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Connecting Things with Processes and People

Connecting Things with Processes and People

Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP [NYSE:SAP] [FWB:SAP]

Manufacturing with a Service Heart

Manufacturing with a Service Heart

Mel Kirk, SVP & CIO, Ryder System, Inc. [NYSE:R]

Collective Talent Powering the Future of Work

Collective Talent Powering the Future of Work

Dyan Finkhousen, Director, Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing; President GE Fuse

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Manhattan Associates: Pioneering Supply Chain Commerce

The power of digitization has hit all the Supply Chain Management (SCM) entities today—from Transport Management Systems (TMS), ERP, WMS to MES and CRM. This, in turn has ushered in a renewed efficiency and productivity across the sector. With modern day, technology-enabled SCM solutions, manufacturers are better organizing inventory data, monitoring and managing shipping and tracking information, and creating electronic invoices with ease. Further, the integration of technologies like RFID, social media, big data, and advanced robotics is helping manufacturers cut costs and improve customer satisfaction.

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Technology Changes to Supply Chains Demand Good Leadership

Technology Changes to Supply Chains Demand Good Leadership

Kevin Glynn, VP & CIO, DSC Logistics

Our work in supply chain is changing rapidly as we implement new technology.

First Steps to Globalizing Your Business

First Steps to Globalizing Your Business

Neil Hampshire, CIO, ModusLink [NASDAQ:MLNK]

Being able to accept, exchange and properly transfer money between countries, while staying within the bounds of global trade regulations, can be overwhelming for emerging brands.

Managing a LEAN Transformation: The Seven Pillars

Managing a LEAN Transformation: The Seven Pillars

Bruno Padovani, Director of LEAN Continuous Improvement, Ferrara Candy Company

LEAN continuous improvement is perhaps the single biggest profit driving initiative that the typical manufacturing organization can undertake.

Standing at the Crossroad of Lean Manufacturing and Healthcare

Standing at the Crossroad of Lean Manufacturing and Healthcare

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.

The Age of Average is Over

The Age of Average is Over

John McGee, Director, North America Operational Excellence, BASF

One of the biggest threats to manufacturing prosperity U.S. companies face today is talent. As the global economy grows and manufacturing evolves into Industry 4.0, the American workforce must have the skills and capabilities to thrive.

Superstorms and Black Swan Events Merely Magnify Your Supply Chain Deficiencies!

Superstorms and Black Swan Events Merely Magnify Your Supply Chain Deficiencies!

Abir G. Thakurta, VP, Global Supply Chain, Havertys [NYSE:HVT]

Every time there is a superstorm or black swan event anywhere in the globe.

Changing World-Changing Supply Chain-Changing Expectations

Changing World-Changing Supply Chain-Changing Expectations

Barb Schwarzentraub, Director, Global Component Manufacturing, Caterpillar Inc. [NYSE:CAT]

Our ability to combine information from seemingly unrelated events to make predictive moves for our manufacturing supply base through our supply chains is the way for the future.

The Industrial Internet at Work

The Industrial Internet at Work

Paul Boris, VP, Manufacturing Industries, GE Digital

Heavy industry today faces relentless pressure to manage costs, shorten development times and increase productivity—while also meeting customer demands for build-to-order manufacturing and quality compliance.

Data, Data, Everywhere

Data, Data, Everywhere

Edward Rodden, CIO, SugarCreek

Manufacturers have been connecting devices for many years, but the pace is accelerating with the focus on IoT initiatives.

New Application Business Models - The Real IIoT Difference

New Application Business Models - The Real IIoT Difference

Peter Zornio, CSO, Emerson Automation Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing, often referred to as the Industrial IoT or IIoT, will represent a multi-trillion dollar opportunity by 2025 according to McKinsey & Company.

Want Your Next Project to Succeed? Engage Your Stakeholders

Want Your Next Project to Succeed? Engage Your Stakeholders

Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface

One of the keys to creating a culture of sustainability is approaching social responsibility holistically. However, applicable methodology around this subject is hard to find.