Lean Digital Factory – A Blueprint

By Cedrik Neike | 06/29/2022 |

CHAPTER 1: The Setup Abstract Guided by factory needs, the LDF network provides direction & solutions for the digitalization journey of DI plants since 2016. By using own HW/SW products & solutions LDF has so far increased their productivity by low three digit MEUR and as recently shown even their resilience in times of a…

NetZero Acceleration, re-thinking Grid Management

By Sabine Erlinghagen | 06/27/2022 |

Whether in public discourse or in private conversations, a pervasive sense of urgency is reinforcing awareness that the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy system is not only inevitable – it must also be achieved very soon. An incident I witnessed not long ago while sitting in a café really brought the challenge home…

Mapping the Seafloor, Lets move fast!

By Yi Chao | 12/09/2021 |

The race is on to map the seafloor. Much of the urgency to create a high-resolution map of the world’s ocean floor is based on the potential benefits: helping to manage fishing resources, improving marine navigation and guiding infrastructure construction, as well as better defining the impacts of the impending seabed mining boom. This pressing need to…

Rethinking Automation for Gen Z

By Rachel Snyder | 09/28/2021 |

With more Gen Zers joining the manufacturing workforce, there are significant culture shifts needed to accommodate how these new workers (born from 1996 – 2010) view automation. As the first Gen Zer member of the Manufacturing Media Consortium (founded by Thomas R. Cutler, 23 years ago, before I was born) I can vouch for this…

This Is Industrial Talk

By Scott MacKenzie | 09/23/2021 |

Many have asked me “What is Industrial Talk”?  In short, it is the one and only location designed to bring industrial learning and education to everyone around the world.  It features industrial leaders who shape our futures and make our lives better. At Industrial Talk, we view these individuals and companies as elite industrial athletes…

Successful Are The Sacrificial

By Scott MacKenzie | 09/23/2021 |

The Business Beatitudes dive deep into the motivation of Leaders and what drives them to succeed. In short, it is a matter of the heart, an unquenchable desire to sacrifice for others. Many have a DRIVING noble Purpose, but for some, that Purpose is malignant and fed by the stirrings on a darkened heart.  Sacrifice…

Wisdom of Warren: 4 Habits

By Scott MacKenzie | 09/23/2021 |

Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, turns 91 in August. Remarkably, at an age where most people's cognitive functions have entirely regressed, where many are now at the hands of caretakers, Buffett still captures the world's attention as the fifth richest person on the planet. The greatest investor of this generation has amassed a following of millions who've learned, like…

Reshoring is Booming!

By Rosemary Coates | 09/23/2021 |

Reshoring manufacturing is booming – but reshoring cannot simply be defined as reestablishing new factories in the U.S. that were once in China. Reshoring is defined more broadly to include: Manufacturing returned to America New sourcing of raw materials and parts in the U.S. Expanding operations in America vs. going overseas Foreign direct investment in…

Business Beatitudes – The Beginning

By Scott MacKenzie | 08/25/2021 |

BEAUTIFUL ATTITUDES FOR BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUCCESS SUCCESSFUL are the SACRIFICIAL…They develop perseverance. SUCCESSFUL are the HUMBLE…They know who they are, strengths & weaknesses. They ask for help. SUCCESSFUL are the FAILURES…They will rightly value success as the result of falling and getting back up again & again & again. SUCCESSFUL are the CALM…They develop enduring…

Excited about RCM?

By Nancy Regan | 08/05/2021 |

One of the Biggest RCM Misconceptions: You must have comprehensive “historical data” in order to carry out RCM Historical data is important for an RCM analysis.  But the kind of data that is generally collected isn't sufficient to answer all the questions in the RCM process – and thereby formulate specific solutions. Let me show you what…

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