Information Technology http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6651/more en 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> Cash Is King: How to Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow http://www.industryweek.com/cash-is-king <div class="field-byline"> Brad Huff, TAKE Supply Chain </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Optimizing your supply chain is one of the first steps toward achieving a leaner business structure and driving focused growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/cash-is-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/cash-is-king#comments Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Information Technology Supplier Relationships Treasury & Cash Management Finance Operations Supply Chain Technology News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 145081 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Inoculate Your Budget from the Affordable Care Act http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-inoculate-your-budget-affordable-care-act <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many companies are struggling to figure out what exactly they're supposed to do to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-inoculate-your-budget-affordable-care-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/software-systems/how-inoculate-your-budget-affordable-care-act#comments Budgeting & Reporting Information Technology Software & Systems Finance Technology News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 145131 at http://www.industryweek.com iStock / dina2001 iStock / dina2001 Is Forecasting the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain? http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/forecasting-weakest-link-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> David Jarvie, Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer, Profit Point </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The good news is that when properly deployed, ERP systems can significantly improve supply chain performance. The bad news is that like the analogous metal chain, a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/forecasting-weakest-link-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/forecasting-weakest-link-your-supply-chain#comments Inventory Management Planning & Forecasting Information Technology Supply Chain Technology News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 143871 at http://www.industryweek.com A Smarter Way to Fight Fraud and Reduce Risk http://www.industryweek.com/governance-risk-compliance/smarter-way-fight-fraud-and-reduce-risk <div class="field-byline"> Subhashis Nath, Axis Risk Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Remote monitoring lets companies continuously find and mitigate risk before it impacts the bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/governance-risk-compliance/smarter-way-fight-fraud-and-reduce-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/governance-risk-compliance/smarter-way-fight-fraud-and-reduce-risk#comments Governance, Risk & Compliance Information Technology Software & Systems Finance News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:28:00 +0000 143661 at http://www.industryweek.com Thnikstock 2014 IW US 500: Tech's Top 10 Fastest Risers [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-techs-top-10-fastest-risers-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This year's list shows us the true state of technology today. In our drive toward connection and data-fueled efficiency, the digital technology makers are finding markets far beyond phones and computers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-techs-top-10-fastest-risers-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-techs-top-10-fastest-risers-slideshow#comments Digital Tools Galleries Emerging Technologies Information Technology Technology Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 142301 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images</p>