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Manufacturing eBooks

Product Lifecycle Management and Manufacturing Execution in the Factory of the Future

In a fast-changing market environment, and despite the promise of modern-day product planning and evolving manufacturing systems, production-oriented businesses face daunting challenges. Factories aren't going away -- but they are changing and they must evolve. The disciplines and capabilities of Product Lifecycle Management and Manufacturing Execution Systems will play substantial roles in that evolution. Download this eBook and learn more about PLM and MES in the Factory of the Future. Read Now!

 

The Industrial Internet of Things: An Evolution to a Smart Manufacturing Enterprise

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not about ripping out current automation systems in order to replace them with new ones. The potential lies in the ability to link automation systems with enterprise planning, scheduling and product lifecycle systems. This eBook analyzes how the linkage can be implemented across the complete enterprise value chain in order to enable greater business control. Experts also offer perspectives regarding key aspects of IIoT deployment. Read Now!

 

Current white papers

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      Enriched Data Accelerates the Realization of Smart Manufacturing

      Manufacturers are looking for solutions to analyze large volumes of data from multiple, disparate data sources and identify simple and complex patterns that provide applications with context to detect opportune situations, automate immediate actions, and dynamically adapt. Solutions that empower subject matter experts to build better data with fewer resources, cost, and time to ROI....More
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      Leveraging Modern Data Science for Competitive Advantage

      Leading manufacturers make faster business decisions, capture more opportunities, and identify better ways to enhance the stakeholder experience. Embedding modern tools allows leaders to extract insights from countless data sources for real-time, actionable intelligence. Integrated Systems Management, Inc. explains how manufacturing leaders can modernize systems to innovate across the enterprise....More
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      Food Manufacturing Report: Enabling Farm-to-Table Track & Traceability with Mobile Technologies

      As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table....More
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      Mobile Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Repair Services The New Service Model

      Automotive and Large Equipment Service professionals need to be mobile - in the field diagnosing and solving customer equipment operation issues – fast....More
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      What's In the Gear that Service Techs Need?

      As vehicles get smarter and connected, service organizations are finding rugged mobile devices are a “must have” in their tool bag to provide roadside emergency service or normal maintenance. Here’s why....More
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      Intelligent Ingredients

      How can smart manufacturing help improve yield, productivity and efficiency in food and beverage operations...More
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      Embrace Disruptive Innovation with Cloud ERP

      The new normal is never “normal”. We no longer operate in an environment where tried and true business practices can be applied to resolve the issues that arise in the marketplace. The name of the game in this new normal is “disruptive innovation.” But what is disruptive innovation and how can your company use Cloud ERP to stay in the game?...More
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      Cloud ERP Gets 43 Percent Faster Payback

      Through discussions with customers, Nucleus Research group found that some vendors are downplaying the savings and benefits that can be gained from the cloud. Download this report for an illustration of the benefits of cloud regardless of deployment size or industry....More
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      Cloud Evolves From Point Solution To Strategic Enabler Of The New Connected Economy  

      Cloud ecosystems have the potential to disrupt business models and revolutionize the customer experience. In this new cloud landscape, firms in every industry will shift from being simply cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves. Download this report for an overview of the transformation that is taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems and describes how this evolution should change your thinking about cloud....More
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      A How-To Guide for Customer Service

      Whether you are in customer service, or technical support or a management team, the pressure is on. It is a world where customer satisfaction has never been more important – and never more difficult to maintain, where traditional product organizations are shifting to a service paradigm, and traditional cost centers are being transformed into revenue generators. We took a look at this evolving world and gathered together some practical ideas for getting the most out of your support organization....More
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      For Manufacturing Customer Service, a New Way to Look at Support

      Manufacturers are finding themselves focused more on customer engagement than product features. As the role of customer service departments becomes more strategic in response, there is increased pressure to transform what has traditionally been a cost center to a profit maker....More
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      Embraer Flies High with New Service Parts Strategy

      As its customer base has grown, the company has experienced a dramatic increase in the demand for aftermarket parts services. Embraer’s logistics team concluded that its ERP and legacy systems were not able to meet the needs of its increasingly complex services organization. Learn how Embraer used service parts management to optimize their inventory....More
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      Optimize Service Parts for Profits

      A service supply chain must be managed effectively to ensure that service parts are available at the point of service. By optimizing service parts management, you can build customer value and boost your bottom line....More
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      Why Planning for Service is a Top Priority

      In this age of increasing product commoditization, how well you prepare to leverage services for your products may be your company’s clearest path to a competitive edge. If thoroughly and effectively planning for service isn’t one of your highest priorities, it can and should be. Your goal: to give your service people all that they need to manage the complexities of service and determine their service priorities successfully....More
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      Top Markets Series: Agricultural Equipment

      American businesses are increasingly turning to exports as a source of opportunity, growth and diversification. Though foreign markets are more accessible than ever, exporting can be more complicated than doing business domestically and presents a unique set of challenges. Business owners with an eye on the international marketplace should not be deterred. There are powerful resources to empower exporters to overcome obstacles to global growth. One such resource -- the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) -- should be on every exporter’s radar....More
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      Top Markets Series: Renewable Energy

      American businesses are increasingly turning to exports as a source of opportunity, growth and diversification. Though foreign markets are more accessible than ever, exporting can be more complicated than doing business domestically and presents a unique set of challenges. Business owners with an eye on the international marketplace should not be deterred. There are powerful resources to empower exporters to overcome obstacles to global growth. One such resource -- the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) -- should be on every exporter’s radar....More
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      Top Markets Series: Industrial Automation

      American businesses are increasingly turning to exports as a source of opportunity, growth and diversification. Though foreign markets are more accessible than ever, exporting can be more complicated than doing business domestically and presents a unique set of challenges. Business owners with an eye on the international marketplace should not be deterred. There are powerful resources to empower exporters to overcome obstacles to global growth. One such resource -- the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) -- should be on every exporter’s radar....More
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      Top Markets Series: Manufacturing Technology

      American businesses are increasingly turning to exports as a source of opportunity, growth and diversification. Though foreign markets are more accessible than ever, exporting can be more complicated than doing business domestically and presents a unique set of challenges. Business owners with an eye on the international marketplace should not be deterred. There are powerful resources to empower exporters to overcome obstacles to global growth. One such resource -- the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) -- should be on every exporter’s radar....More
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      When It's Time to Rethink Your PLM

      If you are trying to manage modern products with 20-year old PLM tools, it is worth taking a step back and evaluating how cloud PLM has evolved, and whether your current PLM system is still suitable for your changing business....More
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      Virtualization in Industrial Plants

      Traditional systems are no longer sufficient for handling downtime. Modern technology, specifically virtualization coupled with fault tolerance, mitigates downtime—both planned and unplanned—to allow plants to operate smarter, faster and safer, and simplify overall system management. Just a few years ago, virtualization was a relatively unknown concept in the industrial sector. However, by the end of 2020, 75% of companies in the space will have adopted virtual server platforms for running SCADA, HMI, Historian and MES....More
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      Cross-Sector Success Guide for SCADA

      Traditional systems are no longer sufficient for handling downtime. Modern technology, specifically virtualization coupled with fault tolerance, mitigates downtime—both planned and unplanned—to allow plants to operate smarter, faster and safer, and simplify overall system management. Just a few years ago, virtualization was a relatively unknown concept in the industrial sector. However, by the end of 2020, 75% of companies in the space will have adopted virtual server platforms for running SCADA, HMI, Historian and MES....More
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      Trends in Accelerating Performance Improvements

      Organizations with such outdated automation systems are in dire need of OT modernization to keep up with the pace of change, customer demands and business priorities, and reduce the risk of critical failures and costly downtime. Download to learn more!...More
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      The Path to Lowest Cost of Ownership with Industrial Automation Systems

      Maximizing the life of systems is the most sure-fire way to achieve lowest TCO. High availability and fault-tolerant solutions not only produce a higher return by significantly reducing the cost of downtime, they also have a lower overall cost of ownership over the life of the solution....More
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      The Total Cost of Downtime in Industrial Automation

      Unplanned downtime is a major source of significant extra costs, a productivity killer and destroyer of efficiencies. Unplanned outages result in 10 times the cost of scheduled downtime. Cost of unplanned downtime is big $$$ and a big risk. It will negatively impact your bottom line ... and it's avoidable....More
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      The Components of Lowest Total Cost of Ownership with Automation Systems

      Unplanned downtime is the #1 enemy of enhanced productivity and higher efficiencies and is a major driver of unplanned costs. Download this infographic to learn how savings from reduced downtime costs can translate into increased ROI....More
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      Exporting Myths: 7 Misconceptions and the Facts

      The discussion between what is fact and what is a myth has always existed. However, in order to make sure the facts are being heard and supported, it's important to discuss them periodically. In the business world, common "negative" myths about exporting are ubiquitous. Download this paper to break down these myths and give you a quick snapshot of the new reality....More
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      Export Negotiating: Offer Credit Terms and Protect Your Foreign Receivables

      Asking your foreign buyers to pay cash up front for your "Made in the USA" product is a great deal for you, the exporter, but are you losing business to competitors who are offering credit terms?...More
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      US Export Assistance Centers

      American businesses are increasingly turning to exports as a source of opportunity, growth and diversification. Though foreign markets are more accessible than ever, exporting can be more complicated than doing business domestically and presents a unique set of challenges. Business owners with an eye on the international marketplace should not be deterred. There are powerful resources to empower exporters to overcome obstacles to global growth. One such resource -- the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) -- should be on every exporter’s radar....More
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      Four Use Cases Show Real-World Impact of IoT

      This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT means and does for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry....More
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      Manufacturers' View of Capital Project and Operational Performance

      A joint research initiative of IndustryWeek and Emerson, this survey explores industrial companies’ views on the challenges of achieving operational excellence and outstanding performance on capital projects....More
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      The Five Questions Business Managers Need to Talk to IT about Faster Enterprise Mobility

      You know your smartphone has incredible power in your personal life. So why can’t you have that same power in your professional life?...More
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      Building a Mobile Centre of Excellence: Where to Start and How to Succeed

      A Mobile Centre of Excellence (MCoE) is a dedicated resource within an organization, put in place to guide the mobile strategy in its entirety across all lines of business....More
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      How To Connect Your Enterprise and Create the Factory of the Future

      The Factory of the Future is Demand-Driven, fully digital, connected and transparent to provide real customer value – and a more competitive market position....More
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      Don't Be Fooled by the Wrong MES

      Avoid the expense of customization and choose the right Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the right job....More
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      Tapping the Value of our Interconnected World

      Join us on a journey through the end-to-end omnichannel operation to see how leaders plan to grow their advantage....More
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      The Future of Manufacturing: 2020 and Beyond

      The management and technology priorities enabling global competitiveness in the years ahead....More
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      2016 Reality Check: Transforming Industrial Businesses with the Internet of Things

      Many business leaders are sold on the potential benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) but aren’t sure where to get started or where they need to invest. Some of those that have made investments are struggling with legacy systems and practices, as well as the question of near-term return on investment. This research report explores current adoption levels, challenges and the impact of IIoT technology on manufacturing companies. Read Now!...More
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      Expand Into New Markets Overseas: An Exporter's Checklist

      Many small to midsize U.S. businesses have experience in the export game, others are only beginning to learn the rules, and still others have yet to try their hand at competing on a global stage. Download this white paper to discover solutions your company can utilize to grow your business....More
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      Financing Exports to Boost Sales

      You’ve found an overseas trading partner, and the buyer has placed a multi-million-dollar order. Now, only one challenge remains -- how do you obtain financing? Download this white paper to discover how....More
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      A Basic Guide to Exporting -- 11th Edition

      For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has given companies the information they need to establish and grow their business in international markets. Whether you’re new to exporting or just want to learn the latest ideas and techniques, this will give you the nuts-and-bolts information you need....More
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      Adventures in Exporting: Lessons Learned From the Field

      Download this white paper to discover solutions your company can utilize to grow your business, whether you are already exporting or are just beginning to explore....More
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