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March 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Tom Hennessey
Even before the official start to the Trump administration, A&D manufacturers began to see signs of a sea change in military spending.
March 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Lou Washington
With the recent upsurge in jobs being re-shored and new facilities being domestically located, companies are feeling their perceived power to demand some sweeteners for locating operations in one place versus another.
March 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Gary Brooks
While already razor thin product-based margins decline in highly competitive and mature industries such as heavy equipment, high tech, aerospace, automotive and industrial products, after-sales service, the service delivered after the initial sale of a product, remains very healthy.
March 20, 2017 11:53 am
Kevin Deal
The civil aviation industry is one of the most asset-intensive industries in the world. With parts that are high-cost and low in numbers, even the slightest of improvements in asset functionality and maintenance can yield significant cost and efficiency advantages. Here’s how two much discussed technologies — IoT and augmented reality — will develop dramatically during 2017 and start to unlock real benefits for civil aviation companies.
March 17, 2017 10:49 am
Manuel Grenacher
If you’re seeking a way for your organization to provide the customer service that the IoT demands — while helping ensure that you don’t foot the terrifying $1.6 million/hour bill from IT systems downtime — you might want to add “look into FSM and crowd service” to your list of New Year’s resolutions.
March 17, 2017 10:10 am
Ian Nicolson
It’s not a question of whether severe weather will impact a business, but when. If you want to achieve the right balance between safety and productivity, start putting plans and provisions in place long before storms show up on the radar.
March 17, 2017 9:51 am
Vinayak Yannam
The steady rise of automation within the manufacturing landscape, especially the advent of robotics, Industry 4.0, as well as disruptors such as 3D printing, have to be factored into any manufacturing job revival plan.
March 16, 2017 11:51 am
John Fryer
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers tremendous potential for manufacturers seeking new drivers of growth. Leveraging data generated by production systems across the plant can generate insights that promise to transform manufacturing efficiency, productivity and agility.
March 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Brent Halverson
2017 is set to be a customer-centric year. But what can technology do to help drive us forward?
March 16, 2017 10:53 am
Alex Bennett
The manufacturing sector is amongst the most frequently hacked and the forecast for 2017 is dire. These are the escalated cybersecurity challenges manufacturers must overcome.
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