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Digital Transformation Picks up Speed

July 1, 2020
Fostering human-centered innovation by developing powerful, easy-to-use tools is at the heart of the new products, enhancements and services showcased during the Siemens Digital Industries Software 2020 Media & Analyst Conference, a two-day virtual event hosted by the Plano, Texas-based company on June 16 and 17.
By Larry Adams Contributing Writer, SME Media

Microsoft Exec On Ways To Do Well Despite COVID-19 Crisis

June 29, 2020
Diego Tamburini, principal industry lead for manufacturing in the cloud + AI division of Microsoft, reviews the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in manufacturing. He shares his thoughts about how the industry should respond—and lists the attributes of manufacturers best positioned to survive the crisis. Finally, he outlines new opportunities for developers of smart manufacturing software solutions under the “new normal.”
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
The advent of MTConnect and networked machine tools—together with advanced analytics and remote monitoring platforms—has eliminated the drudgery of data input.

The Connected Machine Shop

June 22, 2020
Change is hard. Whether it’s learning a new software package or setting up a new model of machine tool, many of us wonder at some point, “Is all this hassle worthwhile?” Change can also be risky, raising the specter of lost time, revenue, and reputation.
By Richard Boyle Manager of Mebane Production Unit, Sandvik Coromant

Extended Reality: VR, AR, MR, XR? Which Is The Solution For Me?

June 17, 2020
Eric Kam, Product Marketing and Community Manager for ESI Group will discuss the various flavors of digital reality available today. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality are all discussed. But aside from games, dealership showrooms, and operator training which seem to be the bulk of applications discussed by the world as a whole, which technology is right for you? This podcast will help to define each of these technologies, compare and contrast, and learn which aspects of your organization’s goals can be addressed by the technology.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media

Getting Supply Chain Risk Under Control

June 8, 2020
William Crane, CEO of IndustryStar, an on-demand supply chain services and software technology company, dives into what manufacturers concerned about supply chain risk can do to worry less. In his estimation, “on-demand supply chain risk management resources have really been taking off.” It is possible, he said, to build a “supply chain competitive advantage.” Heard of agile supply chain? If not, he explains it.
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

June 5, 2020
Machining, the military and magnificent beaches work well together in Okaloosa County, Florida. Famous sugar-white sands are frosting on the cake when companies examine the business-friendly climate, educational opportunities and quality of life in Okaloosa County.
By Kelly Murphy-Redd Sponsored Content, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
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  • Kevin Hill
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    Smart Manufacturing Drives Five Key Changes

    October 11, 2019
    What do you think of when you hear the word factory? Probably some huge space, with machines humming and personnel walking around with notepads in their hands.
    By Kevin Hill - Online Marketing Manager, Quality Scales Unlimited
  • Oliver Sturrock
    Smart Manufacturing

    Five Suggestions for How to Retain Tribal Knowledge

    August 7, 2019
    What is tribal knowledge and why should a company care? It is valuable, exclusive information stored only inside someone’s mind and communicated only verbally (if at all). The “someone” may have played an important role in an organization for decades and knows a thing or two that the company treasures yet cannot duplicate.
    By Oliver Sturrock - CTO, Fluke Digital Systems
  • Robert Glaser
    Smart Manufacturing

    To Prepare for Blockchain, First Check These Three Things

    August 6, 2019
    The value-add of blockchain for businesses is estimated to grow into the trillions by 2030. Experts believe product recalls alone—estimated to cost $8 million today—could be practically eliminated through improved track and traceability enabled by blockchain.
    By Robert Glaser - CEO, Auvesy Inc.

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