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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation
Manufacturing intelligence is fast becoming one of the most important keys to modern manufacturing. Providing real world evidence to this concept, Ted Krevis and Dan Prudhoe of the Sherwin Williams’ Industrial Applications group share the lessons they’ve learned while implementing an enterprise manufacturing intelligence system. The video below was captured...
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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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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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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AspenTech: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Software

Version 8.6 of aspenONE eases automation design and safety operations.
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Cut Manufacturing Costs with Business Intelligence

Cost Insight extends aPriori’s enterprise product cost management platform to provide actionable, role-based views to help manufacturing and other organization members see cost saving opportunities ea
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Historian Technologies Converge
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Historian Technologies Converge

Software used to analyze process data and machinery vibration have long been characterized by technologies separated by a chasm of seconds versus microseconds.
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Using MES/MOM to Streamline Production Complexity
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Using MES/MOM to Streamline Production Complexity

Virtual Presentation: A look at how Johnson Controls' Lithium-ion battery plant uses MES/MOM software to simplify complex production processes.
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A Starter’s Guide to Achieving Performance Excellence in Manufacturing

Optimizing and leveraging existing resources are key focuses for most businesses. An operational excellence strategy can be the difference between mediocrity and market leadership.
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?

Data is at the center of nearly every automation technology advance, which is leading manufacturers to become overwhelmed by all the data they are now collecting.
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Crowd-Sourced Design and Engineering
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Crowd-Sourced Design and Engineering

A new partnership between GE and Local Motors focuses on a manufacturing model that pairs co-creation and micromanufacturing to develop and bring to market new GE Appliances.
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Answering the Cloud Question
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Answering the Cloud Question

For many small and mid-sized manufacturers, the time to make a decision on whether to keep IT resources in house or move them to a cloud host is drawing nearer.
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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Source:  Implementing Quality by Design, Helen Winkle, Director FDA, FDA/PDA Joint Regulatory Conference 2007, via Jim Cahill
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Can a Quality Focus Shift Pharma Industry Attention?

The U.S. FDA wants pharmaceutical companies to move from a focus on compliance to with GMPs to a focus on product and process quality.
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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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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things

Industrial network protocol organization forms group to assess DeviceNet enhancements that can enable hardwired devices to join the DeviceNet network.
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AmeriPak Upgrades Software to Sync with CPG Brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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