Today, manufacturers are surrounded by the buzz about Big Data — as well as by the flood of information it represents. Why should they care? The answer is that a Big Data strategy creates opportunities to transform existing information about their workforce into business value. With the right data collection, analysis, and action, manufacturers can turn everyday data “straw” into information “gold.”
Global trade and foreign investments are expanding - not only in the largest nations but across a wide range of developed, developing, and Third World countries. As manufacturers expand and invest abroad, foreign governments are increasingly demanding assistance with economic development. This whitepaper presents findings from joint research to provide insight into global trade, investments, workforce trends and best practices.
Manufacturing organizations always face a critical balancing act. They must achieve the highest levels of efficiency possible, while also ensuring that they are not over or under supplying the marketplace. This need to be flexible and efficient requires exceptional visibility into all factors. Read more of this whitepaper to look at the unique challenges manufacturing organizations face and how automation of key workforce management processes work.
Get a sneak peek into Lean Labor, with this ebook, that focuses on the role labor can play in improving throughput, quality and performance for global competitive advantage. Download the first chapter of this must-read ebook and learn how to reduce your company’s product unit cost and techniques for applying Lean principles to workforce management
Poor processes for managing reseller certificates create a negative customer experience and put your business at risk in an audit. Download this whitepaper and learn how you can create a competitive advantage with an automated exemption management process.
Using cloud-based technology to automate reseller certificate management can save your business thousands of dollars in an audit and improve the exempt customer purchase experience. Download this white paper and learn the best practices necessary to keep your business prepared & productive!
Simulating induction heating effects using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software requires the solution of both electromagnetic and thermal field distributions. Often a transient solution is required to determine the temperature distribution as a function of time, and this can be complicated by the characteristic wide disparity between the time constants of the electrical and thermal systems. This paper will illustrate examples of coupled electromagnetic/thermal field simulations for both steady-state and transient conditions.
Since accuracy of simulation results is fundamental for the selection of beam analysis software, this paper will use that criterion to examine the most popular numerical methods and illustrate techniques for evaluating their suitability. We will limit the scope of our studies to accuracy assessments, while acknowledging that additional features (such as capabilities to model emission regimes, secondary emissions, space charge effects, etc.) are required in a fully functional beam analysis package.
Though sensors based on electromagnetic principles often appear to be simple devices, they can pose challenging analysis problems. This paper will provide guidelines to aid in the proper selection and application of electromagnetic CAE software for simulating and optimizing sensor systems. In particular, approximations and simplifications that are often required to produce practical engineering models will be discussed.
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Reading more than one barcode at a time is a challenging application for many manufacturing and material handling engineers. In these applications there is a need to read multiple codes of the same symbology as well as multiple codes of mixed symbologies within one field of view (FOV). Even more difficult is reading one or more codes on multiple sides of a package to verify that the codes match or to output both sides' read results as one piece of data.
This white paper, “Best Practices for Improving Energy Efficiency on Packaging Conveyor Lines,” compares the purchase cost to life cycle costs and energy usage on electric motors, drive, components and controls. Discover recommended actions for improving energy efficiency on conveyor lines.
Manufacturing firms are always looking for ways to improve productivity, eliminate waste, improve quality and shave costs. One area that often gets less attention than more tangible, easy to measure factors such as the cost of raw materials or equipment, is the value of front line employees, both workers and supervisors. While many companies might say that their people are their greatest asset, it’s surprising how many organizations do a less than ideal job of effectively hiring the right people for the job. One reason is that many manufacturing organizations see the hourly employee as an interchangeable and easily replaced cog in a much bigger machine. This article talks about why that shouldn’t be the case and how top manufacturers significantly impact their bottom lines through effective employee selection.
The monolithic corporation we grew up with is being replaced by ecosystems of more specialized business entities, sometimes called "extended enterprises." With this evolution has come a need for closer inter-enterprise collaboration and information flow – but with it also comes increased security and compliance risks. In the form of a Q&A with expert IDC analysts, this white paper explores what tools and technologies are being adopted to facilitate Extended Enterprise Collaboration (such as cloud-based solutions) – as well as strategies for empowering business users while still holding sensitive information secure.
The Quality Toolkit will help you identify an approach that optimizes continuous improvement initiatives. The toolkit contains insight gained over 100 years of combined experience from current and former executives, quality directors, industrial statisticians and engineers who understand the challenges of getting product out the door on-time without cutting corners. The free guide will help you simplify your job and quickly identify methods that keep your manufacturing processes in control
To consistently drive top-line growth, leaders must commit to a disciplined and creative focus on meeting today’s market challenges while strengthening capabilities for future competitive mastery. You must keep your core business running optimally without losing sight of what’s on the horizon. Effective innovation strategies must go beyond sustaining and improving current forms of value. Download this white paper to learn more.
In today's highly mobile work environment, your company's intellectual property (IP), whether that's patents, trade secrets or just employee know-how, may be more valuable than its physical assets and more vulnerable than you realize. Sending IP outside your firewall can invite a data breach that could be extremely costly. This informative white paper describes 4 file sharing and productivity challenges and outlines essential tips for success. See how you can facilitate a more efficient and secure work environment by reading on now.
Inside the manufacturing enterprise, the biggest obstacle to file sharing is often the company's understanding of this enterprise technology. Here's how supporters of IntraLinks Courier are getting to “yes” with their CIOs
These days, an ERP system is a necessity—not a luxury. You need a system that helps you operate and manage your business. But what else do you need it to do?
IDC Manufacturing Insights' latest research, conducted on behalf of Infor, indicates that the manufacturing sector continues to struggle with the impact of overly complex market conditions, business operations and IT infrastructures. Understand why modernizing IT architectures and business applications to better support new customer driven models has become a necessity across the entire manufacturing sector.