Articles & News on Operations & Management

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

  • News

Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

How Manufacturing Can Attract the Best and Brightest Next Generation Workers

  • by Paul Donnelly
  • Opinion

As more experienced workers retire from the manufacturing workforce, the sector faces a future with a growing skills gap and a greater number of unfilled jobs.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

By Louis Columbus
To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.

Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

  • Case Study

The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

ARC Report: Optimism still strong about growth for APM market

  • News

Despite the current social and economic turmoil surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC Advisory Group remains optimistic that the global market for industrial asset performance management (APM)-related solutions will rebound strongly over the long term.

GE Digital announces free Remote Monitoring and Control licenses to iFIX and CIMPLICITY users

  • News

The web-based solution gives plant operators and management teams real-time monitoring and control access to plant operations and performance over a secure-by-design connection such as VPN. This allows critical infrastructure to operate with a reduced crew on site, while being able to coordinate with their wider teams remotely.

Bentley Systems and DiscoverE announce Indiana students as winners of 2020 Future City Competition

  • News

The competition finals, held at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C., is organized by DiscoverE and sponsored in part by Bentley. Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students from 1,500 schools in more than 40 regions, as well as teams from Canada, have imagined, designed, and built cities for the 2019-2020 Future City Competition.

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

  • News

The CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is intended to help defense suppliers understand the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program. The online guide is available to members of the Academy.

Toyota Material Handling North America announces grant recipients of TMHNA University Research Program

  • News

TMHNA announced the recipients of grant funding during a joint press conference at MODEX 2020 held in conjunction with Material Handling Institute (MHI).

International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President

  • News

Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President.