Recent Articles

October 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Rahul Vijayaraghavan
The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.                                 
October 10, 2014 11:23 am
Johnny Jones
Manufacturers who’ve encouraged the use of mobile field service management applications have helped their dealers generate more revenue, increase profitability — and sell more equipment.                   
October 10, 2014 11:10 am
Eric Lail
With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain, connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.                   
October 8, 2014 12:45 pm
Sundar Kamakshisundaram
Companies that embrace the concept of predictive risk management can avoid pitfalls and vault ahead of the competition.                                     
October 8, 2014 11:06 am
Brian Kennell
Pioneering companies proactively embrace change — not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.                   
October 7, 2014 1:02 pm
Ralf Suerken
While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.         
October 6, 2014 12:16 pm
Steve Wooledge
Here are seven use cases that illustrate how big data and Hadoop are being used to improve quality, optimize operations and reduce costs.                                 
October 2, 2014 4:28 pm
Fred Thomas
Smart devices create smart production lines, enabling a significant level of manufacturing agility that makes it possible to connect customer needs with a company’s ability to deliver a product — on demand.             
October 2, 2014 4:09 pm
Matt Dodds, OMRON Automation and Safety
The best safety device is the one that offers maximum safety with minimum impact on machine operations at the lowest possible cost. This article provides recommendations that will help in selecting appropriate safety device technologies.   
October 2, 2014 1:06 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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