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Top Ten Benefits Of A Mobile Remote Monitoring Solution

March 31, 2015 | by Melissa Topp | Comments

Here’s a ‘Top 10’ of what you should expect from a top mobile remote monitoring software solution.

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The Apple Watch And The Bauble-ization Of Wearable Tech

March 30, 2015 11:06 am | by Sagar Jethani

While Apple is to be credited for helping force the evolution of wearable tech beyond being mere novelty items, manufacturers following in Apple’s wake must avoid the temptation to merely produce baubles with microchips.

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Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 11:05 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

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A Saga Of Migrating From SAS To R

March 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Clayton Gibbs & Joel Dobson

Semiconductor designers and manufacturers lean heavily on statistical software to achieve successful development and fabrication of products. With the complexities of licensing and unpredictable pricing models, many companies are opting for alternate solutions to SAS software.

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 2

March 26, 2015 11:16 am | by Greg Goodwin

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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How Centralizing Your Company’s Business Intelligence Can Improve Your Bottom Line

March 25, 2015 11:32 am | by Heine Krog Iversen

To improve your company’s overall efficiency, rather than looking at the next big program that hits the market, the answer to better gains might very well be to simply re-organize your existing BI system.

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Five Truths In Building An Effective Digital Marketing And E-commerce Strategy

March 24, 2015 12:17 pm | by Corey Torrence

Consumers today have more information and options available to them than ever before. To stay competitive in this fast-paced digital world, manufacturers must take a hard look at their digital marketing and e-commerce strategies.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Revamping Your Supply Chain Networks

March 23, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bob Farrell

Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 5

March 23, 2015 1:31 pm | by Greg Goodwin

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.

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Are You In Compliance? OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 10:59 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards

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Using Mobile Video Collaboration To Address The 'Problems To Resolution' Gap

March 20, 2015 10:42 am | by Romulus Pereira

As strides in mobile technology are made, it’s becoming possible for anyone on the manufacturing floor with a mobile device to live-stream what they’re seeing to experts who can help with problem resolution in real time. 

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IT & OT Turn To Physical Security For Productivity

March 19, 2015 11:29 am | by Greg Varga & Bob Voss

Tapping the full potential of smart, connected devices hinges on having physical security and access-control technologies and processes capable of protecting the new streams of industrial data. 

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FDA Software Validation: What To Do To Validate Quality Computer Systems

March 18, 2015 12:03 pm | by Penny Goss

A look at the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA regulated industries and best practices for meeting the guidelines.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than It Delivers?

March 17, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob McKee

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

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A Two-Tier ERP Strategy – The Right Solution For The Right Customer

March 16, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Payne

If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?

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Five Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

March 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Joakim Ahlstöm

When fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by ‘watching your back’ and ‘looking good,’ and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.

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Using A Holistic 5S Approach To Drive Innovation

March 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Texas Instruments

A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.

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How Manufacturing CIOs Can Build The Bridge To More Innovative, Profitable Futures

March 12, 2015 11:34 am | by Andrew Cox

CIOs realize their charge to be partners in forward-thinking, profitable growth strategies for their companies — but might still be figuring out how to get there.

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Re-Skilled Workers Bring The Industrial Internet Of Things To Life

March 11, 2015 11:17 am | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side.

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10 Often Forgotten ERP Implementation Faux Pas

March 10, 2015 11:36 am | by Daniel Erickson

ERP software implementation disasters are the result of assorted smaller, and seemingly unrelated, actions that converge in a monumental event. So, why do ERP implementations go awry?

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Industrial IoT In 2015: Sensors, Software And Breaking Down Barriers

March 9, 2015 11:33 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

Jerry Sorrells is a product manager at Parker Hannifin’s Automation Group, where he focuses on controls and HMI products. He recently sat down to offer some perspective on the trends, strategies and keys to IoT success for manufacturers in 2015.

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