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Milliken is a global innovation company and world class manufacturer that has developed proven systems that help companies improve their workplace safety, business performance, and sustainability. Performance Solutions by Milliken works alongside clients to help create gains and also sustain them long-term. Our approach is called MPS and is a proven system, founded on employee engagement, clear leadership direction, standardized methodology, and cross functional teamwork. It connects strategic efforts holistically compared to traditional singular implementation methods and works to deliver the best customer experience. Performance Solutions by Milliken offers services worldwide in a variety of industries and business segments.
Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management and manufacturing operations management software. We help thousands of companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes, from planning and development through manufacturing, production and support.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. PLM software allows you to manage this information throughout the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.
Elementum is the supply chain management company behind the world’s Product Availability platform. In today’s world, instant gratification trumps brand loyalty. To survive, brands must connect across their extended ecosystem so they can operate in real-time and deliver at the speed of customer demand. By digitally mapping the $25T product economy, Elementum’s platform sheds light on the flow of goods around the world, and facilitates cross-ecosystem execution to ensure that products are available at the right time, place, quantity, and cost.
GE Digital is the leading software company for the Industrial Internet, reimagining industry’s infrastructure by connecting software, apps and analytics to industrial businesses. Powered by Predix, GE Digital creates software to design, build, operate, and manage the entire asset lifecycle—enabling industrial businesses to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently.
ServiceMax from GE Digital leads the global industry of field service management software – an estimated $25 billion market worldwide. The company creates solutions for the 20 million people globally who install, maintain, and repair machines across dozens of industries as the leading provider of complete end-to-end mobile and cloud-based technology for the sector.
Oden Technologies is a manufacturing analytics company that combines wireless industrial IoT and proprietary cloud-based analytics into one simple platform for manufacturers to monitor and optimize production in real time, from any device. The Oden data acquisition and analytics platform enables factories to digitize production and to continuously improve using clear data and actionable insights. Oden’s mission is to use data to empower the operators, engineers, and executives of the manufacturing industry to foster a culture of improvement, efficiency, and transparency.
The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.
Sight Machine enables companies to gain real-time visibility and actionable insights for every part, machine, line, and plant throughout a manufacturing enterprise. Our analytics platform enables manufacturers to use all of their data—no matter where or in what format it’s created. We do this with an automated and systematic data intake process that acquires, refines, and contextualizes data, creating a digital twin of each part and process.
Wind River, an Intel company, is a world leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers the industry’s most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support, along with a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically transform the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) software, trade content and training, we help companies all over the world create value through their global supply chain by improving margins, achieving greater agility and lowering risk.
Competitive Solutions, Inc., (CSI) is an international consulting/software firm serving fortune 500 companies around the globe since 1991. Our transformation platforms of Process Based Leadership® (PBL), PBL ScoreCard®, and Leadership GPS®, have been the solutions of choice in Alcon, Lockheed, Abbott, DOD, Pfizer, Harley Davidson, Roche, Kroger, 3M, Kellogg’s and Gilead. CSI’s proven capabilities around Colleague Engagement, Robust and Sustainable Metrics that Matter, Visible and Personal Accountability Systems, and Communication Cadences that actually move the business forward, have made us the consulting partner of choice in the Manufacturing Industries. Our simple and sustainable turnkey solutions, leave nothing to chance and provide even the most advanced organization ideas and suggestions for simplification, continuous improvement and most importantly, bottom line impact.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, serves 210,000 users across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation. DELMIA is a Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers Digital Continuity across the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing to engineer, operate, and optimize your global industrial processes.
DELMIA Engineering applications drive manufacturing innovation by virtually defining, planning, creating, monitoring, and controlling all production processes.
DELMIA Operations solutions help global manufacturers transform their global operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence. The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platform supports continuous improvement initiatives by delivering real-time visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing, quality and supply chain.
DELMIA Optimization capabilities enable finite capacity planning, scheduling, synchronization and optimization for complex and batch business processes across all planning horizons.
The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), located northeast of Houston, is a political subdivision of the state of Texas responsible for promoting economic and community development. Our 500-acre industrial park — located just minutes from the Texas Medical Center, the Grand Parkway, Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston — has sites available for business expansion opportunities. We offer extensive financial incentives, an available workforce, and an outstanding logistic infrastructure that are especially attractive for your expansion needs. Call 281-354-4419 for further details and development opportunities.
EtQ is the leading quality, EHS and compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com
GrayMatter is dedicated to transforming operations and empowering people. As digital transformations are happening in every industry, we help some of the biggest companies in the world harness data & use it work smarter.
They lean on us to connect/protect their critical assets so that every operator is empowered to be the best operator.
Harvest Group LLC, headquartered in Germantown, Tennessee, was founded in 2002 by Wes Bowen and Rudy Watkins. Bowen and Watkins use their extensive experience to maximize their clients’ yield on investments and shareholder value through best practices in economic development, incentive negotiations and site selection.
The majority of Fortune 500 companies walk past millions in incentive dollars every year. Harvest Group’s goal is to not only ensure money is not being left on the table, but to maximize their client’s incentive opportunities throughout the entire organization.
Harvest is skilled in the creation and implementation of economic development incentive strategies throughout a company’s multi-year business strategy and capital investment budget. Economic Development Incentives are offered in anticipation of continued operation, capital investment, job retention, job creation and/or other economically beneficial business activity.
Harvest services include but are not limited to identifying and creating incentive generating projects, creating the economic development story to leverage those opportunities, managing the site selection process and infrastructure needs (if applicable), negotiating the incentive offer with the governing authorities, managing the agreements as well as handling the incentive compliance on a forward looking basis to ensure no intended benefit is lost.
Harvest clients include Caterpillar, ConAgra, Stanley Black and Decker, International Paper, Coca-Cola United, Goodyear, GE and many more. The company has had unprecedented success in helping clients accelerate and grow ROI from their capital investment through deployment of incentive best practices throughout the organization. Harvest’s approach exponentially increases incentive realization.
Core Products and Services:
• Incentive Negotiation
• Capital Budget Based Incentive Management
• Federal New Market Tax Credit
• Site Selection
Data is your greatest asset, if you know how to use it. The key to new revenue streams, better customer experiences, and lower costs of doing business is there in your data, waiting to be discovered. It reveals your path to innovation and new ways for you and the world to work. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by merging operational and informational experience to offer you a data partner with unprecedented range and depth in data management. We are analytics, industrial expertise, technology and outcomes rolled into one great solution provider. We listen. We understand. We work with you. Visit us at http://www.hitachivantara.com.
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. is an industry leader in providing both permanent magnets and electromagnets for work holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying and magnetic separation. At IMI, our specialty is custom fabricating. We design, engineer and manufacture magnetic assemblies and magnetic separation devices for our customers’ specific requirements, and take pride in the quality and performance of our products. With worldwide distribution through a combination of a direct sales force and channel partners, we strive to provide personalized service and innovative solutions to meet the exact needs of our customer’s application. IMI is proud to be a United States- based manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and our USA M.A.D.E™ logo is how we like to show it. You will find our USA M.A.D.E™ logo on any of our products that are Manufactured • Assembled • Designed • Engineered here in the USA at our facilities. IMI employs over 70+ personnel, with departments including: Sales, Marketing, G&A, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
Infor Workforce Management™ helps manufacturing companies of all sizes effectively manage the range of workforce data variables and evolving demands to optimize labor, reduce cost, improve service levels, and increase employee productivity; dynamic and automatic on a leading-edge digital platform. Workforce activity-based costing, shop floor automation, scheduling, time and attendance, compliance, and mobile employee components give managers and workers the right information at the right time to support current business strategy decisions, to drive greater value from workforce operations and employee engagement. Learn more at Infor.com/wfm.
Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for the various industries, including the manufacturing industry. With 15,000+ employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories. Infor automates critical workforce management processes and helps eliminate the need for customization through embedded industry domain expertise.
Intrigo Systems, Inc. is a premier SAP partner and a leading provider of Advisory, Implementation, and Managed Services. Intrigo has partnered and co-innovated with SAP in the design of the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component, SAP Integrated Business Planning, and the SAP Ariba® Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers solution. Intrigo has a hands-on leadership team who collectively have over 120 successful SAP software implementations to their credit. These include: SAP Integrated Business Planning, SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers, SAP ERP (including SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Hybris® solutions) and analytics for industries as varied as High-tech, Fashion, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Pharma, and Automotive. Our clients include Broadcom, NVIDIA, Dolby, Nike, Clorox, Albemarle, and ASR among others.
Kalypso is a global consulting firm helping clients deliver better results from innovation in a digital world. We provide comprehensive strategy, operations, digital and technology services to improve innovation performance in consumer, manufacturing and life sciences industries.
Today, the power of unified communications is expanding beyond the traditional office space and into the commercial and industrial areas where the revenue generation for many enterprises actually takes place. One platform. One provider. All your communications equipment. Connect all teams instantly, from any network or device, and with added intelligence with Team Communications from Motorola Solutions.
OpenText operates the world’s leading supply chain integration network. OpenText Business Network connects more than 600,000 businesses that execute in excess of 24 billion transactions per year valued at $8 trillion in direct spend around the globe. OpenText offers managed services and software to facilitate efficient, secure and compliant collaboration between people, systems, and things. We provide the necessary digital foundation for automating, and insight for optimizing, supply chain processes across your extended ecosystem. From order management, multi-modal shipment visibility, global e-invoice compliance, and community onboarding, to advanced supply chain analytics, OpenText offers proven solutions that accelerate your time to market and reduce supply chain risk.
With OTTO, you can move more with less people. OTTO is a self-driving vehicle, like the Google Car, but it’s built for industrial material movement jobs like bringing raw materials to the line, cross docking pallets, and moving parts between processes. OTTO can reduce or eliminate FTE labour spend on low-value work through innovative and flexible automation so you can redeploy those workers to higher-impact jobs.
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large, some are complex and some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning and optimization software. Today, industry-leading companies across the globe rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize production, logistics and workforces. Quintiq is part of Dassault Systèmes.
Demand-Pull Planning & Scheduling with SherTrack SNAPPS™ E2E. SherTrack SNAPPS™ E2E delivers efficient Lean Pull end-to-end supply chain execution and related functionality to help businesses operate complex multi-tier supply networks with maximum agility and efficiency. Explore how Global 100 manufacturing companies are currently leveraging SNAPPS™ cloud based solution to operate complex supply networks with increased agility, efficiency and reliability.
Software Motor Company (SMC) is the world-leading provider of ultra-high-efficiency motors that feature a patented, software commutated, high rotor pole switched reluctance motor system. The company was founded in Silicon Valley to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things secure wireless networking and big data to electric motors, which collectively consume over 45 percent of global electricity. SMC motors are easy-to-install and integrate with new and legacy HVAC, refrigeration, and pumping systems, and deliver energy savings that are 20 to 50 percent higher than existing NEMA Premium Efficiency solutions.
At Solve and Visual Decisions, we provide transformational solutions/services from the shop floor to the executive suite. Our solutions support companies looking to implement the latest Industry 4.0 and Machine Learning techniques through those companies that are focused on getting great at the basics. We are laser focused on helping the customer achieve value with these solutions/services. We begin each engagement by identifying the root causes for the current levels of performance and building a roadmap to breaking through each of those barriers.
Whether the solution involves the Industrial Internet of Things, Supplier Performance, Business Performance Management or Machine Efficiency, we will help you ensure that your people and processes are able to take advantage of the new capabilities to drive enhanced business performance. Our core philosophy is to Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast and Drive Value while leveraging our technical expertise with Microsoft and Qlik Platforms.
Founded in 1994, Sparta is the world’s premier provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. We offer the solutions, analytics, and expertise that speed up quality and compliance. Our QMS solutions help to lower risk, increase efficiency, and keep consumers safe while allowing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to collaborate in a seamless and integrated environment. Sparta is privately owned and headquartered in Hamilton N.J, with offices across Europe and Asia. We support close to 1 million users across 700+ implementations, in more than 30 countries. Companies in life sciences and medical devices, consumer products, discrete manufacturing, and more rely on Sparta. Learn why at www.spartasystems.com
Tooling U-SME delivers versatile, competency-based learning and development solutions to the manufacturing community, working with more than half of all Fortune 500® manufacturing companies, as well as educational institutions across the country. Tooling U-SME partners with customers to build high performers who help their companies drive quality, productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. A division of SME, an organization that connects people to manufacturing solutions, Tooling U-SME can be found at toolingu.com or on Facebook (facebook.com/toolingu) and Twitter (twitter.com/toolingu).
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. Vodafone IoT transforms lives and businesses by providing a wide range of end to end IoT solutions.Vodafone is leading the IoT market connecting more devices than any other global carrier with over 62 million IoT connections. Vodafone IoT brings together unrivalled capabilities – the world’s largest communications network, an outstanding offering and vast experience. Vodafone offers a wide range of end to end IoT solutions and makes IoT simpler by bringing together exactly the right mix of partners. These solutions simplify IoT for customers as they contain high quality hardware and/or software together with pre-configured IoT connectivity services tested, supplied and supported by Vodafone.
Auros Knowledge Systems is the leading enterprise solution to manage intelligent technical memory through an active knowledge system, Knowledge Aware Engineering. By converting traditional libraries into ‘Active Knowledge,’ Auros software has rapidly become the go-to solution to provide value across multiple disciplines, including design, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and plant operations. With over 36,000 active users globally, Auros is used by many manufacturing industries, such as: automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer products, industrial, power generation, medical devices, heavy manufacturing, ship building, and high-tech / electronics.
Knowledge Aware Engineering is a fundamentally different approach to managing technical knowledge. It replaces the traditional, passive strategies with an integrated, active knowledge system, that directly influences technical decision making and analysis, across teams, languages, and time. It calculates what specific know-how is needed for a task or decision, and then pushes the knowledge into the technical workflow in an automatic, low-effort, integrated way. Knowledge Aware Engineering helps eliminate recurring mistakes, preserve and share knowledge, improve engineering efficiency, reduce undesirable engineering variation, and reduce the enterprise IT footprint.
For more information about Knowledge Aware Engineering, visit www.aurosks.com.
Dozuki builds software that helps companies implement a continuous improvement culture to improve their people, their processes, and their communication.
Their software leverages visual formatting, data collection, and automated approval processes to help companies get more from their work instructions. They have helped hundreds of companies reduce the cost of mistakes by 40%, reduce training time by 90%, and achieve and maintain ISO compliance.
MCA Connect, Microsoft Dynamics’ #1 US Manufacturing Partner, guides manufacturers through Industry 4.0 with proven processes, industry experts and powerful technology.
We work with leading manufacturers, such as Dell, Winnebago and Kodak, to deliver digital transformation, resulting in millions of dollars saved in ROI.
MoreSteam offers a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions to drive successful process improvement activities across your organization. MoreSteam is the leading global provider of lean six sigma blended learning, offering eLearning and simulations to build the capability of your people, EngineRoom for data analysis and problem-solving, and TRACtion for project planning, execution, coaching support, and reporting.
As the international leader in process improvement training and technology, we have trained over 540,000 professionals and served over 50% of the Fortune 500 companies since our launch in 2000. All sizes of process improvement initiatives rely on MoreSteam for their technology and training infrastructure. We partner with top industry organizations, including the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Project Management Institute (PMI), along with premier educational institutions such as The Ohio State University, California Polytechnic University, the University of Notre Dame, and many others. Visit us at www.moresteam.com.
Poka is a factory-first training application designed to address the challenges that manufacturers face in their day-to-day operations. It’s different from traditional training platforms because it enables workers to easily create, share and watch content related to equipment and workstations right on the floor.
With Poka, workers use tablets at each workstation to search for troubleshooting solutions, complete training, share important updates and even send out calls for help in the event of downtime. The result is a continuously updated knowledge base of best practices and training guides, automatically shared with the workers who need them.
Poka is trusted by digital manufacturers to improve daily operations across more than 400 plants worldwide. Poka’s mission is to put the power to learn in the hands of every factory worker.
Praemo is revolutionizing how industrial companies think about the role of digital technology inside their operations. Praemo helps customers reduce equipment downtime, optimize production processes, and manage risks. This results in improved productivity, lower costs, and more sustainable operations overall. Praemo’s technology, RazorTM, processes data from customer’s machines and backend systems to deliver Predictive Analytics and Prescriptive Intelligence. Praemo’s mission is to deliver sustainable productivity and cost improving technology in an intuitive and cost-effective method.
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and has won CES awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2018. Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI).
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices in industrial settings. Trusted by the world’s greatest companies, such as GE and The Boeing Company, both also investors, and many others, our technology enhances the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite. With our industrial platform, Skylight, workers can be connected to the information they need to do their jobs with greater efficiency and fewer errors, enabling businesses to become more agile and competitive. Upskill is regularly recognized nationally and internationally for its technology and team; recent awards include World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Gartner Cool Vendor, IDC Innovator, and CNBC Disruptor 50 Honorable Mention. To learn more, visit upskill.io.
WorkLight from RhinoDox is an award-winning, SaaS platform that is helping companies transform the employee work experience.
We focus on the content (documents, data, audio, video, text) that moves through an organization and the decisions made surrounding that content.
We use machine learning to automate and augment decision-making processes, which allow employees to work at their highest skill set and efficiency.
In the Manufacturing sector, we are improving quality, decreasing operational costs, improving engineering processes, helping ensure regulatory compliance, tracking employee or customer certifications, increasing worker safety, and innovating the customer experience.
It comes down to ‘better, faster, cheaper.’ We improve the flow of information/data to make better products, delivered to market sooner, at a lower cost to your competition.
Securicon provides expert consulting for network, system, application and device security, as well as physical security testing and assessments. Services include penetration and vulnerability assessments, application security evaluations, security architecture and compliance consulting.
Our heritage originates from the U.S. DoD, Intel Community, Federal government and corporate critical infrastructure industries. We leverage our Industrial Control System and Critical Infrastructure experience to help the Federal Government develop Information Security Programs.
The driving force behind our success is our highly-qualified and knowledgeable Information security-engineering professionals. We help our customers cost-effectively manage risk by serving as their trusted advisor and operating as an extension of their information security teams, without bias toward any product, vendor or service.