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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Enterprise View

Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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Industry View

The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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Manage Supplier Relationships for More, Better Access

Supplier relationship management (SRM) has begun its comeback, believes Rich Parker, the Minneapolis-based vice president of global marketing for Infor (, a provider of enterprise busine
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Wonderware Achieves Key SAP Certification

“Powered by SAP NetWeaver” certification provides new assurances for Invensys-Wonderware customers pursuing plant floor-to-enterprise integration.
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The new Siemens line includes light weight, yet strong aluminum frame motors aimed at the low-cost original equipment market.

Siemens Launches Energy-Efficient Motors

Claiming the best efficiencies in the industry, the German industrial giant is taking aim at the North American market for low-voltage AC motors.
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Emerson Unveils Wireless Strategy

Emerson’s “Smart Wireless” strategy is built on self-organizing wireless networks and a family of wireless Hart devices that will be released starting summer of 2006.
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Copa-Data To Set Up U.S. Operation

One of the leading independent European SCADA/HMI vendors proves it’s not just Mozart that comes from Salzburg.
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Keith Nosbusch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Automation Inc.

Rockwell Automation Targets India

The North American-based automation heavyweight sees India as an important center for growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Jim Brown, Vice President of Global Product Innovation and Engineering, AberdeenGroup

PLM More Common at Best Companies

Best-in-class companies are four times more likely to use product lifecycle management technology, says report.
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Robot Vendors Set Records in 2005

Despite last year’s strong results, heavy dependence on the automotive industry and other concerns raise a caution flag for 2006.
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Charlie Duncheon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Artificial Muscle Inc.

Artificial Muscle Launches Products

New electroactive polymer actuators are aimed for use in pumps, valves and other devices.
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CAN in Automation Meetings Set

CiA Information Day events are planned for Chicago, Nuremberg and Milan.
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