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Jason Spera
Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions

In this recent Automation.com interview article, Jason Spera, shares his vantage of the changes for factory floor automation in 2021.

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Resiliency
Next-Gen Technologies to Navigate Key Shifts in Industrial Manufacturing

The multitude of challenges that manufacturers face today is accelerating the need to adapt process innovation, embrace technology, and digitalize operations. Transformation is essential for manufacturers to become more resilient, agile, productive, and profitable throughout Industry 4.0.

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Award
An Award You Say?

Receiving the Dieter W. Bergman IPC Fellowship Award earlier this month, brings reflection on the meaning and importance of work contributed to IPC standard committees, not only by myself, but with other members of Aegis, together with hundreds of peers in the industry, experts in their fields, who collectively recognize the need and value of standards in the industry. But what is an IPC standard, how are they created, and what do they mean for us all?

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Beast to Beauty
Transforming Analytics to Drive Your Business Forward Towards Industry 4.0

Manufacturing organizations are implementing more analytics capabilities than ever before with the hopes of leveraging insights from their machines, people, and processes to drive positive outcomes that ultimately drive revenues. Unfortunately, simply connecting your machines, extracting that data, and then hoping for the best will set you up to fail.

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factory workers
Filling the Skills Gap – New Generation Workers

Resident experts are said to be leaving manufacturing companies at an alarming rate, with the “grey tsunami” fueled by opportunities taken during the disruption during the pandemic. This loss of skill and experience need not be an issue, but more an opportunity, let’s embrace the change together.

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Analytics and Factory Automation
The Road to Industry 4.0 Doesn’t Have to be Rocky

Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing manufacturing processes today by bridging the gap between high-level Information Technology and floor-level Operational Technology—all while leveraging intelligent data insights to power factory-wide analytics.

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AR Glasses
Augmented Reality Delivers Compelling ROI

Investing in the latest technology, even before it is considered "state of the art," can be super expensive, making it an impractical investment for most business-driven ROI (Return on Objective) analyses. Conversely, what appears to be the less talked about, easier, and more practical aspect of Augmented Reality is already assisting millions of us daily, which now extends into everyday manufacturing.

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paperless
The Path to a Paperless Shop Floor

Paper-based processes can no longer keep up with real-time demands or scale with changing business requirements. When manufacturers use manual, paper-based systems, human error, and poor data integrity permeate all business areas. For this reason, and many others, Best-In-Class manufacturers, are increasingly turning to digital solutions.

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data abstract
It’s Not What You’ve Got, It’s What You Use That Matters

Acquiring data from the entire factory is just the first step towards improving the manufacturing process using digital solutions. What you do with the data is much more important than merely having it, creating dashboards, performing machine learning, and analyzing it. The real IIoT-based MES digital twin for manufacturing has arrived.

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