Join us on January 18 for a discussion on how to start implementing an energy management system using the DOE’s 50001 Ready recognition program. This program provides an accessible, self-attestation approach to implementing an energy management system using the structure of ISO 50001.
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Fully digitizing physical industries such as manufacturing and agriculture has proven much more challenging than in the entertainment and financial industries, where data can be reduced to bits and bytes. A combination of innovative distribution, digitized production, and new manufacturing platforms—aka the “Internet of Goods”—will allow the creation of new business models for manufacturing capable of expanding the market and changing the geography of production. Our latest report gives a new perspective on the digital future for manufacturers.
The manufacturing sector has barely scratched the surface of unfolding digital upheavals (often dubbed ‘industry 4.0’), but others are already far along in their journeys to grow into the future. This future was very much the focus of a brief conference held by Aspen Institute Italy in early November devoted to “digital disruption and the post-4.0 economy”.
Last week, MAPI hosted a virtual roundtable for manufacturing executives to discuss escalating trade tensions with China. The discussion leader shared an overview of the impact that the recent tariffs have had on the U.S. economy and manufacturers specifically, what measures companies can take to mitigate risk, and an over/under on an all-out trade war. Some key insights are below.