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Outsourcing of indirect procurement may also help them in their pursuit of optimal results. Accenture has found that companies mastering procurement to drive greater value are increasingly relying on outsourcing. Moreover, those that outsource indirect procurement can save from 8 percent to 12 percent on operations materials that companies must purchase as...

Antaira: Industrial LAN Access Point/Bridge/Repeater

Featuring IEEE 802.11b/g/n technology, the APN-210N series Wi-Fi unit can be configurable as a wireless access point, bridge, client, or repeater.
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Guide to Process Gases Good Practices Released

ISPE guide covers international guidelines and regulations for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing process streams.
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Cloudy with a Chance for Profits

The MESA International North American Conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida September 19-23.
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Re-engineered Arc-Resistant Motor Control Centers

A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, a
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Boeing, Siemens Form Strategic Energy Alliance

The partnership is centered around development of secure microgrid energy management applications for the Department of Defense.
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6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit to be held in St. Louis, Missouri September 7-9, 2011.
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eBay Uses GE Solution for Data Center Critical Uptime

eBay's Topaz data center uses GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution for mission critical uptime requirement, reduced power consumption.
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Succeeding Through Indirect Procurement Outsourcing

In tough economic times, industrial manufacturers often reduce costs in areas such as indirect procurement to quickly gain major, sustainable savings. 
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Parallel Programming: Soon the Only Game in Town

The news is not that parallel programming is here—it has been here for a long time. 
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National Instruments Touts Innovation at NI Week

Among the latest examples are the most recent version of the company’s flagship LabView product line, as well as a foray into wireless sensor networking
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Automation Team: Becoming A Must-Have Application

The core concept of Automation World is the “automation team.”
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Financial Help for Automation Professionals

As the recession takes its toll on the manufacturing industries, various organizations are stepping up to provide aid or services to unemployed or financially strapped engineers.
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Emerson Acquisition Broadens Machinery Monitoring Expertise

The deal to acquire Germany-based epro expands Emerson’s portfolio in online machinery prediction and protection.
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Safety Specialist exida Bulks Up on Cyber Security Services

Industrial safety and cyber security are moving closer together, as evidenced by two recent deals announced by exida, a safety certification and services firm.
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Caution, Optimism Combine at ABB Event

Global stimulus packages aimed at infrastructure improvement augur well for ABB, executives say, despite current slowdown in orders.
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Mark Hanley, of Kraft Foods, described significant savings gained through use of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Packaging Automation Users Tell Stories

End-user attendees at this year’s Packaging Automation Forum learned from their peers about the advantages, as well as potential pitfalls, of today’s packaging automation technologies.
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Regulatory Tug-of-War Rages in Calibration

The calibration trend Ed Shuler sees now is the push for reduced manpower in instrumentation and electrical (I&E) shops on unnecessary calibration.
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Video System Adds Thermal Imaging

The vendor’s Video Surveillance System has added an interface to FLIR’s A-Series thermal imaging cameras, so that thermal images can be viewed on standard HMI/SCADA software, such as Wonderware InTouc
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Tucking Order-to-Delivery Under the Rug?

On March 1, we published a study, “Perfect Order, Happy Customer: Managing the Order-to-Delivery Cycle,” based on a February survey of 115 manufacturers.
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Camera Offers UV/Near IR Sensitivity

The latest entrant in the GiantDragon gigabit Ethernet (GigE) industrial camera line is a model with UV and Near IR sensitivity. 
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