud Approach Simplifies B2G Requirements Within ERP Systems

July 7, 2015 12:18 pm | by Scott Lewin

A look at why a hybrid cloud management solution is the best way to address the issues associated with business-to-government requirements.


The Right Software Creates A More Sophisticated Supply Chain

July 6, 2015 12:23 pm | by Randy Marble

With an increasing number of solutions available, distribution leaders should focus on advanced capabilities to gain improved productivity and profitability in the always-on supply chain.


Gap Analysis: Driving ROI

June 30, 2015 11:33 am | by Bilal Paracha

A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability


5 Project Management Lessons For Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 11:25 am | by Andreas Tremel

Staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked, especially when pressured for time and/or funds. Here's a look at 5 project management lessons worth remembering. 


In The Driver's Seat

June 26, 2015 11:21 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

Chicago-area technology manufacturer MBX Systems saved more than $700,000 and increased net profit 23 percent by soliciting employee ideas for working smarter. 


Business Intelligence Helps Manufacturers Keep Smart, Stay Sharp

June 24, 2015 12:15 pm | by Daniel Erickson

In this age of Big Data, it is possible for manufacturers to warehouse and mine internal and external data, and use this data to their advantage.



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