(C3 Solutions – Gregory Braun: 9-21-16) It’s no secret that tech innovations have become key to the evolution of business processes. Whether born of necessity, to fill a niche need, or developed as a blue-sky invention that business adopts, new technologies power much of the growth and development we see in supply chain operations. But… Read More
Posts by Lauri Moon
IMC’s Lauri Moon accepts a Proclamation by the Centre County Board of Commissioners on September 27th announcing October 7th as Centre County Manufacturing Day. #MFGday16 portion starts at 26:57. To learn more about #MFGday16 visit www.mfgday.com.
(Manufacturing Transformation – Jon Wikstrom: 6-30-16) Do your manufacturing processes still rely on analog or paper-based components? Perhaps now is the time to embrace digitization as a strategy? As you read this article, the manufacturing industry is moving towards a fourth massive revolution. The first came in the 18th century in Britain, when machines started… Read More
(strategy+business – Daniel Gross: 9-7-16) America has a long-running crisis in manufacturing employment. Quite simply, year after year, the number of people employed in making things declines — the figure is down by nearly 5 million since 1996. And in election years like this one, it is common to hear politicians talk about how they… Read More
(IW – Ed Potoczak: 9-6-16) Manufacturers must do more than promote the “coolness” of today’s technologies. They need to communicate the educational requirements for succeeding in manufacturing careers, so that students can understand the skills they will need. There’s no doubt: Manufacturers today are stuck between a rock and hard place. On the one hand,… Read More
A rational explanation of the two divergent views of U.S. manufacturing’s future. (IW – Becky Morgan: 9-7-16) It is true that some U.S. headquartered companies are shutting down operations here and moving them to Mexico or elsewhere. It is also true that some U.S. companies are reshoring their operations to the U.S. We are undergoing… Read More
(Reshoring Initiative Blog — Sandy Montalbano D’Amico: 8-20-16) Industry 4.0 is defined as a fourth wave of technological advancement, driven by nine technology advances that will increase manufacturing productivity and increase competitiveness in manufacturing industries. According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), “In this transformation, sensors, machines, workpieces and IT systems will be connected along… Read More
The brilliant factory is GE’s new take on how we make things. It involves machines are embedded with sensors and connected to the Industrial Internet. The factory uses GE’s Predix software platform to stream data …more…. Read the full article at www.gereports.com.
(IW – Adrienne Selko: 8-25-16) From January 2010 until July 2016 the Reshoring Initiative estimates that 265,000 jobs have come back to the United States from abroad. The Reshoring Initiative’s 2015 Reshoring Report found that the reasons companies gave for coming back to the U.S. included: Government incentives Ecosystems/localization Proximity to customers Skilled workforce At the… Read More
Increasingly efficient manufacturing processes are poised to accelerate commercialization of clean technologies. (GreenBiz – Lauren Hepler: 8-23-16) From solar panels a decade ago to energy storage today, the history of clean tech is littered with capital-intensive concepts poised to radically alter the relationship between industrialized society and the environment. But why do these widely heralded… Read More