Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
You can stop waiting for what’s next in 3D printing. With the HP Jet Fusion 300/500 series of 3D printers, HP has redefined the process of prototyping and manufacturing. We invite you to explore how to make functional parts faster, cost-effectively, and in full color with HP Jet Fusion 3D devices. HP is what’s next for automated, in-house production.
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Why modern enterprise management is
the new business reality. It’s easy—and often justifiable—to blame rapid, unceasing technological advancements as the cause of many of today’s major challenges in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. Globalisation, a mobile workforce, and new apps and tools are among the many factors that have created a new reality in which:
Manufacturing is a prominent pillar of American growth and prosperity. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, every $1 invested in the manufacturing sector returned $1.81 to the economy in 2015.
Today’s biotechnology and military companies have high expectations for software performance of electromechanical devices. However, attempting to satisfy all customer demands and features at the outset can lead to costly challenges and inefficiencies down the road. This white paper explains five benefits of taking a phased approach to the development, as well as what to look for when vetting potential contract manufacturing partners.
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 has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
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.
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
Selecting the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software often poses a challenge for many businesses in the manufacturing industry. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to break down each potential application and choose the one that’s the best fit for your business.
This Gartner report explains how ERP selection teams can come to a consensus and establish an understanding of all options by jointly populating and prioritizing a hierarchical, weighted ERP evaluation model.
A structured evaluation model helps put all the cards on the table by explaining and justifying to internal stakeholders, external auditors, and vendors how and why an ERP software decision was made.
Read the Gartner report and establish your own ERP evaluation model to see if the Epicor ERP solution is the right fit for your manufacturing business.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
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.
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
HVAC concerns in an industrial facility like a warehouse or manufacturing plant can be complicated. Not only are these spaces usually larger than traditional commercial areas, but they often have equipment or products that need to maintain a specific temperature. MacroAir’s large industrial ceiling fans provide optimal airflow for industrial facilities and are an affordable alternative to HVAC systems.
MacroAir’s big industrial fans deliver a cooling effect for occupants, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir’s big ceiling fans provide an efficient airflow solution and a sustainable alternative to relying on HVAC alone to cool large spaces.
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
Large industrial facilities such as warehouses and manufacturing plants present a huge operational challenge because of their size. With extremely tall ceilings and a lot of square footage to cool or heat, keeping occupants comfortable is difficult. The solution: MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans. MacroAir large industrial fans create a more comfortable climate and reduce energy costs for large industrial facilities.
MacroAir invented the large industrial ceiling fan in 1998 to deliver a cost-effective climate control solution by generating large amounts of airflow. MacroAir’s big industrial fans produce a cooling effect, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans create an environment where employee’s feel comfortable, which results in increased productivity and improved industrial operations.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.