Recent Articles

November 19, 2015 9:30 am
Christopher Bunch, Safety Director, Stellar
While ergonomic design and regulatory compliance remain critical to worker safety, behavior-based safety strategies incentivize employees to take ownership of their own safety. Employees proactively identify potential hazards, helping prevent them from ever happening in the first place.
November 19, 2015 9:00 am
Andrew Phillips, Angela Spivey, James Neale and Benjamin Abel, Food and Beverage Industry Team, McGuireWoods LLP
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will accept public comments on the use of "natural" claims on food labels. The move, which may signal FDA's intention to formally regulate use of the term, has potentially far-reaching consequences in a number of different arenas
November 18, 2015 4:30 pm
Malcolm Fox
To remove barriers to growth, manufacturers must turn the explosion of data they have into intelligence and insights to support real-time decision making, at every level and across every function in the organization - and throughout the extended supply chain. 
November 18, 2015 8:15 am
Dave Barclay, Director of Enterprise Sales Training, Shamrock Foods, and Suraj Mohandas, Senior Director of Customer Success, Zilliant
The current explosion of technologies such as CRM, ERP and prescriptive analytics in B2B isn’t anticipated to subdue any time soon. As adoption rises, industrial B2B companies are poised to cash in on benefits such as improved operational efficiencies, increased customer satisfaction, and sales and profit growth. Whether or not these benefits are realized is contingent upon if the end user adopts, uses and embraces the technology.
November 18, 2015 9:39 am
Mick Wilcox, Acuity Brands
Every plant manager wants a more efficient and productive manufacturing facility. But one thing many manufacturers have yet to embrace for plant optimization literally hangs right over their heads - the lighting system.
November 17, 2015 2:30 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
The next 18 months need to generate solutions that are easier to integrate and more cost-effective in order for Industrial IoT to be truly embraced throughout U.S. manufacturing.
November 16, 2015 4:30 pm
Larry Korak
As manufacturers strive to be on the front line of innovation, they must stop, look, listen and plan their strategy for being the Digital Enterprise of the future.
November 16, 2015 10:05 am
Judd J. Robins
Four steps that can be taken to lead companies down the path of contract management optimization.
November 13, 2015 8:00 am
Andy Hill
Inventory managers are faced with the challenge of managing tens or hundreds of thousands of items, each with their own characteristics, requiring complex and time-consuming calculations. Without a structured methodology and powerful analytical tools, the proactive management of large inventories becomes an impossible task. 
November 13, 2015 9:00 am
Christopher Bunch, Safety Director, Stellar
Worker safety is a critical element in every food plant, regardless of the type of products manufactured. And while creating a safe, ergonomic work environment is a must, sometimes it’s not enough to ensure the safety of your most important asset — your employees.
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