With increasing energy prices, increasing pressure for operational cost reduction, and major demographic shifts impacting the political and policy sphere, the focus on effective energy management is only increasing. Industrial companies today are being forced to address this trend and focus on cutting energy consumption wherever possible.Read More
The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.
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.
This week, we are sharing recent industrial articles that include discussion of implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES), food traceability, and energy management.
This LNS Research article discusses recently published industrial content. The round-up for this week includes topics such as advancements in offshore wind energy, ROI of big data for manufacturers, product lifecycle management (PLM) as it relates to quality, and developing centralized energy management.
This week, I decided to publish an article that strays from my usual weekly contribution. Instead of providing readers with industry reports, case studies, or thought leadership articles, below you will find four videos discussing various topics relatable to our community. I guarantee that each of you will find something of interest, as each video varies in its focal point.
Did you know that the global report card displays a 'D' when it comes to our effort of combating global warming? That manufacturing accounts for 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14% of worldwide employment? Or that GE has lowered its sticker price by 20% due to homeshoring? Me neither, and percisely my reasoning for incorporating the below articles into this week's round up. Enjoy.
This week's round up shares many interesting advancements within manufacturing and technology. I chose the word interesting wisely here, not only due to the variety of content, but because each article proves to spark the reader's curiousity, making us think in new light; thought-provoking and fasinating. Included you will find discussions on the clean energy manufacturing movement, the brains at MIT being a step ahead of the rest of us, and the top trends that will drastically effect our lives within the next decade. I've even thrown in slice of outside opinion on the debate of tax reform.
This week, I stumbled upon a variety of topics from Big Data to Shale Gas to Robotics. However, the core subject remains the same throughout. The following articles can be tied together in a number of ways; the simplest being: manufacturing. Take that a step further into discussing the technological advancements that are affecting us today, either in the eyes of a plant floor engineer or a global executive responsible for managing quality and improving operational excellence. There’s an optimistic future out there that’s obtainable through collaboration at each organizational stage.
Sustainability, Energy Management, Innovation, Productivity,
Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence, Operational Excellence – with these topics, it’s guaranteed to be a strong weekly roundup. It seems as though the major industrial concerns and trends of 2013 that are increasingly spoken of are proving to make a positive impact on thought leadership content. Included are motivational articles, summaries, full reports, video footage, survey findings, and a book recommendation.