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Manufacturing eBooks

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!

 

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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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      Major North American Processing Plant Excels Under Daily Pressure

      Aux Sable’s operation involves the routine handling of flammable and explosive gases, vapors and liquids. Flawless safety is the constant priority, in particular minimizing the risk of fire or explosion. Download this case study to learn how this plant utilizes effective radio communications to improve plant operations....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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      SCM World: Customer-Centric Organizations Lead on Omnichannel Investments

      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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      Customer-Centric Supply Chain: Omnichannel Leaders Plan to Widen the Gap

      See why you should digitize the supply chain, use imperfect data – different from bad data, collaborate with customer care teams, and develop supply-chain services....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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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