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Manufacturing a truly digital supply chain in four steps

Fred Baumann, GVP, Industry Strategies, JDA Software, explains the four key strategies to consider when taking steps to increase supply chain readiness in the manufacturing industry as companies prepare for digital innovation. Manufacturing supply chains are at an inflection point. Optimisation is moving from node to network, planning and decision frequency is changing from periodic […]

Manufacturing eCommerce needs a revolution

John Bruno, VP of Product Management, Elastic Path, explains how better digital experiences will drive sales growth and long-term customer loyalty in the manufacturing industry. The more tech-savvy manufacturers can be in today’s demanding digital environment, the more scope for success. The gravity of digital innovation in manufacturing today is genuine; for many brands, it’s […]

ProGlove raises millions in growth capital to deliver industrial wearables on a global scale

ProGlove, a leading provider of industrial wearables, has announced a US$40 million investment from global growth equity firm, Summit Partners. The company plans to leverage this funding to expand its international footprint and support its mission to connect the human workforce with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Founded in 2014, ProGlove offers a scanner glove designed […]

HCL to acquire Sankalp Semiconductor to enhance leadership in the semiconductors and IIoT spaces

HCL Technologies Limited (HCL), a leading global technology company, has announced the acquisition of Sankalp Semiconductor (Sankalp), an advanced technology design services provider offering comprehensive digital and mixed signal SoC services and solutions from concept to prototype, in the semiconductor space.   Sankalp, which operates in Germany and has 5000+ man-years of experience in the semiconductor […]

Nokia, NTT DOCOMO and OMRON bring 5G to the factory floor in Industry 4.0 trial

Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and OMRON Corporation have agreed to conduct joint field trials using 5G at their plants and other production sites. As part of the trial, Nokia will provide the enabling 5G technology and OMRON the factory automation equipment while NTT DOCOMO will run the 5G trial. The trial follows the increasing demand […]

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson join forces on public/private campus networks for industrial sites

German service provider, Deutsche Telekom, and Ericsson have announced a strategic campus networks partnership to address the growing market demand in Germany for mobile solutions at industrial sites. It is designed to support diverse use cases for enterprise customers in manufacturing; factory shop floors, logistics centres, airports and harbours. The physical parameters of each use […]

BT elevates Schindler’s network to new level

BT has announced it has signed a contract with Schindler, one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, as well as maintenance and modernisation services. BT will provide Schindler with a reliable and secure network and voice solution connecting about 500 sites worldwide. BT will deploy and manage a consolidated global […]

Investing in the customer experience

A good customer experience is paramount to business success and experts must understand their customer needs to ensure they don’t look elsewhere. Experts from Travis Perkins discuss how the company achieves this with Riverbed.

Are we reaping the rewards of intelligent manufacturing?

Dirty and dingy factories have been replaced by an increasingly digital manufacturing world. Terri Hiskey, Vice President of Product Marketing for Manufacturing at Epicor Software, tells us that ERP software combined with smart factory technology is the perfect pairing for progressive manufacturing. Look around and the manufacturing industry is brimming with examples of firms that […]

Nutanix releases Enterprise Cloud Index results for manufacturing sector

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds […]

The make-or-break challenges CIOs need to address

The vision of highly efficient, connected and safe factories is a reality in manufacturing, but how do CIOs overcome the challenges and seize opportunities in Industry 4.0? This video from Cisco aims to explain this.

Labeyrie Fine Foods migrates warehouse operations to Android with Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, announced that Labeyrie Fine Foods has deployed Zebra MC9200 Android-based mobile computers to enhance its warehouse operations at its manufacturing plant located in southwest France. To remain competitive, Labeyrie needed to replace […]

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