Published By: Bretford
Published Date: Apr 25, 2011
Bretford designs and manufactures dependable furniture products that are built to last for decades and are created to improve how people work and learn. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of furniture solutions. Watch the video to learn more about Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Published By: Teradici
Published Date: Aug 05, 2015
Providing highly engineered components and assemblies for aircraft engines, airframes, and industrial gas turbines demands premier platforms for 3D CAD software. Besides engineers’ desktops, each of the conference rooms at Hi-Tek Manufacturing had to be equipped with systems that could host high-resolution displays and engineering applications such as Siemens NX. In recent years, the two-person IT team supporting the company’s engineering workstations and infrastructure has evaluated a variety of desktop computing approaches with the goals of maximizing productivity and business agility.
Published By: Kenandy
Published Date: Oct 22, 2015
Not every ERP solution on the market today qualifies as a "next generation" ERP. The depth and breadth of functionality has increased over the past three decades, which makes it harder for a new entrant to compete in the market. The "basics" are table stakes, but they aren't so basic anymore, particularly in the world of manufacturing where Kenandy competes.
Despite strong wages and steady job growth, without enough skilled employees to fill an onset of retirees, manufacturers face hiring challenges in the days to come. That's why investing in better strategies and technologies to quickly hire available talent is key.
Published By: Autodesk
Published Date: May 22, 2017
The future of making things is here, and it is complex. Engineering leaders are under constant and growing pressure to find more innovative solutions for increasingly demanding customers in the context of an extremely competitive global market.
For companies that make complex, configurable products, lean manufacturing principles have become an integral part of their day-to-day operations. No surprise there. Over the past 30 years, lean has helped these companies streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes to eliminate waste and create important business benefits.
Avec la digitalisation, les industriels peuvent réaliser un retour sur investissement de 2 manières : en réduisant les coûts ou en augmentant les revenus. Selon le rapport « Manufacturing's next big act: Building an industrial digital ecosystem », près des 2/3 des industriels prévoient que les technologies digitales telles que l’augmentation de l’utilisation d'appareils mobiles, les aideront à réduire les frais généraux d’au moins 11 %.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.
The largest percentage of those surveyed purchase for general manufacturing (27%), followed by commercial construction (12%), contractor/service provider (12%) and residential construction (10%). A smaller percentage of participants purchase for the automotive, aerospace, machine shop, energy and hospitality industries, among others.
What defines cognitive manufacturing maturity? Our study found three stages of cognitive
manufacturing maturity. We call those organizations in the earliest stage Observers, followed
by Starters and Actives, respectively. These groups differ on two key characteristics: the
presence of an overall strategy for cognitive manufacturing, and degree of strategic execution
of multiple projects that enable higher project success and significantly fewer failed projects.
Strategy is the crucial enabler of higher maturity.
How do manufacturers get beyond the obstacles and barriers to increase cognitive
manufacturing maturity? The obstacles encountered by our respondents are tied to
organizational maturity. Overcoming them is fundamental to increase cognitive
In this report, we’ll first describe cognitive computing and how it gives rise to cognitive
manufacturing. Then, we’ll review specific study findings and recommend actions for
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
Discover how the supply chain is undergoing tremendous change; once a complicated, siloed bundle of functions ranging from manufacturing to production and delivery, the supply chain is now extended to reflect the importance of networks to the modern business. Learn how these networks connect businesses to customers.
As a subsidiary of the world’s largest food company, Nestlé USA is laser-focused on doing more with fewer resources and adopting highly efficient technologies and processes, including machine learning and prescriptive analytics. With 64 brands consisting of numerous products in each brand, maximizing payload and minimizing transportation costs is an extremely complex problem – particularly when you factor in demand forecasts and current supply levels.
Manufacturing companies have been using supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions?to solve complex operational challenges and improve their supply chains for years now. To reduce the costs of servicing customers and improve performance, manufacturers have made significant investments in supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions over the past decade or more. But why do some companies have had better results than others?
Now you can make sound business decisions in a matter of minutes that increase productivity, maximize operating benefits, improve product lifecycle management and reduce manufacturing costs. Find out how advanced analytics provides a desirable path to help manufacturers power up their capabilities, drive efficiency and better leverage machine and customer data.