Recent Articles

August 22, 2014 10:59 am
Venkateswaran Vinod
The challenge for tech companies and automakers alike is that computer hardware and software embedded in a new car can be obsolete in just a couple years. But the owner will drive the car for an average of six to seven years before he trades it in for a new model. 
August 22, 2014 11:24 am
Adam Kline
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.
August 20, 2014 12:47 pm
Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology
In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               
August 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Jacques Soumeillan
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.
August 18, 2014 1:01 pm
Andy Banathy
Internal and external factors — namely plant optimization and regulation compliance — are driving plants to bring more industrial computing resources onto the plant floor.                       
August 15, 2014 11:27 am
Will Bacon
Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.                       
August 13, 2014 11:54 am
Spencer Cramer
In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line. 
August 12, 2014 11:55 am
Anders Ekman
Manufacturers have traditionally sold products through sales channels with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, as the marketplace becomes more competitive and customers have more options, they are turning to data-driven marketing solutions to better target end-users.
August 8, 2014 11:40 am
Jeff Sweeney
In a world of lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the norm and not the exception, the need to source and make things in the right place has never been more important.                   
August 6, 2014 12:50 pm
Ed Rusch
Social media brings businesses closer to their customers, provides a platform for communication and building thought leadership, and when executed properly it can help drive business and provide a significant return on investment.     
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