Articles & News on Operations & Management

Improving Analytics Productivity Across the Enterprise

  • by Takayuki Sugizaki, Yokogawa Electric
  • Opinion

By Takayuki Sugizaki, Yokogawa Electric
Plant managers are faced with the dual challenges of increasing production efficiency while maintaining aging equipment, and corporate executives must do the same across the entire manufacturing enterprise. In the process industries, subject matter experts (SMEs) are those end user employees with the expertise required to understand processes and equipment.

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering announces acquisition of IPP Connect

  • News

The mGrid technology provides access to wholesale renewable power as well as software tools for helping utilities make the business case for investments in renewable delivery systems.

Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Many organizations in the manufacturing industry have shifted assets in order to innovate and produce solutions that are contributing to the protection of medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. In this article, we highlight two of these innovative engineering solutions that are keeping these crucial personnel safe

Three Tips for Improving Industrial Cyber Security

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

By Mark Howard
Cyber-attacks are a serious concern. While they pose a threat to typical business vulnerabilities, infiltration from a cybercriminal in a manufacturing setting can shut down a plant's operations. This article offers three tips for manufacturers against the rising threat to cyber security.

Neonode announces Johan Swartz as Vice President HMI Products

  • News

Mr. Swartz has spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor and technology industries focusing on B2B sales.

Hyster-Yale Group announces free lift truck operator training video content

  • News

The videos are available at no cost for a limited time through the company’s Yale and Hyster brands. The content covers characteristics of class I-V lift trucks, operating environment considerations, requirements of OSHA 1910.178 and safe operating practices.

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

  • News

FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.

Coordinate Metrology Society announces 3D Measurement U online video training resource

  • News

The resource offers a first wave of informational videos containing best practices, tricks of the trade, and other themes presented by experts in the field who are members of the CMS.

How to Handle a New Norm for Plant Operations

  • by Andreas Eschbach
  • Opinion

By Andreas Eschbach
Some measures deemed temporary, such as “social distancing” may become permanent to some extent if in effect long enough to take root and become the new norm.  Certainly, social distancing will become a consideration and action-item on every risk analysis and health and safety checklist going forward.