Recent Articles

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.     
August 5, 2014 9:32 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia
“I think everything looks very solid and well balanced, particularly new orders," said Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee.              
August 4, 2014 8:59 am
Hari Menon
With the increasing frequency of product recalls and production delays, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that these have become an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of today’s outsourcing practices. But, in reality, they should be unacceptable to any manufacturing executive. 
July 31, 2014 3:42 pm
Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer
Asana hopes that its software that combines the elements of a communal notebook, social network, instant messaging application and online calendar will enable teams of employees to share information and do most of their jobs without relying on email.
July 31, 2014 4:40 pm
Adam Stern
Rather than restricting access to an office computer, or taking a laptop on the road to visit clients, QuickBooks cloud hosting ensures that the software and hardware is managed, backed up and always available via the Internet.       
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