Recent Articles

September 12, 2014 11:01 am
Dieter Pape
Worrying about whether your clocks display the same, accurate time — and how that impacts your maintenance crews, the start and stop time of shifts, timestamps and reporting or compliance issues — doesn’t have to be an extra item on your plate. 
September 11, 2014 12:33 pm
Diane Palmquist
The year 2020 seems to be the magic year for the Internet of Things when billions of devices are predicted to be wirelessly connected. One might conclude this will also be the year when “Industry 4.0” reaches its true potential.       
September 10, 2014 1:16 pm
Greg Goodwin
Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so in the future requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies — what we refer to as a continuous journey towards Operational Excellence.
September 9, 2014 12:52 pm
Mark Prokosch
Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.
September 9, 2014 12:41 pm
John Paul Williams
To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.
September 8, 2014 12:46 pm
Larry Korak
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       
September 8, 2014 12:57 pm
Bryan Nielson
It’s a fact of life that not everything will go exactly as you’d planned. Failures large and small — from budget overruns, scope creep and missed deadlines to catastrophic technical issues — can crop up in even the most well-executed plans.   
September 5, 2014 11:04 am
Mariam Gallegos
Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.             
September 4, 2014 12:46 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 
September 3, 2014 12:16 pm
David Schnitt
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful. But there is a worrisome trend in the industry: manufacturers’ over-reliance on purchase orders.
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