'Smart' Manufacturers Creating Value From Operational Data

Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 08:00 EST

ARLINGTON, Va., January 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Eighty-six percent of manufacturers believe smart factory initiatives will be the main driver of manufacturing competitiveness within five years, according to a recent survey from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and Deloitte. Connected technologies, systems, and supply chains power smart manufacturing, but the underlying data and analytics are enabling breakthrough gains in output, utilization, and labor productivity. Manufacturing leaders are convening in Orlando, Florida, February 12-13 to learn how to apply advanced analytics and unlock value from the surge of information technology (IT)/operational technology (OT) data at Power Analytics: The Data in Smart Manufacturing Conference.
“Manufacturing companies vary on their analytics journeys,” said David Beckoff, emcee of the conference and vice president of product development and insights, MAPI. “Understanding how to advance on a maturity curve and make data valuable in real-time is critical to digital transformation and smart manufacturing. This conference spotlights the practical insights and best practices needed for analytics to drive this business impact.”
Sessions at The Data in Smart Manufacturing Conference include:
–        “Case Study: IoT in the Factory Network” with Brett Ashley, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Wabash
–        “Enabling Innovation Through Technology and Talent” with Sudhi Bangalore, Global VP, Industry 4.0 at Stanley Black & Decker
–        “The Data-Driven Manufacturer: Proven Applications of IIoT Analytics” with Sam Carver, VP, Manufacturing at A.O. Smith
–        “Using Data Analytics for Energy Management” with Jeff Patten, Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Industrialization at Eaton
–        “From Reactive to Real-Time: Milestones on the Analytics Journey” with Dan Pikelny, VP and Chief Analytics Officer at Navistar
Learn more about the conference at smartmanufacturingdata.com.
Members of the media interested in this event please contact news@mapi.net. 
See the full list of MAPI’s 2020 Manufacturing Impact Series conferences at mapi.net/impactseries.
About MAPIFounded in 1933, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) is a nonprofit organization that connects manufacturing leaders with the ideas they need to make smarter decisions. As the manufacturing leadership network, its mission is to build strong leadership within manufacturing to drive the growth, profitability, and stature of global manufacturers. For more information, visit mapi.net.
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Kristin Graybill
Source: MAPI

Datalogic Previews the Memor™ 20 Industrial PDA Designed to Maximize Operational Efficiency in Tough Environments

We designed the Memor 20 for applications that have the most demanding mobile requirements: retail distribution, retail stores, and transportation/logistics – the Memor 20 delivers processing power, flexible connectivity, and ruggedness in a smartphone form factor.

EUGENE, Ore. (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is pleased to announce the preview of the Memor™ 20, a rugged, industrial PDA, created to face the toughest enterprise challenges and support multiple applications in various environments including retail stores, manufacturing plants, warehouses, field mobility, hospitals and home care facilities.
The Memor 20 will be previewed at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City in Datalogic’s booth #5337 on Jan 12-14. Datalogic will showcase the innovative PDA, its capabilities and features.Designed for enterprises with the greatest mobile challenges, the new Memor 20 is a full-touch device that delivers ruggedness, power and performance in a smartphone form factor with the user-friendly experience of Android™.
“We designed the Memor 20 for enterprises that have the most demanding mobile requirements, such as: retail distribution, where employees are up and down aisles and using forklifts; retail stores for assisted shopping, mobile POS, inventory management and price verification; transportation/logistics where drivers are out on the road and required to log each package during long delivery days,” said Tom Burke, vice president of Mobile Product Marketing at Datalogic. “The Memor 20 is our top-performing device in our product range, offering a range of unique features that can assist different types of workers at every level of business operation. We are excited to showcase it at NRF 2020.”
The Memor 20 has one of the largest PDA full touch displays available, thereby maximizing the application user interface, while still in a compact and rugged, yet modern form-factor. This greatly enhances the ability to seamlessly accomplish tasks with the utmost accuracy for multi-channel visibility.
Other features include a powerful Qualcomm processor, Qi compatible wireless charging and swappable battery. Exclusive accessories such as the Smart Dock offer a unique locking function that secures the device to avoid unauthorized use, loss or theft, and enhancing the accountability of each employee.
The embedded Datalogic 2D ultra-slim imager – with Datalogic patented “Green Spot” technology for good-read confirmation – is the thinnest on the market and is ideal for price checks, inventory, click and collect fulfillment, order entry, ticketing, delivery, and many more critical uses in retail operations. Front and rear hi-resolution cameras enable versatile image and video capture for demanding multi-media applications.
The novel secondary notification display on the top of the device allows users to immediately see a preview of incoming notifications, improving the user experience and productivity for multitasking in hands-free environments.
The Datalogic Memor 20 joins the Memor family of products, the industry’s first devices to pair wireless charging technology with a a one-piece swappable battery for the best operational advantages.

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Sharp HealthCare Taps Medpricer to Bring Operational Transparency to its Supply Chain

GUILFORD, Conn. and WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019
Medpricer™, which offers one of the nation’s leading technology-based solutions to optimize healthcare provider savings across purchased services contracts, today announced its latest partnership with San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp is the leading healthcare provider in San Diego County with four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, 22 clinical care centers and a health plan. Sharp has launched a concerted effort to accelerate its purchased services strategy and increase control over operating expenses.
With the help of Medpricer’s GPO-agnostic purchased services lifecycle management software, Sharp plans to increase standardization within purchased services operations to improve its system of record and spend transparency. Sharp selected Medpricer for its comprehensive product roadmap and the breadth and scope of its sourcing expertise and best practices.
“Medpricer’s comprehensive purchased services software will support Sharp HealthCare’s standardization and savings efforts,” said Mickey Meehan, Medpricer’s Chief Customer Officer. “Our customers consistently negotiate stronger contract terms on purchased services that touch every aspect of clinical and non-clinical care with the goal of benefiting both staff and patients.”
Medpricer’s platform, mSource®, will provide Sharp with sourcing automation via its Analytics, Contract Intelligence and Negotiate modules. Furthermore, Sharp joins some of the nation’s most prominent healthcare providers with the Category Co-op, a benchmarking forum created for Medpricer customers.
For more information, please visit http://www.medpricer.com.
Sharp HealthCareSharp HealthCare is the leading healthcare provider in San Diego. Sharp is a not-for-profit regional health care delivery system and is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient-centered care, the latest medical technology, and superior service. They have more than 2,600 affiliated physicians, 18,000 employees, four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, and three affiliated medical groups. To learn more, visit https://www.sharp.com.
About Medpricer, a Premier companyMedpricer is a Premier company (NASDAQ: PINC) that moves savings strategies forward with scalable purchased services solutions that improve sourcing efficiency and financial health. Its industry-leading software, mSource®, is the only all-in-one contract management, negotiation, and analytics platform that enables organizations to tailor contract terms to fit their unique needs – not those of a group. Medpricer enables organizations to engage with their purchasing data, learn from market intelligence, unite stakeholders, and move contracts through the pipeline – faster. No catches, no hidden admin fees. Discover substantial savings and deliver outcomes that continuously improve the quality of patient care. To learn how other leading healthcare providers are transforming their savings strategy, call (888) 453-4554 or visit http://www.Medpricer.com.

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For 2nd Year, PFI Advisors Announces Free Operational Diagnostic to RIAs Participating in its #GivingTuesday Campaign

#GivingTuesday is recognized as an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season; PFI Advisors will do its part by providing a free Operational Diagnostic to RIAs that donate $10,000 or more to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles donation page of Layla Paige Sonnen(PRWeb November 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/for_2nd_year_pfi_advisors_announces_free_operational_diagnostic_to_rias_participating_in_its_givingtuesday_campaign/prweb16707736.htm

Local Comfort Keepers® Home Care Wins Award for Operational Excellence

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (PRWEB) November 04, 2019
Local Comfort Keepers® franchise owners, Tim and Tricia McConnell were recently awarded the Operational Excellence award at the 2019 Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The award is granted to franchisees whose local businesses demonstrate consistent delivery of exceptional service to clients, employees, and the community.
This recognition requires hard work by the franchise owner. Award recipients are selected based on overall client satisfaction for exemplary service and quality of care, which requires compliance with strict quality standards. Their level of local community involvement also comes into play.
“This is a real honor,” said the McConnells. “It’s great to be recognized not only by our clients, but also by our caregivers who regularly provide the type of care that is the hallmark of Comfort Keepers, and by Westerville, the local community in which we serve. We are proud of the work we do, and are excited to receive this award.”
Comfort Keepers, a growing franchise offering in-home care and services for seniors and other adults needing assistance, provides uplifting in-home care that improves the quality of life for clients and their families. Comfort Keepers caregivers focus on a unique, individualized approach to care and socialization that helps clients thrive and achieve greater well-being. The McConnells have owned the Westerville Comfort Keepers franchise for 19 years.

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Operational Due Diligence Provider Shadmoor Advisors Appoints David Umbricht as Managing Director

Shadmoor Advisors, Inc., operational due diligence (“ODD”) provider for the alternative investment community, today announced the appointment of David Umbricht as Managing Director, responsible for operational due diligence coverage across all investment strategies. Bringing two decades of financial markets, operational and trading experience to Shadmoor, Mr. Umbricht has worked with a broad range of organizations including a family office, a major fund of funds, a private bank in Europe and a commercial real estate firm.(PRWeb October 29, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/operational_due_diligence_provider_shadmoor_advisors_appoints_david_umbricht_as_managing_director/prweb16679721.htm