2D's contributions to optimal inspection systems | Industrial equipment makers benefit from being integrated | Why demand shaping matters for the omnichannel
May 26, 2017
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2D's contributions to optimal inspection systems
Two-dimensional technology is critical to inspection processes, especially for tasks involving contrast detection and pattern alignment, writes Terry Arden of LMI Technologies. Its limitations include difficulty with lighting and object movement, he writes.
Quality magazine online (5/25) 
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Industrial equipment makers benefit from being integrated
Makers of industrial equipment who integrate tasks and skills into a customercentric approach are safer, more cost-effective and more profitable, Mike Evans of Cambashi said in an interview.
Compass magazine (France) (5/24) 
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Is Your ERP Holding Your Business Back?
What does it take to remain competitive in the constantly changing world of manufacturing? There may not be a single answer, but one thing is certain: without the right technology in place, it's nearly impossible to keep pace. Download the ebook to learn more about the future of manufacturing ERP.
Supply Chain
Why demand shaping matters for the omnichannel
Sales and operations planners can measure demand planning's outcomes by creating specific objectives equivalent to production standards, Dave Turbide writes. Balancing demand and supply "eliminates a lot of the finger-pointing that often happens when things don't go quite as planned," he writes.
TechTarget (free registration) (5/25) 
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The start of personalized medicine will trouble supply chains
The pharmaceutical industry will disrupt supply chains with the launch of new, customizable and personal medications that better meet patients' needs. The move will require manufacturers and supply chains to develop tools and techniques for everything from testing formulation to distributing en masse.
CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly (5/2017) 
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Industrial IoT
The building blocks of IIoT infrastructure
A successful industrial internet of things strategy begins with using automated information to control processes and accumulate data, writes Jason Andersen of Stratus Technologies. Three other important stages of IIoT development are insight, intelligence and invisibility.
Manufacturing Business Technology online (5/25) 
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HMI increases IIoT effectiveness
Human machine interfaces are an essential bridge between industrial internet of things devices and data, Scott Kortier writes. HMI software can simplify remote monitoring and contribute to process improvement, he writes.
Machine Design (5/25) 
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Procter & Gamble works to make paper supply more sustainable
Procter & Gamble has set a goal of obtaining environmental certification from the Forest Stewardship Council for all of its paper products and packaging. P&G is pursuing this goal in part by partnering with Domtar, a Canada-based manufacturer of paper and pulp products.
TriplePundit (5/23) 
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Workforce of Tomorrow
Survey explores women's leadership roles, potential in manufacturing
Manufacturers that have women in leadership often are more creative, have wider perspectives and can improve financial performance, according to a survey by APICS, Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. "The study stresses the need for allies -- both men and women -- to reinforce that gender gaps are unacceptable," writes Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of APICS.
EBN (5/24) 
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Manufacturer has mostly women working its factory floor
Women comprise more than 50% of the staff on Carey Manufacturing's factory floor, compared with the average of roughly 30% reported by the Department of Labor.
CNN (5/25) 
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