Where Manufacturing Matters


Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Dec 11, 2017 2:32:04 PM

Ubuntu is a Zulu phrase which, loosely translated, implies that you are a person because of other people.

Well, WIRE-Net's 2020 VISION Strategic Direction exists because of other people. WIRE-Net's Board of Directors undertook the plan in large part because of the tremendous changes – in demographics, economics, technology, and politics – taking place in our region and in manufacturing.

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Topics: Workforce Development, IoT, Internet of Things, 2020 Vision, Talent

What is a Connected Enterprise?

Posted by Julie King on Mar 25, 2016 11:24:21 AM

I joined a full room of enthusiastic manufacturers today who had that question in mind. Over lunch, Bob Rossoll of Rockwell Automation explained the Rockwell Automation connected enterprise journey that began in 2007—and is still going on today.

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Topics: ERP, Lunch 'n' Learn, Rockwell Automation, IoT, Supply Chain Optimization, Connected Enterprise, Quality, Customer Service, Internet of Things

Should We Be Scared, Skeptical, or Hopeful about the Near Future of Technology?

Posted by Bob Coppedge on Mar 11, 2016 2:27:47 PM

The introduction of new and exciting technologies keeps changing the ways people interact. Innovations such as email, instant messaging, and the development of mobile devices are now turning out to be just fundamental steps to a more connected planet. The Internet of Things is set to turn human civilization on its head. What does this shift mean for the immediate future?

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Topics: IoT, Advanced Manufacturing, Simplex-IT

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