News Feature | February 10, 2015

Manufacturing IT News For VARs 2-10-15: Net Neutrality And Manufacturing

By Trisha Leon, contributing writer

Manufacturing And Warehousing News

Articles referenced this week deal with topics including net neutrality, the benefits of asset performance management, and avoiding pitfalls with manufacturing operations management projects.

How The Issue of Net Neutrality Affects Your Manufacturing Clients

FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, has proposed regulations for broadband Internet service providers. The article, “Why Should Manufacturers Care About Net Neutrality?” explains what these proposed regulations could mean to the manufacturing sector. The FCC is set to make its vote on February 22. 

Reasons Your Clients Should Invest In Asset Performance Management

An LNS Research blog post provides “4 Reasons Regulated Industries Need to Invest in APM [asset performance management].” Drivers include regulatory compliance and reporting, quality and track and trace accountability, process consistency and reliability, and profitability. 

The Right Team Helps Avoid Manufacturing Operations Management System Pitfalls

An ARC Advisory Group paper explains “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Manufacturing Operations Management Projects.” In a summary of the paper, ARC states, “New technologies and their related concerns are clashing with high custom engineering costs, a shortage of qualified workers, and a poor understanding of what is required to achieve the maximum return on investment.” The paper stresses the need for the right people to collaborate to design and implement these projects.

Manufacturing And Warehousing IT Talking Points

Jesper Lillelund writes the article, “Key Performance Indicators for the Supply Chain,” for In it he details four crucial indicators that should be assessed to check the health of a supply chain. According to Lillelund, “Access to data has emerged as key to helping companies find answers to complex business questions like the success of the supply chain.”

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