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The Digital Transformation of B2B Sales & Marketing

The Digital Transformation of B2B Sales & Marketing


The digital world is only going to continue advancing - and if you don’t move with the digital transformation, you’re going to get left behind.

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 A Win for the Digital Twin

A Win for the Digital Twin


With several companies delving into the digitalization world, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager of EU Automation, explains why the supply chain digital twin is more than just a concept.

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Manufacturers Manage Pandemic Disruption with Pricing Data Analysis

Manufacturers Manage Pandemic Disruption with Pricing Data Analysis


Thomas R. Cutler, President and CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., discusses how manufacturers are using price alignment automation to manage the pandemic.

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The Digital Transformation of B2B Sales & Marketing

The digital world is only going to continue advancing - and if you don’t move with the digital transformation, you’re going to get left behind.

A Win for the Digital Twin

With several companies delving into the digitalization world, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager of EU Automation, explains why the supply chain digital twin is more than just a concept.

Manufacturers Manage Pandemic Disruption with Pricing Data Analysis

Thomas R. Cutler, President and CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., discusses how manufacturers are using price alignment automation to manage the pandemic.

Image Based Barcode Reader Market Riding on the Coattails of Industry 4.0: FMI Study

Adoption of Industry 4.0 has influenced manufacturing firms to increasingly turn to asset tracking and monitoring technologies to efficiently track and monitor asset locations and their status. Image based barcode readers are the core devices for such activities.

How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

Case Study: Coffee Pod Maker Uses ERP to Double Business Volume

Pod Pack leverages DELMIAworks to automatically prompt line operators to run the appropriate inspections, trace and manage inventory, and achieve better utilization and uptime on existing equipment.

Ergonomic SaaS Automation During COVID-19

By Sam Bradbury and Mark Heidebrecht
Until now it was nearly impossible to cost-effectively automate ergonomic functions. In-depth plant-site visits and evaluations were needed. That has all changed in this era of COVID-19.

BioTelemetry announces Dr. Andrei Stoica as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Stoica will lead the company’s global technology and product development operations, reporting to Joseph H. Capper, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

Automating Competitive Pricing for Small and Medium Manufacturers

Every manufacturer must pay attention to costs and competitors’ pricing. For better or worse, purchasing professionals are rewarded for capturing the lowest price; few have the time to scour the internet for ever RFQ to see if the bid offered is indeed competitive. 

Digital Technologies in the Supply Chain

By Jonathan Wilkins, director, EU Automation Errors in the pharmaceutical supply chain can lead to late delivery, increased costs and poor-quality products, which can have a detrimental impact on consumers. This article explains how organizations can use digital technologies to improve the pharmaceutical supplychain and minimize the risk of errors.

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project

The project aims to test the production of hydrogen gas through brown coal gasification, liquefaction of hydrogen gas, storage and loading onto a specialized carrier for transport across the Asia-Pacific.

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