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Understanding the Role of Technologies in Facilitating Factory Restarts

At the time of this writing, there are positive signs that commerce is recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for June reaching 50.1 (up from  40.7 in May[i]), the S&P 500 now approaching levels seen back in February, while the Nasdaq recovered from ...

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Manufacturing plants generate mountains of data throughout the day, every day. Traditionally, data has been noted on paper or analyzed in spreadsheets. However, today it can be collected automatically via sensors and analyzed with tools that far exceed spreadsheets’ capabilities. ABI Research is forecasting that in 2026, manufacturers and industrial firms will spend US$19.8 ...