Archive for the ‘SuggestedReading’ Category
Tom Braydich, Campbell’s director of controls and maintenance systems engineering, doesn’t want to pound his PLCs full of code to enjoy the benefits of the automated data collection. So he found another way, and told attendees at The Automation Conference about it.
Source: Reynolds Pat, automationworld.com, 15 May 2013
In another sign that America is becoming more competitive in manufacturing, the U.S. is now equal to Mexico in “attractiveness” as a source for manufacturing operations and is on track to achieve cost parity with manufactured imports from China by 2015.
Source: SCMR Staff, scmr.com, 29 April 2013
In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament—and in disdain for all business jargon, buzzwords, clichés, euphemisms and grammatical catastrophes—Forbes recently hosted its second-annual Jargon Madness competition.
Source: Nelson, Brett, Forbes.com, 3 April 2013
The next few weeks will be dedicated to the American pastime of picking a bracket, watching hours-upon-hours of college basketball and then, perhaps, cashing in on bets placed on the abilities of high-salaried coaches and unsalaried student athletes.
Here’s something to ponder: How many of those players will leave the court with a college degree?
Source: Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post, 13 March 2012
We all have the same amount of “time dollars” each day, and how we choose to spend those time dollars will amount to how our lives are organized and if we are at peace with that picture…
Source: Jo Gorissen, BizTimes.com, 18 February 2013
Manufacturing is evolving faster than ever. To remain competitive and profitable, companies need to be faster and more nimble– improving the speed of their business and plant operations improves their ability to respond to market changes
Source: Tom Troy, Manufacturing Business Technology, 19 December 2012
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
Source: Charles Fishman, The Atlantic, December 2012
How much damage will going over the fiscal cliff inflict on the U.S. Economy? The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) took up the subject in their new report, Fiscal Shock: America’s Economic Crisis. The verdict:
Source: Kyle Spencer, Seeking Alpha, 13 November 2012
Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you’re lucky, no one will take advantage of the access.
Source: Forbes.com, 2012.