AMI CONSOLIDATOR ARCHIVE

The Manufacturing News Consolidator

AMI issues a weekly email newsletter, The AMI Consolidator, that includes the top manufacturing relevant news from around the world in a concise, easy to read format. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your mailbox, please subscribe here.

Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

Even Failed IIoT Pilots Have Much to Give

The common perception of the success or failure of an IIoT project is tightly linked to a relatively narrow set of business metrics that include scalability and long-term adoption. However, many of the softer and less-obvious…

Report: European manufacturing stifled by over-engineered robots

Although European manufacturers were keen to increase operational efficiency and to return production closer to home markets even before Covid, the actual adoption of automation and robotisation technologies has been harrowing. According to the latest…

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid” for powering Internet of Things (IoT) devices that…

How Intelligence is Powering Supply Chain’s Next Wave

Like most everything in 2020, global supply chains were thrown into disarray during the pandemic. Demand plans and equipment maintenance schedules went out the window with U.S. e-commerce volume growing 44% as consumers stayed home…
Workforce Development News

The Price Leaders Pay for Cutting Ethical Corners

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for leaders to ask their employees to cross ethical lines. Consider the following examples from a pilot study we recently conducted: A sales representative at a retail company was asked…

7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed

The days when CIOs could glide into a long-term career based solely on their technical abilities are rapidly fading. “It’s no longer enough for IT leaders to be tech experts,” warns Bob Hersch, a principal…

Driving Remote Innovation Through Conflict and Collaboration

To stimulate and refine ideas for innovation, organizations have traditionally relied on the energy of face-to-face, copresent teams collaborating both formally and informally in meetings, cubicles, and corridors, and at watercoolers. The dynamic energy created…

13 most difficult-to-fill IT jobs

The lineup of toughest IT jobs to fill hasn’t changed much since last year, but one new factor might ease the situation in the months to come. Thanks to the work-from-home phenomenon, more people are…

A Look at Intel’s Approach to Remote Operation

Like most manufacturing companies Intel needed to take an initiative to figure out how to empower working from home without interrupting production throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In order for its factories to run safely, it…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

After many months of wrangling, Dell Technologies says it is spinning off its ownership of VMware to create two standalone companies. While it gives both companies more financial freedom, the new relationship should have no…

Ernst & Young partner with Nokia on 5G initiative

Ernst & Young Oy and Nokia have formed a strategic alliance that is being rolled-out to other EY member firms across the globe to help enterprises and communication service providers (CSPs) accelerate their digital and…
Other News

Cisco DevNet certifications: 10k awarded in first year

The requirement for software skills in the networking environment is being driven by a number of factors including the tremendous increase in the use of automation, the need to have an intelligent pipeline to remote…

Delivering the Cure to Steady Automation

Achieving high-integrity, high-gloss automotive finishing depends heavily on adequate curing of coatings between multiple layers. Curing time is necessary for drying and for chemical reactions to complete before application of the next coating layer. Gas…

US Pulls Back Curtain on Russian Cyber Operations

While the Biden administration is betting that the latest round of sanctions against Russia will help deter the country’s cyber operations, several U.S. agencies, including the National Security Agency, used the sanctions announcement as an…
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