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Data Science: Making Sense of Digital Manufacturing

It’s hard enough to understand any one thing, let alone the complex interactions between many things—each of which is constantly changing, through the other things acting on it. That’s the promise of data science, a mashup of computing, mathematics, statistical analysis, and good old-fashioned critical thinking. Its knack is to detect signals, structure, and patterns …

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Is Your Planning Integrated?

Most manufacturers take advantage of planning software (MRP and its variants) to set production schedules and lay out replenishment requirements for inventory. Most companies also engage in a formal business planning process to set strategic objectives, plan cash flow and financial requirements, allocate funds to major business functions, plan capital expenditures, etc. But are these …

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Why is Optimization Important for Supply Chain Planning?

Some problems have clear answers. How much is two plus two? The answer is clearly four. Other problems are not so clear cut. Where should I locate my next warehouse? How should I position inventory to provide a reasonable level of customer service at a reasonable cost? Is it better to ship from the factory …

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PLC Security for Control Engineers: Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer

No one understood or more succinctly described strategies and philosophies of war than the great Chinese general, Sun Tzu. Despite living and penning these words of wisdom almost 2700 years ago, leaders of today still apply the tactics described in the Art of War in in the technology-driven world we live in today. Sun Tzu …

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Automation Opportunities for Increased Production

  Effortlessly increase your productivity by embracing automation. Technology will keep your facility relevant as demands change, too. You’ll be able to maintain better production and increased efficiency with more automatic processes. Consider these options you have for integrating more automation into your facility. Integrate Artificial Intelligence While you may associate artificial intelligence, or AI, …

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