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3 Tips For Fortifying Your Network

September 30, 2014 11:41 am | by Dan McGrath | Articles | Comments

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.       

Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 25, 2014 1:31 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find...

10 Proactive Ways To Eliminate Distractions In The Warehouse

September 25, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jerry Matos | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all...

Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 11:18 am | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure...

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Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 24, 2014 11:11 am | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

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.               

7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 23, 2014 10:12 am | by Philip Odette | Articles | Comments

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.                   

Top 5 Ways Virtualization Will Improve Lifecycle Management

September 22, 2014 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

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. 

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4 Areas Of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 22, 2014 12:38 pm | by Donna Fritz | Articles | Comments

Leveraging automation in key areas mitigates risk for mid-market companies.                                                  

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

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.”                         

Over Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

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.

The Manufacturing Day 'Challenge'

September 18, 2014 1:07 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

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.                 

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 9:42 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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.       

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Top 3 Underground Data Centers In The U.S.

September 17, 2014 12:49 pm | by Natalie Lehrer | Articles | Comments

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 Enterprise Service Bus Is Idealistic, But Not Reality

September 16, 2014 12:35 pm | by Dean Wiech | Articles | Comments

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 Claims MS Factory Construction Complete

September 12, 2014 11:43 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.                               

Better Insights, Security And Efficiency With Brand Protection Software

September 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mark Prokosch | Articles | Comments

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.

Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

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.

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How To Overcome The Top 5 Causes Of Project Failure

September 8, 2014 12:57 pm | by Bryan Nielson | Articles | Comments

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.   

Ten Tips For A Successful ERP Implementation

September 8, 2014 12:46 pm | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

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.       

Industrial VPN Cloud Services – The Future Of Secure Remote Support

September 5, 2014 11:04 am | by Mariam Gallegos | Articles | Comments

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.             

Save More, Work Smart: Top 3 Tips For Manufacturers

September 3, 2014 12:16 pm | by David Schnitt | Articles | Comments

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.

Chrysler Confronts Safety Concerns

August 28, 2014 3:42 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

An electrical component found in millions of Chrysler's vehicles is generating problems for owners.                                           

To Make Crowdsourcing Work, Move From Contests To Continual Innovation

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.                             

Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 11:14 am | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

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.

Putting A Performance Management Paradigm Into Place

August 25, 2014 11:58 am | by Stew Baillie | Articles | Comments

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.

The New Face Of Manufacturing: Conquering An Omnichannel World

August 22, 2014 11:24 am | by Adam Kline | Articles | Comments

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.

How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 20, 2014 9:25 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

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.           

Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers In The U.S.

August 19, 2014 1:02 pm | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                   

What Better Quoting Means For Manufacturers

August 19, 2014 12:36 pm | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

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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