Manufacturers who want to link machines, sensors, processes, and people together face a daunting challenge. Here are three things that can help you improve supply chain visibility, mitigate risk and grow into new markets.
The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Production of the Future
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of adding layers of material — most commonly plastics or resins, and increasingly metals — to produce products according to precise
digital plans. With AM, products are produced using
only the material necessary, therefore minimizing scrap.
Modern digital technology is transforming every industry, including manufacturing. Yet in The Rise of Smart Operations, a survey of machinery manufacturers conducted by UPS and IDC, roughly one-half of the respondents said their digital or “smart” operations were lagging the competition or were at a significant disadvantage. Manufacturers will also find practical solutions they can consider implementing today to incorporate smarter operations in their production processes of the future.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Jan 10, 2019
Manufacturing in North America is on the rebound. Part of this is driven by strong economic growth in most global markets. And part by the fact that manufacturers in North America continue to innovate. Looking to the future, manufacturers will be investing in a wide range of disruptive technologies that fuel this innovation. This report examines the trends, attitudes and behaviors toward these disruptive technologies that are determining the present and future of Manufacturing.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: May 28, 2010
One of the major challenges facing manufacturers' marketing teams in their efforts to make reseller co-op marketing more effective is at the very heart of what defines the century-old co-op marketing concept -- the coordination and execution of programs and financial transactions across two separate organizations. Today, when the manufacturer is working with hundreds if not thousands of different resellers, the scale and breadth of the effort can be overwhelming. However breakthroughs are not only possible today,but quite achievable by applying specialized and fully integrated technology solutions, bringing co-op marketing management into the modern age.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Apr 08, 2010
Learn how downstream value-chain players scoop-up margin-dollars manufacturers leave on the table through sub-optimal pricing and discover how technology enables "leapfrogging" to the more-advanced pricing capabilities that can stop it from happening.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Apr 09, 2010
Read this paper to understand the opportunity for optimizing shipping fees and freight charges in B2B and learn how one $5.0B distributor used advanced pricing science and technology to generate 34% more margin-dollars on its shipping fees.
"As more products and machines become connected, and analytical capabilities grow, new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) will emerge. So too will manufacturers change how they make business decisions. This IndustryWeek Special Research Report gauges the current and planned usage of IoT technology and analytics by US manufacturers. It also explores how manufacturers can develop a specific IoT strategy and apply analytics more widely across their organizations to drive revenue, cut costs and innovate.
Quality 4.0 isn't really a story about technology. It's about how that technology improves culture, collaboration, competency and leadership.
The last decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability and data, creating what some call the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. With the help of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturers have digitized operations, transforming efficiency, supply-chain performance and innovation. This revolution has even created entirely new business models.
This e-book gives manufacturers the tools to lead the Quality 4.0 transformation – a transformation that raises traditional manufacturing to the next level. It teaches readers to use advanced technology, analytics and IIoT to strengthen the manufacturing process and bring it forward into a powerful digital age.
Published By: Allbound
Published Date: Jan 13, 2016
In this ebook, you’ll learn how businesses are using technology and the cloud to transform their channel ecosystems into a model of collaboration and empowerment, injecting purpose and engagement into partner relationships, and building a channel-wide culture of customer success for both manufacturers and their resellers.
Enabling Operational Excellence with a Holistic Technology Framework
Impacts of EHS performance on Operational Excellence are staggering and have the potential to, on the one side, derail a business entirely, or, on the other, ensure continued success and leadership in the field. EHS is also intrinsically related to other enterprise performance areas, including energy, assets, quality, operations, and quality management.
Between the rise of mobile devices, Big Data, the Internet of Things, social media, and sentiment analysis, there’s a new EHS paradigm at hand, and progressive manufacturers need to adapt and adopt the right technological tools in order to compete and outperform effectively.
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0.
Surviving and thriving amid the global, digital shopping revolution, in which consumers fluidly browse and buy from their smartphones, computers and in store, calls for a supply-chain makeover.
Pressed to offer consumers fast, flexible and even free product fulfillment and delivery in an omnichannel retail landscape, a crowdsourced, collaborative model is taking shape. Traditional roles are blurring as logistics companies, manufacturers and retailers work to meet the growing on-demand economy via the adoption of business intelligence supply chain technologies.
Finding new ways to make better, more confident decisions. As a supply chain planning professional, it’s what you do. But if you find yourself working in a siloed environment, the ability to make better decisions is consistently hijacked by the need to create yet another workaround simply to ensure your supply chain lives to see another day.
In this eBook, we’ll look at the characteristics of a siloed supply chain environment and identify some of the ways your organization can modernize the planning experience. Ultimately, it comes down to connecting data, people and processes to create the transparency you need to help your organization realize better outcomes for executives, planners, manufacturers, suppliers and most importantly, your customers.
Managing a rapidly evolving workforce with outdated tools and manual processes drags down HR. It saddles you with too many administrative tasks, and can keep you from focusing on what you do best: engaging with employees.If this sounds like your current reality, then it’s time to evaluate your workforce management system. Download this new eBook to learn:
Based on data from more than 200 organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper reviews the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today’s workforce.
To learn more about "lean labor" and how it can benefit your organization, watch "The 7 Wastes of Lean Labor." This video provides an introduction to lean labor by describing the wastes all manufacturers face and how these same challenges apply to your workforce.
This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices supported by IBM solutions. Learn more today!
Seksui Diagnostics servers diagnostic manufacturers and clinical laboratories worldwide with a unique product portfolio comprised of diagnostic intermediaries or critical raw materials, finished reagent kits for use on clinical chemistry analyzers, and point of care rapid tests. With the demand for accurately scaling infrastructure requirements, they turned to EMC.
In this whitepaper, learn the challenges needed to rapidly build a new data center from scratch and how EMC software can help create a new data center build-out in 3 months.
Learn what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations and which manufacturers are most successful in achieving these efficiency gains. This Aberdeen paper also highlights specific and actionable recommendations to achieve more efficient manufacturing operations.
Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture.
Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing has traditionally been viewed as "cost of business" but this perception is changing as automation and integration gains traction across industries. This report will benchmark the ways manufacturers are using compliance and traceability programs as a competitive advantage in the market place.
Find out how discrete manufacturers are becoming truly customer-centric by pursuing or planning a variety of initiatives, including the improvement of customer service and the closer integration of customers into product design.The greatest impact is expected from plans to implement demand-driven manufacturing.
What defines cognitive manufacturing maturity? Our study found three stages of cognitive
manufacturing maturity. We call those organizations in the earliest stage Observers, followed
by Starters and Actives, respectively. These groups differ on two key characteristics: the
presence of an overall strategy for cognitive manufacturing, and degree of strategic execution
of multiple projects that enable higher project success and significantly fewer failed projects.
Strategy is the crucial enabler of higher maturity.
How do manufacturers get beyond the obstacles and barriers to increase cognitive
manufacturing maturity? The obstacles encountered by our respondents are tied to
organizational maturity. Overcoming them is fundamental to increase cognitive
In this report, we’ll first describe cognitive computing and how it gives rise to cognitive
manufacturing. Then, we’ll review specific study findings and recommend actions for