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How Buyer-Driven Procurement Became The New Normal

April 17, 2015 11:33 am | by Dan Amzallag | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.

Maintenance Of The Future: Moving From Preventive, Predictive To Collaborative

April 16, 2015 10:49 am | by Marc-Alexis Rémond | Articles | Comments

A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient,...

How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam | Articles | Comments

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help...

Choosing Network Technology

April 13, 2015 11:32 am | by Industrial IP Advantage | News | Comments

There are many things to consider choosing an EtherNet/IP network technology, and many options...

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Who Owns The Asset And The Data In APM And Servitization?

April 13, 2015 11:15 am | by Dan Miklovic | Articles | Comments

Asset Performance Management (APM), like so many other evolving enterprise applications is beginning to move to the cloud. The advanced analytics and the big data aspects of asset reliability are well-suited to amalgamation in the cloud. The level of confidence in a prediction is often dependent on the quantity of the data used to make the prediction.

International Connectivity Requires Well-Fleshed Roadmap

April 10, 2015 11:03 am | by Rich Brown | Articles | Comments

The smaller the world becomes, the more essential a strong working telecom connection to other parts of the world will be to your manufacturing operations. But to make the most of worldwide connections, now is the time to consider your communication needs and begin to make your roadmap for execution.

Cybersecurity: The Ongoing Situation

April 9, 2015 12:34 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this day and age, due to such aggressive attacks by hackers, every company should assume that they have been or will be hacked. Activate founder Michael Wolf discusses cybersecurity in the wake of the Heartbleed bug and recent company hack attacks. 

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HTML5 Viewing Revolutionizes Supply Chain Communication

April 8, 2015 10:47 am | by Simon Wieczner | Articles | Comments

HTML5 technology permits a radical simplification in document access across the entire supply chain. Because there are only basic prerequisites in equipping users in the supply chain with the ability to access important documents, this technology is truly revolutionary. 

Combatting The Challenges Of E-Commerce With Automation Technology

April 7, 2015 10:54 am | by John Hinchey | Articles | Comments

While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors. 

How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

April 6, 2015 10:49 am | by Tom Grace | Articles | Comments

Information and best practices for identifying and avoiding counterfeit electrical products.

Negotiation Considerations For Performance Guarantees And Service Level Agreements

April 2, 2015 11:42 am | by Steele Clayton & Shelley R. Thomas | Articles | Comments

A discussion regarding the use of performance guarantees and service level agreements to establish contractual metrics that allows both customer and vendor the opportunity to assess objectively the other party’s performance under the contract. 

The Three Ms For Industrial Success In 2015

April 1, 2015 10:36 am | by John Renick | Articles | Comments

As we look at staying competitive in an ever-changing global market, the value of connectivity — connected people, processes and technology — cannot be underestimated. Manufacturers must implement a fully connected framework for top asset performance and strategic data analysis.

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Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

March 30, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains.

Navigating The Challenge Of Choosing ERP Software

March 30, 2015 8:47 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Finding and utilizing the right ERP system is a great way to streamline a company’s manufacturing process, minimize miscommunication and disconnect amongst your employees, and decrease the resulting errors

5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Tech expert and Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network, Inc., Karl Volkman, returns to give his tips for catching a hacker. 

Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 11:05 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

More Or Less ERP: That Is The Question

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Zach Hanlon | Blogs | Comments

The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.

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How Centralizing Your Company’s Business Intelligence Can Improve Your Bottom Line

March 25, 2015 11:32 am | by Heine Krog Iversen | Articles | Comments

To improve your company’s overall efficiency, rather than looking at the next big program that hits the market, the answer to better gains might very well be to simply re-organize your existing BI system.

Five Truths In Building An Effective Digital Marketing And E-commerce Strategy

March 24, 2015 12:17 pm | by Corey Torrence | Articles | Comments

Consumers today have more information and options available to them than ever before. To stay competitive in this fast-paced digital world, manufacturers must take a hard look at their digital marketing and e-commerce strategies.

3 Reasons You Should Consider Revamping Your Supply Chain Networks

March 23, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bob Farrell | Articles | Comments

Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.

Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 5

March 23, 2015 1:31 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.

Are You In Compliance? OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 10:59 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards

Using Mobile Video Collaboration To Address The 'Problems To Resolution' Gap

March 20, 2015 10:42 am | by Romulus Pereira | Articles | Comments

As strides in mobile technology are made, it’s becoming possible for anyone on the manufacturing floor with a mobile device to live-stream what they’re seeing to experts who can help with problem resolution in real time. 

IT & OT Turn To Physical Security For Productivity

March 19, 2015 11:29 am | by Greg Varga & Bob Voss | Articles | Comments

Tapping the full potential of smart, connected devices hinges on having physical security and access-control technologies and processes capable of protecting the new streams of industrial data. 

FDA Software Validation: What To Do To Validate Quality Computer Systems

March 18, 2015 12:03 pm | by Penny Goss | Articles | Comments

A look at the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA regulated industries and best practices for meeting the guidelines.

Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than It Delivers?

March 17, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

A Two-Tier ERP Strategy – The Right Solution For The Right Customer

March 16, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?

Five Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

March 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Joakim Ahlstöm | Articles | Comments

When fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by ‘watching your back’ and ‘looking good,’ and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.

Using A Holistic 5S Approach To Drive Innovation

March 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.

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