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Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
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Automotive Supply Chain Partners Collaborate Using Cloud PLM

The 300 members of Air International Thermal Systems global supply chain have begun collaborating using cloud-based product lifecycle management software to cut costs and accelerate deliveries.
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection

Why taking the time early on to devise up-to-date project specifications saves time, money, and risk in the long run.
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Roka Bioscience is a manufacturer of food safety diagnostic systems
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System Integration for the Supply Chain

The manufacturing IT staff of food-safety test-system manufacturer Roka Bioscience increased efficiencies and compliance by choosing a metadata-based integration platform to pull together Oracle ERP, PLM and third-party systems data.
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Automation World Focuses on  the Industrial Internet of Things
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation
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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation

Virtual Presentation: Sherwin Williams shares best practice information from the front lines of manufacturing intelligence systems implementation.
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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain
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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain

A combination of video, audio and data can be used to connect remote experts in the manufacturing supply chain to avert or solve production bottlenecks and train workers.
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering

In an MES project, each of these actors has different goals and viewpoints that sometimes turn out to be almost confrontational. However, the contribution of each is critical to the success of the project and its subsequent maintenance and evolution.
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A Structured Approach to Cabling
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A Structured Approach to Cabling

As more manufacturers deploy Ethernet with an eye toward the leveraging the possibilities of the Internet of Things and Big Data, it’s easy to overlook the structure that make it all possible—cabling.
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Know the Difference Between IoT and M2M

Although the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications have remote device access in common, that’s about where the similarities end.
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GE Brings Its Data Insight to Other OEMs

Using its own internal success with predictive data as a proof point, GE Intelligent Platforms is introducing Equipment Insight to enable smaller OEMs to take advantage of the data in their machines.
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting

Virtual Presentation: Using a real-time tracking system to replace paper-based systems, Bush Brothers discovers major packaging line benefits.
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Technology Watch: Printed Electronics
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Technology Watch: Printed Electronics

This relatively new technology, in which electrical devices are printed, is poised to be a game-changing technology for industry. Why? Because printed electronics now support memory, sensor, logic, display and the batteries to power them.
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3 Tips for Safe and Effective Virtualization
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3 Tips for Safe and Effective Virtualization

Like most technology advances, some risks come with the benefits of virtualization. Here are three tried and true tips for protecting your systems as you adopt virtualization.
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Industry 4.0 and OPC UA
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Industry 4.0 and OPC UA

As an initiative to strategically connect IT and automation, Industry 4.0 puts interoperability technologies such as OPC UA front and center.
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How Omron Uses Big Data
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How Omron Uses Big Data

To track its manufacturing processes in real time, Omron Corp. uses Microsoft SQL Server and Excel with its Sysmac SQL Direct Link software. Here’s how they do it.
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