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Managing Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies use a number of methodologies in an effort to improve the efficiency of manu...
Contributing Author Aug 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Inclusion Work in STEM: A Conversation with ISA Member and EMPower List Honoree Rhonda Pelton [Q&A]

Rhonda Pelton, a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and a former director of IS...
Kara Phelps Jul 10, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Understanding OEE in Manufacturing Operations Management [Book Excerpt]

Recently, there has been renewed interest in monitoring manufacturing production efficiencies in rea...
Contributing Author Jul 7, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Mechanical Engineering Student Becomes MIT's First Black Woman Student President

Danielle Geathers, a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI...
Kara Phelps Jun 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM

COVID-19 and Industrial Cybersecurity: Studies in Risk Response

I never thought that I’d be comparing toilet-roll purchasing habits with cybersecurity risk manageme...
Contributing Author Jun 2, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Functional Safety Culture: What Is a Business Leader's Role?

You’re on the business side of the enterprise, not on the engineering side—how could functional safe...
Jennifer Infantino Halsey May 12, 2020 5:15:00 AM

5 Ideas to Help 'Green' the Automation Industry—and Make Some Green

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has led to mass quarantines, stay at home orders, and social dista...
Chris Sciulli Apr 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Auto Manufacturers Could Build Ventilators: The Power of Standards in a Global Crisis

As COVID-19 shutters manufacturing plants in North America and around the world, GM, Ford, and Tesla...
Kara Phelps Mar 19, 2020 1:49:27 PM

Harvard Business Review Analyzes Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19

Harvard Business Review is predicting the peak of the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains “wi...
Jennifer Infantino Halsey Mar 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Pandemic Results in Unprecedented Demand (and Shortages) for Medical Device Manufacturers

On March 2, 2020, more than a week before COVID-19 was classified as a pandemic, the FDA and CDC too...
Jennifer Infantino Halsey Mar 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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