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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Overcoming Additive Manufacturing Surface Finishing Challenges with Automated SRF Technology OVERCOMING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SURFACE FINISHING CHALLENGES WITH AUTOMATED SRF TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 27, 2018

Traditional manufacturing methods have relied on surface finishing as a secondary operation. This is particularly true for metals. Processes such as casting, manual milling and lathes, and CNC machining produce a ‘raw’ part that typically...

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The Importance of Process Validation in Additive Manufacturing THE IMPORTANCE OF PROCESS VALIDATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 25, 2018

In traditional manufacturing, process qualification refers to tested validation data that ensures a specific manufacturing process can provide a consistent result. For Additive Manufacturing (AM), qualifying the process is essential to create parts t...

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Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System for a Smart Factory SELECTING A MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM FOR A SMART FACTORY

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Sep 17, 2018

Digital revolution is shaping factories around the world. IoT (Internet of Things), 3D Printing, VR (Virtual Reality) and Robots are driving productivity improvements, cost reduction and optimization in manufacturing facilities. However, in the race ...

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Strategic Sourcing - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters STRATEGIC SOURCING - CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS

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Sep 08, 2018

Quebec Manufacturers & Exporters (QME) is an association whose mission it is to improve the business environment and to help manufacturers and exporters be more competitive on domestic and international markets by bringing to bear its leadership,...

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A better way to understand traceability in manufacturing A BETTER WAY TO UNDERSTAND TRACEABILITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Sep 01, 2018

Traceability can seem staggeringly complex. Barcode reading stations need to be integrated into complex systems to enable the collection, storage, and analysis of massive amounts of valuable tracking data on a daily basis. Unthinkable quantities of w...

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Novel Beam Diagnostics Improve Laser Additive Manufacturing NOVEL BEAM DIAGNOSTICS IMPROVE LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 30, 2018

Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) is rapidly becoming an important method for the fabrication of both prototype and production metal parts. This document examines the need for laser beam characterization to deliver optimum results in LAM and then sh...

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Accelerate Digital Transformation in Manufacturing ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 24, 2018

The manufacturing sector is no stranger to change. Over the course of three industrial revolutions, companies have relied on everything from water and steam to electricity and information technology to power their operations, provide services and mak...

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Creating a Digital Strategy for Manufacturing CREATING A DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR MANUFACTURING

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Aug 12, 2018

Manufacturing has been shaped and then reshaped by multiple disruptive waves. A mechanical revolution was the first one to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. It was followed by waves of Industrial Automation and Robots. They took manufacturing...

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Additive Manufacturing with Six Sigma Repeatability Combined with the Industry’s Fastest Throughput and Time-To-Part ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH SIX SIGMA REPEATABILITY COMBINED WITH THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST THROUGHPUT AND TIME-TO-PART

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Aug 01, 2018

New digital molding technology from 3D Systems is revolutionizing the direct production of 3D printed plastic parts, and it is doing so at scale. 3D Systems not only invented the tool-less plastic parts manufacturing process, but laboratory testing h...

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In-process monitoring systems for metal additive manufacturing IN-PROCESS MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 01, 2018

As additive manufacturing (AM) enters serial production, new approaches for quality assurance are needed. For this, a range of new process monitoring systems is available. Some solutions are provided by AM system manufacturers for their own systems, ...

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Robotics in Manufacturing ROBOTICS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 30, 2018

Robotics Industries Association (RIA), the robotics industry trade group, reported in February 2018 that the robotics industry in North America set new growth records in 2017. Robot shipments in 2017 surpassed all previous records with shipments of a...

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Smart Manufacturing Platform Ranking SMART MANUFACTURING PLATFORM RANKING

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Jul 26, 2018

ABI Research ranked these platforms based on their proven innovation/implementation criteria framework. ABI Research analyzed each platform on its innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, and plans to deploy and support transformative technologies, such ...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlay...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s ho...

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Three Tips For Manufacturers To Optimize Their Websites THREE TIPS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO OPTIMIZE THEIR WEBSITES

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Jul 19, 2018

Today’s manufacturing buyers rely on online search engines to research and find potential suppliers. If you are in this industry, you know how hard it can be to compete. The best way to get ahead is easy: Optimize your website to ensure potenti...

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Guide to SLS & MJF Automated Powder Removal with Innovative Fusillade Technology GUIDE TO SLS & MJF AUTOMATED POWDER REMOVAL WITH INNOVATIVE FUSILLADE TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2018

Initially, when we think of 3D printing, we imagine a strictly additive process stacking wafer-thin layers one by one. Each layer is either contributing to the end-user part or the support structure to maintain the build integrity throughout the prin...

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Optimizing Manufacturing and Production Processes OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES

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Jul 12, 2018

Bringing a product to market is rarely straightforward. Without the right technology or process in place to support each stage of design, development, and production, companies often face significant cost and efficiency challenges. Failing to thoroug...

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Future of Manufacturing: Factory of the Future FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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Jul 01, 2018

The Factory of the Future certainly a buzzword but what do people mean when they refer to it? It’s an evolving definition but at its core, the factory of the future refers to the recognition that things are changing dramatically. When we think ...

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Should Manufacturing Applications be hosted on Cloud SHOULD MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS BE HOSTED ON CLOUD

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Jun 18, 2018

The last couple of decades have witnessed the emergence of multiple disruptive technologies. They have defined, rather redefined the computing world. 90s saw an explosion in personal computing, thanks to lower cost PCs and an introduction of user-fri...

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Building a Foundation for Digital Manufacturing BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 18, 2018

The digital revolution is now breaching the walls of manufacturing, with a wave of new data acquisition and processing capabilities. Manufacturers are seeing the opportunities of this digital transformation of the industry (aka Digital Manufacturing)...

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Digital pricing: The perfect solution for a major aircraft manufacturer DIGITAL PRICING: THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR A MAJOR AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER

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Jun 13, 2018

Our client, a global manufacturing giant with annual revenue of around $13 billion from aftermarket services, used an in-house group to set prices and sell spare parts for the bigger machines that it manufactures. One of the client’s key object...

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Trends in Digital Manufacturing TRENDS IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 13, 2018

Manufacturers are now facing unprecedented challenges of complexity and growth while connected technology, often known as Industry 4.0 or Industrial IoT, brings the possibility of building the ‘Digital Factory’: an industrial facility whe...

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Additive Manufacturing of Customized Medical Devices ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF CUSTOMIZED MEDICAL DEVICES

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Jun 11, 2018

Total knee replacements (TKR) are very common surgical procedures. Approximately 4.7 million Americans have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and are living with a TKR. Approximately 600,000 TKR surgeries are performed each year. Despite how co...

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Considerations for Lighting in a Manufacturing Environment CONSIDERATIONS FOR LIGHTING IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

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Jun 09, 2018

Thomas Edison first installed his incandescent light bulb in a New York City factory in 1881. Today, Edison’s filament technology is still used for industrial applications in the form of incandescent halogen lamps, but there are now other optio...

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Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing SELECTING THE RIGHT MATERIAL FOR 3D PRINTING

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Jun 07, 2018

Materials must be suited to the application in order to have successful results. The properties of any material become increasingly important as a product progresses from concept and functional prototyping to production. However, material properties ...

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Rise in Targeted Therapies Drives Need for Small-Volume Manufacturing RISE IN TARGETED THERAPIES DRIVES NEED FOR SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURING

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Jun 04, 2018

Biologics have experienced steady double-digit growth over the last 15 years and now comprise slightly more than a quarter of all New Molecular Entity (NME) FDA approvals. Similarly, EvaluatePharma’s 2017 report on orphan drugs projects that by...

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Medical Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing Annual Report MEDICAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 3D PRINTING ANNUAL REPORT

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Jun 03, 2018

Each year, healthcare needs and costs grow due to an aging population, the rise in chronic diseases, and more. In fact, global healthcare spending is projected to reach nearly $9 trillion by 20201. To address this, practitioners in the healthcare ind...

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Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR METAL AM PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION

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Jun 01, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM) has developed way beyond its inception as a mere rapid prototyping technology. It now presents itself as a viable alternative manufacturing process for fully functional parts. However, the non-recurring engineering costs i...

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Smart Manufacturing: 7 Essential Building Blocks SMART MANUFACTURING: 7 ESSENTIAL BUILDING BLOCKS

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May 29, 2018

The top two challenges for manufacturers implementing Smart Manufacturing solutions are finding skilled people and figuring out where to begin, according to SME’s Manufacturing in the New Industry 4.0 Era Survey.

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HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions HP JET FUSION 3D PRINTING SOLUTIONS

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May 17, 2018

Welcome to a new era of 3D printing. Leap beyond the limits of previous technologies and enter a world where 3D printing allows you to move rapidly from thoughts to things, from radical prototyping to final parts manufacturing. A world where you can ...

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Streamline Manufacturing Crisis Management with a Team Communication App STREAMLINE MANUFACTURING CRISIS MANAGEMENT WITH A TEAM COMMUNICATION APP

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May 15, 2018

According to a 2016 survey, 62% of manufacturing industry respondents reported their company had activated their crisis communications within the previous year. This white paper will outline strategies to help your business address unfortunate circum...

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Investigating the effects of multiple re-use of Ti6Al4V powder in additive manufacturing INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE RE-USE OF TI6AL4V POWDER IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 08, 2018

Metal powder re-use in additive manufacturing (AM) has been investigated using a Renishaw AM250 system and titanium alloy Ti6Al4V ELI (extra low interstitial) powder. The study is a follow-on from the encouraging results obtained in a previous study ...

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The Inevitability of Smart Manufacturing THE INEVITABILITY OF SMART MANUFACTURING

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May 06, 2018

The Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Association has devised a five-layer roadmap to enable manufacturers to adopt smart manufacturing technologies, processes, and practices. Now, manufactures need to put the digital pieces in place to get there.

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Deep Learning for Factory Automation DEEP LEARNING FOR FACTORY AUTOMATION

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May 03, 2018

From the phones in our pockets to the reality of self-driving cars, the consumer economy has started to tap into the power of deep learning's neural networks. This technology is now migrating into advanced manufacturing practices for quality insp...

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Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & INDUSTRY 4.0

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May 02, 2018

Hannover Messe was a vibrant and well-attended tradeshow. The impact of technology and the pursuit of digitization was evident in full. The appetite for new transformative technological approaches was hearty, yet some confusion within the market cont...

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Growth in Metal AM Creates Need for Professionals GROWTH IN METAL AM CREATES NEED FOR PROFESSIONALS

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Apr 26, 2018

During the last decade, Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has come into its own. Its growth opportunities are increasing exponentially, particularly in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries, where they are successfull...

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3D Printing: ensuring manufacturing leadership in the 21st century 3D PRINTING: ENSURING MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Apr 25, 2018

We are in the early days of a 4th Industrial Revolution, a far-reaching analog-to-digital shift that will completely transform the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry. It will fundamentally change the way we conceive, design, produce, distribu...

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The Road to Digital Transformation: A Progress Report for Manufacturers THE ROAD TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A PROGRESS REPORT FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 23, 2018

Many manufacturers are well beyond talking about digital transformation, and some are already gaining the benefits. Find out how manufacturers have made strides by investing in new technologies, and what else the leaders are doing to ensure investmen...

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Moving Digital Manufacturing Forward MOVING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING FORWARD

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Apr 23, 2018

Historically, the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT/operations) departments within an industrial manufacturing company could function fairly independently. Operations kept the plant running smoothly, and IT managed business a...

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Data Insights from Plug-and-Play Tool Controllers Increase Manufacturing Quality DATA INSIGHTS FROM PLUG-AND-PLAY TOOL CONTROLLERS INCREASE MANUFACTURING QUALITY

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Apr 17, 2018

Factories rely on a number of technology suppliers and partners. When these systems work together, manufacturers can experience significant benefits. Connected assembly tools and controllers are one part of this essential digital ecosystem. Industria...

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Block chain Applications in Manufacturing BLOCK CHAIN APPLICATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

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Apr 16, 2018

This whitepaper aims to provide a brief introduction to Blockchain, and largely, highlight the potential uses of Blockchain in a manufacturing environment. The implementation details of Blockchain are deliberately omitted in this document.

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The future of manufacturing: A New era of opportunity and challenge for the UK THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: A NEW ERA OF OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE FOR THE UK

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Apr 15, 2018

Manufacturing in 2050 will look very different from today, and will be virtually unrecognisable from that of 30 years ago. Successful firms will be capable of rapidly adapting their physical and intellectual infrastructures to exploit changes in tech...

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Advances in Search and Location Algorithms for Electronics Manufacturing ADVANCES IN SEARCH AND LOCATION ALGORITHMS FOR ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

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Apr 12, 2018

Only machine vision can locate, align, and guide electronic hardware and OLED components with the required precision and speed to help manufacturers meet their production goals. Since 1986, original equipment manufacturers, machine builders, and end-...

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How Blockchain is Impacting Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS IMPACTING INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS

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Apr 11, 2018

Blockchain is essentially a ledger technology that uses cryptography to provide an authoritative record of secure transactions. By doing away with a trusted centralized middleman responsible for the ledger, blockchain allows for a trustless trust. Th...

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Outlining 10 reasons why the MES/MOM platform is the best for Manufacturing Quality Management OUTLINING 10 REASONS WHY THE MES/MOM PLATFORM IS THE BEST FOR MANUFACTURING QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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Apr 09, 2018

The way most manufacturers see the quality is greatly influenced by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Ph.D., best known as the father of the “plan, do, check, act” cycle. Thinking of manufacturing as a holistic system and applying such an approach t...

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Smart Formulation, Processing & Engineering Solutions to Solve Drug Product Scale-Up & Manufacturing Challenges SMART FORMULATION, PROCESSING & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO SOLVE DRUG PRODUCT SCALE-UP & MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

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Apr 09, 2018

Given the increasing pressure to speed up drug development and make the process more cost-effective, pharmaceutical companies want to ensure that their most promising drug candidates hit the market.

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Galvanizing manufacturing with Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning GALVANIZING MANUFACTURING WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING

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Apr 01, 2018

Manufacturers are under severe competitive pressures to deliver and support higher quality and more custom products and services faster and at lower costs. To address these challenges, computer-aided engineering (CAE) is being integrated with several...

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Industry 4.0: Top Challenges for Chemical Manufacturing INDUSTRY 4.0: TOP CHALLENGES FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Mar 27, 2018

Industry 4.0 is transforming chemical manufacturing. Companies are adapting to the digital world, recognizing the power of “connection” among products, production equipment, and personnel. But transformation entails challenges. Some are s...

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Unleash manufacturing visibility, flexibility and speed UNLEASH MANUFACTURING VISIBILITY, FLEXIBILITY AND SPEED

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Mar 26, 2018

In the volatile 21st Century business environment, critical decisions must be made more frequently and more quickly than ever before. To do this, managers need immediate access to accurate and up to date information. Anything less than perfect data w...

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Practical Pathways to Industry 4.0 PRACTICAL PATHWAYS TO INDUSTRY 4.0

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Mar 20, 2018

The compelling need for most manufacturers to digitalize and automate their operations is now very widely recognized by the leading manufacturers and specialist management consultants interviewed for this study. Ultimately, an ideal digitalized and a...

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Guide to 3D Printing on the Production Line GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING ON THE PRODUCTION LINE

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Mar 20, 2018

Many manufacturers have realized significant cost savings and productivity improvements by integrating high strength additive manufacturing (AM) technology into their business, especially in support of their maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) ...

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Food Manufacturing and Processing FOOD MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING

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Mar 19, 2018

In this issue, we explore processing equipment within the US food manufacturing space. The industry as a whole remains dynamic and powerful, generating billions of dollars in revenue and economic activity every year. Consumer and business trends in f...

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A Strategic Guide to Digital Transformation Chemical Manufacturing Industry A STRATEGIC GUIDE TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Mar 15, 2018

Chemical manufacturers are faced with increasing pressures across multiple dimensions of their enterprise. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements, while put in place for good reasons, create new and complex pressures manufacturers have never f...

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Reduce Manufacturing Errors and Shipping Delays REDUCE MANUFACTURING ERRORS AND SHIPPING DELAYS

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Mar 14, 2018

Blast Motion developed an innovative approach to maximize athletic potential. Blast designs and produces wearable sports technology to help analyze athlete’s body mechanics for golf, baseball, and softball. Like many OEMs today, Blast Motion ne...

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Seven Must-Have ERP Features for High Tech/Electronics Manufacturers SEVEN MUST-HAVE ERP FEATURES FOR HIGH TECH/ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 14, 2018

Electronics and high tech manufacturers, contract manufacturers and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies are under constant pressure to meet demands for innovative assemblies and products while increasing efficiency and quality.

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Additive Manufacturing technology in Medical Devices ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICAL DEVICES

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Mar 12, 2018

3D printing has turned into a helpful and possibly a transformative Innovation in a medicinal sector. As the use of this technology has increased, the effectiveness, performance, and availability of accessible materials have also expanded in the deve...

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How Smart Chemistry for 3D Printed Parts Optimizes Support Removal for PolyJet Technology HOW SMART CHEMISTRY FOR 3D PRINTED PARTS OPTIMIZES SUPPORT REMOVAL FOR POLYJET TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 12, 2018

PolyJet printing is one of the most common Additive Manufacturing printing types used in industry and in labs. PolyJet printing layers are jetted liquid photopolymers that are instantly UV cured to create 3D models that can be handled immediately.

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Manufacturing Agility through MES Excellence MANUFACTURING AGILITY THROUGH MES EXCELLENCE

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Mar 09, 2018

Manufacturing agility is increasingly important in today’s world of wildly fluctuating demand, short product cycles and constant change. Successful manufacturers don’t just grudgingly react to change, however, they embrace change as an op...

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ERP Selection and Implementation Tips from Manufacturers Who ERP SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION TIPS FROM MANUFACTURERS WHO'VE DONE IT SUCCESSFULLY

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Mar 06, 2018

We talked to manufacturers from the automotive, metal forming, food and beverage, and aerospace industries about their process of selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and gathered their responses. When you’re making a decision...

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Revolutionizing Customer Service in Manufacturing REVOLUTIONIZING CUSTOMER SERVICE IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 28, 2018

Salesforce Research surveyed 291 customer service professionals in the manufacturing industry worldwide to discover how elevated customer expectations are changing the game. This report highlights 10 of the biggest customer service shifts that manufa...

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Transform Your Factory Operations with Easy-to-Deploy Manufacturing Apps TRANSFORM YOUR FACTORY OPERATIONS WITH EASY-TO-DEPLOY MANUFACTURING APPS

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Feb 20, 2018

Manufacturers are under constant pressure to minimize downtime, improve quality, and respond faster to individual customer requirements, all while lowering costs. PTC’s newly released ThingWorx Manufacturing Apps provide the solution.

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Nine Starting Points for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing NINE STARTING POINTS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 16, 2018

Western economies have faced an onslaught of negative developments in their domestic manufacturing bases over the past 40 years. With the rise of Industry 4.0, the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, manufactu...

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Skills and Innovation Strategies to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing SKILLS AND INNOVATION STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Feb 15, 2018

Faced with stagnating wages for most Americans, business, civic, and political leaders across the United States are rediscovering manufacturing as a source of good jobs and lasting economic growth. In an era of unrivaled global competition, however, ...

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Sales and Manufacturing: Enable Modern Sales Teams SALES AND MANUFACTURING: ENABLE MODERN SALES TEAMS

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Feb 05, 2018

Manufacturing is experiencing a customer-focused revolution. On the global side, this means manufacturers are ramping up innovation in an effort to develop and produce more sophisticated offerings than smaller rivals. High-margin growth is the ultima...

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How Manufacturers Can Become Tech-Savvy to Win New Customers HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN BECOME TECH-SAVVY TO WIN NEW CUSTOMERS

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Feb 05, 2018

But now, manufacturers must understand, interact with, and develop closer relationships to their end customers to deliver truly exceptional customer experiences. This new landscape is shifting business models to put customers at the center of every e...

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Lean Manufacturing LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 02, 2018

Experts have estimated that less than 5% of the steps and time taken in producing a product actually create customer value. Lean thinking is a method that redesigns processes to optimize the entire product flow (the value stream), rather than singly ...

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Medical Devices: What Manufacturers Need To Know Now and What May Be on the Horizon MEDICAL DEVICES: WHAT MANUFACTURERS NEED TO KNOW NOW AND WHAT MAY BE ON THE HORIZON

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Feb 01, 2018

The goal for medical device manufacturers that use EO sterilization to minimize patient exposure to EO residues and (and EO derivatives) from their devices and ensure that the levels of residual EO, ethylene chlorohydrin (ECH), and ethylene glycol (E...

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Financial Control in Food Manufacturing FINANCIAL CONTROL IN FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Feb 01, 2018

In this part of our food industry Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) guides series, we share the best practice methods for taking maximum control of your financial responsibilities within food manufacturing. The guide will explain how your company ca...

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Smart Spending for Safety in Manufacturing SMART SPENDING FOR SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 31, 2018

Businesses in the U.S. spend more than $170 USB per year on occupational injury and illness related costs that eat away at corporate earnings. In Manufacturing, the risk of severe injury or illness is higher than most other industry sectors, making a...

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MES vs. ERP: Define, integrate, implement MES with controls, ERP MES VS. ERP: DEFINE, INTEGRATE, IMPLEMENT MES WITH CONTROLS, ERP

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Jan 26, 2018

Modern manufacturing execution systems (MES) can deliver the flexibility to enable manufacturers to define the solutions that meet their strategic needs. MES is what you make it: Define the MES functions needed, use standards, consider modularity, an...

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What You Need to Know to Thrive in Manufacturing WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 24, 2018

This is an exciting and challenging time to be in manufacturing. Innovations in technology are affecting how you do business from the shop floor to the supply chain to the customer – everything seems to move faster than ever. The challenge ofte...

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3D Printing Technologies for Prototyping and Production 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTOTYPING AND PRODUCTION

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Jan 23, 2018

Architects don’t build without modeling. They create “blueprints,” produce renderings, and build 3D models. But while these planning tools may resemble the actual building in shape, there is no resemblance in size or materials. As a...

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Driving the Sustainability of Production Systems with Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation DRIVING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS WITH FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION INNOVATION

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Jan 19, 2018

Production is the beating heart of commerce. But it is a double-edged sword, supplying necessities and amenities for humanity while depleting the global commons that sustain life on earth. This collaborative effort demonstrates how to harness the tec...

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Omni-Experience Customer Engagement for Manufacturers OMNI-EXPERIENCE CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jan 18, 2018

The digital mission in manufacturing is to create experience ecosystems that transform the focus from designing, selling, and servicing complex products to one where the product becomes the platform through which new digital products and services are...

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2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights 2018 NATIONAL MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK AND INSIGHTS

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Jan 17, 2018

Many manufacturers indicate they have a more positive outlook about the economy for 2018 than in 2017. The growing U.S. and global economies, rising energy and commodity prices, and improved business and consumer confidence support this positive outl...

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How procurement fuels growth for an aerostructures manufacturer HOW PROCUREMENT FUELS GROWTH FOR AN AEROSTRUCTURES MANUFACTURER

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Jan 16, 2018

The aircraft industry is experiencing growth on the back of strong travel demand. To keep pace, aircraft companies are increasing production - which puts pressure on the industry’s supply chain. To sell more airplanes, aircraft companies depend...

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The role of cobots in industry 4.0 THE ROLE OF COBOTS IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 15, 2018

The purpose of this White Paper is to clarify the role that collaborative robots - or cobots - play in what has now become known as Industry 4.0. After reviewing the concepts Industry 4.0 and cobot, we will examine the suitability of cobots for use i...

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Single Use & Newly Manufactured Device Cleaning Validations SINGLE USE & NEWLY MANUFACTURED DEVICE CLEANING VALIDATIONS

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Jan 15, 2018

Performing a cleaning validation during the initial phase of a device’s lifecycle aids manufacturers in complying with current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and quality system (QS) regulation as set forth by FDA for medical device manufac...

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Design for Six Sigma in Electronics Cooling DESIGN FOR SIX SIGMA IN ELECTRONICS COOLING

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Jan 11, 2018

Temperature problems are well known in the high-tech industry. Everyone knows of cases where overheated products stopping working and in the best case scenario, resume their function, but only after an extensive period of cooling down. In past years,...

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Are You Looking to Optimize Your Manufacturing Processes? ARE YOU LOOKING TO OPTIMIZE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES?

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Jan 09, 2018

Manufacturing companies contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy according to the most recent annual data. Manufacturers, of which 98.6 percent qualify as small businesses, have become more agile, more productive and leaner in recent years. The...

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Digital Manufacturing, the DYNAMICS 365 way DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, THE DYNAMICS 365 WAY

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Jan 08, 2018

The future of manufacturing is in technology. It’s obvious that the next generation of manufacturing champions will come from companies that leverage technology to drive innovation. However, only 10 percent of companies around the world describ...

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Affordable MES Performance and Scalability AFFORDABLE MES PERFORMANCE AND SCALABILITY

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Jan 02, 2018

Before selecting a manufacturing execution system (MES) for a complex process, the company must take time to carefully describe their data flow needs both in current terms and in future scale-up scenarios. This is a matter of understanding the number...

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Metal 3D Printing: How to Counter the Impact of Recoaters METAL 3D PRINTING: HOW TO COUNTER THE IMPACT OF RECOATERS

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Jan 01, 2018

If you are involved in Metal 3D Printing, it is important to take into account that the type of recoater you use will influence the production process. What kinds of recoaters exist and which potential issues are related to them? And more importantly...

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Enabling Manufacturing Innovation and Accelerating Commercialization ENABLING MANUFACTURING INNOVATION AND ACCELERATING COMMERCIALIZATION

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Dec 18, 2017

Standards are essential to accelerating the widespread commercialization of new technologies in the global manufacturing industry. In recent years, government and private-sector partners have made significant investments in strengthening the competit...

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What is MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in Complex Discrete Manufacturing? WHAT IS MES (MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM) IN COMPLEX DISCRETE MANUFACTURING?

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Dec 16, 2017

Today's competitive manufacturing arena demands lower cost, more product variants, shorter product introductions, and better compliance to industry standards and regulations. This has led many manufacturing companies to move beyond the old paper-...

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Strategies for German automobile manufacturers facing new competitors from low-cost countries STRATEGIES FOR GERMAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS FACING NEW COMPETITORS FROM LOW-COST COUNTRIES

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Dec 12, 2017

This article discusses the challenges created by new suppliers from low-cost countries specifically for German automakers. These new competitors are increasingly reducing their deficiencies in skills, supplier structure and costs. Therefore, strategi...

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Electronic Manufacturing Solutions for Military, Aerospace & Other Industries ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS FOR MILITARY, AEROSPACE & OTHER INDUSTRIES

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Dec 07, 2017

Bhavyabhanu Electronics Private Limited (BEPL) is a fully owned subsidiary of Astra Microwave Products Limited (AMPL). AMPL has 25 years experience in design & production of RF/Microwave Products and has established BEPL for providing reliable, h...

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How Can Industry 4.0 Work For You? HOW CAN INDUSTRY 4.0 WORK FOR YOU?

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Dec 04, 2017

New types of data means new improvements for your business. Industry 4.0 combines intelligent sensors, analytics, and artificial intelligence to let you optimize your operations in real time. What would you do with less unplanned downtime?

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Lessons for manufacturers from food and beverage implementations LESSONS FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM FOOD AND BEVERAGE IMPLEMENTATIONS

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Nov 29, 2017

Are you taking advantage of best practice labeling and coding for your company? With packaging demands and trends constantly evolving, it’s never been more important for Australian food & beverage manufacturers to stay alert and ahead of th...

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How Cloud-based Software Boosts Manufacturers Success HOW CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE BOOSTS MANUFACTURERS SUCCESS

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Nov 28, 2017

To be the authors of change rather than victims of it, manufacturers must innovate. The notion that the only constant in life changes dates back to ancient Greece, but in the 21st-century change seems to have accelerated. Business changes range from ...

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7 emerging trends that are changing manufacturing 7 EMERGING TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING MANUFACTURING

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Nov 23, 2017

In the last decade, few industries have been impacted by rapid advancements in technology quite like manufacturing. Manufacturers have been faced with an evolve-or-die ultimatum as customers expect faster rates of innovation. A lower cost of entry ha...

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3D Printer Buyer’s Guide 3D PRINTER BUYER’S GUIDE

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Nov 21, 2017

3D Printing is more than just prototyping. Today, 3D Printing offers transformative advantages at every phase of creation, from initial concept design to production of final products and all steps in between. Today’s competitive environment mak...

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The Production Facility of the Future: The Manufacturing Office THE PRODUCTION FACILITY OF THE FUTURE: THE MANUFACTURING OFFICE

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Nov 19, 2017

Despite this colossal market opportunity, most of today’s industrial-class 3D printers are suitable only for prototyping and tooling and must be situated in additive manufacturing labs due to their size, expense, special facility and equipment ...

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A Practical Way to Get Started in Manufacturing IIoT A PRACTICAL WAY TO GET STARTED IN MANUFACTURING IIOT

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Nov 14, 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes advantage of the latest software and hardware capabilities to increase productivity. It stands to reason that greenfield manufacturing plants might be planned with native IIoT technologies. After all, to...

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Manufacturing Transformation: Achieving competitive advantage in a changing global marketplace MANUFACTURING TRANSFORMATION: ACHIEVING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN A CHANGING GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

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Nov 14, 2017

Manufacturers around the globe are undergoing a profound transformation. External market shifts and technological changes are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, ushering in a new era of growth, change, and economic opportuni...

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Automate Your Way To Lean Manufacturing AUTOMATE YOUR WAY TO LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Nov 06, 2017

Lean production removes bottlenecks and reduces non-value-adding wastes, getting your product faster to customers. This whitepaper explains what lean is and how it works, but more importantly, goes through how to overcome the black packaging hole by ...

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Manufacturing Software for Industry 4.0 MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Nov 06, 2017

Industry 4.0 offers an unprecedented opportunity for transformational success, but companies must have plant floor software that is ready for that journey. The fact that Industry 4.0 is already predicted means companies can prepare themselves now.

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How to Use Additive Manufacturing to Improve Your Manufacturing Process HOW TO USE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Nov 06, 2017

If you head up your company’s manufacturing operations, you are undoubtedly charged with producing better products faster while cutting costs, increasing production uptime, not to mention finding a way to efficiently meet customer demands for c...

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Vehicle Manufacturing VEHICLE MANUFACTURING

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Nov 06, 2017

The company Achleitner was founded in 1932 and has developed from a skilled blacksmith’s shop to a commercial middle-sized company. The company is still a family business. An important step to realizing such projects is a close and healthy coop...

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Optimizing Your Manufacturing OPTIMIZING YOUR MANUFACTURING

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Nov 06, 2017

Manufacturing companies contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy according to the most recent annual data. Manufacturers, of which 98.6 percent qualify as small businesses, have become more agile, more productive and leaner in recent years.

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JustFood for Food Manufacturing: A Client Success Story JUSTFOOD FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING: A CLIENT SUCCESS STORY

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Nov 05, 2017

Ultra and JustFood have been working closely together with a couple food manufacturing companies. One to note is a global snack food company, one of the world’s largest producers of salted snack products in addition to branded, private-label pa...

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3D Printing Jigs & Fixtures for the Production Floor 3D PRINTING JIGS & FIXTURES FOR THE PRODUCTION FLOOR

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Nov 03, 2017

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), not only dramatically reduces lead times, but can also provide significant cost savings through reduced material consumption, improved performance and added efficiencies. 3D printing processes a...

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The New MES: Backbone of Industry 4.0 THE NEW MES: BACKBONE OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Oct 26, 2017

Industry 4.0 is the vision of future manufacturing that allows not only lower cost, higher quality, and faster processing - but all of that with personalized products. It´s a marketplace where smart products and smart equipment interact autonom...

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Manufacturing Day 2017: Best Practices MANUFACTURING DAY 2017: BEST PRACTICES

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Oct 26, 2017

We have a 168-year history of strategic, long-term thinking that has helped ensure the Freudenberg Group’s success. But frankly, the pace of global change we are experiencing today is unprecedented, and it keeps getting faster.

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The Internet of Things: Driving Next-Generation Manufacturing THE INTERNET OF THINGS: DRIVING NEXT-GENERATION MANUFACTURING

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Oct 25, 2017

Manufacturing has evolved substantially since the Industrial Revolution. And it continues to advance today with innovations from the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, with the infusion and integration of IoT-enabled sensors and programmable logic co...

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Control in Semiconductor Wafer Manufacturing CONTROL IN SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER MANUFACTURING

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Oct 20, 2017

A semiconductor wafer undergoes a wide range of processes before it is transformed from a bare silicon wafer to one populated with millions of transistor circuits. Such processes include Physical or Chemical Vapor Deposition, (PVD, CVD), Chemical-Mec...

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Why Manufacturers Need to Look at CPQ through a New Lens WHY MANUFACTURERS NEED TO LOOK AT CPQ THROUGH A NEW LENS

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Oct 16, 2017

Configure-price-quote (CPQ) technology performs two overarching critical missions for manufacturing companies and their customers. The first mission of CPQ is to Get the Right Product. This means, in a high-level sense, that the sales rep and the cus...

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Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0 CYBERSECURITY FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Oct 11, 2017

In an era which is being referred to as Industry 4.0, government departments are increasing their digital footprints and adapting their technology and engagement environments to remain competitive and relevant. As information and assets owned or used...

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The chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of 3D printed materials THE CHEMICAL, MECHANICAL, AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF 3D PRINTED MATERIALS

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Oct 11, 2017

To expand the chemical capabilities of 3D printed structures generated from commercial thermoplastic printers, we have produced and printed polymer filaments that contain inorganic nanoparticles. TiO2 was dispersed into acrylonitrile butadiene styren...

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Workforce Imperative: A Manufacturing Education Strategy WORKFORCE IMPERATIVE: A MANUFACTURING EDUCATION STRATEGY

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Oct 09, 2017

Manufacturing education is in crisis. The evidence is striking and undeniable: Despite a consistently high United States unemployment rate for several years - ranging between 8% and 10% from February 2009 through March 20121  - as many as 600,00...

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Qualification of laser based additive production for manufacturing of forging Tools QUALIFICATION OF LASER BASED ADDITIVE PRODUCTION FOR MANUFACTURING OF FORGING TOOLS

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Oct 08, 2017

Additive manufacturing offers the possibility of a highly flexible production at acceptable costs for a low number of pieces. As it is already used for the production of moulds for injection moulding, the usability for the production of forging tools...

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MES Migration Strategies MES MIGRATION STRATEGIES

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Oct 08, 2017

A MES migration project represents a big endeavor for any organization as it involves a significant amount of time, cost, risk and it involves many stakeholders within the company. It’s critical for the success of the migration project to get c...

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How Additive and Traditional Manufacturing Mix in Production Today HOW ADDITIVE AND TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING MIX IN PRODUCTION TODAY

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Oct 05, 2017

The world of additive manufacturing is at a crucial point. There have been breakthroughs in printing larger parts. More metals are being developed for use in 3D printers. An additive is becoming part of the game plan of many different manufacturers.

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Four Tips to Improve Customer Loyalty in the Manufacturing Industry FOUR TIPS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Oct 03, 2017

Competition in business is inevitable. But, believe it or not, it can actually benefit your company in the long run. Healthy competition in the manufacturing industry eliminates complacency and encourages innovation, which can quickly gain consumers ...

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9 Questions Food and Beverage Manufacturers Need to Ask About Their ERP 9 QUESTIONS FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS NEED TO ASK ABOUT THEIR ERP

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Oct 02, 2017

There are dozens of types of manufacturing environments, from individual ingredient for sale to another manufacturer to branded product for the store shelves at a retailer. Depending on where you sit in the supply chain, your requirements for manufac...

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Pharmaceutical Companies: Outsourcing Combination Product Manufacturing PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES: OUTSOURCING COMBINATION PRODUCT MANUFACTURING

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Oct 01, 2017

Combination products are therapeutics that combine two or more products (drug/device, biologics/device, biologics/drugs, or drug/device/biologics), regulated and sold as a single unit. Examples of combination products include drug-coated implantable ...

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Assessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing for Lower-Cost Tools in the Automotive Industry ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR LOWER-COST TOOLS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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Sep 30, 2017

Additive manufacturing (AM) is making inroads into the automotive industry. Historically, AM was used primarily to produce prototype parts and models. Today, AM is also used to make tooling for assembly lines or to produce vehicle parts. One of the a...

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Why Supply Chain Integration and Visibility Is the Future for Manufacturers WHY SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AND VISIBILITY IS THE FUTURE FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 24, 2017

The greater the integration and visibility within a supply chain, the fewer delays there are in time-to-market, the greater the production quality and the more effective supplier collaboration becomes.

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An Introduction to 3D Printing AN INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING

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Sep 24, 2017

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, was developed in the 1980’s as a process used to make three-dimensional objects. Additive manufacturing creates parts from the ground up by fusing together layers of material. Its counterpart, ...

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Transform Your Manufacturing Business Model with IIoT TRANSFORM YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS MODEL WITH IIOT

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Sep 23, 2017

No two factories are the same. They vary in size, in the products they make – from high precision devices to commodity products – and in the volumes they produce. But all manufacturers, who want to stay competitive, share the challenge of...

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MES Migration: an Absolute Need or Utopia MES MIGRATION: AN ABSOLUTE NEED OR UTOPIA

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Sep 22, 2017

Semiconductor manufacturers are among the earlier adopters of MES. Once vital to maintaining the competitiveness of their operations, these applications are getting obsolete and the need to circumvent their limitations causes significant cost, and wi...

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Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing DISPOSABLE SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMANUFACTURING

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Sep 20, 2017

The ways in which disposable systems simplify biomedicine production are persuading many to implement more of these devices into their production lines. Some have fully committed to this shift from stainless steel equipment, with the ambition to have...

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Streamline Production with 3D Printed Manufacturing Aids STREAMLINE PRODUCTION WITH 3D PRINTED MANUFACTURING AIDS

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Sep 19, 2017

The application is jig and fixture making - which also includes gauges, organizational aids, and other manufacturing devices. AM produces these tools by adding material in an automated, layer-by-layer process rather than removing material with a cutt...

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Titanium Topology Optimized TiTO 3D Printed Satellite Panel Support System TITANIUM TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZED TITO 3D PRINTED SATELLITE PANEL SUPPORT SYSTEM

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Sep 19, 2017

Precision ADM developed a TiTO (Titanium Topology Optimized) Aerospace Panel Support Structure. The purpose of the project was to use topology optimization to redesign and replace a machined aluminum mount for supporting loads from a large panel and ...

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7 Must-Have ERP Features for Rubber Product Manufacturing Companies 7 MUST-HAVE ERP FEATURES FOR RUBBER PRODUCT MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Sep 18, 2017

As a rubber product manufacturing company, you compete in a highly competitive marketplace. Your industry is driven by volatile commodity-based raw materials with end customers demanding quality products, fast delivery, and competitive prices in smal...

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The MES Performance Advantage: Best of the Best Plants Use MES THE MES PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE: BEST OF THE BEST PLANTS USE MES

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Sep 14, 2017

At its core, a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) is an information system used in manufacturing to track, control and monitor the transformation of raw materials to finished goods. Proper implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) u...

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Are We Ready for the New Manufacturing Workforce? ARE WE READY FOR THE NEW MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE?

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Sep 14, 2017

The new workforce is computer savvy and are used to fast-paced graphic intensive video game interaction. Are we running the shop with 10-20-year-old procedures? Or leveraging the latest media-rich and 3D graphical tools? The new workforce is also mor...

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Industry Products Manufacturing, Testing and Maintenance Services INDUSTRY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

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Sep 12, 2017

Kitron is one of the leading international electronic manufacturing services (EMS) suppliers with operations in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Lithuania, China and the US, where manufacturing and related services are delivered to customers globally. The co...

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Life Sciences Manufacturing and Quality LIFE SCIENCES MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY

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Sep 11, 2017

Life Sciences companies are attempting to improve compliance and manufacturing efficiency while they drive to grow revenue and margins. However, current market conditions are creating substantial headwinds to attaining these targets.

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The Hidden Costs of Multiple-Vendor Contract Manufacturing THE HIDDEN COSTS OF MULTIPLE-VENDOR CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

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Sep 09, 2017

Review any directory of medical device outsourcing resources and you’ll see an assortment of offerings and services: design and engineering, components, assembly, legal, regulatory, sterilization and many more. You can find virtually any compan...

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How Analytics, Dashboards, and Intelligence are Transforming Manufacturing HOW ANALYTICS, DASHBOARDS, AND INTELLIGENCE ARE TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING

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Sep 08, 2017

Today’s supply chains are in a race to deliver the highest quality products in the shortest, most economical time possible to win the chance to sell again. With such an intense focus on quality, speed and cost, only the suppliers most effective...

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Design for Additive Manufacturability: Finishing for FDM and PolyJet DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURABILITY: FINISHING FOR FDM AND POLYJET

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Sep 08, 2017

Finishing or secondary operations encompasses a broad range of processes that change a manufactured part’s properties. appearance and reshape it to meet certain dimensions, or use it to enhance functionality, such as increasing strength, chemic...

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Evaluation of Advanced Polymers for Additive Manufacturing EVALUATION OF ADVANCED POLYMERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 08, 2017

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to offer many benefits over traditional manufacturing methods in the fabrication of complex parts with advantages such as low weight, complex geometry, and embedded functionality. In practice, today&rsquo...

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What Digital Transformation Means for Medical Device Manufacturers WHAT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION MEANS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 07, 2017

This white paper outlines the need for medical device manufacturers to evolve their business practices by transitioning from paper-based processes to digital in three main areas: business, technology and regulatory. To achieve success in today’...

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How Analytics, Dashboards And Manufacturing Intelligence Are Transforming Aerospace and Defense HOW ANALYTICS, DASHBOARDS AND MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE ARE TRANSFORMING AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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Sep 04, 2017

Today’s supply chains are in a race to deliver the highest quality products in the shortest, most economical time possible to win the chance to sell again. With such an intense focus on quality, speed and cost, only the suppliers most effective...

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Manufacturing in Turbulent Times MANUFACTURING IN TURBULENT TIMES

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Sep 01, 2017

The global manufacturing economy is at a pivotal crossroad. While technology and globalization have opened exciting new revenue streams and markets, they have allowed a sobering downside to sneak in behind them. Interconnectedness has led to interdep...

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The value of additive manufacturing: future opportunities THE VALUE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

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Sep 01, 2017

The global additive manufacturing (AM) - 3D printing - the industry was valued at $6 billion for 2016, and is predicted to grow to more than $26 billion by 20221. This rapid growth has arisen mainly because of the evolution of AM from primarily a pro...

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High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations HIGH EFFICIENCY IN MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Sep 01, 2017

It can be very challenging, even for Best-in-Class manufacturers, to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. In this Analyst Insight, Aberdeen will examine what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating ...

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Empower Manufacturing Teams Through Andon Real-Time Alerts EMPOWER MANUFACTURING TEAMS THROUGH ANDON REAL-TIME ALERTS

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Aug 30, 2017

The assembly line as the core element of mass manufacturing hasn’t been in use very long, historically speaking. It’s been just over a century since automotive magnate Henry Ford implemented it at his factory in Dearborn, Mich.

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Building Better Manufacturing Operations with Assembly Management Systems BUILDING BETTER MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WITH ASSEMBLY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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Aug 30, 2017

When genius inventor Henry Ford introduced the first assembly line in 1913, it changed the world. No longer would products need to be built one at a time by learned experts and master craftsmen, each with years of study as apprentices and journeymen ...

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3D Printing 3D PRINTING'S IMPACT ON THE VALUE CHAIN

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Aug 28, 2017

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has been around now for several decades, expanding into new markets and industries in unique ways as innovators have embraced the technology. It wasn’t until the last few years, however, t...

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Top 3 Concerns Raised by 3D Printing TOP 3 CONCERNS RAISED BY 3D PRINTING

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Aug 24, 2017

Also known as additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping, 3D printing has left an indelible mark on manufacturing. Rapidly establishing itself as an alternative to traditional manufacturing, advances in 3D printing hardware and materials over the p...

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What Does Big Data Mean for Manufacturers? WHAT DOES BIG DATA MEAN FOR MANUFACTURERS?

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Aug 24, 2017

The data challenge, in big data terms, is variety. Big data means volume, velocity, variety. As far as we know, we're the only company that has developed a systematic, unified way to make widely varied raw production useful.

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Getting the Most Out of Metal 3D Printing GETTING THE MOST OUT OF METAL 3D PRINTING

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Aug 20, 2017

Metal 3D printing is the ideal alternative to complex designs that machining or casting can’t achieve. It offers the mechanical properties of aerospace standard materials and the design freedom of 3D printing. The impact of metal 3D printing on...

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Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities Report ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES REPORT

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Aug 20, 2017

Advanced manufacturing is transforming everything about the way we make things in America. The technological advances that drive manufacturing today are drastically changing the way products are developed, produced, shipped and sold.

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Manufacturing Process Scale-up for Phase III: Clear Sailing or Storms Ahead? MANUFACTURING PROCESS SCALE-UP FOR PHASE III: CLEAR SAILING OR STORMS AHEAD?

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Aug 15, 2017

Regardless of whether your group has been diligently planning for scale-up since Phase I or you have delayed scale-up work until now, it would be a mistake to assume Phase III will be clear sailing. The reality is that several manufacturability probl...

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The Design for Manufacturing Approach THE DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING APPROACH

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Aug 13, 2017

With DFM, a product’s design is assessed early on for its manufacturability. Will the manufacturing be simple or complex? Can parts be altered to lower their cost and number? Can any parts or raw materials be standardized? This critical step he...

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Improved Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance IMPROVED DATA VISIBILITY DRIVES MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE

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Aug 12, 2017

This paper highlights the strategic importance of real-time manufacturing data, and how cloud ERP is uniquely suited to deliver company-wide visibility into operations. Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision-maker is ...

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Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace: Strategic Implications ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AEROSPACE: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS

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Aug 09, 2017

SmarTech has identified four ways that the aerospace industry expects to derive value from additive manufacturing (AM) in the aerospace field at the strategic level. In this White Paper, we examine four supposedly critical aspects of AM in the aerosp...

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Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2017

As manufacturers embark on their journey to Industry 4.0, they are accelerating digital to optimize, modernize and automate. Digital Transformation is accelerating across the value chain, Reducing costs, improving agility and speed to market are the ...

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When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource WHEN TO 3D PRINT IN HOUSE AND WHEN TO OUTSOURCE

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Aug 04, 2017

Prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products. At a relatively low cost, teams can show 3D printed prototypes to customers, business partners, and people across the company.

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Future of Manufacturing Initiative FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE

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Aug 01, 2017

Globally, technology trends and industry shifts are emerging and growing in strength that will shape a future of manufacturing and change how products are manufactured and distributed. Demand from customers is driving the shift to mass customization ...

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Digital Core For Manufacturing Operations DIGITAL CORE FOR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Jul 31, 2017

The manufacturing industry is witnessing a lot of customer facing trends which present opportunities to engage with customers and partners in a more lasting and prolific manner, and at the same time, these trends also present challenges for the manuf...

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How to Deliver on the Promise of Industry 4.0 HOW TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISE OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jul 27, 2017

Industry 4.0 promises benefits not only for the operations team but for every stakeholder. This includes customers, shareholders, suppliers, and employees. However, there are IT challenges to overcome, including the volume of data IoT generates, cybe...

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A Deloitte series on additive manufacturing A DELOITTE SERIES ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jul 21, 2017

ADDITIVE manufacturing (AM), more popularly known as 3D printing, describes a group of technologies used to produce objects through the addition rather than the removal of material. AM was first used commercially in the mid-1980s for the creation of ...

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Smart Manufacturing: A Competitive Necessity SMART MANUFACTURING: A COMPETITIVE NECESSITY

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Jul 21, 2017

The additive manufacturing industry grew 21% in 2017, as the industry expanded by more than $1.25 billion, creating new products and geometries that haven’t been done before, according to the Wohlers Report 2018. Metal Additive Manufacturing ha...

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RFID Benefits for the Manufacturing Process RFID BENEFITS FOR THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jul 14, 2017

SSMC, a joint venture of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (TSMC) implemented RFID inventory and production control to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to improve visibility throughout th...

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Information Strategies for Manufacturing Sustainability INFORMATION STRATEGIES FOR MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABILITY

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Jul 07, 2017

The growing pressure to meet environmental compliance requirements has driven manufacturers to invest heavily in “green power” solutions that conserve water and energy. In addition, the expected arrival of a U.S. carbon market and the exp...

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Reducing Time to Market in Manufacturing REDUCING TIME TO MARKET IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 07, 2017

Engineers and designers feel pressured to design products quickly, and managing the transition between the two disciplines can be tough. Now industrial designers can capture ideas without having to think about CAD, while mechanical engineers work sim...

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Cyber Secure Manufacturing in 2021 CYBER SECURE MANUFACTURING IN 2021

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Jul 01, 2017

Manufacturing is rapidly entering the 4th industrial revolution where the old, complex and formerly closed environments, solutions and systems meet new, connected and more open ones. This offers immense possibilities for the manufacturing industry, a...

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Achieving Operational Excellence in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

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Jul 01, 2017

It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry is feeling intense pressure to transform their operations and the way that they do business around the world. Institutions that have manufactured products the same way for decades are now being forced ...

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Empowering Discrete Manufacturers for the Digital Age EMPOWERING DISCRETE MANUFACTURERS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

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Jul 01, 2017

Forward-thinking manufacturing companies are aware that digital transformation is essential for profitable growth and sustainable competitiveness. Digital is changing the game for manufacturers. Smart, connected products, plants, assets, and operatio...

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Why Early Investment in a Scalable Manufacturing Process Is Critical WHY EARLY INVESTMENT IN A SCALABLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS IS CRITICAL

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Jun 30, 2017

The road to take a drug compound from discovery to commercialization is long, expensive and often fraught with unforeseen challenges. While every project will undoubtedly face some bumps along its path, far too many programs hit insurmountable obstac...

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The use of a low cost 3D scanning and printing tool THE USE OF A LOW COST 3D SCANNING AND PRINTING TOOL

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Jun 28, 2017

Custom foot orthoses have been linked to reduced risk and recurrence of injury through individualization of cushioning and support features. Applications include, but are not limited to pain relief, increased heel cushion, correction of flexible defo...

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Industry 4.0 and Machine Vision INDUSTRY 4.0 AND MACHINE VISION

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Jun 26, 2017

One of the most hotly discussed topics in the manufacturing world today is Industry 4.0. A broadly defined group of emerging innovations in industrial automation and data exchange, Industry 4.0 demonstrates a tremendous potential to bolster productiv...

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Strategies for Reducing Costs and Protecting Profits in the New World of Medical Device Manufacturing STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING COSTS AND PROTECTING PROFITS IN THE NEW WORLD OF MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 20, 2017

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of orthopedic medical devices are facing cost pressures like never before. To reduce cost and make their products more attractive to reimbursement-restricted purchasers, OEMs are curtailing the size of their sa...

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Understanding occupational health risks within beverage manufacturing UNDERSTANDING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RISKS WITHIN BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 16, 2017

Workers in this industry are exposed to a wide range of hazards which include the following: Same level falls which are often caused by slippery conditions can result in sprains and strains, Exposure to sharp instruments such as knives, Collision wit...

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Robotics and Additive Manufacturing ROBOTICS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 16, 2017

As robotics and additive manufacturing tools become less costly and more accessible, manufacturers across the state are increasingly tapping into these new technologies. Many macroeconomic factors are also driving this trend, including international ...

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A Framework to Speed Manufacturing’s Digital Business Transformation A FRAMEWORK TO SPEED MANUFACTURING’S DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 14, 2017

Manufacturers must fully embrace social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies to achieve the operational excellence, agility, innovation and customer centricity required to remain relevant with customers, business partners, and the entire manufac...

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Inside America INSIDE AMERICA'S BOLD PLAN TO REVIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 14, 2017

After the Great Recession-and, the loss of nearly 6 million manufacturing jobs-a coalition of concerned academic, business and government leaders crafted a plan to restore US leadership in manufacturing for the 21st Century. This year, they are rolli...

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The CRM Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing THE CRM IMPERATIVE FOR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 10, 2017

Industrial manufacturers typically experienced single-digit revenue growth through the 1990s, but most recently, growth has slowed tremendously for many companies. All industrial manufacturing sectors, from industrial machinery and tools to industria...

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Five Statistics That Will Drive Changes In PCB Manufacturing FIVE STATISTICS THAT WILL DRIVE CHANGES IN PCB MANUFACTURING

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Jun 10, 2017

Manufacturing is an old process that has changed little in recent years. Worse than that, it is part of an older business process that many argue is no longer fit for the needs of the electronics market. New paradigms in buying patterns are putting p...

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A Changing Approach to PCB Manufacturing A CHANGING APPROACH TO PCB MANUFACTURING

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Jun 10, 2017

Before setting out on any project, the end-goals based on desired benefits need to be decided on. The scope and depth of the project, especially the budget, is important. In the case of Industry 4.0 and Smart factories where implemented on a site-wid...

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The Internet of Things for Electronics Manufacturing THE INTERNET OF THINGS FOR ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 10, 2017

What does the “Internet of Things” mean for electronics manufacturing? Is it a practical solution to the challenges facing the industry today? For the Internet of Things to be possible in manufacturing, a key bottleneck must be overcome: ...

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The Right Partner Can Improve Flexibility and Mitigate Risks from Forecast Inaccuracy in Biomanufacturing THE RIGHT PARTNER CAN IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY AND MITIGATE RISKS FROM FORECAST INACCURACY IN BIOMANUFACTURING

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Jun 06, 2017

ORC International's report "Implications of Inaccurate Forecasting on Biologics Drug Substance Manufacturing" explores the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to forecasting challenges specifically related to biopharmaceutical...

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Consultants Guide to Flexible Biomanufacturing Solutions CONSULTANTS GUIDE TO FLEXIBLE BIOMANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

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Jun 06, 2017

Consultants play a critical role in ensuring the long-term success of small biopharmaceutical companies, though much of their work happens behind the scenes. From lifecycle planning to marketing advice, consultants help fill gaps in knowledge while h...

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6 Common Myths about Cloud ERP for Manufacturers 6 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT CLOUD ERP FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jun 06, 2017

This white paper outlines and refutes the six most common myths and misconceptions that exist about cloud ERP software solutions for manufacturing. There’s no doubt that cloud computing is one of the most talked-about, important and disruptive ...

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Principles & Recommendations for Medical Device Manufacturers PRINCIPLES & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS

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Jun 01, 2017

Hazards that may place consumers at risk can arise at any point during a product's lifecycle. The FDA Importer Guidance includes recommendations concerning preventive controls firms can implement to mitigate these hazards.

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Emerging trends in global advanced manufacturing EMERGING TRENDS IN GLOBAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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Jun 01, 2017

Governments around the world are increasingly putting emphasis on the interplay between manufacturing, innovation and economic growth. The 20th-century model where technological innovation was driven by a small number of countries with a handful of r...

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Taking Manufacturing Visibility and Control to the Next Level TAKING MANUFACTURING VISIBILITY AND CONTROL TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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May 26, 2017

High-frequency (HF) RFID solutions have a complementary technology in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID. UHF technologies can provide manufacturing and logistics operators with longer read ranges and faster read speeds. Also, its simultaneous tag-r...

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How Manufacturing Companies can benefit from the transformational power of Blockchain HOW MANUFACTURING COMPANIES CAN BENEFIT FROM THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF BLOCKCHAIN

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May 25, 2017

The development of blockchain - a digital technology used to record transactions between business partners or to store data – is causing huge excitement in financial sectors. The technology promises to deliver a trusted, distributed ledger that...

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Enhancing Automotive Wire Harness Manufacturing Through Digital Continuity ENHANCING AUTOMOTIVE WIRE HARNESS MANUFACTURING THROUGH DIGITAL CONTINUITY

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May 25, 2017

Manufacturing companies are benefiting from technology in most key areas of the flow from design through manufacture. This applies to the wire harness industry which is a key element of the modern automotive industry. Wire harness manufacturing engin...

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Business Strategies for the Automation Evolution BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR THE AUTOMATION EVOLUTION

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May 24, 2017

Robots and automation are an integral part of the manufacturing industry today, enhancing human intervention to process control, coordination, and higher order decision making. Automation is not a new age concept in Business Process Management (BPM) ...

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Top 10 Challenges: Producing commercial cell and gene products TOP 10 CHALLENGES: PRODUCING COMMERCIAL CELL AND GENE PRODUCTS

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May 23, 2017

The international regenerative medicines market – which includes the likes of cell therapies, gene/gene-modified cell therapy, and tissue engineering – is set to climb to around $67 billion by 2020. Alongside, discovering therapies that w...

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Why Surface Contact Pressure In Your Manufacturing Process Matters WHY SURFACE CONTACT PRESSURE IN YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS MATTERS

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May 20, 2017

Touch and tactile sensor are devices which measures the parameters of a contact between the sensor and an object. This interaction obtained is confined to a small defined region. This contrasts with a force and torque sensor that measures the total f...

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Five Issues Your Contract Manufacturer Should Address in Tool Design FIVE ISSUES YOUR CONTRACT MANUFACTURER SHOULD ADDRESS IN TOOL DESIGN

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May 19, 2017

From a medical device manufacturer’s standpoint, tooling is often the least focused upon element in a product development process. Yet, tool design often has significant impact on product quality and cost; production scalability; and on-time de...

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Increase Your Food Manufacturing Efficiency with RFID INCREASE YOUR FOOD MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCY WITH RFID

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May 16, 2017

One of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to increase your efficiency is through the use of RFID technology. RFID makes data collection easy and can eliminate the human dependency and errors. In the food industry, RFID can increase traceability an...

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Cox Manufacturing: Advancing A Legacy of Delivering Confidence COX MANUFACTURING: ADVANCING A LEGACY OF DELIVERING CONFIDENCE

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May 15, 2017

The senior Cox was passionate about manufacturing and had a prowess for solving engineering problems. Those were the cornerstones on which he built a business that today is a leading supplier of precision machining services throughout the US Southwes...

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Four Ways Your Contract Manufacturer Should be Keeping Your Team in the Loop FOUR WAYS YOUR CONTRACT MANUFACTURER SHOULD BE KEEPING YOUR TEAM IN THE LOOP

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May 10, 2017

Global markets often drive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to outsource on a global scale as well. In some cases, the outsourcing strategy puts production near end markets to reduce time to market and logistics costs. In other cases, the goal...

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How smart manufacturing can help improve yield, productivity and efficiency in food and beverage operations HOW SMART MANUFACTURING CAN HELP IMPROVE YIELD, PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

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May 10, 2017

More quickly responding to changing markets and consumer tastes? Meeting the needs of consumers who are more connected, informed and outspoken? Contending with new competitors, like online food providers, specialty producers or supermarket brands? Co...

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Advanced Metrology Solutions Offer Advantages to Medical Manufacturers ADVANCED METROLOGY SOLUTIONS OFFER ADVANTAGES TO MEDICAL MANUFACTURERS

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May 08, 2017

Dimensional Metrology Systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, but the selection of a metrology system can be challenging. A wide range of options exists for hardware and software which can be combined to create different types of sy...

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Conveyor helps streamline small part handling manufacturing CONVEYOR HELPS STREAMLINE SMALL PART HANDLING MANUFACTURING

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May 08, 2017

Butt splices aren’t the easiest things in the world to handle. The small, circular component designed to join two ends, or butts, of two objects together without overlapping, have been known to slip through fingers when inserting a wire connect...

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Data, Digital Threads and Industry 4.0 DATA, DIGITAL THREADS AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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May 04, 2017

A decade before the American Revolution, Glasgow instrument maker James Watt was assigned with repairing a Newcomen steam engine. He quickly realized the design could be improved by adding an external condenser coil, which greatly increased thermal e...

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Industry 4.0 Means Manufacturing in Transition INDUSTRY 4.0 MEANS MANUFACTURING IN TRANSITION

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May 01, 2017

Whether called Industry 4.0, Industrie 4.0, Smart Manufacturing or even China 2025, the basic idea is the same: The entire manufacturing value chain is experiencing a technology-driven transition in terms of capabilities and expectations.

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Why Industry 4.0 is Imperative for the Chemical Manufacturer WHY INDUSTRY 4.0 IS IMPERATIVE FOR THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER

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May 01, 2017

While hyperbolic claims may prompt you to question the value of such initiatives as Industry 4.0 and digital transformation, they can be strategically valuable and directly actionable. In the specialty chemicals manufacturing industry, where most org...

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Best Practices in Selecting a Medical Device Contract Manufacturer BEST PRACTICES IN SELECTING A MEDICAL DEVICE CONTRACT MANUFACTURER

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May 01, 2017

Contract manufacturers have played a significant role in the medical device industry for decades, and that role will be expanding in the years to come – some analysts expect the volume of devices built by contract manufacturers to double in the...

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The most effective communications format for transferring PCB design data to manufacturing THE MOST EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FORMAT FOR TRANSFERRING PCB DESIGN DATA TO MANUFACTURING

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May 01, 2017

Competing in global markets requires OEMs and suppliers to continuously seek ways to more effectively communicate manufacturing requirements when bringing products to market. The collection of manufacturing requirements can be referred to as the prod...

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ERP Implementation Best Practices: Manufacturers and the Cloud Delivery Model ERP IMPLEMENTATION BEST PRACTICES: MANUFACTURERS AND THE CLOUD DELIVERY MODEL

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May 01, 2017

Following one of the most difficult economic environments in decades, manufacturers around the world have been reevaluating their ERP systems. Aerospace and defense manufacturers, automotive suppliers, food and beverage manufacturers and others are l...

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How to get machines and systems ready for connection to industry 4.0 applications HOW TO GET MACHINES AND SYSTEMS READY FOR CONNECTION TO INDUSTRY 4.0 APPLICATIONS

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Apr 21, 2017

It was just a few years ago that the world of automation was dominated by fieldbuses with serial protocols such as CAN and Profibus, as well as central industrial control systems. Communication protocols based on the transfer of data packets (Etherne...

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The Current Landscape for Additive Manufacturing Research THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESEARCH

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Apr 10, 2017

This report outlines the current status of additive manufacturing (AM) research internationally and nationally, with a focus on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats posing UK AM research. AM is a technique which enables the creation ...

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Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise INDUSTRY 4.0: BUILDING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

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Apr 05, 2017

PwC’s 2016 Global Industry 4.0 Survey is the biggest worldwide survey of its kind, with over 2,000 participants from nine major industrial sectors and 26 countries. The study explores the benefits of digitizing your company’s horizontal a...

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Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity FOUR QUICK WAYS TO UNLOCK HIDDEN MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

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Mar 27, 2017

With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting-how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no ...

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8 Ways to Improve Harness Manufacturing 8 WAYS TO IMPROVE HARNESS MANUFACTURING

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Mar 27, 2017

Harness manufacturing is a low margin business where quality, accuracy, and speed are essential to success. A mistake in the specification of even the smallest component is magnified by large production volumes. Discovering an error in the customer s...

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10 Things You Need to Know about Manufacturing FDA-Approved Medical Devices 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANUFACTURING FDA-APPROVED MEDICAL DEVICES

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Mar 24, 2017

There are many critical elements to the quality manufacturing of FDA-Approved medical devices. The purpose of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to safeguard the health of the American public through the regulation of certain products, includi...

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Grow Your Manufacturing Business GROW YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

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Mar 23, 2017

Starting up or growing a manufacturing company can be extremely challenging and involves making numerous crucial decisions regarding financing, location, choosing the right machines, targeting specific market segments, and setting the right team in p...

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Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in the Cloud MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM (MES) IN THE CLOUD

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Mar 13, 2017

The term Manufacturing Execution System was originally coined to encompass intelligent controllers often called System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), shop-floor data collection, quality management systems and granular scheduling functions (wor...

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Challenges, Risks, and Strategies for Biologic Substance Manufacturing CHALLENGES, RISKS, AND STRATEGIES FOR BIOLOGIC SUBSTANCE MANUFACTURING

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Mar 07, 2017

ORC International’s 2016 study highlights issues inherent in forecasting biologic drug substances. From discussions with pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry leaders, it is clear that demand forecasting is a significant challenge when plan...

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Mixed Mode Manufacturing: A Competitive Differentiation MIXED MODE MANUFACTURING: A COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION

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Mar 02, 2017

Manufacturers have their own unique systems, processes, and procedures designed around the specific needs and characteristics of their products and markets. Some markets demand the flexibility of batch manufacturing while others benefit from the spee...

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Additive Manufacturing trends in Aerospace ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN AEROSPACE

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Mar 01, 2017

Until the 21st century, all disruptive innovations followed the same adoption curve. But with exponential technologies and digital connectedness, disruptive innovations now have steeper adoption bell-curves as implementation rates accelerate. 3D prin...

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Recent advances in 3D printing of biomaterials RECENT ADVANCES IN 3D PRINTING OF BIOMATERIALS

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Mar 01, 2017

The ability to design and fabricate complex, 3D biomedical devices is critical in tissue engineering. Applications for 3D biomedical devices are a restoration of 3D anatomic defects, the reconstruction of complex organs with intricate 3D microarchite...

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Implementing the Plex Manufacturing Cloud IMPLEMENTING THE PLEX MANUFACTURING CLOUD

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Feb 28, 2017

This paper describes the Plex Manufacturing Cloud implementation and training process, a process perfected over hundreds of successes. Plex’s four-phase training takes place in stages: piloting, testing, systems enhancements, and go-live. Targe...

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Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers BARCODING 101 FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Feb 20, 2017

This paper highlights what manufacturers need to know to take advantage of barcoding to improve their business performance.‹ The benefits of barcoding are improved accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with an ease in adhering to a customer o...

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Digitizing Complex Discrete Manufacturing Processes DIGITIZING COMPLEX DISCRETE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Feb 16, 2017

Complex discrete manufacturers today are part of multi-faceted, fast-moving supply chains, with the production of distinct items in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Orchestrating the movement of parts and components around the worl...

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A Manufacturer’s Guide to Operating Lean with CPQ A MANUFACTURER’S GUIDE TO OPERATING LEAN WITH CPQ

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Feb 16, 2017

While the memories are painfully fresh, the data would suggest that the Great Recession has come to an end. The housing market has finally addressed the huge inventories (peaking at 12.2 months in January 2009) left by the subprime mortgage market co...

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The State of Food Manufacturing THE STATE OF FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Feb 15, 2017

The food manufacturing industry comprises food, confectionery, beverage, ingredients, and flavors and extracts manufacturers. New Jersey’s food manufacturing industry is a major component of the state’s food production and distribution co...

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Industry 4.0: Making your business more competitive INDUSTRY 4.0: MAKING YOUR BUSINESS MORE COMPETITIVE

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Jan 31, 2017

We are at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. The most commonly used terms to describe this development, which is rapidly changing the industrial landscape, are Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things, cyber-physical ...

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Solving the OOS Problem with Continuous Manufacturing SOLVING THE OOS PROBLEM WITH CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING

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Jan 26, 2017

The goal of Pharmaceutical Process design has long been to implement a fixed process that can produce on-spec materials, which can be confirmed by quality testing. Fortunately, the data-rich nature of the continuous manufacturing process potentially ...

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Huawei Wireless Factory Solution for Manufacturing HUAWEI WIRELESS FACTORY SOLUTION FOR MANUFACTURING

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Jan 24, 2017

Safety is the solid foundation of an enterprise's reliability, the basic requirement for an enterprise's sustainable development, and the most important way to maintain an enterprise's competitiveness. Strengthening safety management and ...

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Solutions to Today’s Biomanufacturing Challenges SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S BIOMANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

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Jan 23, 2017

Biopharmaceutical companies take on a lot of risks developing new large molecule drugs. With more complex molecules in development, changing capacity needs, uncertain forecasts and increased competition, the market demands flexibility and innovative ...

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Wire Harness Manufacturing Process Management WIRE HARNESS MANUFACTURING PROCESS MANAGEMENT

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Jan 07, 2017

Wire harnesses are vital components within modern transportation platforms such as aircraft and automobiles because they distribute power and signals between the various devices that deliver electrical and electronic functionality. They are also cost...

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Patheon Aims To Transform Pharma Outsource Manufacturing PATHEON AIMS TO TRANSFORM PHARMA OUTSOURCE MANUFACTURING

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Jan 04, 2017

Opportunities to transform an industry are rare, but often they develop from unexpected sources. Long considered an essential yet largely commodity-output business,  biopharmaceutical supply chain management may emerge as a hidden transformation...

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Standardisation Forecasts: Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing STANDARDISATION FORECASTS: DISPOSABLE SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMANUFACTURING

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Dec 12, 2016

According to a recent study, the global single-use technology biopharmaceutical market reached $1.7 billion in 2014, a $0.3 billion jump from the year prior. Looking at the period of 2014 - 2019, the market is predicted to expand at a compound annual...

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Design for Additive Manufacturability: CAD Output for FDM DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURABILITY: CAD OUTPUT FOR FDM

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Nov 30, 2016

Your Computer Aided Design (CAD) file tells the story of your potential part. It holds the data and information about the material, tolerances, geometry, and features. CAD applications use a universal set of surface and solid definitions that make up...

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How process manufacturers can prepare for the Factory of the Future HOW PROCESS MANUFACTURERS CAN PREPARE FOR THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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Nov 15, 2016

The Factory of the Future for process manufacturing is coming, and it’s being built on technology, innovation, and advanced manufacturing capabilities. But what is it, exactly? And what are the technologies you need to know about to help your p...

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Transform Manufacturing By 3D Printing End-Use Parts TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING BY 3D PRINTING END-USE PARTS

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Nov 14, 2016

Manufacturing is experiencing a digital transformation with the advance of 3D printing in modern manufacturing facilities. The current strategic imperative is to embrace the breakthrough potential of 3D printing by integrating digital into your organ...

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Unlocking the potential of Additive Manufacturing UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Nov 01, 2016

Additive technology offers the ability to produce personalized products with lower development costs and shorter lead times during manufacturing and less material waste. It can be used to manufacture complex parts and enables manufacturers to reduce ...

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Mobility in the Manufacturing Workplace MOBILITY IN THE MANUFACTURING WORKPLACE

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Nov 01, 2016

Mobility in the workplace sounds all well and good for Fortune 100 companies, but what about in a small to mid-sized manufacturing plant? Can mobility redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advant...

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The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses THE CASE OF DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING OF CUSTOMIZABLE 3-D-PRINTABLE SELF-ADJUSTABLE GLASSES

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Oct 26, 2016

Although the trend in manufacturing has been towards centralization to leverage economies of scale, the recent rapid technical development of open-source 3-D printers enables low-cost distributed bespoke production. This paper explores the potential ...

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Best Practices in Lean Manufacturing BEST PRACTICES IN LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 15, 2016

Lean manufacturing’s greatest benefits are from eliminating waste from the many processes manufacturers rely on to anticipate, respond to, fulfill, and serve customers, making it more possible for them to be more aligned to the unmet needs of t...

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Improving Traceability in Food & Beverage Manufacturing IMPROVING TRACEABILITY IN FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 06, 2016

While food and beverage companies are expected to deliver more every day with tighter margins, traceability-and having deep knowledge about what is occurring on the plant floor is more important than ever. Traceability is imperative to avoiding and m...

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Accelerating Operational Excellence for Global and Regional Manufacturers ACCELERATING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 24, 2016

Business and manufacturing professionals are looking for new ways for operations to support improvements to their company’s products, services, and bottom line. At the same time, it’s important to optimize the leverage of their limited hu...

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Lean manufacturing in the age of the Industrial Internet LEAN MANUFACTURING IN THE AGE OF THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET

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Sep 19, 2016

From Henry Ford’s moving assembly line to Taiichi Ohno’s Toyota production system, now known as lean production, manufacturers globally have constantly strived to make their operations better. The concept of lean, widely known for its too...

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Digitization of complex discrete manufacturing processes DIGITIZATION OF COMPLEX DISCRETE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Sep 04, 2016

As a complex discrete manufacturer today, you’re part of multi-faceted, fast-moving supply chains in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Orchestrating the movement of parts and components around the world is an intricate process...

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Developing a Business Case for Integrating Manufacturing and Supply Chain DEVELOPING A BUSINESS CASE FOR INTEGRATING MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 19, 2016

Today’s consumer products manufacturers face intense global competition for market share and profitability. They must manage the challenges of increasing costs, shrinking profit margins, and continually changing buyer preferences in an environm...

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Achieving Operational Excellence in Consumer Products Manufacturing ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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Aug 13, 2016

Faced with increasing global competition, evolving consumer and regulatory demands, and shrinking profit margins, consumer companies are being forced to deliver a growing mix of different products more quickly and at lower cost into the marketplace. ...

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Operational Excellence: In a Flexible Manufacturing Environment OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE: IN A FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

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Aug 02, 2016

One of the most critical elements for a pharmaceutical company launching a new drug product is forecasting market demand. Countless variables such as the competitive landscape, reimbursement and market acceptance, influence and contribute to how well...

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Is Your Contract Manufacturer Providing The Innovative Solutions You Require? IS YOUR CONTRACT MANUFACTURER PROVIDING THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS YOU REQUIRE?

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Jul 11, 2016

One of the challenges of designing and manufacturing medical devices is the fact that choices made in the product development effort can have a significant impact on regulatory approval lead-time, tooling complexity and cost, and production capabilit...

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How Today HOW TODAY'S MANUFACTURING OPTIONS LEAVE PHARMA AT RISK

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Jun 23, 2016

When planning for the development of a new product, a pharmaceutical manufacturer must determine very early in the process what a product’s anticipated demand will be at the time of launch. Because of the arduous road manufacturers must follow ...

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Emerging Trends within Cell & Gene Manufacturing EMERGING TRENDS WITHIN CELL & GENE MANUFACTURING

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May 20, 2016

The level of process efficiency behind today’s cell and gene therapies is said to rest at a low. The manufacturing behind them is mostly manual, due to the treatments mostly being within early development stages. There are, however, some cases ...

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Manufacturing Trends Report MANUFACTURING TRENDS REPORT

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Apr 29, 2016

Let the good times roll. Headed into 2015, the US manufacturing sector continues moving ahead with purpose, bolstered by a strong economy, low unemployment, cheap oil and advanced manufacturing technologies that are improving productivity, as well as...

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Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing WIRE ARC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 18, 2016

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology that promises to reduce part cost by reducing material wastage and time to market. Furthermore, AM can also enable an increase in design freedom, which potentially results in a weight saving as well as faci...

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Cell & Gene Manufacturing Process Efficiencies - Automation, Scale up & Scale Out CELL & GENE MANUFACTURING PROCESS EFFICIENCIES - AUTOMATION, SCALE UP & SCALE OUT

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Feb 22, 2016

The level of process efficiency behind today’s cell and gene therapies is said to rest at a low. The manufacturing behind them is mostly manual, due to the treatments mostly being within early development stages. There are, however, some cases ...

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Current Standards Landscape for Smart Manufacturing Systems CURRENT STANDARDS LANDSCAPE FOR SMART MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

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Feb 01, 2016

A manufacturer’s sustainable competitiveness depends on its capabilities with respect to cost, delivery, flexibility, and quality. Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) attempt to maximize those capabilities by using advanced technologies that prom...

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Defence Manufacturing in the UK DEFENCE MANUFACTURING IN THE UK

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The flexibility inherent in our site and resources means that Pearson Engineering can provide adaptable, scalable and optimized solutions to meet the many different needs of our customers. From small-scale support to large-scale production to meet th...

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The Smart Guide to Designing for Manufacturability THE SMART GUIDE TO DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURABILITY

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Optimizing your part design from concept through production will help you eliminate unneeded costs and reduce the time frame to produce your custom injected molded plastic parts. High quality, efficient tooling relies heavily on good part design as w...

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Force Feedback Reveals Actionable Data in Manufacturing FORCE FEEDBACK REVEALS ACTIONABLE DATA IN MANUFACTURING

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Every product ensures a complex journey that begins at an assembly and ends at delivery to the end user. This journey is never as simple as going from Point A to Point B; it often involves a multifaceted, meticulously-calculated sequence of manufactu...

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HP transforming manufacturing with breakthrough 3D printing technology HP TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING WITH BREAKTHROUGH 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

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Three-dimensional printing of useful objects and machine parts is becoming a reality. 3D printing offers the ability to produce-both rapidly and at low cost-short runs or one-of-a-kind parts. HP’s development of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology i...

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3D Printing Buyer’s Guide: Unlock the Potential of Additive Manufacturing 3D PRINTING BUYER’S GUIDE: UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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3D printing has become a powerful force in today’s manufacturing industry. The process can take many forms, as the industry offers a variety of materials, methods, and machines. Many businesses struggle to find additive manufacturing solutions ...

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Advanced Technologies Initiative Manufacturing & Innovation ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE MANUFACTURING & INNOVATION

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A key component of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte) and the Council on Competitiveness’s (Council) multi-year Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative, this study emanates from a year-long effort to understand and identify current an...

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Electrochemical Manufacturing in the Chemical Industry ELECTROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURING IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Chemical manufacturing creates products by transforming organic and inorganic raw materials using chemical processes. There are over 100,000 chemicals in the marketplace. Chemicals can very broadly be classified into two groups: commodity chemicals a...

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Transforming Manufacturing: Co-creating the digital factory TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING: CO-CREATING THE DIGITAL FACTORY

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The numbers tell their own story: 11,000 work place devices - from tablets to desktop computers – are assembled here each day. It’s the future of manufacturing made real on the outskirts of a beautiful and historic town. And it works hard...

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The Factory Succeeded in Cutting Downtime by 25% through the Introduction of IoT THE FACTORY SUCCEEDED IN CUTTING DOWNTIME BY 25% THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF IOT

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The factory production line demands constant process improvement and streamlining. Each factory has its own history of innovation and employees may find it hard to make further improvement. However, operations can be made even more efficient through ...

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The New Production Workforce: Responding to Shifting Labour Demands THE NEW PRODUCTION WORKFORCE: RESPONDING TO SHIFTING LABOUR DEMANDS

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A combination of powerful forces – both technological and macro trends – are altering where and how goods are made and shifting labour demand. Jobs will be displaced by automation across global production value chains, but there will also...

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The value IIoT brings to industrial and manufacturing enterprises THE VALUE IIOT BRINGS TO INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker captured the global importance of the IIoT to manufacturing when she said that “advanced manufacturing is the engine driving the future of both [U.S. and German] economies” at Hannover Messe 2016....

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A Guide to Digital Transformation for Manufacturers A GUIDE TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR MANUFACTURERS

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The globalization of manufacturing puts immense downward pressure on production costs. Manufacturing companies face the challenge of generating productivity improvements in areas that are already relatively efficient. Additionally, providing after-sa...

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Using Big Data in Manufacturing at Intel USING BIG DATA IN MANUFACTURING AT INTEL'S SMART FACTORIES

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Today, Intel manufacturing consistently reaps the benefits of year-over-year improvement in the following areas: Reduced costs. Accurate and timely information in the hands of process engineers improves product cycle time, process equipment uptime, m...

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The Manufacturing Guide to: Digital Transformation THE MANUFACTURING GUIDE TO: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Half of all UK business leaders fear that their industries face significant digital disruption within the next two years. Whilst manufacturing is the backbone of the UK economy employing 2.6 million people, the UK Manufacturing Review 2016 is quick t...

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Sustaining India’s growth by accelerating manufacturing SUSTAINING INDIA’S GROWTH BY ACCELERATING MANUFACTURING

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It is heartening to know that India is the fastest growing major economy in the world and will continue to be so in the coming years. According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects, June 2017, India is projected to grow at a strong 7.2...

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PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality PLM BEST PRACTICES FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS TO ENSURE QUALITY

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It is well known in the medical device industry that the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly. And, in today’s global medical device market, proactive strategies are needed...

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Closing the Gaps Between PCB Layout Design and Manufacturing CLOSING THE GAPS BETWEEN PCB LAYOUT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

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The Valor NPI software from Mentor Graphics is a unique new product introduction (NPI) solution that seamlessly links printed circuit board (PCB) layout design and manufacturing processes and operations. Valor NPI enables the industry’s first i...

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The Latest in PCB Manufacturing Data Exchange Formats THE LATEST IN PCB MANUFACTURING DATA EXCHANGE FORMATS

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ODB++ is a complete PCB manufacturing exchange data format that contains all of the data required for defining a PCB product in manufacturing. “ODB” stands for Open Data Base, with the format openly available to anyone who registers as a ...

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Advancing Thermal Management with Additive Manufacturing ADVANCING THERMAL MANAGEMENT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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An integral engineering element across major industries, from transportation to electronics, thermal management continues to challenge designers in several applications. 3D printing, a.k.a additive manufacturing (AM), offers a unique solution for nex...

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The IFS Digital Change Survey - Manufacturing THE IFS DIGITAL CHANGE SURVEY - MANUFACTURING

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Digital Technology has fundamentally changed the manufacturing landscape. Regardless of what industry your factory serves, information technology and connected systems are making it possible to extract value further through the production lifecycle.

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Justifying Additive Manufacturing Through Jigs and Fixtures JUSTIFYING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING THROUGH JIGS AND FIXTURES

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is having a huge impact on manufacturing and not just in the legacy use for rapid prototyping or the anticipated use of end parts. Businesses are finding that AM can be used to fabricate manufacturing tools, such as jigs, ...

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How Equipment Makers Can Use Siemens MindSphere to Capitalize on Autonomous Manufacturing HOW EQUIPMENT MAKERS CAN USE SIEMENS MINDSPHERE TO CAPITALIZE ON AUTONOMOUS MANUFACTURING

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Industrial equipment is becoming more interconnected and automated. However, leaving the big data gathered from automation unanalyzed ignores business values. Using a cloud-based open IoT operating system, like Siemens MindSphere, engineers can build...

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Integrating Metal Additive Manufacturing INTEGRATING METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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The technology for 3D printing with metals is poised to effect sweeping changes across the manufacturing sector. If you’re ready to take the plunge and integrate metal additive capabilities into your operation, there are a number of questions y...

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Speed design time and streamline manufacturing with Solid Edge Sheet metal SPEED DESIGN TIME AND STREAMLINE MANUFACTURING WITH SOLID EDGE SHEET METAL

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Designing sheet metal parts can be a complex process. Though an end product is designed fully formed and assembled, sheet metal parts actually begin as flat plates. Getting that design manufactured into a physical part requires numerous consideration...

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing with 3D Printing REVOLUTIONIZING MANUFACTURING WITH 3D PRINTING

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Engineers often find that manufacturing short runs are costly, time-consuming and impractical. Additive manufacturing, however, has a lot of potentials to optimize these production processes.

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Analysis of Direct Manufacturing Metal 3D Printing ANALYSIS OF DIRECT MANUFACTURING METAL 3D PRINTING

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Direct Manufacturing promises a wide variety of metal additive manufacturing applications. This 14-page report is a guide to best practices when designing 3D models for metal 3D prints such as: Minimizing and optimizing necessary support structures, ...

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What’s driving the Reshoring Movement? A look into Key Trends for Manufacturers WHAT’S DRIVING THE RESHORING MOVEMENT? A LOOK INTO KEY TRENDS FOR MANUFACTURERS

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The location of manufacturing operations is one of the most basic and important strategic decisions. In this ten paged white paper, you will learn how economics, innovation, supply chains and government incentives are convincing manufacturers to rest...

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What You Need to Know About the Next-gen Manufacturing Supply Chain WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT-GEN MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN

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The analysts at IDC Manufacturing Insights recommend that we all become familiar with the following terms: "Demand aware", "Supply visible” and "Innovation networked". Those concepts will become the three lobes at the c...

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R&D Investments Support Chemical Substitution Practice… But More Help Is Needed R&D INVESTMENTS SUPPORT CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTION PRACTICE… BUT MORE HELP IS NEEDED

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With chemical substitution rising in necessity for many chemical R&D and manufacturing facilities, the chances of technical performance and safety of substitutes can be increased by considering their effectiveness, compatibility, existing control...

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Implementing Green Chemistry in Chemical Manufacturing: A Survey Report IMPLEMENTING GREEN CHEMISTRY IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING: A SURVEY REPORT

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Green chemistry is being implemented in chemical manufacturing to advance sustainability. A scouting survey and recent industry-wide reports find that several green chemistry principles and related metrics are routinely being implemented in the chemi...

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Made In America: Chemicals MADE IN AMERICA: CHEMICALS

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In 2012, shipments from the U.S. manufacturing sector totaled $5.7 trillion. So, what do we make in the United States? This series of manufacturing profiles will answer that question one industry at a time. The focus of this profile is chemicals. Pre...

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Manufacturing for Growth Strategies for Driving Growth and Employment MANUFACTURING FOR GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR DRIVING GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT

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These reports would not have been possible without the dedication and insights from individuals around the world who shared their perspectives on this important topic. The Manufacturing for Growth project team would like to thank all involved for con...

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INDUSTRY 4.0: How the Food Industry Must Adapt to Survive INDUSTRY 4.0: HOW THE FOOD INDUSTRY MUST ADAPT TO SURVIVE

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The food business is changing. Food and beverage manufacturers are already experiencing the demand for healthy and eco-friendly packaging; reaping extended shelf life from modified atmosphere packaging; witnessing the development of grocery store hou...

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Integrated Erp for Food Manufacturing INTEGRATED ERP FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges. Increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, margin pressures, and constantly changing consumer tastes are a way of life. It examines these food industry issues, and explains why an ...

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What WHAT'S NEXT IN MANUFACTURING?

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Digital technologies, 3D printing, robotics — how are you using these? Disruptive trends already underway in the manufacturing industry: products are becoming more intelligent, customer expectations are increasing, and new production technologi...

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Making the switch to green chemicals in manufacturing: Challenges and opportunities MAKING THE SWITCH TO GREEN CHEMICALS IN MANUFACTURING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Companies most often cite sustainability initiatives that improve manufacturing processes by reducing energy use and waste and toxic chemicals. According to a recent global survey of chemical industry executives, companies most often cite sustainabil...

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Industry 4.0: How Chemical Manufacturers Can Rise to the Challenges INDUSTRY 4.0: HOW CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS CAN RISE TO THE CHALLENGES

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Transitioning to Industry 4.0 is an emerging imperative for chemical manufacturers. “Smart” equipment, products and factories are transforming how companies do business, both internally and with suppliers and customers. This white paper p...

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Driving Talent: Developing Next-Gen Talent for the U.S. Automotive Sector DRIVING TALENT: DEVELOPING NEXT-GEN TALENT FOR THE U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

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The United States has long been known for its automotive leadership. For generations, we’ve helped move the world with our strong foundation of transportation manufacturers and suppliers. Our pool of innovative, skilled talent has been second t...

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Making the Grade: Schools Adopt Business Approach to Develop the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers MAKING THE GRADE: SCHOOLS ADOPT BUSINESS APPROACH TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF MANUFACTURING WORKERS

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From simulated workplaces to industry partnerships, progressive high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, geared toward manufacturing, are implementing creative ideas to sustain and grow. As the skills shortage continues to increase,...

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Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives: A National Imperative ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INITIATIVES: A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE

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The position paper identifies specific, actionable tasks in response to recommendations outlined in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. It expresses ...

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Transporting Growth: Delivering a Chemical Manufacturing Renaissance TRANSPORTING GROWTH: DELIVERING A CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

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Chemical manufacturing is on the verge of a renaissance. Low feedstock costs and more investment capital have generated a spate of new chemical projects. While this growth is a boon to the industry, the resulting increase in transportation demand und...

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People Power: Human Capital Drives Manufacturing Competitiveness PEOPLE POWER: HUMAN CAPITAL DRIVES MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS

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Imagine two manufacturers. Both have the same cutting-edge equipment, the same processes, and the same materials. One struggles with continuous improvement and new product development, resulting in lost time and money. The other demonstrates dramatic...

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The Role of Precision Motion In Fiber-Optic Manufacturing THE ROLE OF PRECISION MOTION IN FIBER-OPTIC MANUFACTURING

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Over the past several years, the fiber-optic industry has faced many challenges in the production of critical components. One can argue that the downturn—by making it unnecessary to scramble to meet ambitious production quotas—offers a go...

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Fiber-manufacturing Solutions FIBER-MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

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To begin with, ADVALON® stands for a whole range of top-quality fiber-industry products that are available or can be ordered worldwide. Products such as redispersible powders, dispersions, solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins f...

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Optimizing the Manufacturing Line and Ensuring Flexibility to Double the Factory Productivity OPTIMIZING THE MANUFACTURING LINE AND ENSURING FLEXIBILITY TO DOUBLE THE FACTORY PRODUCTIVITY

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The most important business challenge for manufacturing companies is how to increase the flexibility and speed of production while keeping costs down. One of the key technology is —automation. In response, Fujitsu Peripherals (Kato City, Hyogo)...

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Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the hyperconnected business of the future MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE HYPERCONNECTED BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE

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Automation, sensors and data-based monitoring have long been used in manufacturing. But today, advanced networking, real-time controls and machine intelligence are helping to create dramatically new, more efficient and more innovative – that is...

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Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in Beverage Manufacturing IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY IN BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

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This whitepaper looks at Australia’s beverage industry, covering both the non-alcoholic and alcoholic sectors. It outlines market and consumer trends, some issues in the market, and an analysis of end-of-packaging-line challenges. Finally, it c...

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A practical roadmap for the implementation of Industry 4.0 A PRACTICAL ROADMAP FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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The phrase Industry 4.0 has proliferated across trade, business, and national press in recent years, and is largely hailed as the next industrial revolution of the 21st Century. There is currently a general understanding that Industry 4.0 refers to t...

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SOLID-STATE LIGHTING PROGRAM SOLID-STATE LIGHTING PROGRAM

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The U.S. solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sits on the cusp of major technology advances that will revolutionize the industry and greatly accelerate energy efficiency here and around the world. In 2007, lighting manufacturers employed almost 60,000...

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Manufacturing Reinvented How Technology is changing the Future of Manufacturing MANUFACTURING REINVENTED HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Traditional modes of manufacturing have given way to ‘virtual factories’ and 3D manufacturing. The industry has come a long way and will continue to evolve. This paper throws light on what’s next in this metamorphosis of the manufac...

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OEMs – UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR INSTALLED BASE OEMS – UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR INSTALLED BASE

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Global competition, price deflation and rising commodity costs are eroding product-based profit margins for manufacturers. Developing and delivering superior aftermarket services is, therefore, a competitive priority. Original Equipment Manufacturers...

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Service Value Creation With Connected Equipment For Industrial Manufacturers SERVICE VALUE CREATION WITH CONNECTED EQUIPMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURERS

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With all the buzz around IoT, it is easy for industrial manufacturers and their service business heads to get carried away with the hype and rush headlong in to IoT initiatives. While IoT opens up a world of value creation opportunities for manufactu...

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Mobile strategy in manufacturing MOBILE STRATEGY IN MANUFACTURING

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The Manufacturing industry is realizing benefit ts of mobile applications in driving productivity and optimization, reducing costs, improving efficiency and enabling better field service, however, compared to other industries, enterprise mobility is ...

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WARRANTY AS A COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATOR IN MANUFACTURING WARRANTY AS A COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATOR IN MANUFACTURING

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Manufacturers spend significant amounts of money on research and development (R&D) to create new products. Unfortunately, globalization and technology have made imitation of products easier. Seeing competitors imitating their new products is a ni...

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Manufacturing execution system MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM

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Why your shop floor today begs IT as the economy improves, manufacturing is witnessing unprecedented turmoil. Manufacturing is moving to low cost geographies.

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A Defect - Free warranty strategy for manufacturing A DEFECT - FREE WARRANTY STRATEGY FOR MANUFACTURING

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A recent study indicates that manufacturers have a long way to go in using warrenty best practices , data and analytics to bring down their after sales cost.

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Catalizing Performane in Manufacturing CATALIZING PERFORMANE IN MANUFACTURING

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The volume, velocity and complexity of data is growing exponentially. equipment, devices process and even consumer actions are generating data.

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Manufacturing the Next Industrial Revolution MANUFACTURING THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Until recently there was a clear route for success in manufacturing. The Changes in the business environment today call for a Renew New approach transform existing systems to meet current business need.

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Boosting Visibility, Agility and Profits with Digital Manufacturing BOOSTING VISIBILITY, AGILITY AND PROFITS WITH DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Business imperatives are changing for every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. Controlling costs and improving efficiency have always been important. However, as manufacturing models change and competition heats up, the primary focus is now...

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TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING WITH DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING WITH DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Manufacturers large and small are improving their return on investment (ROI) because of the increased productivity that digital technology brings. Digital radios help them streamline processes, automate controls and run operations more efficiently. B...

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Achieving superior product development in process manufacturing ACHIEVING SUPERIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN PROCESS MANUFACTURING

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A staged approach to process industry product development improves the likelihood that a sellable, profitable, and high-quality product hits the market on time. It allows executives to reevaluate product concepts as they become more refined, within a...

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Lean revisited: Taking a fresh look at lean manufacturing strategies LEAN REVISITED: TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT LEAN MANUFACTURING STRATEGIES

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Manufacturers must strive to overcome this fallacy that branching into uncharted territories to develop new products is wasteful, and against lean philosophies. Innovation can’t be curtailed, as it brings the next generation breakthroughs that will c...

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Manufacturing with ESD PEKK MANUFACTURING WITH ESD PEKK

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Many components in the space, electronics and other industries require surrounding materials to be electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe to prevent damage from static discharge. Stratasys has developed an industry-tailored material for these components ...

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Is Now the Time to Try Direct Digital Manufacturing? IS NOW THE TIME TO TRY DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING?

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Over the past 20 years additive manufacturing technology has migrated from use in rapid prototyping to a full-fledged manufacturing solution, which is referred to as “direct digital manufacturing” (or rapid manufacturing). Increasingly, companies are...

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DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PART THREE : HOW TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PART THREE : HOW TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES

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Direct digital manufacturing (DDM) can be difficult to characterize because it does not fit neatly into previously established categories built around conventional manufacturing processes. Due to its unique processing capacities and innovative advant...

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The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365 For Manufacturing Organizations THE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATIONS

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Manufacturing organizations are using cloud technologies to transform their business and lower IT costs. Forrester Consulting looked at ways manufacturers benefit from Microsoft Office 365 and found it lowered the solution’s total cost of ownership (...

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Inside America’s Bold Plan to Revive Manufacturing INSIDE AMERICA’S BOLD PLAN TO REVIVE MANUFACTURING

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Since the end of the Great Recession, much of the public’s attention on America’s manufacturing renaissance has centered on the return of a significant, but relatively small, number of manufacturing jobs. More than 5.7 million manufacturing jobs were...

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The State of Manufacturing Technology THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

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For this report, we surveyed more than 130 manufacturers on the technologies they rely on and the tools they plan to incorporate in the coming years. Respondents are both global and growing: 89 percent of respondents reported rising revenue during th...

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Reducing Risk Through On-Demand Manufacturing REDUCING RISK THROUGH ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING

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Strategic management of the supply chain is a critical component of product development and life cycle planning, as well as a necessary element for risk mitigation. Leading companies no longer treat it as a tactical cost center that is purely an oper...

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Sustainable manufacturing for the future SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING FOR THE FUTURE

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What does a sustainable food and drink manufacturing business look like in Great Britain today? How will this change in the future? What will a sustainable factory look like in 2050? How will the needs of customers and society change, and how will th...

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Rapid Manufacturing for Metals RAPID MANUFACTURING FOR METALS

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Let’s take another walk, this one through the Periodic Table of the Elements. Yes, most of us learned about the elements in high school chemistry class, but it’s probably been a while, so a refresher might be in order. We’ll zoom through most of it. ...

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Promoting Continuous Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Sector PROMOTING CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR

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Over the past decade, drug shortages and product recalls in the US have occurred at unprecedented rates, limiting patient access to critical medicines and undermining health care. A majority of these shortages and recalls have been due to manufacturi...

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A Manufacturing Network Fabric Maturity Model A MANUFACTURING NETWORK FABRIC MATURITY MODEL

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This white paper discusses the importance of the network fabric in today’s information-enabled manufacturing environments, outlines the steps that proactive manufacturers can take to capture its full value for years to come and describes a four-stage...

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Turning additive manufacturing into business TURNING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTO BUSINESS

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This white paper is the first in a series in which PwC shares insights generated from interactions with companies facing the Industry 4.0 challenge. The central theme of this particular white paper is additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing...

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The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE: THE REAL STATE OF U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Conditions for U.S. manufacturing are certainly better than they were a decade ago, as employment and output are both growing, albeit slowly. Despite this improvement, there is not yet evidence to support the notion of a U.S. manufacturing renaissanc...

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U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective U.S. MANUFACTURING IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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The health of the U.S. manufacturing sector has long been of great concern to Congress. The decline in manufacturing employment since the start of the 21st century has stimulated particular congressional interest. The Obama Administration has underta...

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How the Right ERP Can Help Simplify the Ever-Changing Business of Manufacturing HOW THE RIGHT ERP CAN HELP SIMPLIFY THE EVER-CHANGING BUSINESS OF MANUFACTURING

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As the manufacturing sector is poised to enter a new era—with additive manufacturing, cluster manufacturing, and near-shoring—and as digitization of the shop floor is creating new connections and new data streams, the need for responsiveness is more ...

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Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations CLOSING THE CONNECTIVITY GAP IN MANUFACTURING WITH DIGITAL OPERATIONS

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This new era of consumers is also increasingly difficult to define, no longer neatly fitting into traditional marketing segments. With the rise of emerging markets and micro-segments, manufacturing is confronting the challenge of mass customization. ...

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Manufacturing with ESD PEKK MANUFACTURING WITH ESD PEKK

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Many components in the space, electronics and other industries require surrounding materials to be electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe to prevent damage from static discharge. Stratasys has developed an industry-tailored material for these components ...

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Four Ways 3D Printing is Shaping Product Design and Manufacturing FOUR WAYS 3D PRINTING IS SHAPING PRODUCT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

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This white paper describes how the affordable Mojo 3D Printer enables users to turn designs into reality without leaving their desk. Through case studies and expert perspectives, readers will learn about applications in the following areas: Making id...

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TOP 5 BENEFITS FROM INCORPORATING FACTORY MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES TOP 5 BENEFITS FROM INCORPORATING FACTORY MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

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Sustainability is often pigeonholed as a purely “green” initiative. Manufacturers feel pushed to implement sustainable processes to comply with governing and other regulatory bodies and to appear a good corporate citizen. However, sustainability offe...

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ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING 2025+ BUILDING THE WORLD ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING 2025+ BUILDING THE WORLD

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At DHL we are experts in supply chain management and aim to understand our customers’ businesses and markets. That said, we are convinced that customers are also our most important source of information. We therefore asked a number of key customers a...

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Sustainability Characterization for Additive Manufacturing SUSTAINABILITY CHARACTERIZATION FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to create geometrically complex parts that require a high degree of customization, using less material and producing less waste. Recent studies have shown that AM can be an economically viable option for ...

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Understanding Additive Metal Manufacturing in 3D Printing UNDERSTANDING ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING IN 3D PRINTING

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If you can believe that Imagination plus Innovation equals Realization, then the imagination part begins with thinking in an unconventional sense. Whether it is an old or stillunrealized manufacturing model, the goals are always the same profitabilit...

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Summary of the White Paper on Manufacturing Industries SUMMARY OF THE WHITE PAPER ON MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

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Japan’s economy has been steadily on an upward trend, while the positive effects of Abenomics have been seen. Corporate earnings have improved mainly in the manufacturing industry, and also there is a growing movement towards raising wages, whi...

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Industry 4.0 Using Prophecy Industrial IoT Platform INDUSTRY 4.0 USING PROPHECY INDUSTRIAL IOT PLATFORM

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According to a survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2014, 82% of organizations who have implemented smart manufacturing claimed to have experienced increased efficiency. “49 % reported fewer product defects and 45 % experienced i...

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In Pursuit of Optimal Weld Parameters IN PURSUIT OF OPTIMAL WELD PARAMETERS

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There is nothing new about a quest for an Optimal weld. Attempts to improve weld quality are a routine challenge for most folks in the welding industry.

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Profit vs. Projects Part Four: Real-time, Paperless Production Tracking PROFIT VS. PROJECTS PART FOUR: REAL-TIME, PAPERLESS PRODUCTION TRACKING

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As FabTrol Pro product manager, Brian combines his bent for technology with real-world steel fabrication knowledge. Fabricators sometimes discover that a shop or bay is late on work they should be doing while focusing on work that doesn’t ship ...

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Future trends and Research Priorities for CPS in Manufacturing FUTURE TRENDS AND RESEARCH PRIORITIES FOR CPS IN MANUFACTURING

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In the last decades, the manufacturing ecosystem witnessed an unprecedented evolution of disruptive technologies forging new opportunities for manufacturing companies to cope the ever growing market pressure.

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Enriched Data Accelerates the Realization of Smart Manufacturing ENRICHED DATA ACCELERATES THE REALIZATION OF SMART MANUFACTURING

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Manufacturers struggle to get real insight and realize payoff from Smart Manufacturing data. The key challenge is in the foundational step: building better data which requires capturing, structuring, integrating, and enriching machine data. This proc...

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Leveraging Modern Data Science for Competitive Advantage LEVERAGING MODERN DATA SCIENCE FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Manufacturing is one of the fastest-changing industries in the world, as such the industry faces tough challenges and intense global competition; so intense that if decisions aren’t made swiftly and intelligently, it could have devastating effe...

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Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION: ACCELERATING VALUE CREATION

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Recognizing the importance of production to their industrial future, countries have launched programmes to support the deployment of these technologies to their domestic manufacturers. Included in this schematic diagram are additional topics that fil...

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Intelligent Ingredients INTELLIGENT INGREDIENTS

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Luckily, the manufacturing world is also rapidly evolving. Connected, information-enabled manufacturing – or smart manufacturing – is creating new opportunities to help you better understand your operations and get more from them. Smart m...

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Open Up The Possibilities OPEN UP THE POSSIBILITIES

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3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been described as a disruptive technology that powers the next industrial revolution, thus transforming the way designers visualize concepts, companies do business and manufacturers develop and c...

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CPG Integration Gateway CPG INTEGRATION GATEWAY

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CPG Manufacturing continues to feel pressure to perform. This low margin industry is consistently challenged to do more with less but still deliver the same quality necessary to protect their brand. The Rockwell Software CPG Integration Gateway appli...

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3D Printing : A Manufacturing Revolution 3D PRINTING : A MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

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The question is not if but when companies need to consider 3D printing. A.T.Kearney is helping forward-thinking players over-come the challenges and take advantage of powerful opportunities in this next generation of manufacturing.

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ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING 2025+ BUILDING THE WORLD ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING 2025+ BUILDING THE WORLD

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The Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M1 ) sector is on the brink of change. The trends we identify and describe in this paper confirm that E&M companies are getting ready for fundamentally new and competitive market conditions over the next...

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Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity READY TO WORK: JOB-DRIVEN TRAINING AND AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY

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We see incredible opportunities in high-growth industries like advanced manufacturing, information technology, and health care. Many dynamic companies in these sectors aren’t just expanding their workforces. They are creating jobs that pay midd...

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THE CHANGING FACE OF AEROSPACE in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THE CHANGING FACE OF AEROSPACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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The aerospace industry was built on the vision and dreams of entrepreneurs and risk-takers who have continually pushed the limits of technological innovation. Guided missile and space vehicles (and related parts) manufacturing employment has grown by...

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CALIFORNIA’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: EMPLOYMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS in the 21st Century CALIFORNIA’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: EMPLOYMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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The history of manufacturing is a story of change. From the earliest industrial process innovation of mechanizing the manufacture of textiles with power generated by a centralized mill in 18th century England, to the computer-aided shop floor of toda...

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Implementing 5S Workplace Organization Methodology Programs In Manufacturing Facilities IMPLEMENTING 5S WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION METHODOLOGY PROGRAMS IN MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

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Many manufacturing facilities have opted to follow the path towards a “5S” workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of continuous improvement or lean manufacturing processes. Many companies are seeking to making opera...

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Closed-loop Gear Machining CLOSED-LOOP GEAR MACHINING

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Gear production has long been one of the most complicated metal cutting processes among manufacturers. Modern advancements in full 5-axis multi-tasking machines, however, have given shops the ability to easily and cost effectively cut any desired gea...

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Exploring Vacuum Technology in Pharmaceutical Processing EXPLORING VACUUM TECHNOLOGY IN PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING

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Pharmaceutical manufacturers are implementing vacuum conveying technologies to deliver drugs to consumers faster, safer and more economically. The increasing use of vacuum conveying systems, is due in part, from FDA guidance and clarifications that a...

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Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing APPLICATIONS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

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The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefi ts in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation. Virtually any pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment — from tablet pr...

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From information overload to data-driven decisions: How to put your manufacturing data to work FROM INFORMATION OVERLOAD TO DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS: HOW TO PUT YOUR MANUFACTURING DATA TO WORK

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You can’t fix what you haven’t measured, and you can’t measure unless you collect, correlate and analyze the right data. What is the right data? That’s a trick question – all the data is the right data. Collecting it is ...

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2016 Top Markets Report Manufacturing Technology 2016 TOP MARKETS REPORT MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

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The United States is a major global producer of manufacturing technology, including emerging sectors like additive manufacturing. With over $8.1 billion worth of exported machinery in 2015, U.S. producers provide a broad array of high-tech equipment ...

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Implementing On-Dose Anticounterfeiting Technologies for Solid-Dose Drug Products IMPLEMENTING ON-DOSE ANTICOUNTERFEITING TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOLID-DOSE DRUG PRODUCTS

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The continuing practice of counterfeiting and diverting drugs has given rise to the need for sophisticated anticounterfeiting technology. Counterfeiting is a major issue for drug manufacturers, as the unauthorized diversion and falsification of drug ...

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Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Keys to Successful Technology Transfers OUTSOURCING PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING: KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS

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Big Pharma tends to outsource later in the development pipeline, potentially phase 3 towards commercialization to decide if they will manufacture the product in-house. Every one of these moves strategically changes what’s going on within t...

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Global Development, Global Launch, Global IMPACT GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL LAUNCH, GLOBAL IMPACT

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Recent advances in nanoscience are bringing novel opportunities to master matter at a nano-scale size, leading to the creation of even more complex, hybrid structures by both new top-down fabrication and bottom-up manufacturing techniques. QbD emphas...

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Bio/Pharmaceutical Methods: Do your Analytical Methods Hold
Up to Regulatory Scrutiny? BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL METHODS: DO YOUR ANALYTICAL METHODS HOLD UP TO REGULATORY SCRUTINY?

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As FDA guidelines evolve and drug products on the market begin to age, Bio/Pharmaceutical  manufacturers face scrutiny of the original methods used to support these products.Therefore, manufacturers must re-evaluate these methods to ensure they ...

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Product Development Case Study PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDY

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A mid-size pharmaceutical company with a promising active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) was ready to move into clinical trials. However, the company needed to outsource manufacturing to a contract provider with the equipment to scale its formula fo...

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Bio/Pharmaceutical Methods: Do your Analytical Methods Hold
Up to Regulatory Scrutiny? BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL METHODS: DO YOUR ANALYTICAL METHODS HOLD UP TO REGULATORY SCRUTINY?

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As FDA guidelines evolve and drug products on the market begin to age, Bio/Pharmaceutical anufacturers face scrutiny of the original methods used to support these products. Therefore, manufacturers must re-evaluate these methods to ensure they comply...

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Manufacturing the Future : The Next Era of Globalization with 3D Printing MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE : THE NEXT ERA OF GLOBALIZATION WITH 3D PRINTING

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When it comes to manufacturing, there is no bigger story than the impact of globalization. As the world flattens and interconnects more than ever before, the global market becomes a winner-takes-all affair. The global economy rewards manufacturers th...

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2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing 2017 STATE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN MANUFACTURING

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We were curious: how do manufacturers practice project management across their organizations? Do they find it valuable? And how do they envision project management playing a role in their business strategy in 2017? These questions led us to surveying...

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Accelerate flavivirus vaccine production with modern tools and solutions ACCELERATE FLAVIVIRUS VACCINE PRODUCTION WITH MODERN TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS

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Flavivirus vaccine development and production constitute many challenges and can be both space-and resource-consuming. This white paper gives an overview of modern tools and solutions, adding flexibility and speed to both upstream and downstream oper...

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AQUEOUS CRITICAL CLEANING: A WHITE PAPER AQUEOUS CRITICAL CLEANING: A WHITE PAPER

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The benefits of employing aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing are numerous. Virtually any pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment from tablet press to a stainless steel mixing tank can achieve their defined critically clean criteria using...

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Why Use Enterprise Resource Planning? WHY USE ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING?

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That’s the number one reason manufacturers purchase and implement ERP software. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is a comprehensive system that includes all the software pieces you might need to run your manufacturing operation. ...

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Who Can Benefit From ERP? WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ERP?

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If you see companies in your industry outpacing their peers, the secret is likely to be the implementation of an ERP software system that has streamlined their processes and enabled them to meet their Lean Manufacturing goals and standards. They&rsqu...

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The Parliamentary Review - Manufacturing Edition 2015/2016 THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW - MANUFACTURING EDITION 2015/2016

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Successful negotiation of the right deal for Britain will require closer cooperation than ever before  between Government and industry. For manufacturers, trade will be one of the most important measures of success. More specifically, the conclu...

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INNOVATION FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD INNOVATION FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD

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The research-based vaccine manufacturers are committed to the goals set by the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2012. Our industry believes in the value innovation can bring in improvi...

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Grow your business with Genius Manufacturing ERP GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH GENIUS MANUFACTURING ERP

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Engineer-to-order & Make-to –order custom Manufacturers. Genius Engineering to Manufacturers. New compare and merge feature, allowing a fluid transaction of the bill of material. Synchronize product design with factory production with direc...

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Operational Intelligence Helps Alcoa Generate Business Value from Big Data OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HELPS ALCOA GENERATE BUSINESS VALUE FROM BIG DATA

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Before implementing its SMART manufacturing infrastructure, Alcoa had data silos across the plant and business units. This required collecting data manually from different data sources, individual spreadsheets, and more. To begin the transformation t...

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Keeping Manufacturing in the United States KEEPING MANUFACTURING IN THE UNITED STATES

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The U.S. solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sits on the cusp of major technology advances that will revolutionize the industry and greatly accelerate energy efficiency here and around the world. In 2007, lighting manufacturers employed almost 60,000...

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5 Lessons Leading Digital Transformation in Manufacturing 5 LESSONS LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING

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The mechanical nature of manufacturing is an illusion. Today’s products are largely dependent on data availability, with the manufacturing line at the hub of an expanding digital network connecting suppliers, distributors, partners, and custome...

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LEVERAGING ERP TO DRIVE OPERATING PERFORMANCE FOR METALS PRODUCERS AND SERVICE CENTERS LEVERAGING ERP TO DRIVE OPERATING PERFORMANCE FOR METALS PRODUCERS AND SERVICE CENTERS

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The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics.Meta...

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GPC/SEC Analysis of Polymer Degradation GPC/SEC ANALYSIS OF POLYMER DEGRADATION

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Understanding the effects of processing a polymer on its molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and solution viscosity are important to manufacturers. Two different sets of PLA samples were analyzed for this Application Note. The first set ...

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Size Reduction Equipment from Atlantic Coast Crushers SIZE REDUCTION EQUIPMENT FROM ATLANTIC COAST CRUSHERS

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Atlantic Coast Crushers manufactures and sells innovative size reduction machinery for use in the Chemical Process Industries. We specialize in designing machinery that uses impact to shatter chunks, lumps, and agglomerations formed from friable mate...

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Harnessing the Power of Predictive Intelligence to Achieve Top Quartile Performance HARNESSING THE POWER OF PREDICTIVE INTELLIGENCE TO ACHIEVE TOP QUARTILE PERFORMANCE

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Industrial organizations today are under tremendous pressure to not only stay competitive, but to establish themselves as industry leaders. For many companies, the challenge to achieve operational performance at a top quartile level often appears dif...

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Product Lifecycle Management and Manufacturing Execution in the Factory of the Future PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT AND MANUFACTURING EXECUTION IN THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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In a fast-changing market environment, and despite the promise of modern-day product planning and evolving manufacturing systems, production-oriented businesses face daunting challenges. Factories aren't going away -- but they are changing and th...

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