Top ArticlesThe AEM Industry Advisor is the association’s flagship communications vehicle for sharing insights and information about the industry with AEM members. Regularly featuring articles that focus on issues that are pertinent to member companies, the association strives to provide timely and thoughtful news related to equipment manufacturing. With 2023 just a few short days away, let us look back at the most popular offerings of 2022...

  • Leadership Pitfalls to Avoid at All Costs -- Not everyone is born with the skills to be a leader, but leadership skills can be developed and refined with time. Having these skills could be very beneficial in career advancement within the manufacturing industry. Furthermore, it's important to avoid actions that may be detrimental to leadership advancement opportunities, as this article outlines in great detail.
  • The Environmental Benefits of Precision Agriculture Quantified -- Precision agriculture enhances sustainability through more efficient use of land, water, fuel, fertilizer and pesticides. The reduction of cost and environmental impact promotes a positive step towards sustainability, and this article unpacks the data and quantifies the benefits.  
  • Celebration of Modern Ag Set to Take Over National Mall -- Featuring exhibits highlighting the innovations of science and technology in the agriculture industry, a celebration of modern agriculture took place in Washington D.C. this past March.
  • 5 Equipment Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2022-- It's important in any industry to assess the expected trends for the upcoming year, so as not to be blindsided by them. At the start of 2022, in this article, AEM staff shared what trends equipment manufacturers should be aware of in order to be prepared for the year. Trends included workforce challenges, supply chain management, employee safety and more.  
  • Tomorrow’s Construction Machines, Tomorrow’s Power Alternatives-- Approximately 98% of construction’s energy use in the United States comes from diesel. With global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions on the rise, there are many solutions manufacturers are considering for power alternatives. This article delves into how electric, hydrogen, biodiesel and other biofuels are all alternatives that will find their place in the world.  
  • U.S. Financial Sanctions on Russia: What They Mean for the Industry -- AEM works with equipment manufacturers around the world and strives to keep members informed on important information of the industry. When the United States was prohibited from engaging in transactions with Russia by way of restrictions and sanctions, AEM kept equipment manufacturers conducting business with Russia updated on the situation.  
  • Farmers Take Aim at Net-Zero Emissions-- The U.S. announced a goal of net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and agriculture is an industry that accounts for nearly 10% of all GHG emissions in the country. This article features voices from the industry that provide insights on the strategies being taken to reduce emissions. 
  • 2022’s Top Manufacturing Cybersecurity Risks -- As technology advances, so do the number of cyber incidents. Cybersecurity risks are a potential harm to everybody. This article features Tom Meehan, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK, who goes into detail about key trends and risks for companies in 2022.
  • Under Pressure: How Modern Agriculture is Answering the Call to Produce More With Less-- The future success of the agriculture industry is dependent on farmers’ ability to meet the increasing demands for sustainability while simultaneously facing struggles such as labor shortages and inflation. Voices from the industry provide their insights into the new era of agriculture and how technology will play a key role. 
  • Ag and Construction Equipment Market Outlook: Is Long-Term Growth Sustainable?-- AEM provides market outlooks to its members that feature key industry insights, macroeconomic trends and industry data for a distinct competitive advantage. This market outlook from early 2022 looks at the projected growth for the year, and how factors including supply chain issues, COVID-19, and deglobalization are threats to a potential economic resurgence.

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