Articles & News on Operations & Management

IEC SC 48B Standards Committee for Copper Connectors publishes IEC 63171-6

  • News

T1 Industrial is the future interface for single pair Ethernet applications in industry. This standard is supported and integrated by the SPE relevant standards ISO/IEC 11801-3, ANSI TIA 1005-x and IEEE802.3cg.

How Bright is the Future of Automation?

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

When machines run 24/7, with or without supervision, their components can wear out quickly. This article explains the potential of lights-out manufacturing.

Open Systems International announces Dr. Thierry Godart as Senior Vice President of Industrial Technology

  • News

Dr. Godart is known for developing high-performance teams and applying groundbreaking technologies to improve business productivity and sustainability. He comes to OSI well equipped to provide strong strategic leadership to the company’s industrial energy management business unit.

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of Italy-based ASEM

  • News

The transaction includes the purchase of a minority interest in ASEM held by KEB Group, Germany. Post-close, Rockwell Automation will maintain ASEM’s strategic supplier and technology partner relationship with KEB.

Sustainable Manufacturing Through Obsolescence

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

The amount of worldwide e-waste generation is expected to exceed 50 million tons by 2020. Americans specifically, throw away an estimated 55 billion USD in e-waste material each year. This article explains how manufacturers can achieve sustainable manufacturing through obsolescence management.

Orange Business Services to partner with Ekinops and Dell Technologies to introduce universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) solution

  • News

The solution is a result of co-innovation between Orange and its strategic partners Ekinops and Dell Technologies, combining Enterprise Branch Server IT and Virtualization Management.

Bentley Systems announces call for nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

  • News

The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020.

Interact Analysis Report: Bumpy road ahead predicted for global manufacturing industry

  • News

The report shows that the current deceleration in manufacturing output seen in 2019 is expected to continue into early 2020. However, a solid recovery is anticipated by 2021, before the sector enters another natural business downcycle towards the end of 2022. A rise in output for most industrial segments is then forecast beyond 2022.

IFR Report: Top Robotics Trends Heading into 2020

  • News

From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react to changing requirements. The International Federation of Robotics shows top trends to innovate.

Cimcorp announces Joel Kuusman as Manager of US Operations

  • News

Through his experience on numerous projects, Kuusman has acquired a breadth of knowledge in the company’s systems and site work management, which he now brings to this new role. Namely, he will be responsible for leading the Cimcorp U.S. office in Norcross, Georgia, guiding its strategic growth and quality of customer service and after-sales support.