Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Compliance, Traceability

Manufacturing Operations Management Podcast, PTC's SLM Expansion, and other articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

This week's industrial round up includes articles focusing on various aspects of manufacturing software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management (MOM), and improving product traceability with certain IT enablers.

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Tags: #Roundup, Compliance, Traceability

GE Joins PTC PartnerAdvantage, What's Different About Plex Systems, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Below are articles from the past week that discuss a range of industrial topics including the future connection between MES and PLM due to GE's most recent venture, how America's energy consumption effects the economy, and product compliance through data analysis. 

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Tags: #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Compliance

Operational Risk Management by Any Other Name

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 01:50 PM

It recently occurred to me while moderating panels on operational excellence during an SAP Manufacturing Forum that many organizations and manufacturing executives are tangentially, if accidentally, engaged in risk management without their knowledge.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Compliance