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Identifying the transformational trends of tomorrow 

Identifying the transformational trends of tomorrow

As the corporate world heads toward a digital future fueled by e-commerce and globalization, logistics has become a fountain of innovation and source from which companies across all industries are optimizing their competitive advantage. It is vital for businesses to identify which trends will have an impact on operations early on to stay ahead of the curve.
By Gina Chung 

Scenario thinking made easy 

Scenario thinking made easy

Have you ever had to tackle the question in manufacturing of having enough capacity to introduce a new product or implement process change? What if you had an application that could think though the "what if's" in a matter of minutes? That is precisely what Amway has done with a new Long Range Capacity Planning (LRCP) tool. 
By Phil Miclea and Amy Hedgecock 

Optimizing industrial wireless networks 

Optimizing industrial wireless networks

Many industrial consumers are reluctant to move from wired to wireless machine-to-machine communications because of unreliable transmission. However, following best practices can make it possible to optimize a wireless network for peak reliability in industrial application environments. 
By Wen-Hsuan Chen  

Give a book and make a friend 

Give a book and make a friend

The holidays are a time of communing with family and friends. And if you don't have enough friends, take advice from Abraham Lincoln and give someone a book. We've facilitated this process for ISEs and other process improvement types on your gift list by compiling some of the best books of 2016.
Compiled by Michael Hughes 

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