Many industrial operations struggle to find the right approach to protect their assets. Instead of designing protections into their systems, some manufacturers wrongly rely on their system’s complexity to keep assets hidden.
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When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all...
Automation and integration aren’t ends, they are means. Once you implement technology, the hard part is adapting your organization, including your extended supply chain, to capitalize the insights.
Your supply chain is the biggest source of risk in your entire operation. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day aspects that you’ll never be able to completely control or manage.
Among the many advantages, server virtualization allows manufacturing companies to save money by consolidating a number of applications on the same physical server. Here are the top five capabilities virtualization can enable over the extended lifecycles of MES, sponsored by Stratus Technologies.
Leveraging automation in key areas mitigates risk for mid-market companies.
For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.”
Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results.
When it comes to manufacturing, events like Manufacturing Day provide access and visibility for those who may not have an accurate perception of what the manufacturing industry is all about.
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heathcare, internet security, and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.
The drive to build data centers underground arises from fears about natural disasters, terrorism and security intrusions, plus they offer a number of advantages for organizations needing maximum data security.
Identity management with the ESB is an utopian ideal. In architectural terms it is impressive, but it is not yet achievable in practice.
GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.
Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.
To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.
It’s a fact of life that not everything will go exactly as you’d planned. Failures large and small — from budget overruns, scope creep and missed deadlines to catastrophic technical issues — can crop up in even the most well-executed plans.
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.
Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful. But there is a worrisome trend in the industry: manufacturers’ over-reliance on purchase orders.
An electrical component found in millions of Chrysler's vehicles is generating problems for owners.
While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.
As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.
Performance management is the systematic process by which an organization improves its effectiveness in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. While those goals and objectives can vary, for all organizations the ultimate metric that matters is the bottom line.
Omnichannel is one of the hottest buzz-words in supply chain today, but how far does the concept reach? You hear a lot about how omnichannel impacts retailers, carriers and even some wholesalers… but its potential to disrupt the manufacturing industry may surprise you.
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.
Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.
Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.
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