Coronavirus, COVID-19

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System Integration May 3, 2020

10 ways manufacturers can add COVID-19 support preparedness

Ask these 10 questions to improve support preparedness for manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Matt Ruth
Courtesy: aeSolutions
Process Manufacturing May 2, 2020

How to run virtual process hazard analysis meetings

Although current circumstances prevent face-to-face meetings such as those for process hazard analysis (PHA), they can be accomplished online

By Kathy Shell, Laura Ankrom, Craig Shell, Jacob Morella, Jacob Lindler, Judith Lesslie, and Paul Gruhn
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Discrete Manufacturing May 1, 2020

Manufacturing index slides into contraction for first time in 11 years

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) slid in April down to 41.5%, marking a contraction for the first time since 2009 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause turmoil in the markets and supply chain.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity May 1, 2020

Tech giants unite in COVID-19 smartphone effort

Google and Apple unveiled a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 while protecting user privacy.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering April 30, 2020

Effective remote workforce: Key steps and strategies for success

Public and private organizations from all industries, sectors and geographies are encouraging their teams to work remotely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Erica Bond, Cameron McKee and Swapna Sathyan
Remote Monitoring April 30, 2020

A remote shift to business as usual

Businesses are looking to remote management strategies where they leverage smart technologies, mobile devices, remote access connectivity and communications tools.

By Ram Ramamoorthy
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Discrete Manufacturing April 29, 2020

What manufacturing facilities will look like after COVID-19 pandemic ends

Manufacturing will look very different in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, but the future is positive, according to a Purdue University supply chain expert.

By Joseph Paul
Courtesy: Prof. Brian Cunningham, University of Illinois
Mobility April 29, 2020

Portable detector developed to identify pathogens in minutes

University of Illinois researchers developed an inexpensive and rapid smartphone-based pathogen testing device designed to ease pressure on testing laboratories during pandemics such as COVID-19.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Courtesy of: ECIA
Electrical April 28, 2020

Electronics group releases COVID-19 survey results

Results from the sixth survey conducted by the Electronic Components Industry Association show a growing sense of concern for supply-chain impacts and end-market destruction.

By Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
Courtesy: Shuttleworth, LLC/RIA
PPE April 27, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 20-26, 2020

Articles about signs of hope amidst COVID-19, laser treatment to kill bacteria, research to improve masks, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 20-26, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay