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Ominous Warnings Vs. Helpful Problem Solving

Counterfeit batteries can overheat, smoke, or explode when used in electronics. It’s a big issue for manufacturers, and some are handling it well.
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More Automotive Industry Paradigm Shifts: A Cloud-y Future

Auto manufacturers and dealers can create marketing and outreach campaigns that are more effective, but only if they know how to mine their data properly.
Industry 4.0: It’s All About The Customer. Well, Mostly.

Industry 4.0: It’s All About The Customer. Well, Mostly.

Industry 4.0 is all about the interconnections and processes that lead to a better understanding of and interaction with the customer. But that's not all.
Manufacturing: Solution Provider Networks For Customer Centricity

Manufacturing: Solution Provider Networks For Customer Centricity

Do your customers want products or solutions? It’s not a trick question. Rather, it’s a question about the approach you’re taking to help your customers. The drill manufacturer Hilti, for example, has gone beyond offering drills and bits, its...
aerospace and defense manufacturing

Aerospace And Defense Manufacturing: From Post-It Notes To Google Glass

Aircraft like the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet are absolute marvels of engineering. Among all manufacturing sectors, aerospace and defense is surely on the bleeding edge of physics, information technology, metals, chemicals, and pretty much any other discipline you...
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For The Future Of Manufacturing, M2M Is Only The Start

Machine-to-machine (M2M) networks promise to transform manufacturing. A growing proportion of industrial machinery and components now include electronic sensors that allow their operator to monitor machines and processes in real time. In fact, more than one-third of manufacturers in...
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Change How You Work, Live, And Communicate With These 6 Megatrends

Predictions. We all love to indulge in them, especially my mother and aunt. At the start of every new year, they would visit a psychic to find out what the future will bring. Will it be love? Money? A...
manufacturing production floor with m2m

The Networked Economy Means New Manufacturing Business Models

Machine-to-machine (M2M) networks are beginning to extend throughout manufacturing environments. Intelligent sensors, ubiquitous networks, and sophisticated data analytics have the potential to give companies the information they need to dramatically reduce costs and improve operations. But for many manufacturers,...