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IT in the Consumer Durables Manufacturing Space

IT in the Consumer Durables Manufacturing Space

Art Sebastiano, CIO, SharkNinja Operating LLC

Making the Most of Change: When Opportunity Knocks, Your Chief Procurement Officer can help you open the Door

Making the Most of Change: When Opportunity Knocks, Your...

Shelley Stewart, Jr., Chief Procurement Officer and VP, Sourcing & Logistics, DuPont And Steve Larrabee, CIO, DuPont

Cloud Intelligence Fuels Manufacturing Growth

Cloud Intelligence Fuels Manufacturing Growth

Caglayan Arkan, GM, WW Manufacturing & Resources, Microsoft

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Kinaxis: The Supply Chain Innovators

In this era of digital transformation where manufacturing processes are becoming smarter, the overall supply chain also needs to be modernized. Manufacturers are adopting cutting edge technologies of IoT, automation, robotics and big data for their supply chain to enhance efficiency and real time visibility for all processes. The technologies that are making manufacturing ‘smart’ are also propelling significant benefits to the global supply chain by reducing risks through improved quality management, compliance and supplier collaboration.

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Enables Immense Productivity Improvements And Enhance Decision-Making Capabilities

Enables Immense Productivity Improvements And Enhance Decision-Making Capabilities

Nancy S. Wolk, CIO, Alcoa - Global Business Services

One of the major shifts we are seeing at Alcoa is the increased ability to correlate massive amounts of data from our manufacturing processes with our business information systems.

A Quantum Jump in the Flexibility of Automation: The New Generation of Mobile Robots

A Quantum Jump in the Flexibility of Automation: The New Generation of Mobile Robots

Denise Ebenhoech, Regional Head of Advanced Robotic Applications, KUKA Robotics

We can now concentrate on the production process and seamlessly integrate the autonomous mobile robot into it.

IoROT - Internet of Really Old Things

IoROT - Internet of Really Old Things

Ashe Menon, SVP of Global Manufacturing, National Oilwell Varco

Though much of the focus around the IoT has been on new equipment and plants, a majority of the manufacturing facilities in this country still have extremely old equipment.

Gemba Walks Help Streamline IT Services at McCarthy Building Companies

Gemba Walks Help Streamline IT Services at McCarthy Building Companies

Michael Oster, CIO, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

In recent years, "Lean" principles have become a growing area of focus in companies across all industries.

How Automation is Transforming Field ServiceSupport

How Automation is Transforming Field ServiceSupport

John Manasso, General Manager, IBM Technology Support Services, North America

As enterprises around the world continue to shift the way they select, deploy, and manage technology for their clients and customers, business leaders must take into consideration how newfound speed and efficiency.

3D Printing in Education: Coping with the Decline of Student Interest in Science

3D Printing in Education: Coping with the Decline of Student Interest in Science

Tan Hoang, 3Dponics Inc.

Science and innovation have always been the key drivers of a country's economic expansion.

Five Trends for Manufacturing's Fourth Wave: Industry 4.0 Essentials for Global Operations Leaders

Five Trends for Manufacturing's Fourth Wave: Industry 4.0 Essentials for Global Operations Leaders

Francois Barbier, President, Global Operations and Components, Flex

While the current supply chain system consists of several steps occurring independently, smart manufacturing streamlines the time, effort, and communication between each step, creating faster and more reliable service.

Beyond the Hype of Big Data: Real IT Innovation

Beyond the Hype of  Big Data: Real IT  Innovation

Janet B. Stevens, CIO, USDA/Food Safety

I’ve never been the one to get excited about the “next big thing,” especially if it’s been labeled with a nebulous term such as Cloud, or even a seemingly simple one like Big Data.

The Promise and Challenges of an Internet of Things (IoT) World

The Promise and Challenges of an Internet of Things (IoT) World

Kris Alexander, CTO, Akamai Technologies

When I first started getting involved in the industry conve r sat ion around the Internet of Things I had many questions.

Using Emerging Technologies to Overcome Top Business Challenges in Manufacturing

Using Emerging Technologies to Overcome Top Business Challenges in Manufacturing

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.

ERP Implementation Lessons Learned

ERP Implementation Lessons Learned

Scott Bendle, CIO, Rigaku Corporation

Successfully implementing an ERP system is a daunting task and even defining a successful implementation can be a pretty challenging thing.

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