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December 19, 2014 10:52 am
Aurimas Adomavicius
Interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an interconnected fleet of data producing machines, overwhelming amounts of data, transformation of data for digestion, interpretation and automation of strategic decisions to maximize uptime and profitability.
December 17, 2014 1:14 pm
John Zegers
The director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, John Zegers, consults with manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes on a wide range of projects. Over the past year, he's been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to him that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing. Take a look at his predictions for the new year. 
December 16, 2014 12:49 pm
Karl Volkman
It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes.
December 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Krishnan Ramanujam
Simply installing new technology is not enough. To get a return on their investments, manufacturers need to put a business framework in place to support them. That requires transforming how they do business.             
December 12, 2014 11:21 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 10, 2014 12:11 pm
Ranga Bodla
No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.
December 9, 2014 12:06 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Manufacturing solutions provider and systems integrator Optimation Technology is bringing new and innovative elements to its historic Rochester location, similar to the former tenant of its current facility — Kodak.          
December 8, 2014 11:39 am
Chris Cooley
Every manufacturer recognizes that its IT network and application infrastructure get more complex every day. At the same time, pressure mounts to make sure that critical IT projects run smoothly, are cost-effective and provide a higher-than-ever ROI. Manufacturers also know that disruptions and outages are inevitable — and they understand the costs when a disaster strikes.
December 5, 2014 10:15 am
New Balance
No two runners are the same. So, New Balance has taken to personalizing a runner’s shoes with EOS industrial 3D printing technology to additively manufacture individualized spike plates that improve individual runner's performance.     
December 3, 2014 12:53 pm
Tariq Choudry
We all know the that the goal of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is to provide a mutually beneficial relationship where both sides will be able to more smoothly and accurately control the availability and flow of goods. But how many of us are confident we’re actually doing it right?
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