Category Archive: Sustainability

Apr 14 2015

Green Manufacturing is a Global Practice

Green manufacturing is a global business

The decision to be a green manufacturer is a global one – and one that has considerable complexity to achieve.

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Sep 16 2014

Using MES to help Manage Energy? It may be Closer Than you Think.


Much potential exists to merge energy management with a Manufacturing Execution System – here are a few examples.

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Feb 06 2014

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution!


Here is an overview of what is being coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how it will impact your life.

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Apr 21 2011

What’s Your Energy Management Program for the Next 10 Years?

Visions of energy reduction initiatives are in the air. Recently, I had a conversation with a glass container manufacturer that was targeting a 50 percent reduction in energy usage within 10 yrs. Think about that – do everything you’re doing now, plus grow, while consuming half of the energy you are using now. By now, …

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Sep 08 2010

Sustainability Pressures Building for Manufacturers

A recent Deloitte sustainability survey found that many manufacturers are not prepared for expected increases in regulatory and market pressures on sustainability issues. Shortcomings in infrastructure, executive sponsorship and genuine investments in sustainability initiatives are lending credence to accusations of “green washing.”

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