Recent Articles

August 3, 2015 2:23 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor
The EPA has responded to critics of the carbon rule by making several changes, most notably, allowing more time for states to file their implementation plans, but the ERCC explains that the deadlines are still unrealistic.
July 31, 2015 2:25 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor
A recent report examines motorist preferences for vehicle automation levels, including interaction preferences and overall concern for riding in self-driving cars.
July 30, 2015 2:29 pm
Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago
Why does corporate identity theft happen? And what can be done to prevent it? Fred Mendelsohn discusses the proper precautions and security measures to take to ensure what is yours stays yours.
July 30, 2015 10:40 am
Jon Wikstrom
After a hiatus during the World Wars, the country began legislating to protect the environment, which changed manufacturing and commerce forever.
July 29, 2015 9:30 am
Ranga Bodla
There’s something special about manufacturers and distributors who sell food and beverages vs. those that produce other products. Not least of which is the fact that these products wind up inside the end customer.
July 28, 2015 11:09 am
Danny Weiss
A look at how wireless technology is pushing its way into mainstream industrial engineering and how, when coupled with the cloud, can boost productivity and cut costs in the long term.
July 27, 2015 11:11 am
Jeff Nedwick,
A cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is uniquely capable to handle the diverse needs and challenges of industry. Cloud-based ERP systems can help free up capital, while giving the necessary flexibility to meet evolving operational needs.
July 24, 2015 1:32 pm
Mark Klein
Manufacturers need to start considering their distribution team as part of their sales team. The closer the distributor is to the sales team, the easier it is for everyone to win.
July 24, 2015 10:44 am
Todd Edmunds, Bob Voss & Cliff Whitehead
Manufacturers are converging their OT and IT systems into a unified network architecture, giving them nearly unlimited access to valuable production data that can help them make improvements and more swiftly react to market changes.
July 23, 2015 11:16 am
Salo Fajer
Sensitive data — particularly, IP — is key to a manufacturing firm’s success and upper hand. If this data isn’t properly safeguarded, not only can a company accrue serious monetary fines, but it can also suffer a hit to its reputation and public trust. 
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