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October 28, 2015

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October 28, 2015
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Creating Value Through Digital Manufacturing
Nearly every conference or seminar I attend these days on manufacturing includes a speaker covering the topic of digital manufacturing. Like it or not (and you should like it) the future is now; the so-called manufacturing revolution is here, and it impacts companies big and small.

“Manufacturing generates more data than any other sector of the economy,” says Bill King, chief technology officer of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, in a McKinsey & Co. online article. “When we talk to manufacturers, they mostly throw away the data. Where they keep it, they don’t know what to do.”

“The digital revolution will be fueled by unprecedented growth in two areas,” adds McKinsey & Co. executive Richard Kelly: “Electronic connections among people and things, and the instant availability of massive amounts of data. How will this revolution change the way people look at challenges and create value?”

Here’s the article.

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> Webinar: Using Data to Create a Competitive Advantage
In this archived 1-hr. webinar, Rick Delawder, CEO of SWD Inc., a continuous-improvement-minded provider of metal-finishing and fastener-sorting services, describes how he caught a vision of using data to become more competitive by learning how Amazon leverages “big data.” Now, new data-discovery and analysis software allows SWD management to unlock new pathways to improved performance, and serves as the foundation for its customer-communication strategy of the future.

Listen in as Delawder discusses how he had struggled to use the data that had been lying around his shop. Now, however, thanks to SWD’s new analysis software, Delawder can put the data into a form where his team can use it to make decisions that improve operations, pricing and customer communication. He finishes by describing how he has “created a culture of analytics.”

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Increasing Capacity Face-Off: Infinite Versus Finite Scheduling
Implementing correct scheduling software might be one of your most important decisions when it comes to improving operational efficiency. Download this feature to learn about the pros, cons and benefits of infinite versus finite scheduling.


In This Issue:

> Robotic Welding Cells--Out with the Old
...and in with the new at Ariens Co., where several new automated welding cells have spurred a 25-percent leap in productivity, while slashing the time lost to maintenance, repairs and tech calls.

> Five Simple Strategies to Do More for Your Customers
Vertical integration holds the key to winning over new customers in the highly competitive landscape occupied by metalformers and fabricators.
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