Do you know what PLM is? Does it matter? In a white paper from Datamation, Dr. Kais Al-Timmi argues that the time for PLM has not yet arrived. PLM is supposed to be a total solution, seeing a product throughout its entire lifecycle, using "corporate intellectual capital" and not relying so much on technology, he argues. According to the white paper, the idea is also a very good one for the future—but not for the present. Visit this website—www.datamation.co.uk—to find out more about the white paper.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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