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Mitigating the Labor Shortages in Manufacturing with Plant Management Software

In the face of labor shortages and increasing demand, a plant’s ability to drive efficiency and productivity is more important than ever. That’s where plant management software plays a critical role in helping deliver plant performance.

How to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in the Food & Beverage Industry

Transparency, sustainability, waste reduction and food safety are all significant concerns in need of addressing if food manufacturers want to stay relevant, competitive and optimally profitable, and relying on old strategies is no longer a viable option.

Material Handling Trends Require the Need for Speed

Increased demand for quick and reliable fulfillment is putting added pressure onto warehouses and distribution centers to prevent supply chain disruptions from lag in data, equipment failure, and design processes.

What’s In Your Warehouse?

The problem of obsolescence demands particular attention today due to the shortage of replacement parts. Replacements for older or obsolete components could once be found relatively easily on secondary markets.

Retooling Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce for a Safer, Digital Future

Evolving to smart manufacturing operations is not just about retooling facilities to support new equipment, systems, data and processes. It’s also very much about retooling the workforce to support digital transformation initiatives today and tomorrow.

Automating Materials Handling - Automation to Support Supply Chain Woes

Unpredictable markets, an unstable procurement chain and impatient customers are just a few challenges your supply chain deals with. Balancing supply, demand and capacity has reached such a level of complexity that automation is increasingly sought after.

What is IoT Security?

By answering some basic questions on IoT security and pointing you to other resources on how to minimize your IoT cybersecurity risk, this will help you better understand what a robust IoT security strategy looks like.

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Defining hybrid integration - What does hybrid data integration really mean?

A HIP provides organizations with the tools they need to simplify data and application integration across any deployment model. With silos broken down, businesses can turn data into actionable insights, allowing them to make decisions faster.

Automate 2022 Exceeds Expectations with Largest Attendance and Exhibitor Count Ever

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) expanded floor space for Automate 2023 after Automate 2022 in Detroit resulted with 24,000 registrants, 600 exhibitors, and 75% of booths already sold for next year.

Sanitation Challenges Modern Manufacturers Face (and How to Fix Them)

The Abbott Labs formula contamination scandal has many manufacturers reassessing their sanitation practices. To clean up a manufacturing plant, it is important to go above and beyond the call of duty.

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ThinkIQ Enhances Vision Platform to Eliminate Manufacturing Blind Spots

Today's manufacturers require a new level of visibility that can facilitate transformative decision making across the entire manufacturing process and supply chain journey. To achieve this, the industry can't simply rely on data from smart equipment, which leaves over 80% of the process uncovered in the majority of facilities.

Knust-Godwin Acquires a Velo3D Sapphire XC to Expand its Additive Manufacturing Capabilities

New system expands contract manufacturer's addressable use-cases by printing larger parts and achieving high-volume production at lower costs

camInstructor Online & Hybrid Mastercam Training Courses Offer Mastercam Certification

Successfully implemented in shops throughout North America, camInstructor's online courses played an integral part in keeping CNC programming instruction on track during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing students to learn remotely for uninterrupted training. Now, these courses can be offered in a hybrid format for the ultimate in flexibility as more workers head back to the shop or office.

HONEYWELL CONNECTED OEM ENABLES ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS TO CENTRALLY MONITOR AND MAINTAIN THEIR GLOBAL INSTALLED BASE OF EQUIPMENT

Industry 4.0 solution helps increase end user equipment uptime and satisfaction while reducing OEM service and maintenance costs

ABB survey finds 70% of US businesses looking to bring production closer to home, robotic automation and workforce upskilling essential to return of operations

• 70% plan to reshore or nearshore to address supply chain issues, 43% will use automation and robotics to build supply chain resilience • At SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, Sami Atiya, President of ABB's Robotics & Discrete Automation Business called for public/private partnerships to upskill and prepare workers for the future of work

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Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Cutler authors more than 1000 feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector. Cutler has established special divisions including African manufacturing, Colombian manufacturing, Gen Z workforce, and Food & Beverage. Cutler was recently named the Global Supply Chain journalist of the year for the second time in a row. Over 5200 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. Contact Cutler at trcutler@trcutlerinc.com.

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Cincoze Co., Ltd.

Cincoze Co., Ltd.

Cincoze is a rugged embedded computer brand providing diversified embedded computer solutions tailored to market needs. Its product lines include rugged embedded computers, industrial panel PCs, industrial displays, and GPU embedded computers. Cincoze products meet various vertical markets' application needs, especially factory automation, mechanical automation, machine vision, AIoT, robotics, in-vehicle computing, smart transportation, smart warehousing, and logistics. Over the years, Cincoze has launched many innovative products and won several patents, awards and international certifications.