System Integration
System Integration December 19, 2017

ERP trends in 2018

The Industrial Internet of Things, cloud, and AI are predicted to have the biggest impact on ERP in 2018.

By Ultra Consultants
System Integration December 19, 2017

Top manufacturing industry trends of 2017

There have been many changes to the manufacturing industry in 2017. Immigration and trade policy, workforce shortages, distribution techniques, and more have influenced the manufacturing trends of the past year.

By Mrinal Gokhale, MSI Data
System Integration December 18, 2017

Virtual factory management: the cutting edge of Lean

A virtual factory is an integrated model that brings together cloud computing, advanced Lean data analytics, and real-time collaboration in order to solve problems quickly and make holistic improvements.

By Leigh Kellner, AME Contributor, LeanDNA
System Integration December 18, 2017

Four lessons for pioneering a new process in food manufacturing

There are important factors to consider before investing in a new technology or adventuring into uncharted territory in plant processing.

By Ryan Danhour, Stellar
System Integration December 18, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 11-17: 2018 System Integrator Giants, robot implementation, 2017 Top Plant, and more

Articles about 2018 System Integrator Giants, robot implementation, 2017 Top Plant, smart maintenance systems, and changes to NFPA 70E were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 11-17. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
System Integration December 15, 2017

2017 Top Plant: Data-driven pioneers

The Rockwell Automation plant in Twinsburg, Ohio combines its in-house technology, the power of Lean manufacturing and a relentless attention to training and waste reduction.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, CFE Media
System Integration December 14, 2017

Time to start turning digital twins into improved productivity

Digital manufacturing in the auto industry is changing the way products evolve. From design to manufacturing, digitalization is optimizing the process.

By Alisa Coffey
System Integration December 13, 2017

Looking beyond restructuring

Four steps to prioritize plant efficiency and growth.

By Nico Hartmann, Bo Kaunitz, and Wolfgang Weidner
System Integration December 12, 2017

5 steps to robot implementation success

In order to ensure success when implementing a robotic system, it is important to get company-wide support, define success, and more.

By John Burg, Acieta
System Integration December 11, 2017

Electric devices provide a better connection to smart maintenance systems

Smart actuators provide the capability for variable maintenance functions. Smart actuators and other electrical devices lower maintenance and manufacturing costs.

By David Buckley, Motion Industries and Hakan Persson, Thomson Industries