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Millennials to Manufacturers: Get Better at Collaboration  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

If manufacturers want to attract, engage, and retain the best and the brightest of the Millennial Generation, they need to do a better job of embracing collaboration, and they need to be prepared to give Millennials a wide range of on-the-job experie… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 10, 2015
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The Next Great Paradigm Shift, Manufacturing 4.0 Is Real, and It’s Here  in Transformative Technologies

Whether you call it Manufacturing 4.0, Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or Smart Manufacturing, the next major transformational era is here, it is real, and it represents a major opportunity for industrial enterprises. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 09, 2015
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Dow Chemical and GE CEO Among Top Winners At Manufacturing Leadership Awards Celebration  in The Innovation Enterprise

At the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards ceremony, produced by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of Frost & Sullivan, standout companies and individuals received top honors for their breakthrough achievements. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 05, 2015
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Digital Tapestry: Manufacturing's Magic Carpet Ride  in Transformative Technologies

Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Dennis Little shows Manufacturing Leadership Summit attendees how his company's end-to-end digital process can reduce cycle time, and so much more. Read More →

Posted by Sue Pelletier on Jun 03, 2015
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Manufacturing Transformation: From Product to Experience  in The Innovation Enterprise

Today’s pace and scale of change across the high-tech manufacturing is a once-in-a-century transformation. The resulting convergence and disruption, affecting every corner of the manufacturing sector, is profoundly and permanently altering the indust… Read More →

Posted by Matthew Doan on Jun 02, 2015
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An Emerging Approach to Industrial Cybersecurity  in Cybersecurity

As manufacturing companies become more reliant on connectivity and smart processes, they are becoming more susceptible to cyber adversaries. To attack the problem and succeed in this new cyber environment, companies need to exercise two of the most i… Read More →

Posted by Matthew Doan on May 26, 2015
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Rethinking the Manufacturing Organization in the Age of IoT  in Transformative Technologies

BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. But what impact will the IoT and all of those smart products have on the c… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on May 12, 2015
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QAD Reaches for the Cloud  in Transformative Technologies

The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from minis to personal computers, from PCs to client-server computing, and so it… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on May 11, 2015
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Summit Think Tanks Take Deep Dive into Key Manufacturing Issues and Technologies  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

Attend the exclusive series of Think Tanks at the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 3-4, Carlsbad, CA, and join other leading senior executives to take a deep dive into the intricacies of vital industry trends. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on May 05, 2015
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Chinese Manufacturing Hits 12-Month Low: U.S. Grows, But at a Slower Rate  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressure on the Chinese government to find ways of boosting economic growth. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Apr 28, 2015
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U.S. and China Top Global List for Foreign Direct Investment, Europe Rising Fast  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

The U.S. is once again the most favoured destination for foreign direct investment. In its latest annual FDI Confidence Index for 2015, A.T. Kearney shows the U.S. at the top of the global investment list for the third consecutive year, followed by C… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Apr 28, 2015
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The Future of Manufacturing at Toyota Takes Shape  in The Adaptive Organization

Toyota has announced plans to invest $1 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Central Mexico and to shift production at several of its other North American plants, all part of the automotive giant’s plans to reengineer its global manufacturin… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Apr 20, 2015
Views: 21189
Hannover Day 2: Companies Say the IoT is Very Real Already  in The Innovation Enterprise

PTC, the product design and service software company, held a press conference on the second day of the huge Hannover Fair in Germany yesterday, but it was unusual compared with other technology vendor press conferences being held here this week. Inst… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Apr 15, 2015
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Hannover Day 2: Challenges to Industry 4.0  in Factories of the Future

As with any potentially transformative industry initiative, evangelism is soon tempered by realism as attempts to drive front-line adoption reveal a host of real-world obstacles that must be overcome.So too with Industry 4.0, the future vision for ma… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Apr 15, 2015
Views: 31881
Hannover Highlights – Day 1: Industry 4.0, Clever Collaborations and “Plug and Produce”  in Factories of the Future

Even on the first day of this year’s Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial event, some clear themes began to emerge about the future of manufacturing. What they all have in common is they presage a very different world for manufacturing than… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Apr 13, 2015
Views: 15534
Hannover Fair Opens With Talk of Industrie 4.0, Transformation in India  in Factories of the Future

From small packaging companies to the largest diversified industrial giants, to the opening ceremony speech at the 68th Hannover Fair yesterday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the idea of Industrie 4.0, the expected next wave of progress in manuf… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Apr 13, 2015
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At Raytheon Plant Tour, ML Council Roundtable Sees Much Headroom in Automation  in Transformative Technologies

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question that touches everything from workforce levels to time-to-market and even … Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Apr 07, 2015
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The New Era of Creative Manufacturing: 11th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

How will the new era of creativity, collaboration and connectivity help manufacturers achieve greater operational flexibility and excellence in the face of rapid change, embrace the Internet of Things and new intelligent machines, increase supply cha… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Mar 31, 2015
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New Developments May Change Expectations on 3D Printing  in Transformative Technologies

Some analysts like to talk about the hype cycle for emerging technologies. In the early phases of a new technology’s life cycle, expectations can quickly reach a peak of sometimes unjustified excitement which is quickly followed by a trough of disill… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Mar 24, 2015
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Where Do You Stand on ‘Net Neutrality’?  in Transformative Technologies

Are the Federal Communication Commission’s new ‘net neutrality’ rules governing the Internet a good thing or a bad thing for manufacturers? Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Mar 17, 2015
Views: 14384