Recent Articles

December 18, 2014 1:45 pm
Toby Porter, Food Market Manager, Kluber Lubrication North America
When it comes to enhancements in food safety from a lubricant perspective, previously unknown terms such as NSF H1 and CFIA have become commonplace. Now, food industry professionals have myriad options when choosing products that help achieve targeted levels of food safety for their facility.
December 18, 2014 11:30 am
Pat Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services
Buildup of water and organic debris can contribute to pest problems in food facilities. Here are some essential tips for ensuring facilities and restaurants are cleaned properly.
December 18, 2014 11:15 am
Spencer Cramer, President & CEO of Ei3
If your facility isn’t measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by utilizing the Industrial Internet, your company is likely losing out. That sounds like a bold assertion, but consider this: a facility with an OEE score of 85 or higher is considered ‘World Class’.
December 17, 2014 9:20 am
Kevin Beasley, CIO at VAI
By following larger corporations’ lead, mid-market companies can leverage their existing big data to increase revenue and improve customer relationships.                           
December 16, 2014 8:20 am
Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research
As the software landscape has advanced, new technologies like Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, and IoT are facilitating easier open integration and increased digitization of information. In addition, solution providers have also begun to tailor applications to better fit the needs of today’s manufacturers.
December 16, 2014 10:00 am
Andy Scherz, Senior Product Manager, Epson America
Retailers continue to put pressure on manufacturers to escalate production efficiency in order to enhance customer service though faster shipping to stores or home deliveries and personalized products. Warehouses have expanded well beyond the traditional product fulfillment function.
December 16, 2014 11:30 am
Krishnan Ramanujam
For manufacturers, digital technologies are creating new opportunities, but also new challenges. Social, mobile, analytics, and Cloud solutions can streamline production and speed time to market, enabling manufacturers to better customize and connect products to consumers.
December 15, 2014 1:10 pm
John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing
The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing activity becoming the norm. However, there’s good news to share.
December 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Dave Lechleitner, Principal, Product Marketing at Exact
If you embrace lean manufacturing as part of your company’s overall business strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible including increased profits, decreased costs, and long-term efficiency gains.           
December 15, 2014 8:20 am
Mark Sell, President & Co-Founder of MD Logistics
Privacy breaches are very real and can result in physical or intellectual theft, compromising both livelihoods and reputations. One such breach occurred in 2010 in Connecticut, when thieves cut through the roof of a warehouse and made off with millions of dollars in medications.
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