Industry Market Trends

From Engineering.com: Should Data or Process Come First for PLM?

August 2, 2013

Should the path to product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation begin by organizing your data? Or does the most value derive from getting your processes enabled by PLM? In this episode of Tech4PD, duelling analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson discuss this classic chicken-versus-egg scenario. Vote for the most compelling argument. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Friday Focus: How Robots Are Co-Collaborators for a Better Manufacturing Future

August 2, 2013

Robotics will play a major role in the future of U.S. manufacturing, from job creation to productivity enhancement, to greater collaboration with workers on shop floors, despite a misconception that robots will strip away jobs. At a recent congressional caucus event in Washington, D.C., the nation’s top automation experts tackled these points and emphasized how business leaders can use robotics to their advantage. Read More