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Who Understands the IoT? According to New Research, 43% of Manufacturing Professionals Don’t

December 8, 2014

According to Cisco, there will be 13.5 billion connected devices in manufacturing by 2022. And JP Morgan’s Global Equity Research team has already pegged manufacturing with having the greatest Internet of Things (IoT) market potential. Although it’s difficult to accurately gauge the impact these technologies will... Read More

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Ergonomics Is Solving Automation's Pain Points

December 9, 2014

Manufacturing processes and technologies are changing faster than ever before, as a result of rapid innovation cycles, the need to bring products to market more quickly, and the economic pressure to produce more and do so faster and at lower cost. Given this heated environment, manufacturers struggle to keep... Read More

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Speed, Quality Demands Drive Advances in Barcode Technologies

November 20, 2014

As the shift to 2D codes grows, along with the change from laser-scanning technology to camera-based imagers and more powerful software, barcode capabilities are moving far beyond the traditional track-and-trace functionality.

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Machine Vision's Rapid Eye Movement Is QC Dream

November 13, 2014

Will machines one day be able to see just as humans do, as popular science is wont to desire? If you’re a manufacturer, it probably doesn’t matter. “Machines don’t really ‘see’ anything in the human, anthropomorphic sense,” said John Parkinson, affiliate partner with Waterstone Management Group, a Chicago-based... Read More

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Configurability Matters in Manufacturing Software

November 5, 2014

Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small and medium-sized manufacturers. But many software offerings were designed with large organizations in mind and how they work, which may be different from smaller operations. 

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Near-Field Communications Show Promise in Manufacturing

October 30, 2014

Near-field communications technology, enabling two-way short-range communications, could speed up the progression of machine-to-machine connectivity while giving life-cycle life to asset tracking and machine maintenance.  

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Resource, Time Scarcity Accelerates Project Portfolio Management Tech

October 22, 2014

The quickening pace of product releases is requiring tools that help decision-makers identify development efforts with the most potential for market success and direct precious resources there.

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