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Expanding Your Manufacturing Technology Strategy in 2015 [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The implications of mobile strategies (or lack thereof) within manufacturing operations continue to grow as potential use cases expand, technology simplifies tasks, and internal IT organizations rethink policies around security, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and others. In this week's roundup, we lay out the most important considerations to expand (or get started) on your mobile strategy. We also discuss other areas of manufacturing technology expansion, such as next-generation enterprise systems. 

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What Will 2015 Bring for Manufacturing? [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

It's that time of year again; a time for reflecting on 2014 as it comes to a close and looking forward to 2015. And what's in store for next year? Among other prognostications, our team looks at how the late-summer implementation of new regulations in life sciences is poised to affect the industry and how companies can prepare. Additionally, we look at what we believe will be one of the bigger topics gaining momentum next year--the Internet of Things--and what major developments will be seen in 2015. All this and more in this week's round-up and of course, Happy New Year from LNS!

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Millennials: Ready to Replace Baby Boomers in Manufacturing? [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

There has been plenty of criticism directed at Millennials from the Baby Boomers in terms of work ethic, attention span, narcissism, and hobbies. Conventional wisdom has suggested that, at least in the manufacturing realm, the Millennial generation isn't ready to take over for the mantel of exiting Baby Boomers. But, as Dr. Peter G. Martin, VP of Business Value Solutions at Schneider Electric argues, these supposed 'character flaws' in the younger generations may be exactly what the future of manufacturing will need. Read more below in this week's round-up. 

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Software Adoption and Capabilities: Today's Potential vs. Reality [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

In this week's roundup, we look at the potential vs. the reality of software adoption in the industrial and quality spheres to take a further look at where the theoretical and the practical intersect. Read more about this and other perspectives below.

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FDA's New eMDR Requirements: Is Your Company Ready? [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Dec 07, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Significant operational changes are coming to manufacturers under the FDA's umbrella of control. Scheduled to go into effect August 14, 2015, in order to better ensure timely reporting of adverse events, companies must submit electronic reports through an FDA provided portal rather than through the currently allowable method of manual data upload. Is your company prepared to make the transition? Read on in this week's roundup for more on this and other articles.

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Why Today's Startups Are Evaluating Domestic Manufacturing [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Though production costs are always a concern and a major factor in the decision of where manufacturing/production will take place, there are other considerations, including agility/control and IP issues, that are factoring strategically--as we'll see below in this week's roundup--into where some small companies decide to set up shop.

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Where Silos Sometimes Need to Be Built Instead of Demolished [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Nov 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

We talk a lot about the importance of eliminating informational silos from manufacturing organizations--within quality, manufacturing, asset performance, and others--and indeed, in many cases, unified information and collaboration are keys to pushing industrial companies to new levels of success. But in this week's roundup we take a brief look at an instance where silos are being purposely built: Internet of Things (IoT) security.

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From WWI to IoT: 100 Years of Manufacturing Innovation [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

As new developments are made in system IT architectures to advance the Internet of Things (IoT), Thomson Reuters gives us a peek into its 2014 list of most innovative companies in this week's roundup, and the geographic footprint is shifting. In honor of Veterans Day earlier this week, we also take a look back a full century to the first World War, and the very different manufacturing and production circumstances that fed the efforts on both sides.

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A Different Side of the Driverless Car Discussion [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

There's so much innovation happening in the manufacturing world right now, it's hard to keep track of it all sometimes. This roundup takes a look at a different side of the driverless car discussion--their production. It also dives into three other articles around ERP utility, quality management maturity, and Environmental Leader's 2015 sustainability awards.

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The Internet of Things Comes to Life at a German Factory [Roundup]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Nov 02, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

People have been talking about "smart factories" phasing out human/machine interfaces and interaction on a wide scale for quite some time. And, in the news just recently, it was shared that a German factory has successfully connected 1,000 units to manufacture products with little to no human interaction whatsoever. What does the plant produce? Well, that's the kicker--automation systems for other industrial companies.

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