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Microsoft technology in discrete and process manufacturing

Summer 2014

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Editor: Rebecca Lambert
Publication manager: Christian Jones

The Summer 2014 issue of Prime is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in discrete and process manufacturing. In this issue, we find out how automotive firm Shelby American is able to design vehicles in three to four months while running its IT department as a profit centre thanks to Dell technology.

Elsewhere in the magazine, LÓré al’s Philippe Thuvien talks about the challenges the company faces and why its new product lifecycle management solution can help. Prime also explores how new role-based work environments are set to bring massive productivity gains in manufacturing and finds out more about how Windows 8 devices and apps are making life easier for manufacturers the world over. Finally, we look at how manufacturers can take advantage of the internet of things to transform their business operations and enhance the customer experience.

Magazine highlights

News
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A summary of the latest stories from the manufacturing industry, including a look at the new features in Dynamics AX 2012 R3, around up of Hannover Messe and technology implementations at BMW and Piaggio

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Energy efficiency is a watchword in almost every aspect of modern life,but particularly in power hungry sectors such as manufacturing, says Siemens PLM Software’s Mirko Baecker

Cover story

Setting the pace

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Shelby American can design vehicles in three to four months while running its IT department as a profit centre thanks to Dell technology. Karen McCandless finds out more

Executive insight

L’Oreal

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L’Oreals Philippe Thuvien talks about the challenges the company faces and why its new product lifecycle management solution can help

Focus

Improving project collaboration

Program Framework and Yammer provide their view on the benefits of enterprise social technology for the manufacturing industry

Cloud in manufacturing

Invensys and Microsoft are delivering cloud-based solutions that help reduce costs, increase agility and optimise performance

Features

Modern productivity platform

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Role-based work environments that bring together communication,collaboration, social and mobile technology are set to bring massive productivity gains. Karen McCandless finds out more

Windows 8 devices and apps

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Lindsay James finds out about the latest Windows 8 devices and apps that are making life easier for manufacturers the world over

View Points

Thought leadership articles providing insight into industry trends from Dassault Systèmes’ Patrick Johnson and Leif Pedersen, ICONICS’ Alexander Pinkham, Veeam’s Ian Wells and Eduard Marfà of Siemens PLM Software

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Prime has rapidly become the authoritative source on Microsoft software and services for manufacturing. The magazine explores the key issues facing firms in the manufacturing industry today— from product lifecycle management and the supply chain, to plant floor visibility and lean manufacturing. Prime also provides a round-up of industry news, case studies, commentaries, interviews and analysis.