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The Crossroads Of Connectivity

November 18, 2015 | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

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.

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E-Commerce Tip: 'Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant'

November 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

Successful strategies are anchored in well-organized, relevant and properly positioned content. A recent interview offers insight on how to achieve these goals without turning off customers and alienating internal staff by trying to do too much too soon.


Infographic: Automotive Recalls, By The Numbers

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor

Recalls have been on the rise for the past two years in the automotive industry. There are a lot of factors that play into recalls, such as cost, compliance and coming to a solution. Take a look at some of the stats on recent automotive recalls.


Material Handling Spotlight: Increasing Efficiency With Containers, Bins And Totes

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor

There is no single "right" way for a plant to manage, store and organize inventory, rather, many methods. 


Field Report: Onward And (Hopefully) Upward

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

IMPO's overview of the factors industry analysts say will impact manufacturing in 2016. 


Tech Trends: A Five Point Plan For Becoming A Digital Enterprise By 2020

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor

Marketing conditions, customer expectations and technology capabilities are transforming manufacturing processes at phenomenal speeds. 


Maintenance Matters: Disaster — Prepare For The Worst And Then Be Ready When It Happens

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Jason Gargala, Ottawa Kent

How many times has a bad situation gotten out of hand because no one in the midst of the chaos unfolding knew how to turn off the sprinklers, kill the power or make sure the gas leak was taken care of?


Plant Practices: Heavy Equipment Accessories Builder Maximizes Space For Manufacturing

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by RMT Équipement

In 2015, RMT Équipement decided to move its headquarters and warehouse to Blainville, into facilities measuring over 6,000 square feet. With this improvement, the company has brought all of its operations under one roof.


IMPO Onsite: A Leader In Its Field

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

From fruit preps and purees, to maraschinos, to its new Royal Harvest line of dried fruits, OCG offers an array of fruit products made with high-quality ingredients. 


Editor's Note: Your Tax Revenue Wish List

November 19, 2015 11:27 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

We all pay taxes; wouldn’t it be great to emblazon on a t-shirt a line item list of what every dollar should be allocated for, in our perfect world, without any negative business ramifications?


Your Best Equipment Isn't Always On The Production Floor

November 17, 2015 1:51 pm | by 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.


Enterprise Labeling For A Connected, Flexible And Efficient Supply Chain

November 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Josh Roffman

Doing business in today’s global supply chain has become a complex challenge. International regulations, global distribution channels and evolving customer requirements are becoming the norm, and companies are starting to recognize labeling as a mission–critical component of the supply chain.


When Does IoT Make Sense?

November 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by Mitch Maiman, President & Co-Founder, Intelligent Product Solutions

With all the purported benefits of making any object into a “connected” object, you might think there’s no product in the world that shouldn’t be IoT-enabled. Yet it’s worth pausing to ask whether it truly makes sense to design and produce an IoT solution.


Streamline Attendance Tracking

November 3, 2015 1:03 pm | by Lindsey Brown

Do you find yourself wondering how to better improve productivity by reducing and more efficiently tracking employee absences? If not, you should be. 


Attacking Complexity And Response Times Across The Value Chain

October 30, 2015 2:28 pm | by Dennis McRae

Manufacturers are feeling the pressure that comes with competing on a global platform – and in recent years, that pressure has intensified as customer demands increase and supply chains expand.


A Strategy For Winning The Supply Chain Game

October 29, 2015 2:08 pm | by Robert Carver

How visualization and gamification are changing the way distribution is done.


After-Sales As A Service

October 28, 2015 2:02 pm | by Charlie Chung, UPS

It’s important to remember that after-sales service is an opportunity to grow business, not something merely meant to placate customers.


Efficiency Fuels Pratt & Whitney’s Hot Section Ramp Up

October 26, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

A look at how aerospace leader Pratt & Whitney combines innovation, quality assurance and plant floor efficiencies to better meet growing customer demands.


Weather Safety Preparedness At The Worksite

October 22, 2015 1:47 pm | by Stefan Trask

Here are some tips and informational resources to help facilities prepare for tornadoes, floods, extreme heat, extreme cold, and other severe weather conditions.


The Hybrid Cloud: No Reason To Manufacture Confusion

October 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Adam Stern

The right question isn’t, “Should I go on or off premises? or Should I opt for the hybrid cloud, the public cloud or a private cloud?” The smart question is, “What’s strategically best for my organization?” 


Living 'On The Edge' In Manufacturing

October 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Gadi Lenz

In order to enable the effective and efficient handling of IoT analytics, running some of the analytics “on the edge” is essential.



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