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The Manufacturing Day 'Challenge'

September 18, 2014 12:38 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Every year around election season, it seems manufacturing becomes the topic du jour. Recently, U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ (D-Del.) office announced a bipartisan bill designed to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing...

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IL Delays Decision On Fracking Rules

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A legislative panel said that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect. The legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules received proposed rules for...

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Manufacturing.Live: Taking The Pain Out Of ERP Implementation & Expansion

September 18, 2014 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

While many of the debates surrounding enterprise software in the manufacturing sector have subsided, one of the most significant obstacles remains – the ERP implementation process. With concerns ranging from production downtime to delivery delays to data loss, taking steps to ensure a smooth software integration, expansion or upgrade not only ...

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Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

September 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough. Sand and water often clog up pipelines and idle generators...

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Nestle Creates 8K New Positions In Europe

September 18, 2014 11:48 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.The alliance of major companies, including Nestle and Google, aims to create tens of thousands additional...

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Dayton Leaders Considering Tax Deal For Medical Device Facility

September 18, 2014 11:36 am | by Cornelius Frolik | News | Comments

The owners of a medical-device manufacturing company plan to build a multimillion-dollar facility in north Dayton, creating at least 50 middle-class jobs within about two years. KBK Eight Properties wants to construct a 75,000-square-foot facility in...

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The Next Industrial Revolution? How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 11:22 am | by Microsoft, Frost & Sullivan & ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas | Webinars

Join ThyssenKrupp, Frost & Sullivan, and Microsoft for a webcast that seeks to demystify the Internet of Things for manufacturers. Frost & Sullivan will share its latest insights on IoT in manufacturing, ThyssenKrupp will share its journey in harnessing the power of IoT, and Microsoft will discuss the elements of an IoT solution and best ways to get started on your own IoT journey.

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HowTechnology Will Impact The Future Of Supply Chains, Logistics, & Fulfillment

September 18, 2014 11:13 am | by Cognex, Aptean, & Zebra | Webinars

This second part of our webcast series, sponsored by Cognex, Apteam & Zebra, will examine the future of supply chain and distribution center management, as well as the technologies that will enable them to be successful today and tomorrow.

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Supply Chains Built For Growth

September 18, 2014 11:07 am | by UPS | Webinars

A number of positive economic indicators show that U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a time of renewed optimism. However, along with stronger production rates, facility expansion plans, hiring increases and new global opportunities comes the need to invest time and resources into ...

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DC Tech: The Technology and Strategies You Need to Improve Distribution Center and Supply Chain Performance

September 18, 2014 11:03 am | by Aptean, Cognex & Zebra | Webinars

Part one of this two-part webcast series, sponsored by Aptean, Cognex & Zebra will focus on, among other things, inventory management strategies that are flexible enough to take advantage of changing market conditions.

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The Internet of Things – Part II

September 18, 2014 10:58 am | by Cisco, Harley-Davidson Motor Company & Rockwell Automation | Webinars

Part II in our webcast series delves deeper into The Internet of Things (IoT). In this presentation, executives from Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Harley Davidson will explore how to enter and successfully compete in the large and emerging Internet of Things space.

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How Technology is making Manufacturing Profitable … Again

September 18, 2014 10:56 am | by Hitachi Solutions, Microsoft & T.D. Williamson | Webinars

Our HItachi Solutions sponsored webinar features a panel of industry experts breaking down and analyzing many of the factors driving manufacturing growth, including among other things, the wide-spread implementation of cloud computing.

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The Internet of Things

September 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Cisco, Steelcase Inc. & Rockwell Automation | Webinars

Join us for this first in a series of webcasts hosted by Manufacturing.net and sponsored by Cisco Systems as senior executives from Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Steelcase explore, among other things, the high level business case around “The Internet of Things” (IoT)

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Right-Sized eCommerce For Manufacturers And Distributors

September 18, 2014 10:43 am | by Insite Software & Gorilla | Webinars

During this Insite Software & Gorilla sponsored webcast, Linda Taddonio and Victoria Markley will highlight strategies and examples of how companies have achieved the same powerful functionality and value without the massive investment.

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Reimagining Work in the Connected Factory

September 18, 2014 10:35 am | by Microsoft | Webinars

During this Microsoft sponsored moderated discussion, hear from manufacturing leaders from Toyota and Dana Holding Corporation who are creating “digital nervous systems” for their operations, connecting workers to the factory level with always-on access to the information they need when they need it; eliminating manual/paper-based processes; and enabling greater employee collaboration to quickly and effectively solve problems.

The IoT Uplink: The Future Of Production Flow And Big Data

September 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, looks forward and showcases how the $3.75 trillion industrial Internet of Things environment is going to impact the future of manufacturing in a...

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NAM: Congress Must Focus On Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

September 18, 2014 10:00 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

Following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued this statement...

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UPS Begins Hiring For 2014 Holiday Season

September 18, 2014 9:24 am | by UPS | News | Comments

UPS® announced today that it expects to hire between 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin in October and continue through January 2015. The company is gearing up...

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GA Peanut Plant Undergoes Trial For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

September 18, 2014 4:43 am | by Russ Bynum - Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. Former Peanut Corporation of...

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Horse Power Gains Favor With Small-Scale Farmers

September 18, 2014 2:44 am | by Mary Esch - Associated Press | News | Comments

While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules. He readily admits that horse-powered farming takes more time and effort than tractor...

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