Featured Manufacturing & Warehousing Articles

  1. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 15, 2014
    9/15/2014

    In the news, “design-led” innovation could provide your manufacturing clients with a competitive edge. Also, manufacturers are leveraging data to improve productivity, fulfill customer demand, and control costs.

  2. How To Make The IoT Work For Your Manufacturing Clients
    9/11/2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT) can provide real-time visibility into an enterprise’s supply chain, especially when enabled with cloud computing ability. This is especially beneficial for manufacturers, whose supply chains span large geographical locations and depend on many suppliers, distributers, and planners. Operations taking place along the supply chain can create inefficiencies that ripple through multiple processes — logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing itself.

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 8, 2014
    9/8/2014

    In the news, technology trends including 3D printing, automation, and data analysis are predicted to drive changes in manufacturing with 2016 as the tipping point. Also, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Big Data solutions can benefit your manufacturing clients.

  4. EHS Best Practices Guide Can Help Align Employees, Processes, and Technology
    9/2/2014

    VARs know that environment, health and safety (EHS) programs are centerpieces for any manufacturer that seeks to maintain compliance, mitigate environmental impacts, improve worker health and safety, and ultimately save lives. Best Practices on EHS management also reveal that EHS also plays an enormous role in achieving overall operational excellence (OE) and end-to-end sustainability.

  5. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 2, 2014
    9/2/2014

    In the news, the U.S. economy grew rapidly in the second quarter. Also, articles provide an example of a manufacturer’s success leveraging IT and the benefits of IT offered as a service to manufacturers.

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
    8/27/2014

    In the news, manufacturers receive warning about Backoff malware and shadow cloud services. Also, an article also discusses how building a strong collaboration platform can benefit your clients.

  7. IoT Adoption And Its Impact On Manufacturing
    8/20/2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT) brings into play advanced options between device, system, and service that go beyond mere machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. This connectivity between devices and the Internet is expected to usher in a new age of automation in a wide variety of fields, including manufacturing, in addition to making applications like the Smart Grid possible.

  8. Rogue Apps: From Customer Headache To Recurring Revenue Boon
    8/15/2014

    I remember the days when IT admins so tightly locked down PC permissions that users couldn't change a printer setting, let alone install their own choice of applications. Of course, just 10 years ago, there weren't a whole lot of small specialized apps and there certainly weren't all the cloud apps we have today. Employees don't think they need permission to work smarter by installing apps like Dropbox on their computer. While users are more empowered than ever and have access to new productivity tools every day, an IT nightmare has been created -- rogue apps on the network. It might be worse than you think.

  9. Emphasizing The “Overall” In OEE Could Be A Mistake For Manufacturers
    8/13/2014

    For your manufacturing customers concerned with making data-based decisions, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is probably a top concern. Dan Miklovic explains in a blog for LSN Research that OEE is simply “a measure of a piece of equipment’s effectiveness calculated by taking the product of the availability of the equipment, the quality of the product produced on the equipment, and the performance as compared to theoretical maximum capacity.”

  10. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 11, 2014
    8/11/2014

    In the news, wireless control technology enables scientific devices to transmit data, much like smartphones or tablets. Also, a white paper tells how the Internet of Things (IoT) can contribute to universally accessible data — key for Big Data programs.

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