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Manufacturing eBooks

Predictive Maintenance That Performs

The problem with conventional preventative maintenance is that schedules and tasks are based primarily on assumption and estimation, rather than fact. As in so many other areas, data is becoming a critical asset in business success, and the manufacturing floor is no exception! This eBook provides expert guidance on maintenance systems and metrics, from building a better maintenance organization, to understanding the reasons why facilities need PM. Read Now!

 

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      Intelligent Analytics for Smart Machines

      SAS® Analytics for IoT makes the flood of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data work for you. This end-to-end analytics platform combines SAS’s analytics expertise with Intel’s leading data center technology....More
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      Make the IIoT Vision a Reality with Predix

      The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here—and you can harness its power with the GE Predix platform. Built on the same technology that GE and Intel use to optimize their own operations, Predix makes it easy to connect your assets and identify inefficiencies....More
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      Build a Bridge Between IT and the IoT

      Your IT department and operations teams have different missions, but you can bring their systems together to meet your broader business objectives with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)....More
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      Augmented Reality Transforms Worker Safety and Efficiency

      Augmented reality is transforming field maintenance. With DAQRI Smart Helmet™, workers get real-time visual instructions, equipment diagnostics, and operational data, turning every user into a maintenance expert....More
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      Ensure High Quality and Maintain Compliance in Clinical Trials

      The OpenText Clinical Trial Quality Management System helps you achieve the highest quality while maintaining compliance across all your key processes and systems....More
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      IDC Manufacturing Insights: The Extended Supply Chain

      Significant shifts in consumer preferences and behaviors, along with the emergence of a whole new set of enabling technologies, are conspiring to create both massive opportunities and equally massive challenges for the traditional supply chain....More
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      Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics into Demand Networks

      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....More
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      Manufacturing in the Digital Age: An IDC Infographic

      How can your supply chain can drive digital transformation for your business? In today's era, a digitized extended supply chains align product design, manufacturing, and service to achieve customer-centricity and better business results....More
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      Are You Running Your Processes or are They Running You?

      A business can only go as far and as fast as the information that powers it. To be successful, most businesses rely on information being available to the right people at the right time – across all departments....More
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      Are Complex, Paper-Based Processes Holding You Back?

      Do recurring tasks, like employee onboarding, make you cringe? A simple process can turn into a complex nightmare. What if you could simplify and automate complex HR tasks while increasing efficiency and reducing errors?...More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: Automation Solutions

      Download this case study to see how Automation Solutions -- an Oregon-based provider of systems integration, programming, control panels and field support to manufacturers in the automation machinery industry -- used EXIM Bank Export Credit Insurance to generate a 15% sales increase to a Malaysian partner....More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: CECA Supply & Services

      Download this case study to see how CECA Supply & Services Inc. -- a Texas-based supplier of oilfield equipment whose primary customers are Algerian state-owned enterprises -- uses EXIM Bank working capital loan guarantees to overcome the challenges of working with their overseas customers....More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: Collection 2000 Cosmetics

      Download this case study to see how Collection 2000 Cosmetics, Inc. -- a Florida-based manufacturer and marketer of personal care and perfume products targeting women -- was saved from an unexpected 6-figure loss through multi-buyer Small Business Export Credit Insurance....More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: DemeTech

      Download this case study to see how DemeTech Corporation -- a Florida-based manufacturer that produces and exports surgical sutures and blades -- turned to EXIM Bank for assistance to access business financing. After insuring its foreign accounts receivable using export credit insurance DemeTech was able to access working capital from its bank, which improved its cash flow and liquidity -- resulting in more customers and bigger deals....More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: Los Kitos Produce

      Download this case study to see how Los Kitos Produce (LKP) -- a California-based network of growers, packers, and shippers of fresh fruits and vegetables -- used multi-buyer Small Business Export Credit Insurance from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) to grow it's exports...More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: Magnolia Metal & Plastic Products, Inc.

      Download this case study to see how Magnolia Metal & Plastic Products, Inc. -- a Vicksburg, Miss.-based manufacturer of window and door components -- has worked with the Mississippi Development Authority’s International Trade Office (MDA) to increase their exports. This "mom and pop shop" has seen supercharged growth in their Chilean business, and are covered for up to 95% of their shipped goods in case of distributor default....More
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      EXIM Bank Case Study: Slade Inc.

      Download this case study to see how Slade Inc. -- a Statesville, N.C.-based manufacturer of fluid-sealing products for industrial equipment, specifically pumps and valves that serve the steam, nuclear and water hydro-electric plants, pulp and paper mills, and petrochemical and oil and gas industries -- has worked with the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to increase their international market share -- expanding their export sales to over 65 countries....More
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      Top 5 Processes Every Finance Team Should Transform In 2016

      As a financial leader, you’re likely facing more pressure than ever to identify gaps in your financial framework to better manage budgets and costs....More
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      Top 5 Processes Every IT Team Should Transform In 2016

      How can you deliver innovation-based growth strategies that reach beyond IT? Agile technology is critical to help your organization remain competitive, and process efficiency is at the center of your success....More
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      TransLink K2 Case Study

      TransLink operates a large, multi-modal and fully integrated transit system in the Metro Vancouver area, serving a wide range of customers and diverse constituents and stakeholders....More
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      Easy-to-Build Workflows and Forms

      Choosing the right solution for business process transformation will provide easy access to information and quantifiable results, while being agile, scalable, and powerful will give your business the tools it needs to stay ahead in a highly competitive market....More
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      The Internet of Things: Finding the Path to Value

      This IndustryWeek Special Research Report gauges the current and planned usage of IoT technology and analytics by US manufacturers. It also explores how manufacturers can develop a specific IoT strategy and apply analytics more widely across their organizations to drive revenue, cut costs and innovate....More
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      Managing Export Risk: A Quick Reference Guide

      The FREE guide, A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters, developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and provided to you by EXIM, delivers an easy to understand overview of the financial tools available to U.S. exporters and where to access them....More
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      An Exporter's Guide to Working Capital Loan Guarantees

      The benefits of Export Credit Insurance can be significant. The protection of a policy gives businesses the confidence necessary to enter new markets and chart a path forward with margins they can depend on....More
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      Guide to Export Credit Insurance

      The benefits of Export Credit Insurance can be significant. The protection of a policy gives businesses the confidence necessary to enter new markets and chart a path forward with margins they can depend on....More
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      Providing a Centralized Approach to Managing Digital Product Information

      Learn how you can establish a centralized information hub and manage your digital information and reduce development times....More
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      The New, Intelligent Radio for Smart Manufacturing

      Download this Communications Guide provides fresh insights into the manufacturing sector and showcases how you can improve safety, drive efficiency and increase productivity....More
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      Analyst Report: Achieving Profitable Supply Chain Execution

      The growth and complexity of today's end-to-end supply chain is driving renewed focus on optimizing supply chain cost and profit to become more event and customer-driven....More
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      Manage Digital Intel Across Global Retail and Distribution Channels

      Today’s fast-moving consumer market is putting pressure on manufacturers to be able to share digital product information seamlessly and quickly across retail & distribution channels. Click here to learn how a centralized digital asset management platform helps!...More
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      Minimize Production Downtime

      Download OpenText’s newest brief on Plant Asset Management to learn more about how to be more aware of your manufacturing plant’s operational capabilities, reduce downtime and increase efficiency....More
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      The Factory of the Future is Here

      The Factory of the Future is no science fiction vision. It is very real and tech savvy manufacturers are either already on board or preparing to adopt the disruptive technologies that will propel them into the new dimension. Download this eBook to see how you can seize the opportunity....More
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      MPI Group eBrief – High Expectations for High-Tech Value Chains

      This eBrief from MPI Group is the first in a three-part series that explores how the spread of high tech is changing the competitive landscaping within manufacturing and provides strategic advice for manufacturing executives who find they suddenly need high-tech expertise....More
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      Mint Jutras Report – The Hidden Cost of ERP Customization

      This 2016 research report from Mint Jutras discusses the hidden costs of ERP customization as it relates to the manufacturing skills gap....More
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      Achieving Superior Product Development in Process Manufacturing

      Even the best innovators have notorious flops. The risks are even greater for process manufacturers, who must continually innovate with new and iterative products to excite customers and generate new revenue....More
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      13 Employee Centric Actions to Unlock Profitability

      Transition from a limiting focus on capital and training to building trust through belief in people....More
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      Network Fabric Guide

      Many are talking about the potential of the Internet of Things, but few understand that connected devices are only as good as their physical hosts and carriers...More
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      2015 Guide to Manufacturing Software

      For all manufacturing industries, growth remains top of mind. Post-recession cautiousness has given way to confidence and more ambitious business goals. From automotive to fashion, more manufacturing leaders are ready to take bigger risks in the hopes of bigger payoffs, and optimism is the highest it’s been in years....More
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      Manufacturers Turn to Internet of Things to Boost Customer Engagement

      In an age when customers expect to be able to make their own choices, a company that can gracefully offer customers a range of options and features as part of the sales process can gain a major competitive advantage....More
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      Industrial Machinery Manufacturing: Trends, Insights and Opportunities

      Findings show that while manufacturers are rightly focused on meeting their customers’ demands for quality and performance, excellence in aftersales support offers untapped potential for many manufacturers....More
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