Recent Articles

April 17, 2014 11:38 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Car makers rev their engines for the New York International Auto Show this week as they show their stuff to reporters. Here’s a look at some of the vehicles being showcased at the Big Apple car show.               
April 16, 2014 11:15 am
Pete Zimmerman, Manufacturing Segment Manager, VAI
Manufacturers must have visibility into their inventory because it allows them to make better informed and more financially efficient purchasing decisions.                           
April 15, 2014 12:42 pm
Adam Stern
While small and midsize manufacturers are often keen to move their applications to the cloud, the benefits of cloud migration don’t simply rain down from the sky. In order to take advantage of the flexibility (and cost savings) of virtual server hosting, organizations need to address some common challenges.  
April 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Manufacturers in general do a good job of protecting their data, but the task of making sure that access within the organization is restricted on a need-to-know basis can be monumental.                   
April 11, 2014 4:18 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Here's a look at the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Tesla sued by Lemon Law King; the Porsche plug-in hybrid; and 3D printing chocolate.                     
April 11, 2014 3:44 pm
Videojet Technologies Inc.
With the addition of the new equipment, William H. Harvey Manufacturing Co. had several different printer models on the plant floor. The maintenance team had varying degrees of knowledge regarding operation and maintenance of all the equipment. Eventually, the company started to see an increase in downtime related to simple issues like preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of the printers.
April 11, 2014 12:03 pm
Jim Shepherd, VP of Strategy, Plex
We are entering a new era of manufacturing — one where manufacturers need to move fast and strike hard in order to stay ahead of competitors and stay relevant to customers. This type of maneuverability depends heavily on technology, leading companies to take stock of their ERP solutions and evaluate if they can succeed with what they have.
April 10, 2014 11:52 am
Joel Hans, Managing Editor,
When it comes to understanding the need for reliability and maintenance, it’s hard to look further than veterans — they know the stakes if a piece of equipment fails. As a former fighter jet pilot, Michael Aroney is familiar with high-risk endeavors, and what keeps them as low-risk as possible — maintenance is absolutely necessary to the equation.
April 9, 2014 1:13 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Manufacturers may not be taking full advantage of research and development federal tax credits, so Manufacturing Business Technology took a moment to ask Michael Devereux II from Mueller Prost PC to clarify some of the details surrounding R&D tax credits.
April 9, 2014 1:25 pm
Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc.
While companies have been relying on hosted software and third-party tools for decades, it has been roughly six years since clouds entered the enterprise IT psyche. Here are insights into the opportunities and limitations of service in the cloud, as well as what the future brings for cloud computing.
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