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GE Jet Engines Will Power the Next Air Force One

January 30, 2015 12:22 pm | by GE Reports

The U.S. Air Force has announced that Boeing’s next-generation 747-8 passenger jet, powered by GE engines, will replace the existing version of presidential plane popularly known as Air Force One.               


Q&A: The Changing Engineering and R&D Landscape

January 30, 2015 11:10 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Senior Vice President of Engineering and R&D Services of HCL, Sukamal Banerjee took some time to speak with IMPO about the demand of engineering and R&D services both domestically and abroad.               


Ships Ahoy: GE’s New Marine Business Leaves Port

January 29, 2015 2:11 pm | by GE Reports

Last fall, the British Royal Navy commissioned a powerful new high-tech frigate so silent that it would be able to sneak up on submarines undetected. The ship, called the Type 26 frigate, has been designated to become “the workhorse” of the British fleet.


Sales Channel Visibility Improves Manufacturing and Inventory Planning

January 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Dan Blacharski

When accurate, near real-time channel data is not abundantly available, sales and inventory fall one or two steps behind true customer demand. And there can be devastating results — including poor channel intelligence, delayed incentive payments or overpayments, and occasional massive write-offs caused by excess inventory stuck in the supply chain.


Q&A: The State of the Engineering Services Outsourcing Market

January 28, 2015 12:27 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Sampath Kumar, Partner and Global Leader at ISG (Information Services Group) Engineering Services, spoke with IMPO about the important trends and growth within the Engineering Services Outsourcing Market.             


Is it Time to Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

January 28, 2015 10:51 am | by Pat Garrehy, CEO, Rootstock Software

Many industries, especially manufacturing, are discovering that business intelligence and more efficient use of large amounts of data help them become more agile and better equipped to respond to ever-changing markets. As a result, many companies have concluded that their legacy ERP systems are simply not up to the task, and these same companies are finding the ideal business solution in cloud-based ERP systems.


Education, Bias-Breaking Keys to Women's Rise in Supply Chain

January 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution

When people think of the supply chain, they think trucking and warehouse. On the front lines, they see a need to be physically strong. They see a male-centric role. We don’t necessary think women can do things in the supply chain. We need for people to think differently.


10 Key Initiatives to Drive Value From Supply Chain Networks in 2015

January 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Elemica

Elemica, a Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, offers ten top initiatives in the journey to supply chain excellence.                             


Forklift Conversion: The Key to Eco-Efficiency

January 26, 2015 11:02 am | by Brian Faust, General Manager, Douglas Battery

Forklift fleets offer significant opportunities for warehouses and distribution centers to improve their eco-efficiency. One way is to convert from forklifts powered by internal combustion (IC) to electric lift trucks.         


Industrial IoT Creates New Job Requirement — ESP

January 23, 2015 9:53 am | by Bhavesh S. Patel

Meet the new job requirement for industrial facility and IT operations professionals — extrasensory perception, a.k.a. ESP.                                     


Manufacturers Merge Customer Service Components Into the Lifecycles of Their Products

January 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Larry Korak

Establishing new customer engagement opportunities is a top priority for manufacturers who are looking to build brand loyalty plus meet the expectations of the highly demanding Millennial consumer.               


Exploring the Role of a Collaborative Manufacturing Robot

January 21, 2015 2:21 pm | by GE Reports

Last week, we published "Friendly Robots: The Future Of Advanced Manufacturing," about the creation of Baxter, the manufacturing robot. Here is a look at the purpose behind Baxter, his role in automating manufacturing, his interaction with humans, and his day-to-day work. 


Who Owns the Asset and the Data in APM and Servitization?

January 21, 2015 9:49 am | by Dan Miklovic

Using the data from three lathes in your plant to predict reliability is possible, but using the data from thousands of lathes in operation around the world adds a whole other layer of confidence in the prediction. This is the reason so many manufacturing equipment OEMs are beginning to offer reliability services as part of their product offering.


How To Fill Customer Orders Cheaper, Faster With Lean Continuous Improvement Model

January 20, 2015 2:34 pm | by Curt Schmidgall, Winegard Value Stream Manager

The most significant results from implementing the lean continuous manufacturing model come not from discrete changes to certain products or processes, but from incorporating the entire company into the lean continuous model journey.     


'Greening' the Manufacturing Industry

January 16, 2015 2:41 pm | by Monica Gomez

Going “green” is not only good for the environment—it is also good for the wallet in the long run, and it helps boost the social capital of a company.                             


7 Key Questions to Ask Before the 2015 GHS Deadline

January 15, 2015 2:24 pm | by Deborah Grant

As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the U.S., businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).


ClearSign Has the Answer to Industrial Pollution

January 14, 2015 4:43 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

ClearSign Combustion Corp. has developed a new technology for the combustion region, dubbed Duplex Tile Technology. This new combustion technology could change the industry entirely by eliminating industrial emissions by a staggering 95 percent, reducing downtime and maintenance costs all while increasing profitability and fuel efficiency for manufacturers and plant operators.


Friendly Robots: The Future of Advanced Manufacturing

January 14, 2015 2:53 pm | by GE Reports

GE’s venture capital arm, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions and a group of other big names have invested $26.6 million in the company to fund new research and growth. This new investment round brings the company’s total funding to more than $100 million since it was founded by the Australian roboticist, iRobot co-founder and former MIT professor Rodney Brooks in 2008.


The Myth of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: Q&A With Adams Nager

January 14, 2015 10:44 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net

According to Nager's January 2015 report, "It is easy to get the impression that American manufacturing has entered a new and exciting period of revival. Many in the media, along with consulting firms and economists, now tout the term “manufacturing renaissance” to describe this so-called revival...if only that were true." 


5 Essential ERP Needs Custom ETO Manufacturers Should Consider

January 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Jean Magny

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can ensure consistency and accuracy in manufacturing, plus give you a dashboard snapshot of any given step in the project manufacturing lifecycle. So, when evaluating an ERP solution for your custom ETO manufacturing environment there are a few key things you should look for. 



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