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Manufacturing Marketing Matters

And now, a brief interlude to discuss marketing. I have helped a few companies (actually way too few) focus their marketing efforts over the years. Through a mutual friend, Rebecca Geier, I met Bruce McDuffee, Director of the Manufacturing Marketing Institute. He recorded an interview with me about marketing for manufacturing. It’s a podcast where […]

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Big News Day: Rockwell Automation Elects New CEO

We have been anticipating a transition at Rockwell Automation, and today the company announced it has happened. Its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief […]

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Changing Operational Work In Industry

Tim Sowell of Schneider Electric Software (Wonderware) thinks out in front of the curve. His customer contacts help keep him on his toes. His new year’s kick-off blog post revealed four key areas for the coming year based on a conversation with a customer. These insights should turn our attention away from media glitz and […]

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Future Workforce Education A Key Strategy

Educating today’s young people both in essential skills required by modern manufacturing as well as on the careers available to them has become a strategic theme for technology suppliers and for manufacturers alike. Phoenix Contact, a global technology supplier with US offices in Middletown, PA, has announced a partnership with a local community college to […]

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Workforce and Productivity Discussed At Safety Conference

I’m wrapping up my coverage of the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference held last week in Greenville, SC. I covered the Technology Track sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Steve Ludwig, safety program manager at Rockwell Automation, presented on the impact of the evolving workforce on safety. Workforce changes “We are facing a shortage of skilled workforce, […]

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Developing A Culture For Machine Safety Required

Rockwell Automation sponsored a technology track at the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference October 27-28, 2015 in Greenville, SC. The seven sessions discussed a variety of issues facing Safety Leaders in industry. These sessions focused on machine safety. Process safety is an entirely different ball game. Shawn Galloway, president of ProAct Safety, and Steve Ludwig, […]

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Rockwell Automation Recognizes Manufacturing Safety Leaders

The EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference is this week in Greenville, SC. I’m there following the Safety Technology track sponsored by Rockwell Automation. I’ll have reports on information from the sessions in a later post. Rockwell used this opportunity to recognize the winners of its Safety Excellence Awards for leadership in manufacturing safety. Four organizations […]

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