Essential Tools for Digital Manufacturing

Appfluence

Digital Manufacturing Requires Innovation, Starting With the Essentials. As with any important project, executive alignment is key for successful digital manufacturing transformation. However, old-fashioned communication and project management methods hold manufacturers back.

[Upcoming Webinar] Leankor – Transforming Manufacturing Project Delivery

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Upcoming Webinar - Transforming Manufacturing Project Delivery. Our CEO, Emilio Bernabei and Jon Billings, General Manager of SunCo Sunspaces Inc explain first-hand how Leankor & Salesforce helps manufacturing companies transform their commercial delivery operations.

22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2018 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests. . When working in an industry like manufacturing, obtaining more knowledge is paramount. One way to expand your knowledge is to attend manufacturing conferences in 2018. Manufacturing is a field with tons of conferences, summits, and expos occurring year-round, in all parts of the world.

Embracing Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Companies

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Embracing Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Companies. There are many challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies. These issues are magnified exponentially in industrial and commercial manufacturing , where products are not simply fabricated and delivered: each is a massive project that requires customization and re-engineering to the specifications of each customer. Want to see how Leankor can transform your manufacturing operations?

Manufacturing in the Cloud—Why Now?

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Editor’s note: This is the second part of our series “Manufacturers and the Switch to Cloud-Based Software.” As shown, manufacturers are moving to the cloud… finally. For many manufacturers, the ‘kicks’ come from government agencies.

Case Study: How Molecular Devices Uses Leankor to Deliver on Complex Manufacturing Projects

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Case Study: How Molecular Devices Uses Leankor to Deliver on Complex Manufacturing Projects. Industrial manufacturers know that roadblocks can come up during the delivery of a complex project. Because industrial manufacturers know that this can happen, they usually try to employ solutions to avoid these roadblocks as much as possible. Learn more about how Molecular Devices has transformed their manufacturing project delivery with Leankor: Download our case study today.

Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud

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The title of this article, ‘Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud’, can be unpacked into two questions: 1) Are manufacturers switching to the cloud? Scale or fail: Manufacturing companies must leverage cloud and interconnection , Data Centre News, Nov.

What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

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Manufacturing is essentially a series of sequential steps in a longer process. We recently asked more than 100 manufacturing executives, engineers, and project managers about their day-to-day project management practices and how these play a role in their work and businesses.

5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

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In manufacturing, time is money. To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report.

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Project Management Tools for Manufacturing

TimeCamp

Therefore, to successfully manage projects in manufacturing and make sure that results follow, one needs professional software to aid them in the matter, special project management tools for manufacturing, some of which we present below: TimeCamp 3.0

How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

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Now, manufacturing is getting up-to-speed as companies recognize the value in the vast amounts of data that they create and hold. Manufacturers across a range of industries now have the capability to take previously isolated data sets, aggregate and analyze them to reveal important insights.

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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Before we go any further, allow me to make a confession: I believe that Lean Six Sigma is the dharma path for much of manufacturing. It’s true for manufacturing projects , but innovators are also extending it to projects trying to create a standardized outcome for their service delivery.

5 Project Management Tips for Manufacturing Teams

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Project Management + Manufacturing = Perfect Match. Manufacturing can, however, benefit greatly from project management ideas. The manufacturing environment comprises a lot of beginnings, middles and ends. In manufacturing, risk management is absolutely imperative.

6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing

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The post 6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing appeared first on LiquidPlanner. Case Study Featured Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. The Role of AI and IoT in Manufacturing. AI is just one of a number of new technologies being embraced by manufacturers.

Why Is Six Sigma Important to Manufacturing Teams?

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Anyone who has ever led a manufacturing project can attest to the fact that they have unique challenges. Nearly all projects iterate through some version of the “planning, execution and control” cycle, but manufacturing takes that to new levels.

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue

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If you work in manufacturing, you’re likely familiar with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Materials Resource Planning (MRP)—the system used to manage product planning, inventory management, production, fulfillment, and other aspects of production management and control.

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

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When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing.

6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects

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I was recently consulting with a large made to order (MTO) manufacturing company that wanted to implement a software solution to improve throughput and on-time performance. The post 6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

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Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations. After 25 years of leading manufacturing operations, implementing lean principles and conducting hundreds of projects, I can assure you that the opposite is true: Lean is supported by the basic tenets of project management.

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

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While IoT made our 2016 project management trends list , the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to hold sway over manufacturing project teams in 2017 and well beyond. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

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While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase. Companies large and small across the Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, and Food sectors effectively use contract manufacturing to better serve their customers and gain competitive advantages.

Leankor is coming to Dreamforce!

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For example, an elevator manufacturing company may have personnel who work on both the delivery of new elevators as well as the maintenance of already delivered elevators. In the manufacturing industry? Leankor News Manufacturing Salesforce Dreamforce FSL salesforce

Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. And, they’re going to have a major impact on manufacturing for years to come. Manufacturing 4.0 Manufacturing

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

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Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. Smart software moves with the unpredictability inherent to manufacturing projects—and moves work forward. Featured Manufacturing Productivity

Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

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Advice Featured Leadership LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project ManagementIn 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

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5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

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Manufacturing has seen amazing progress due to automation, and now there are several opportunities for automation in project management to make our lives easier. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingTechnology has made our lives easier.

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5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management TipsHere’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. It’s not that the technical skills aren’t important – they are.

4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

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the term being used to describe these innovations in manufacturing, IT, and materials, will lead to sweeping changes. will require new skillsets, and manufacturers will need to attract and train the right talent. Manufacturers also need to recruit for Industry 4.0,

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

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The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. LiquidPlanner Manufacturing

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7 Signs You Don’t Have the Right Project Management Tool for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Advanced technology, like in the previous industrial revolutions , is increasing the speed of manufacturing and doing business. In a recent LiquidPlanner survey of more than 100 manufacturers across the U.S., Featured LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project Management

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How Cognex Uses LiquidPlanner to Manage Projects

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They are the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingCurious to see how other teams use LiquidPlanner?

What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Look Like?

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A LiquidPlanner manufacturing customer recently told us that using a 3D printer scaled a three-week process down to three days. Advice Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingThe future is no longer on its way. It’s here.

Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management SoftwareWe are on the verge of an unprecedented time in history. Radical technological advancements—powered by AI, IoT, robotics, quantum computing, biotechnology and more—will change the way we work and live on a global scale.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

The manufacturing and technology principles that are used to reduce waste and increase learning and integrity. Originally applied within manufacturing industry, but now applied within many others. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology.

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How to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We’re talking about a future that’s being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution : an exciting time where technology-meets-manufacturing to change the way we work and live. Featured Manufacturing ProductivityMany organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future.

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Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certification

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Six Sigma mostly measures quality of manufacturing output, but also quality of products and services. So it measures the quality, you see it most popularly in manufacturing. What is Six Sigma? Why do you want to get certified in it?

What Is SIPOC? How to Use a SIPOC Diagram

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Today you’ll find SIPOC as a part of the Six Sigma , Lean manufacturing and business process management disciplines. And today, it’s in use as part of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or even BPM which is Business Process Management.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

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There are characteristics to manufacturing and businesses processes that are definable and measurable. But in product manufacturing, its ability to reduce defects to one in six standard deviations remains standard and provides results.

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Why You Should Schedule Around People, Not Tasks

Girl's Guide to PM

We are used to thinking of the workplace with an outdated mental model – the manufacturing line. The manufacturing line is a linear process, that follows a simple, repeating, input-to-output plan. Organisations don’t manufacture output with a manufacturing line process.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

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Henry Gantt came up with his famous chart after working as a mechanical engineer for steel manufacturers. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

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The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs. The Project Coordinator role – as a title – is seen more in IT and other business projects.

What is Kanban? | Video

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Kanban originated in the manufacturing sector. But, recently, it has become a popular approach to managing projects. This is especially as it has been developed into an Agile Project Management methodology. So, what is Kanban? So, what is Kanban?