Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, Operations, Information Technology
Germany and the U.S. continue to drive innovation around the Industrial Internet. The two countries are economic powerhouses and they are keenly aware of the importance of internet connectivity for business applications. Yet their approaches to harnessing it differ, as I documented in a 2015 report. What’s changed since then?
Manufacturers share leads with their distributors using a variety of active and passive approaches. However, once those leads leave their hands, very few know how they’re handled. How big is the problem?
In preparation for MAPI’s fourth annualConflict Minerals Forum, Isurveyed39 manufacturing executives involved in conflict minerals compliance and found that they most want to hear about the status of current litigation and enforcement, what to include (and not include) in the conflict minerals report, risk-based filings, and audit requirements.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Supply Chain Sustainability, Operations, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Footprint, Material Management, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing
Participating in the circular economy through material reuse and recycling saves companies money and minimizes environmental footprints. Read our interview with Andy Mangan of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development for a look at a pioneering pilot on resource efficiency and join us on July 12 for Andy’s webinar on the circular economy.
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, New Product Development, Operations, Manufacturing, Production
Virtual reality has many applications beyond video games, particularly for manufacturing. Companies are leveraging this technology for product development, prototypes, training, and factory floor layout. Ford and BAE Systems already have reputations for using virtual reality to shorten product design cycles and save costs.
In an economic environment where industrials are feeling the pinch, operational efficiency and effectiveness are as crucial as ever to achieve. And when it comes to integrating acquisitions, success is mixed.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Economic Environment, Labor, Operations, Continuous Improvement, Productivity
A new study by the MAPI Foundation, Productivity Dynamics in U.S. Manufacturing, analyzes productivity growth in a range of manufacturing subsectors over the past 25 years and provides compelling statistical evidence on the importance that capital investment and educated labor have on productivity performance.