Information Technology http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6651/more en US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure Their Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future <div class="field-byline"> Cv Ramachandran, managing director, Accenture Strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the continued proliferation of customer needs and tastes, emerging new technologies and rising instability in geo-politics and weather patterns, instilling greater flexibility in operations will be essential to a successful future for manufacturing companies.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future#comments Education / Training Growth Strategies Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 148831 at http://www.industryweek.com Optimize your Materials Management http://www.industryweek.com/webinars/materials-management <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by MSC Software </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 1 hour </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Today's manufacturers are dealing with more data, an increasing number of people in the organization who need to use data, and less time to make decisions. Learn how to convert your company's Big Data challenge into opportunity, and how Big Data is creating value for manufacturing organizations.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> http://reg.industryweek.com/IW-WNR-MSC-Optimize-Material-091914 </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1100pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/webinars/materials-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology Machine Tools Systems Integration Webinars Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 148451 at http://www.industryweek.com Buyers Beware: Not All ERPs Are Manufacturing ERPs http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buyers-beware-not-all-erps-are-manufacturing-erps <div class="field-byline"> T. Lee Wylie, Rootstock Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The concept of ERP has its original roots in manufacturing, but many of software vendors who have recently added the ERP tagline to their product fail to recognize the complex relationships between all the resources required to manufacture a product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buyers-beware-not-all-erps-are-manufacturing-erps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buyers-beware-not-all-erps-are-manufacturing-erps#comments Information Technology Systems Integration Technology News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:20:00 +0000 147381 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>T. Lee Wylie is a former CIO of Gartner and the creator of the ERP concept. He currently serves as chairman of the ERP Executive Council for Rootstock Software.</p> Six Ways the 'Internet of Things' Can Boost Quality http://www.industryweek.com/technology/six-ways-internet-things-can-boost-quality <div class="field-byline"> Mike Hitmar, SAS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Machine and device sensors aren't new, but devices with their own IP addresses and 24/7 feedback are.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/six-ways-internet-things-can-boost-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/six-ways-internet-things-can-boost-quality#comments Digital Tools Quality Information Technology Systems Integration Operations Technology News Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 147241 at http://www.industryweek.com Innovation: In Defense of Patents http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/innovation-defense-patents <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tesla, lawmakers and technology leaders around the U.S. are rallying in a movement against patents and patent trolls. But for many innovators, patent enforcement is still the only way to stay viable in today's quick-changing industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/innovation-defense-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/innovation-defense-patents#comments Intellectual Property Research & Development Information Technology Innovation Gold News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 146801 at http://www.industryweek.com Leveraging IT for Competitive US Production http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Third of a three-part series. Firstronic CEO John Sammut talks technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Information Technology Technology Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 146391 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><strong>IT Supports a Quality Culture: </strong>Firstronic&#39;s IT implementation proactively manages project complexity and demand variability, automatically tracking activities and dealines and notifying responsible parties if the schedule is slipping. Combined with it&#39;s lean philosophy, Firstronic&#39;s IT helps drive high quality by minimizing non-value-added activity and process variation; preventive measures through standard audits; and the use of industry-specific product or process validations.</p> How Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Can Harness the Transformative Power of Technology http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers-can-harness-transformative-power-technology <div class="field-byline"> Kelly McGowan, American Securities </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For small and mid-sized companies to be competitive, they must take steps to close the technology gap.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers-can-harness-transformative-power-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers-can-harness-transformative-power-technology#comments Inventory Management Planning & Forecasting Information Technology Software & Systems Finance Operations Supply Chain Technology News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 146221 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright iStock / buchachon Beyond Efficiency: Using IT to Drive New Manufacturing Revenue http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue <div class="field-byline"> Matt Reilly </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Disruptive technology, far from being an overwhelming threat to incumbent manufacturers, can become their route to continued competitiveness and new revenue streams.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue#comments Competitiveness Growth Strategies Information Technology Leadership Technology News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:24:00 +0000 146041 at http://www.industryweek.com IMTS 2014 Preview: The Power of High Tech Integration http://www.industryweek.com/technology/imts-2014-preview-power-high-tech-integration <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 30th incarnation of the semi-annual International Manufacturing Technology Show will demonstrate the power of the full integration of today's leading technologies: robots, big data and 3-D printing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/imts-2014-preview-power-high-tech-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/imts-2014-preview-power-high-tech-integration#comments IMTS Emerging Technologies Information Technology Machine Tools Robotics Technology News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 145741 at http://www.industryweek.com Underwater Cable Has Largest Design Capacity ever Built on the Trans-Pacific http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/underwater-cable-has-largest-design-capacity-ever-built-trans-pacific <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The project, named FASTER, would see the 5,600 mile fiber-optic cable stretch from two points in Japan to the United States, with extensions to other Asian locations later on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/underwater-cable-has-largest-design-capacity-ever-built-trans-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/underwater-cable-has-largest-design-capacity-ever-built-trans-pacific#comments Information Technology Technology News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:14:00 +0000 145321 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Copyright Adam Berry</p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>