How Has Digitization Impacted Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturers Over the Last Decade?

Posted by Steven Brand on Mar 31, 2017 9:30:00 AM

When we talk about digitization in manufacturing, we are referring to the use of digital tools and technologies to create sustainable growth for manufacturers of all sizes. For example, tools such as mobile applications, video conferencing and instant messaging allow for easier communication while other digital technologies like robotics and data storage give small and medium-sized manufacturers the ability to compete in the global marketplace.

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Topics: Manufacturing Technology, Smart Manufacturing

Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is the Next Big Thing in Manufacturing: An Entirely New Platform for Electronics

Posted by Steven Brand on Nov 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is an innovative process that combines elements of the electronics industry with that of the high-precision printing industry.

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Topics: Research and Development, Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing – A Bird’s Eye View (Part 6 of 6)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Oct 19, 2015 11:38:48 AM

This post is the sixth and final installment in our series about Smart Manufacturing (SM). Our goal for the series was to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business productivity, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, and how it changes the workforce and the overall future of manufacturing. We also would like to thank the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) for their assistance and the availability of their experts who are currently working on Smart Manufacturing.

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Infrastructure, Data & Security (Part 5 of 6)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Oct 5, 2015 1:30:00 PM

This post is the fifth installment of six regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business productivity, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Requires a New Kind of Workforce (Part 4 of 6)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Sep 24, 2015 11:57:00 AM

This post is the fourth installment regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business productivity, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

Benefits of Using Smart Manufacturing in the Value Chain (Part 3 of 6)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Sep 1, 2015 3:00:00 PM

This post is the third installment of six regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business productivity, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing: The Business Case (Part 2 of 6)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 11, 2015 11:16:00 AM

This post is the second installment in a six part series regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business performance, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).

Part 1 of this series detailed the definition of Smart Manufacturing, the benefits of SM, the concept of an open platform and a cloud-based Marketplace. Manufacturers are likely curious to know more business details before they start implementing SM in their organization. The main question a small or medium-sized manufacturer (SMM) may ask is: what’s in it for me and my organization?

And that’s where we’ll begin.

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

What is Smart Manufacturing? (Part 1B)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 4, 2015 9:30:00 AM

This post is the first installment (Part 1B) of six regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business productivity, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

What is Smart Manufacturing? (Part 1A)

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Jul 28, 2015 9:30:00 AM

This post is the first installment (Part 1A) of six regarding the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM). This series aims to inform manufacturers of SM’s components, how it affects business performance, economics and plans, its importance in the value chain, how it changes the workforce and the future of manufacturing overall. This series is written in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC).  

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing

The Latest Smart Manufacturing Trends of 2015

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Apr 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

With the advent of Smart Manufacturing gradually being implemented throughout our industry, it’s being projected that its impact will only grow as the year progresses. Having both determined manufacturing companies’ support and the backing of governments worldwide, this mutual desire to enhance global manufacturing production may have never been greater.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing

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