Industry Perspectives


Industry Perspectives

Distributed-energy strategies and how manufacturers can operate as their own mini-utilities

Industrials in most verticals can take advantage of otherwise unusable/wasted space or processes for the purpose of generating electricity; rooftops and parking lots, for example...
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Artificial Intelligence

Overcoming pricing complexity in manufacturing with technology

Platforms are transforming how companies are managing this complexity efficiently—AI and data science can ingest all the variables and provide guidance.
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Artificial Intelligence

Powering cognitive digital threads with Gen-AI to accelerate innovation

The benefits of Gen-AI are remarkable and include instant and accurate answers to critical questions, unprecedented insights driven by data on parts and products, seamless access...
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Industry News

How a midsize Pennsylvania market is poised to lead on chip manufacturing

Lehigh Valley has undergone profound change in the last 25 years and advanced materials sciences companies that support the semiconductor industry now have a major presence there...
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Digital Transformation

How manufacturers can break data silos through DOP-enabled technology roadmaps

How small and midsize manufacturers are using technology to ease material sourcing bottlenecks, workforce shortages, and inflationary pressures.
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Human Capital

Promoting engagement, retention in changing IT/OT workforce

Many manufacturing companies are considering the employee life cycle and transforming the work experience to better support their people, partly due to trends leftover from the...
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Digital Transformation

Leveraging ERP and related technologies for a diverse customer experience

Enterprise resource planning systems, CRMs and other tech such as RFID, barcoding, customer and supplier portals, blockchain, IoT, and GPS tracking all support this goal.
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Industry Perspectives

Security implications of hastily implemented AI and understanding what to do

The tech world and industrial IT and OT are abuzz over the possibilities of generative AI, which is nascent and still coming into use and thus must be approached with caution ...
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Industry Perspectives

How to pick the right ERP—Negotiating the purchase and the end game

At this stage, multiple software product teams might be vying for your business. What to consider when picking a finalist for your manufacturing operation and what the final steps...
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Industry Perspectives

How to pick the right ERP—More tips and tricks for the integration process

Some of these strategies can help keep implementation costs down and serve to gauge the commitment of a software provider to dedicate the time and resources to make sure their...
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Industry Perspectives

How to pick the right ERP—and what happens when a manufacturer chooses wrong

A well-suited product provides significant advantages to the manufacturer, especially in keeping their suppliers and schedules untangled, but the wrong one or bad implementation...
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Industry News

Rare-earth elements are increasingly replaceable

Recent advancements in materials engineering are easing the path to more sustainable, economical alternatives.
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Industry Perspectives

When stakeholders speak ESG, 'smart' utilities listen and evolve

When customers speak environmental, social and governance, utility providers (the smart ones, at least), listen. But how are they adapting?
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Industry Perspectives

FDT Group Industry Perspective: FDT for the Industry 4.0 era

The FDT integration standard first came into being as a means to deal with all aspects of device configuration and diagnostic data generated by smart process instruments—and to...
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Industry Perspectives

Skkynet Industry Perspective: MQTT accomplishing things you couldn’t dream of doing 10 years ago

Here we chat with Xavier Mesrobian, vice president of sales and marketing with IIoT solution-provider Skkynet, to explore how machine-to-machine network protocol MQTT is evolving...