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Leveraging Technology to Drive Successful Business
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Scott Lane, CIO, Beaver Street Fisheries

Making the Invisible ‘Visible BSF had several challenges, all centered on inventory visibility. We introduced several new technology tools to complement our legacy ERP system. The goal was to use technology to provide visibility that did...

Leveraging Technology to Drive Successful Business
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Scott Lane, CIO, Beaver Street Fisheries

Making the Invisible ‘Visible BSF had several challenges, all centered on inventory visibility. We introduced several new technology tools to complement our legacy ERP system. The goal was to use technology to provide visibility that did...

Worker safety and Plant Maintenance through IoT & Data Analytics
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Unplanned downtime is a threat to company’s workflow at the plant and also to the cost, as they result in big loss up to $2 million per incident. These downtimes hamper the most to the productivity and also at times risk the worker safety on...

Issues and Trends in Metals and Mining Industry
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Supantha Banerjee, VP & CIO, PSC Metals

Is it over yet? I ask this question often to my colleagues in the industry who have been waiting impatiently for the down cycle to end. It looks like we still have a way to go. During super cycle, people imagined commodity prices will go up...

The Threat of Unregulated and Undetectable 3D-printed Guns
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Cody Wilson, who created the first 3D-printed gun five years ago, now plans to release its detailed blueprint to the public on the internet. This will allow anyone with an access to a 3D printer to fabricate their own ghost guns that are...

Industrial IOT in Manufacturing: Uses and More
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Industrial IoT (IIoT) is a popular software term and a rapidly evolving sector that accounts for the maximum share in global IoT spending. According to a market research report, data gathered from a plethora of connected devices can be used by a...

Five Strengths for Successful M&A
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Joe Panebianco, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Tekni-Plex, Inc

Supply chain and operational synergies often account for a significant portion of the expected savings during mergers and acquisitions. However, waiting for a transaction to occur before preparing your team would be like waiting until after the...

Industry 4.0
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Venkat Nandikolla, Global Head of Manufacturing, Mindtree

1. What are the Benefits of Cloud Computing for the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industry, and how has your Company Embraced it? In this era of Industry 4.0, the need for higher efficiencies both on the shop floor & in the enterprise,...

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...

An Act of Balance between Business and Technology
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Edward Rodden, CIO, SugarCreek Packing Co.

Harnessing the Magic of Data Visualization With the accelerating proliferation of devices, data is exploding in scope, size, speed and “geography” with pockets of data spread out in various databases across the network. Managing...

How Internet of Things (IoT) will Rewire Supply Chains
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Chad Lindbloom, CIO, C.H. Robinson

Today’s global supply chains span multiple geographies and disciplines, including production, customer service, marketing, sales, and finance. This is necessary in order to deliver the market agility and standards of service that customers...

Automotive Connectivity Innovations Require a New Approach to Cybersecurity
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Tim Frasier, Regional President, Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch LLC

From the way vehicles are manufactured, to the way they interact with passengers and the road, processes that have remained largely unchanged since the early 1900s will be revolutionized through connectivity. This continued development will have a...

Intelligent Lighting Platform Is the Key to a Smart City
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Sohrab Modi, CTO & Senior Vice President of Engineering, Echelon Corp. [NASDAQ:ELON]

What Does the Internet of Things Mean to Cities? The term Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzz word in the technology industry meaning different things to different people making it difficult to find one, single definition. A common...

Is That a Robot in My Factory?
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Cheryl Whitis, CIO, Raytheon Missile Systems

When you walk into the factories at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona, don’t be surprised to find robots working side-by-side with humans on the production lines. These automated workers have long had a place in other...

Enhancing the Supply Chain Function via Continuous Improvement
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Aubrey Jones, Sr. Director Continuous Improvement Deployment, Ingredion Incorporated [NYSE: INGR]

In business, there are three main reasons organizations engage in continuous improvement activities. They are: • To realize financial benefits • Increase customer satisfaction • Improve employee satisfaction. (Safety and...

No time for downtime
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Colin Boyd, CIO, Joy Global

The margins in today’s mining industry are tighter than ever, making unplanned equipment downtime an unacceptable situation, driving a focus on optimizing both machine and operator productivity. Companies who have made major capital...

Can You Manufacture Quality Lifescience Products Without Mes? The Case For Mes In Fda Regulated Industries
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Daniel R. Matlis, President, Axendia

Life-Science companies have been implementing manufacturing information systems for over 30 years. These systems were often part of automated manufacturing initiatives aimed at increasing product quality and lowering manufacturing costs. For many...

Re-Think Tomorrow's Car: The Convergence of Automotive and IoT
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Mahbubul Alam, CTO and CMO, Movimento Group

We are increasingly witnessing an IoT-driven change across industries. Industries such as those in transportation, retail, oil and gas manufacturing and healthcare will see enormous benefits. For instance, supply chain will soon have provision to...

How Plant Managers are Pivotal in an Effective Lean Process Concept Implementation
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Massimo Risi, VP, Global Head of Lean Manufacturing, VS&E–MAYCO

Many years ago I was a young Plant Manager in a huge Production facility in south of Italy, belonging to a well-known OEM. At that time the Company had decided to start a journey towards Lean Manufacturing and a Japanese University Professor, a...

New Level of Regulatory Scrutiny in the Food Supply Chain
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Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics

One aspect of life that we all share is a daily reliance on the food supply chain. Whether this includes shopping at your local grocery store, dining at a restaurant, or preparing a mail-order meal kit. According to the USDA, food represented 13...

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