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Are You a GM Recall Waiting to Happen?

March 23, 2015 | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Comments

It’s easy to look at a situation like GM’s and wonder how it got so catastrophically out of control, but Gittler’s exercise suggests that even the best-laid plans are subject to more than just a small sliver of error.

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 1

March 27, 2015 12:19 pm | by Greg Goodwin

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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Boost Efficiency Through Augmented Reality: Q&A With Bob Meads

March 27, 2015 10:24 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Manufacturing.Net's Bridget Bergin discusses the collaboration between iQuest and Kepware, as well as advanced approaches to viewing the plant floor and challenges to implementing automated solutions.

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 2

March 26, 2015 1:58 pm | by Greg Goodwin

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 3

March 25, 2015 3:10 pm | by Greg Goodwin

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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Revamping Supply Chain Intelligence: Q&A With Bob Farrell

March 25, 2015 10:34 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Bob Farrell, CEO of Kewill, offers expert insight into the importance of transportation and warehouse management that can help manufacturers save money and maintain excellent customer relations.    

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

March 24, 2015 2:52 pm | by Tom Grace, Brand Protection Manager, Eaton

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year; currently, it is estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade or $1.77 trillion in 2015.

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A Profile With the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

Above all, Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a maker — a member of a DIY subculture of engineering-oriented pursuits including 3D printing, electronics and robotics.

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Top 5 Asset Performance Management Trends: No. 4

March 23, 2015 3:46 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.

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New Power Tech Will Help Exelon Save Millions Of Gallons Of Water A Day

March 23, 2015 3:41 pm | by GE Reports

The company’s two huge 1,000 MW power plants, which are under construction near Fort Worth, will use the latest GE power generation technology that needs just one tenth of the water amount typically required to cool such large installations, and save “millions of gallons” every day, according to Harris.

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5 Ways a Mobile Service App Increases Manufacturer Efficiency

March 20, 2015 1:55 pm | by Joanna Rotter, Content Marketing Manager, MSI

Find out how your manufacturing business can take advantage of the growing trend toward mobile apps and start seeing the results of more efficient operations and detailed reporting.

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Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards.

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Is Your Efficiency Tracking System Actually Efficient?

March 19, 2015 2:59 pm | by Jack Payne, Vice President of Solution Consulting for Process Manufacturing, Aptean

Process manufacturers are under constant pressure to meet compliance, lower costs and maximize efficiency. All too often manufacturers, unfortunately, lack the tools need to deliver on these goals, struggling to guess at the inefficiencies in what is typically a paper-driven and error-prone manual process. 

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than it Delivers?

March 18, 2015 3:17 pm | by Bob McKee

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

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A Bright Idea

March 18, 2015 10:40 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Lighting has experienced many changes over the years, from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents, however, no trend is currently as predominant as the growth of LED technology.

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Lawson Products Takes Business to the Next Level

March 17, 2015 2:03 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

This well-known MRO supplier shares the ways it has been able to enhance its value proposition through investments in objectives that results in customer gains.

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5 Tips for a More Efficient Compressed Air System

March 16, 2015 1:50 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

An efficient compressed air system can be invaluable asset to a manufacturer. So in order to help, here are five tips on how to achieve the most efficient compressed system. 

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Litigation Abounds When Competitors Hire One Another's Employees

March 13, 2015 11:06 am | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago

A recent case gives flavor to the types of claims that are often brought when one competitor hires one or more employees of another competitor. It also serves as a reminder of the "Do's" and "Don'ts" when hiring experienced employees. 

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Collaborative Manufacturing Training: Q&A With Jeff Owens

March 12, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Advanced Technology Systems (ATS) thinks it has found a solution to the skills gap that is alternative to community college. By engaging with other companies to implement on-demand manufacturing training, ATS teaches factory workers the technical skills they need to succeed in more high-paying industrial positions.

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Predictive Analytics: Turning Data Into Inventory Insights

March 12, 2015 11:12 am | by Larry Korak

Operational managers are tasked with keeping tight control on inventory in order to control costs. At the same time, however, they are also responsible for meeting customer expectations for on time delivery.

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10 Often Forgotten ERP Implementation Faux Pas

March 10, 2015 3:26 pm | by Daniel Erickson

ERP software implementation disasters are the result of assorted smaller, and seemingly unrelated, actions that converge in a monumental event. This costs a company money in labor, delays, downtime, productivity and equipment. 

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