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3 Keys To Making The IIOT Work Continuously

September 30, 2015 | by John Fryer | Comments

As the number of sensors and control points proliferates dramatically through the deployment of successive generations of industrial automation systems, centralized points of control will no longer be feasible.

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Get Your TMS Out Of The 1980’s

September 28, 2015 11:38 am | by Bob Farrell

Here is why you should consider kicking your legacy transportation management software to the curb.


Workplace Safety In A Digital Age

September 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Steve Chang

Today, with a workforce that is more distributed and more mobile than ever before, safety managers are facing huge communication barriers.


Cybersecurity Implications To Manufacturing’s IT/OT Convergence

September 23, 2015 11:13 am | by Derek Harp

Threats to the control systems of manufacturing equipment are now a daily occurrence. In fact, cyberattacks against industrial control systems more than doubled in 2014.


The Internet Of Things In Distribution Operations

September 21, 2015 11:47 am | by Rudi Lueg

The IoT is the next tech revolution. It has game-changing potential for warehouses that implement highly intelligent materials handling equipment and sensors, allowing them to be more efficient, cost-effective and productive


ERP Lessons Learned

September 18, 2015 10:45 am | by Ryan Swain

In today’s real-time economy, a process manufacturer’s success is dependent on anticipating problems and preparing for prevention and resolutions.


Four Ingredients To Make IoT Work For Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 12:18 pm | by Chris Forgione

The four ingredients manufacturers need in the mix in order to make IoT work for them.


Modern ERP: Greater Expectations

September 15, 2015 11:18 am | by Larry Korak

Whether developing a product for a highly demanding market, adding high-value services or specializing in made-to-order quality products, a flexible ERP solution allows organizations to focus on the details that matter most to customers.


4 Valuable Lessons For Selecting And Implementing An ERP System

September 11, 2015 8:00 am | by Daniel Hanawalt

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a project manager is selecting and implementing ERP business process management software. Make the right decision — you’re a hero. Make the wrong decision — the results can be financially and culturally catastrophic.


Q&A: Manufacturing And ERP

September 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Manufacturing Business Technology recently sat down with IQMS president and CEO Gary Nemmers to discuss some of the trends happening in manufacturing and ERP adoption.


Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat To Electronics Manufacturers

September 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Joe Longo

As a serious challenge to today’s global electronics supply chain, counterfeiting and gray market diversion of electronics components threaten the integrity of products for manufacturers. 


5 Simple Steps To A Centralized ERP Solution

September 8, 2015 8:00 am | by Kevin Deal

A look at how a centralized ERP system can significantly improve operations and reporting.


Lean Labor In Manufacturing

September 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Gregg Gordon

While it is true that it is extremely tough to compete in the manufacturing industry today, Lean Labor can help.


Leveraging Analytics For Effective Inventory Management Control

September 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Bob Vormittag, Jr.

Analytics present knowledge in easy to digest reports that provide a summary of both product and vendor performance, enabling users to make smart and informed business decisions. 


Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

September 1, 2015 11:34 am | by Alastair Borthwick

As we think about the remainder of 2015, manufacturers are looking at domestic expansion and growth opportunities to finish the year strong.


When The Billion Dollar Hard Drive Grows Legs

August 31, 2015 12:03 pm | by James Kilkelly

Asset disposal is the hidden threat to data security for a company. 


Supply Chain Security Begins At The Loading Dock

August 28, 2015 11:51 am | by Walt Swietlik

While there are many links in any supply chain, loading docks always play a pivotal role — from processing and manufacturing all the way through to distribution. By comprehensively addressing the many challenges to dock operations, facilities managers can go a long way towards ensuring the safe and timely delivery of products moving through their system.


Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 26, 2015 11:32 am | by Rick Schreiber & Shahryar Shaghaghi

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 


Q&A: Lightweighting In Manufacturing

August 25, 2015 11:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

John Bennett and Shirley Monte talk about the lightweighting trend that is sweeping the manufacturing industry.


8 Questions To Help Determine If Your E-commerce Platform Needs To Be Replaced

August 24, 2015 12:06 pm | by Ranga Bodla

Moving to a new ecommerce platform may seem like a big undertaking, but it’s a necessity if your legacy applications are too old to support the type of brand experience and functionality today’s consumers expect.


Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 21, 2015 12:12 pm | by Mike DiLeo

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 



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