Ten million manufacturing jobs worldwide cannot currently be filled due to a growing skills gap. This shortage is pervasive despite the high unemployment rate in many developed economies where companies are struggling to fill manufacturing jobs, such as highly trained workers and engineers.
Sales and operation planning - when properly leveraging the following concepts and methods - can help companies optimize production costs and plan their demand right down to the part levels from multiple supplier tiers.
Move over Tony Stark. This half pint has gone from a 2D viral video sensation to become a 3D marketing phenomenon.
Technology has enabled the counterfeiter to become more successful, but technology can also empower brand owners, manufacturers, and consumers alike to protect themselves.
It’s no real secret that companies that fail to store data necessary to support asset integrity management in a secure and accessible enterprise system are exposing themselves to greater enterprise risk. But what seems unclear to some manufacturing executives is how significant an issue this is, and what exactly should be done about it.
Although lighting only contributes a smaller portion to the overall energy consumption of Paulaner Brewery, it strives for reducing CO2 emission in that area and increasingly relies on the use of energy efficient LED lighting fixtures.
Data analytics, especially predictive analytics, offers a different opportunity to understand how and why certain factors are impacting the bottom line.
Social media can be used to improve intelligence gathering and situational awareness. If ignored, it can have a devastating impact on your reputation.
The ability to safely move large, heavy loads is an integral part of industrial manufacturing. When these loads cannot be moved manually, hoists and lifts can be utilized to transfer materials to a new location.
Many manufacturers find themselves investigating the ways in which they can address energy issues and learning about technology designed to help them achieve their energy goals. What are the relevant questions that they should be asking? Where are they falling short in their energy management strategies?
Social media and advanced mobile applications are among the tools companies are using for emergency notification purposes.
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Here is a look at some of the major trends in deployment options and the expanding uses of notification software.
For the past 22 years, the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) has been held each year by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AVUSI). Teams are tasked to design and build aerial robots to complete specific missions. This year’s mission: Design and build a flying robot that is entirely autonomous.
After seeing a 40 percent year-over-year reduction in sales during the 2008 recession, Mity-Lite streamlined operations to successfully deliver new products while its industry shrank.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th straight month.
Managing communications with a global supply chain of thousands of suppliers, logistics companies, and customers around the world is no small feat. As a result, one company turned to a SaaS solution.
The supply chain hasn’t always been a traditional area of responsibility for a company’s treasury department. However, more and more chief financial officers and treasury departments are finding that they can leverage technology to automate supply chain finance, avoid risk, and improve liquidity.
After one food supplier's analysis, it was clear that they needed to start exploring other ERP solutions to eliminate escalating customization costs and to provide them with the functional efficiencies that were lacking in their existing system.
The Michigan City Generating Station (MCGS) decided to take a proactive approach to upgrading their systems for reduced fugitive dust and spillage. To develop a roadmap for upgrades, they conducted a plant-wide combustible dust assessment and then prioritized the changes they wanted to make, seeking out the best available technologies to eliminate the most pressing problems first.