Chris Vavra, CFE Media

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 20, 2018

A new-age approach to traditional manufacturing issues

The Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) event at IMTS 2018 highlighted the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital age with a focus on maintenance, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics, and cybersecurity in an information-rich age.

By Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Plant Automation April 3, 2017

Manufacturing index remains strong in March

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) dipped slightly to 57.2% in March, but the news for the manufacturing industry remains strong overall.

By Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Plant Automation March 1, 2017

PMI continues strong growth trend in February

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) rose to 57.7% in February, which marks the sixth straight month of growth.

By Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Plant Automation November 1, 2016

Manufacturing index rises in October

The Purchasing Manufacturers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.9% with the manufacturing industry showing overall optimism and confidence in spite of a recent downturn and the Hanjin Shipping Company’s bankruptcy.

By Chris Vavra, CFE Media
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