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Humility and Openness at the Heart of GE Appliances' Lean Transformation
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Bill Good, Vice President of Supply Chain, GE Appliances

The buck stops here” was a phrase made popular by former U.S. President Harry Truman. It means that the responsibility for something rests with you and not someone else, and this is what our leadership team at GE Appliances took to heart as...

AEye's iDar Sensor Combines Camera and Lidar Data into a 3D Point Cloud
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A key component of many autonomous driving systems is lidar (a portmanteau of light and radar), which bounces light — usually in the form of ultraviolet, visible, or near-infrared — off of objects to map them digitally in three...

The Face of Retail in the Digital Era
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Nate Kredich, COO, PIRCH

Getting the Act Right It’s critical, especially in a business like ours which is several parts retail and several parts service. Our CRM allows us to target our marketing communications based upon the customer’s journey, whether...

Miners find investment boost in crowdfunding for venture capital
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Chad Williams, President and CEO, Klondike Strike

Crowdfunding is an innovation that is slowly catching up with the mining industry. Some old investors may think it's odd for the sector; some might typically associate it with young people raising funds online for worthy causes or to realize...

Revolutionizing Industrial Mining through Smart Tools
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Jeff Bauserman, VP-Information Systems & Technology, Alpha Natural Resources

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in Metals and Mining industry?   Alpha Natural Resources began as a “roll-up” company with three initial acquisitions of existing coal assets in 2002-2003. An...

Markforged Announces Shipment of 100th Metal 3D Printing System
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The Boston-based 3D printer company, Markforged had announced that it had shipped, globally, over 100 metal 3D printing systems and is expecting to double the number by the end of this month. The two most essential elements for massive adoption of...

Moxa SupervisesIIoT Security throughTXOne Networks
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Moxa Inc, an industrial communications and networking company, and Trend Micro, a global security organization have announced that they have accomplished a letter of intent to create a joint-venture corporation called TXOneNetworks which will...

Five Trends for Manufacturing's Fourth Wave: Industry 4.0 Essentials for Global Operations Leaders
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Francois Barbier, President, Global Operations and Components, Flex

Welcome to Industry 4.0, a term coined in 2011 by Henning Kagermann, the head of the German Academy of Science and Engineering. This new fourth wave is powered by advancements that include smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence,...

The Impact of Machine Vision In the Manufacturing Space
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Stephen Engel, Senior Vice President-Strategic Solutions Leader, Hitachi Consulting

Q. What are the current market trends you see shaping the Machine Vision Space? SE: Certainly the demand for machine vision technology is surging. According to AIA, the machine vision trade association, Sales of machine vision components and...

The Impact of Machine Vision I the Manufacturing Space
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Stephen Engel, Senior Vice President-Strategic Solutions Leader at Hitachi Consulting

Q. What are the current market trends you see shaping the Machine Vision Space? SE: Certainly the demand for machine vision technology is surging. According to AIA, the machine vision trade association, Sales of machine vision components and...

Drone Disrupts the Conventional Methods of Measuring Coating Thickness
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Smart Bee, the computer-enabled drone whose beta phase had been launched back in August 2017, is specially designed to assess dry film thickness (DFT) as well as surface profile measurements. The drone leverages especially functional sensors and...

Five Trends for Manufacturing's Fourth Wave: Industry 4.0 Essentials for Global Operations Leaders
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Francois Barbier, President, Global Operations and Components, Flex

Welcome to Industry 4.0, a term coined in 2011 by Henning Kagermann, the head of the German Academy of Science and Engineering. This new fourth wave is powered by advancements that include smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence,...

Identify3D Integrates its Solution with Siemens Digital Factory to Address Integrity and Security of Digital Supply Chain
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San Francisco, CA: Today, Identify3D, a software provider for digital manufacturing security, quality and traceability, announced its integration with global technology powerhouse Siemens’ NXTM software and Sinumerik CNC motion control....

From Product to Experience: The Emergence of High-Tech Manufacturing
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Sedar LaBarre, VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

Ask five people in your organization to name the primary product that Apple sells, and you may hear five different responses—phones, computers, tablets, watches, or music. So who is right? None of them. Or, more charitably, all of them....

Augmented Reality: The Next Big Thing in Wearables
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With Apple CEO, Tim Cook announcing the launch for ARKit and ARCore, a reality that has long been buried among technology companies and startups propelled into mainstream consumerism—augmented reality (AR). The AR technology is coming at...

Fueling CIO Success with Test Automation
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Rajeev Rai, CEO and Co-Founder, QA Source

As a CIO, each of you are facing a unique set of challenges in 2015, whether you are integrating COTS products, moving to the cloud, focusing on data security, going mobile, or maybe even something totally unique to your company. What if I told...

Managing Risk in the Food Manufacturing Industry
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Paul Johnson, SVP, The Horton Group

“What do you consider the biggest threat to your company?” It sounds like a simple question, but ask five different departments within the structure of any business and you’re likely to get five different answers. The CEO...

Be Change Ready in an Evolving Manufacturing Vertical
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Matt Mizell, CIO, Laird

Fired…unemployed! And just four short years into your tenure as CIO of a three-billion dollar, global manufacturing company. You thought you did everything right? You’ve been reading CIO Review regularly and you followed many...

Focusing on Technologies that Promotes Company Priorities
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James Bovenzi, GM Executive Director; North America Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors

1. In the light of your experience as a senior leader in supply chain arena what are the technological trends and challenges you’ve witnessed happening in the space? There are a number of technological trends impacting supply chain,...

You're the Frog and Automation is about to Boil You
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Joe Fuller, VP & CIO, Dominion Enterprises

In an old parable a frog is placed in tepid water whose temperature is gradually and slowly raised to the boiling point. As the water gets warmer, instead of recognizing peril, the frog falls into a calm stupor and is boiled to death. If...

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