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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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How Eli Lilly Does In-Line Medical Device Inspection

Quality management of Eli Lilly medical devices got faster and more accurate with the use of an advanced vision system incorporating a 5 Megapixel camera and telecentric lens that inspects at the point of assembly.
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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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Transforming the Distribution Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence
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Transforming the Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence

Implementing the Smart Grid involves more than just replacing the existing grid structure.
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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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Control System Cybersecurity in Action
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Control System Cybersecurity in Action

Dow Corning and DuPont share the outlines of their cybersecurity approaches at Siemens Automation Summit 2014.
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Mobile Input Greatly Improves Field Data Collection

In a project to document 3,000 instruments at a refinery, Matrix Technologies was able to cut completion time from 49 weeks to 27 weeks. That was just one of many benefits of moving from paper to tablet PC.
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FFRI's FFR Raven for ICS is approved as a cybersecurity test tool.
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New Test Tool Certified for ISASecure Industrial Control Systems

FFR Raven for ICS joins other cybersecurity tools approved as a CRT (Communication Robustness Testing) tool by the ISA Security Compliance Institute.
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How to Develop a Project Plan
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How to Develop a Project Plan

The biggest key to successful project management is having a well thought-out project plan.
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A packaging problem led to the voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs across the U.S. in April. The Apriso software addresses such a problem.
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New Software Touts Global Visibility for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Through its Delmia Apriso manufacturing operations management software, Dassault Systèmes is addressing packaging accuracy and better access to more detailed traceability metrics. The new application delivers KPI and other data to smartphones and tablets for quicker decision-making.
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National Instruments' VirtualBench is being used in TechShop locations.
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NI and TechShop Announce Partnership

New VirtualBench hardware and an NI Electronics Lab within some TechShop locations provide opportunity for learning, exploring and creating electronic components.
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What Are You Doing About Cybersecurity?

If you think it can’t happen to you, think again. Survey finds that almost 70 percent of respondents have faced at least one security breach in the past year, and yet they’re still not doing much about it.
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