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Mobile Devices Leveraging Robotics Management System
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Smart factory is what now organizations look up to and for this only automation is not enough instead for the promise to fulfill data is equally important. Information from system embedded machines and interconnected production processes control...

How Digitization is Empowering Manufacturers
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The manufacturing sector has been on an operational excellence journey for the past three decades by embracing new technologies. Manufacturing is an excellent platform for innovation, and rapid digital advances mean manufacturers can achieve a new...

Three Ways to Boost Manufacturing and Production Flexibility with Robots
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Christoph Wimmer, Manager of Digital & Semiconductor, Omron Automation Americas

Globalization and eCommerce have hit manufacturers with unprecedented demands for high-mix, low-volume production that can change course on a whim – the whim of the customer. Today’s customers want products that suit their needs...

A Quantum Jump in the Flexibility of Automation: The New Generation of Mobile Robots
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Denise Ebenhoech, Regional Head of Advanced Robotic Applications, KUKA Robotics

We have been conditioned to think of machinery as fixed and immobile since the advent of the assembly line. While platforms moved around the factory, they were typically anchored to the floor and followed the pre-planned path of an induction loop....

The Digital Makeover of Retail
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Jennifer Sherman, SVP, Product and Strategy, Kibo

Getting a 360 Degree View Today’s retail software has become very good at providing detailed online order history that can provide merchandising suggestions for the customer’s next visit. The next step to get a true 360-degree view...

The Digital Makeover of Retail
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Jennifer Sherman, SVP, Product and Strategy, Kibo

Getting a 360 Degree View Today’s retail software has become very good at providing detailed online order history that can provide merchandising suggestions for the customer’s next visit. The next step to get a true 360-degree view...

Retail Digital Convergence
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Ruben Martin, CEO (Co-Founder), Quivers

Within the last 15 years, there have been a tremendous number of advancements to enhance the retail shopping experience. Of these improvements, those that stood out have created a simplified, quicker, and inexpensive way for consumers to...

4Must-Have Technologies for Metals & Mining
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Sharon Gietl, VP-IT & CIO, The Doe Run Company

If you’re in the metals and mining industry, like The Doe Run Company is, news that commodity prices have declined to lows not seen since late 2008 and early 2009 is not new. The question is with these low prices, can your company afford new...

Manufacturing Inequality
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Oliver Perez, Ph.D., Director, Manufacturing Process Technology, BD

How do you make an economy and one of its most important drivers i.e. manufacturing, work for everybody in this globalized technological world when the transformation of raw materials into useful, appealing finish goods is constantly reinvented...

Robotic Appliances- How a new generation of user friendly automation will change Manufacturing and Logistics
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Harsha Prahlad, CEO & Co-founder, Grabit Inc.

Let’s glimpse into the work lives of several people: • Mr. Smith is an operations executive at a global consumer brand. His manufacturing processes are labor intensive, and labor costs have been steadily climbing worldwide. He...

The Role of Mobile Tools in IoT implementation
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Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled technology and applications are gradually bringing about a production process that is not just better connected but also more lucrative. While several manufacturers have successfully started implementing IoT, for...

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...

Carmax, the Automobile Business with IT at the Core
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Shamim Mohammad, SVP & CIO, CarMax

I am the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at CarMax. I also consider my role to be the Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Integration Officer and Chief Idea Officer. I’m excited to be at CarMax as it is truly a...

The Case for Mobile IoT UIs
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Leon Hounshell, CTO, Greenwave Systems Inc and Mark Baugher, Principal Security Engineer, Greenwave Systems Inc

Both mobile computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) generate a lot of bad news with respect to security. So combining “mobile” with “IoT” seems likely to produce even more bad news: The number of attacks on mobile...

3D Printing Reforming Construction Industry
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Ron Klyn, CIO, Universal Forest Products

Mobile Technologies are Boosting Construction Site Efficiency Mobile technologies help in two primary areas: 1) improving customer service 2) faster problem resolution. We find it extremely valuable to our customers to be able to look at...

Cloud Intelligence Fuels Manufacturing Growth
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Caglayan Arkan, GM, WW Manufacturing & Resources, Microsoft

When a multinational oil company needed to predict equipment failure in its wells, it applied machine learning from Microsoft to existing data, and within four hours was able to identify six wells in need of attention. The company called the...

Technology is transforming the Architecture and Engineering Industry
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Bill Kloster, CIO, SEH

Population growth and the increasing trend of megacities require more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective infrastructure. Higher standards for sustainable living will increase consumption of renewable energy and the demand for clean water....

A New Guide For Manufacturers
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Howard Heppelmann, DVP and GM Connnected Manufacturing, PTC

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in Manufacturing? There are a number of critical changes that have taken shape. 1. From a business value point of view, we are looking for projects that can be done in...

Transforming Training with Augmented Reality
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Paul Ryznar, President and Founder, OPS Solutions

Augmented reality-based systems and technologies are designed to provide manufacturing professionals with interactive and intuitive hands-on real-time guidance. Unlike traditional paper or monitor-based work instructions, augmented reality is...

Getting Back the Momentum
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Abraham Kurian, VP of IT, Divisional CIO and Senior Director, Harsco Corporation

Magnifying the Existing Our industry represents heavy equipment manufacturing which are make-to-order from supply chain perspective and highly customized from engineering and manufacturing perspective. The major challenge I am seeing...

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