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Engine or Anchor?
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Jim Davis, Vice Provost - Information Technology & CTO UCLA, Co-Founder Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, University of California, Los Angeles

No doubt everyone is aware of well-publicized, data-driven business transformations, for example, in the consumer-based industries—financial, transportation, hotel, entertainment, that have been extensively discussed within the CIO...

Making the Most of Change: When Opportunity Knocks, Your Chief Procurement Officer can help you open the Door
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Shelley Stewart, Jr., Chief Procurement Officer and VP, Sourcing & Logistics, DuPont

Observations on Partnering to Capture the Potential Value of Change It is an axiom in business—which too often goes unexploited— that change brings opportunity. Regardless of whether the change is planned and welcome or it has been...

IIoT: Driving Manufacturing Intelligence
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The IoT is not just connecting technologies; it is eradicating the difficult tasks that are faced by the businesses in different functions, especially in manufacturing, and creates new stepping stones for a new industrial revolution. Today, with...

Market and Investment Strategies Manufacturers Need Today
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Industrial and manufacturing companies are today spending more time and money on machine manufacturing equipment, production line automation, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the evaluation process—to analyze the functionality...

Revolutionizing Warehouse Management through Enhanced Digital Platform
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Kirk Serjeantson, CIO, Dicom Transportation Group

At DTG we have made a significant investment in our technology over the past several years in an effort to better manage our operations from curb side to our warehouse floors. For this specific article I would like to focus on two key areas, our...

4 Ways Technology is Revolutionizing the Warehouse
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Michael Schoenfeld, SVP, Head of Contract Logistics USA, DB Schenker

With warehouse efficiency being so closely tied to customer satisfaction for retailers, e-commerce shippers, and many other enterprises, we’re seeing a growing number of companies and logistics providers integrating, existing, and emerging...

Advancing the realm of manufacturing with IoT
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With digital transformation significantly impacting the world, every industry today is on the cusp of a revolution with the inception of the internet of things (IoT). The application of IoT has extended far beyond the scope of smart, connected...

How to Manufacture Desire?
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Nir Eyal, Blogger of Product Psychology, nirandfar.com

Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Try “Facebook addict” or “Twitter addict” or even “Pinterest...

Will Robots Replace the Manufacturing Jobs?
Manufacturingtechnologyinsights >> news

With the gradual dominance of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, headlines predict the end of manufacturing jobs as the human workers will become obsolete. With robots as factory workers, making tea for you, doing all the household chores and...

IoT in Perspective and What Shall Company's Expect From the IoT Journey
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Alexander Nazarov, Engineering Functional Excellence Manager, Cummins Inc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing and taking over new markets. It is helping companies extend their value to customers, prioritized assets portfolio, maximize production, address environmental health and safety issues, manage equipment,...

The New Age of 3D Printing
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3D printing these days is not just great enough for prototyping and developing end-use parts. When the number of parts that has to be produced increases more than its limit, the total return on investment (ROI) starts to move in line with the...

Journey from Intelligent Automation (IA) to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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Sanjay Choubey, VP-IT, Briggs & Stratton

Imagine it’s Thursday night, the kids have soccer practice and you’re always looking for a place to pick-up dinner on the way home. The kids love pasta, your spouse prefers salad, and you’re craving your favorite burger. But the...

Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence-A Value Proposition Primer for CIOs
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Sammy Amirghodsi, Vice President, Data Management, OCC (Options Clearing Corporation)

With increased focus on robotic process automation (RPA) to automate mundane and repetitive tasks, the next evolution in cognitive automation is now underway. Chief Information Officers (CIO) are evaluating and deploying second generation...

Revolutionizing Manufacturing Arena with IoT and the Industrial Internet
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Brian Courtney, GM, AC Power System Product Line, GE Critical Power

The term “Industrial Internet,” coined by GE four years ago, reflects the trend toward making industrial tools, equipment and processes more intelligent. The concept of the Industrial Internet is to generate, capture and analyze more...

PLM and Modern Enterprise & Manufacturing Environment
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Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Consultant, Beyond PLM

Business environment is changing fast these days. Enterprise and manufacturing processes are very slow moving segments. Long production programs, dependencies on costly manufacturing shops, equipment and tools, slow decision process are challenges...

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...

Think Big Be Smart Scale Fast
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Venkat Nandikolla, Global Head of Manufacturing, Mindtree

1. Most Organizations have high hopes for using Big Data Analytics in their Supply Chain but many have had challenges in deploying it. What are your thoughts on this? Big data analytics – or data analytics in general – is driven by...

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...

Optimizing Business Processes through Automation
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Kimberly Watson Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting

Based on our experience working with both large, multi-national companies as well as smaller operations, our recommendation to improve the acceptance and appeal of workflow management is to begin the project with process improvement. The goal...

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...

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