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MES and the Engineering Brain Drain
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MES and Competitiveness

Manufacturers around the world are grappling with the loss of operational knowledge that occurs when the older generation hangs up the clipboard and retires. To address this, manufacturing execution systems need to expand to cover more broadly defined operations.
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Mining Machine Maker Improves Productivity with SAP MII

Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) gave Joy Global more visibility into its production process, boosting productivity by 10 percent at its pilot plant.
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Industry 4.0 Status Update
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Industry 4.0 Status Update

Since its official announcement last year, the Industry 4.0 initiative is now in full swing among industry automation suppliers. But where does it stand with end users?
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical

Forging a long-term partnership with a system integrator, beyond the immediate scope of work, keeps complex control systems functioning at peak performance.
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Tips for Filling Skilled Manufacturing Positions

The next generation of manufacturing involves a highly skilled workforce working strategically within a knowledge-based economy.
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The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management

Communication before, during and after a project is the project manager’s best way to manage scope creep and risk.
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It’s Not a Skills Gap
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It’s Not a Skills Gap

6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility

Though many in industry remain uncertain about the use of mobile, Internet-connected devices in industry, the trend toward their greater use appears inevitable.
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Oil and Gas: How to Attract Women

The oil and gas sector needs to work on changing its image to attract more female engineers to the industry, a survey finds. It could also consider offering reduced hours, recognition and support, and mentoring and networking opportunities.
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IBM Cloud Network Connects Indian Automotive Industry
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IBM Cloud Network Connects India's Automotive Industry

The AutoDX cloud-based exchange is designed to standardize and automate transactions throughout India’s automotive supply chain.
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Should College Be a Means to Self-sufficiency?

Is being "educated" a goal in itself, or should college actually lead to a family-sustaining career?
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The Value of Real-Time Information
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How Real Time Information Can Save Money and Boost Efficiency

Too many companies still rely on data gathered from the last shift, last day, last week or last month to make decisions. Identifying problems in real time saves real money.
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