Is That a Robot in My Factory?
Jim McCoy, CIO, Raytheon
Disruptive Trends in Manufacturing IT
Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck [NYSE:MRK]
Manufacturing with a Service Heart
Mel Kirk, SVP & CIO, Ryder System [NYSE:R]
People in Supply Chain- Motivating and Innovating
Mehran Ravanpay, VP, Global Supply Chain Logistics, Schneider Electric
Since its first application in a car manufacturing plant in 1960s, the concept of robotics has evolved beyond the unproven utopian vision, marking a steady era of technology metamorphosis. The burgeoning technology has transformed the manufacturing industry—which was long plagued by high cost and slow-drip progress—with its dexterity, trainability, sensing and memory capabilities.
Bruno Padovani, Director, LEAN Continuous Improvement, Ferrara Candy Company
LEAN continuous improvement is perhaps the single biggest profit driving initiative that the typical manufacturing organization can undertake.
Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q
In some cases though, the tenets of Industry 4.0 may conflict with current medical regulatory criteria.
Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP
The logistics and manufacturing industries are undergoing a revolution driven by digital transformation. Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and blockchain all promise to completely alter how companies conduct business.
Steven L. Blue, President & CEO, Miller Ingenuity
If President Donald Trump is able to renegotiate trade deals to be more U.S. friendly during his first 100 days in office, it is both good and bad news for American manufacturing. On the one hand, corporate income tax will probably be reduced.
Joe Panebianco, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Lean is about the elimination of waste. Often lean practitioners look at a process or activity to see how waste might be removed, lead-time reduced and flow created.
Willie Sosa, SVP-Global Manufacturing, Cardinal Health [NYSE:CAH]
The scope of manufacturing goes beyond the attributes of the product, or simply the cost to produce. Helping hospitals improve safety, quality of care and cost requires a holistic approach to the value chain.
Ronojoy Guha, VP and Global Head Solutions and Pre-Sales, Retail, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing, Mindtree [NSE:MINDTREE.NS]
IT operations have become more responsive to variations in the manufacturing process. In the past, IT’s primary role was to provide technology that would help automate, integrate and simplify business processes.
Larry Hamilton, Sr. Director Global Lean Six Sigma, Jabil
Lean and Six Sigma are all the rage in business. Companies from all different sectors are attempting to implement the tools and systems of the Toyota Production System in various forms.
Kevin Trowhill, VP, Sales, RAE Coils
When the coils in an HVAC unit need replacement, many think they must use the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to obtain the correct part.
Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP [NYSE:SAP]
Whether it’s providing same-day delivery, customized products or creating personalized shopping experiences, in today’s on-demand world, companies must have an accurate pulse on their customers and their evolving expectations.
Sri Adusumilli, VP, CIO, IT, Centric Parts StopTech Qualis
In this article, I want to explore how and why we need to leverage information technology to enable business and key performance indicators to measure its success.