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The Importance Of Capturing Knowledge

March 12, 2012 3:05 pm | by Integration Objects

Knowing how to collect and manage the necessary information is where meta-knowledge becomes useful, because ultimately, data and information is valueless unless it is acted upon.


High-Tech Heat Solutions

March 9, 2012 3:22 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO

Thermal imaging cameras offer a quick and accurate way to identify hot spots throughout a facility, allowing manufacturers to make faster, better-informed decisions to address critical problems.

Slamming The Door On Energy Loss

March 8, 2012 1:15 pm | by Walt Switelik, Rite-Hite

There are a number of ways to simultaneously make loading docks and surrounding facilities more energy efficient and more comfortable for employees – and save tens and thousands of dollars a year in energy costs and lost productivity in the process.


Saving Time (And Money)

March 6, 2012 1:06 pm

In an effort to decrease maintenance costs from its legacy payroll system and have more individuals taking advantage of enterprise software, one plastics manufacturer recently selected to implement the payroll and time and attendance modules as its next improvement project.


Using Statistical Process Control To Improve Quality

March 5, 2012 1:10 pm

As part of its quality policy, Baldor instituted the methodology of Statistical Process Control (SPC) into the corporate culture with quality personnel, engineers and managers all using data to improve processes.


The Rise Of Cloud Computing Extends To PLM

March 2, 2012 1:34 pm | by Eric Marks, President and CEO, AgilePath Corporation

The changing of corporate culture towards cloud computing and the creation of cross-functional workflows that can support PLM will hasten how products are brought to market in a faster, more cost-effective way.


Breathe Right

March 2, 2012 1:07 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Proper building operations and routine maintenance are critical to ensuring healthy indoor air quality (IAQ), says OSHA. While this may be the case, many manufacturers require a strong business case when it comes to investing in the best available technology to truly apply IAQ best practices.

Putting Processes To The Test

March 2, 2012 9:48 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Unifi turned to management consulting firm QualPro and its MVT process about three years ago to help address its efficiency issues and allow Unifi to accelerate the rate of which the company has been able to bring new products and new processes to the marketplace.


Making Mobile Devices Smarter

March 1, 2012 12:56 pm | by Andrew C. Ross, Director of Wireless Operations, B&B Electronics

Tablets and smartphones have limited wired connectivity of any kind, largely relying upon wireless communications for their interaction with the rest of the world. They’re wonderful devices, but they’re not natively designed to interact with serial equipment.


Harnessing the Risk Factors Of Facility Project Planning

February 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Dan Vining, PMP, SSOE Group

A finger firmly on the pulse of two key project management factors – risk and schedule, at every management and reporting increment, engenders consistent attentiveness and responsive project team posture.


Growth And Value In A Volatile World (Part 2)

February 24, 2012 4:22 pm

To understand how businesses are preparing for growth in their priority markets, PwC surveyed 1,258 CEOs based in 60 different countries and talked to a further 38 CEOs face-to-face for its15th Annual Global CEO Survey.


Improving Compliance With A Restricted Party Screening Solution

February 24, 2012 2:24 pm | by Scott Byrnes, Vice President of Marketing, Amber Road

Given the volume of restricted party entities, coupled with the fast-paced logistics processes found in most organizations, screening a customer base manually is inefficient, and may be impossible.

Growth And Value In A Volatile World (Part 1)

February 23, 2012 1:51 pm

To understand how businesses are preparing for growth in their priority markets, PwC surveyed 1,258 CEOs based in 60 different countries and talked to a further 38 CEOs face-to-face for its15th Annual Global CEO Survey.


Reduce Waste And Improve Flexibility

February 17, 2012 4:03 pm

Packagers need equipment that help them respond to the challenges of reducing package waste, responding flexibly to packaging challenges and holding down labor costs.


Plant Design Maximizes Chocolate Production

February 16, 2012 2:54 pm

Today's manufacturers can rapidly respond to the specific desires of the customers with the help of flexible production and adequate machine capacities.



February 14, 2012 3:26 pm | by Paula Routly

One Vermont Mac maker remembers his old boss: Steve Jobs

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 66.4% For 2011

February 13, 2012 2:31 pm

With a year-to-date total of $5,508.81 million, 2011 was up 66.4% compared with 2010.


Using CNC And Remote Monitoring On Various Machine Tools

February 13, 2012 2:18 pm

Siemens Sinumerik 840D is the control of choice on turning, grinding, and turn/grind models, resulting in substantial savings for its customer and EMAG.


Cutting Energy Consumption With LEDs

February 9, 2012 5:40 pm

Aiming to reduce energy consumption and improve visibility within the plant, one company recently replaced 114 of its 400W metal halide lighting fixtures with LEDs.


The Advantages To Field Sequential Color Technology

February 7, 2012 12:38 pm

FSC LCD’s are a uniquely different color technology. They are not a replacement for OLED’s or TFT’s because they do not display video or high resolution photos. So, what good are they?



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