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Decoding the Information Revolution

Decoding the Information Revolution

Daniel Cavallin, CIO, Celistics

ERP: A New Age of Innovation

ERP: A New Age of Innovation

William R. Dyer, CIO, Cincom Systems, Inc.

How Plant Managers are Pivotal in an Effective Lean Process Concept Implementation

How Plant Managers are Pivotal in an Effective Lean Process Concept Implementation

Massimo Risi, VP, Global Head of Lean Manufacturing, VS&E–MAYCO

Re-Think Tomorrow's Car: The Convergence of Automotive and IoT

Re-Think Tomorrow's Car: The Convergence of Automotive and IoT

Mahbubul Alam, CTO and CMO, Movimento Group

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Fujitsu Glovia: The Lean Act

With the advent of lean sigma approaches, the goal of achieving zero defects and wastage while opti-mizing resources and capacity in the manufacturing processes is no longer an unrealistic thought. Lean purists are seen knocking off the ill-effects of repetitive and traditional workflow methods across the entire chain, keeping a check at the costs and capital expenditure. On the flipside, the erratic climate of the technology market, expanding supply chains, and rising customer expectations are repressing manufacturers from going entirely lean.

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Robots will continue to be hot, hot, hot in 2016

Robots will continue to be hot, hot, hot in 2016

Bob Doyle, Director of Communications, The Association for Advancing Automation

They say that 2015 was the “Year of the Robot.” With all of the excitement, record robot sales, investment, and news about robotics in 2015, I’m sure it was.

CIOs and Factories of the Future: IT and Advanced Manufacturing will be Interdependent and Inseparable

CIOs and Factories of the Future: IT and Advanced Manufacturing will be Interdependent and Inseparable

Vince Campisi, CIO, GE Software

In the future, factory operations will likely revolve around the concept of advanced manufacturing, which digitally links design, product engineering, manufacturing, supply chain.

Technology Trends and Issues in Textile Marketing

Technology Trends and Issues in Textile Marketing

Tekin Gulsen, Global IT & Corporate Planning Director, Kordsa Global

Can trends in technology impact a manufacturing industry as old as textile? The answer is absolutely yes and the impact shows many similarities with other B2B and manufacturing sectors.

Leveraging Big Data to Keep Big Trucks Up and Running

Leveraging Big Data to Keep Big Trucks Up and Running

Terry Kline, SVP & CIO, Navistar

We have a singular focus when it comes to utilizing technology in manufacturing, selling and servicing our products—it’s all about uptime.

Leveraging Operational Excellence through IoT in Aerospace

Leveraging Operational Excellence through IoT in Aerospace

David Jarvis, VP/CIO, Honeywell Aerospace

The IoT will enable improvements in operational efficiency, safety and the consumer experience in ways that we can only imagine today.

Focus on Growth, Not Technology

Focus on Growth, Not Technology

Mark Mincin, CIO, Epicor Software

Today, technologies are those that enable Digitally Driven Business—social, mobile, cloud and analytics. These technologies clearly aren’t new, but the extent to which they are leveraged within businesses varies.

The "ART Of No"

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Tim King, Global VP of IT, Ideal Clamp Products, Inc.

As an IT professional it took me a long time to understand that we must say YES, and much of what we say to our customers is perceived as “NO”.

Safeguarding Most Important Wealth - Intellectual Property

Safeguarding Most Important Wealth - Intellectual Property

Richard Caron, CIO & VP of Business Process Management, Isola Group

Everyone has a different appetite for cloud services, and I think it’s safe to say that comfort levels vary widely. One trend that everyone can agree on, however, is that Cloud computing is increasingly pervasive.

Low Cost Technology - The Biggest Advantage

Low Cost Technology - The Biggest Advantage

Walter Curd, CIO & VP, Maxim Integrated Products

The biggest challenge we face is that there are very few chip manufacturing facilities being built now so there is virtually no market for packaged software to run these.

Constantly Improving Technology Essential To Survive

Constantly Improving Technology Essential To Survive

Tom Farrah, CIO & SVP, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Solutions that can make information ubiquitous for sales teams, but also presented in such a way as to be direct and relevant to that person.

New Level of Regulatory Scrutiny in the Food Supply Chain

New Level of Regulatory Scrutiny in the Food Supply Chain

Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics

One aspect of life that we all share is a daily reliance on the food supply chain. Whether this includes shopping at your local grocery store, dining at a restaurant, or preparing a mail-order meal kit.