Mergers & Acquisitions
5 Minutes with ID
Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 20% in October
Orders remained at a near-record pace through the first 10 months of the year.
5 Minutes with ID: Jan Poehland On the State of EDI in Distribution
We chat with the CEO of Comparatio on how usage of EDI among distributors has changed since the pandemic started, and it's evolving role going forward.
March 21, 2022
Technology & Software
Distributors Are Turning to Business Process Analytics Tools for Structure Amid Disruption
Tony Higgins explains how BPA is helping distributors identify and analyze how work is being performed and the business processes that can be improved.
March 14, 2022
Protect Value During M&A Integrations with Better Tech and Real-Time Data
Technology can play a major role in mitigating disruption throughout an integration and beyond — and buyers know it.
March 7, 2022
Beat Supply Chain Issues by Automating Your EDI Systems
More than 80% of warehouses today have no automation whatsoever.
January 24, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: Proton's Benj Cohen on AI's Evolving Role for Distributors
We all keep hearing about the benefits of artificial intelligence in production operations, but what about for distributors. We break that down here with Benj Cohen.
January 25, 2022
Security Breach: Balancing the Light and Dark Forces of Technology
March 31, 2023
New Ergonomic Risk Assessment Tool Designed to Circumvent Workers' Comp Claims
March 15, 2023
Security Breach: Hiding, Not Running from Hackers
February 21, 2023
Five Predictions for Manufacturing
February 19, 2023
Industrial Media Unboxing Video
IEN Unboxed is a new show in which our editors unbox new tools on the market and discuss their features.
March 31, 2023
Challenges, Opportunities of Intelligent Automation in 2023
Financial uncertainty and a number other wild cards could have an impact.
February 9, 2023
Security Breach: People Are Part of the Damage
"All of us can be tricked." Why aligning cybersecurity strategies with the people implementing them is just as important as the assets being protected.
February 2, 2023
Security Breach: A Little Social Engineering Goes a Long Way
Cheap but effective phishing, ransomware and spoofing attacks ensure manufacturers are "always touchable."
November 29, 2022
Security Breach: The Hack You Helped Create
Advanced automation technologies have created a plethora of connection-related vulnerabilities — all of which bad actors are excited to exploit.
October 21, 2022
Cutting Tool Orders Rise 9% in August
Orders are up nearly 8% through the first eight months of the year.
October 19, 2022
Optimas Bolsters Business Intelligence Team
The division will develop forecasts to help customers make more informed decisions.
September 22, 2022
Industrial Supply Chains Embrace Automation, Connectivity, Intelligence
Although many IIoT pilot projects are underway, few organizations are fully scaling up.
April 27, 2022
How Manufacturers Can Avoid Data Silos
Breaking down the barriers to data access and visualization pays off in a number of ways.
April 22, 2022
Home Depot Creates Executive 'Customer Experience' Role
The new position aims to create a seamless experience in stores, online or on mobile devices.
April 22, 2022
How Digital Marketing Propels You to Your Next Level of Sales
Content relevance and value proposition is what our cherished customers continuously require.
April 7, 2022
1sourcevend Expands Inventory Management Options with New Touchscreen
The new display screen offers an upgrade in the size, quality and interactions with 1sourcevending's users and how they locate and select items from machines.
March 9, 2022
Additive Manufacturing Poised to Make a Value Impact on Oil & Gas Supply Chain
O&G operators need a way to acquire key replacement parts reliably and quickly.
March 8, 2022
Alibaba Survey Shows Digitization Strategies are Paying Off
Digitized businesses reported higher levels of optimism, stronger sales performance, larger anticipated investments and more global exports.
March 1, 2022
The State of Manufacturing Cybersecurity in 2022
The growing reliance on digital technology has made manufacturers among the most viable targets for cybercrime perpetrators.
February 7, 2022