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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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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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3 Key Steps in Building Your MES Business Case

Today’s fast-paced manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to increase throughput, reduce costs, ensure quality, and enable product personalization. It, therefore, makes sense that manufacturing organizations across sectors are increasingly adopting the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) as a powerful solution that provides real-time visibility and control over operations in support of greater agility and optimization.

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The IPC Digital Twin: The Quality Perspective

Any piece of manufacturing software has within it, an element of a digital twin. This has always been the case, as computer applications by definition, work with data that represents physical things or events, using the data to perform tasks which after computation, influence the physical world. The limitation of any digital twin solution in the market therefore, is exactly the same as for a computerized solution. The better the data, the better the capability and the result.

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The Value of Data is Much More Than Just Analysis

Today too many companies are focused on the acquisition of data in the hopes that the data will create value. Industry 4.0 examines more than the simple internal machine stoppages. Industry 4.0 is focused on the analysis of time intervals in which there is zero data because the equipment or process is not actually working.

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Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Manufacturing: The Aegis Perspective

Artificial Intelligence has entered the mainstream consciousness through the abstract discussions and concerns among folks like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg regarding future risks, advertisements that put forward an image of AI capability that evokes science fiction, and the increasing rate of movies exploring AI in robots that often end badly for their human progenitors. All of this has resulted in a flawed public perception of the actual state of AI.

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Successful Industrial Transformation (IX) Begins with Industrial Operations

According to LNS Research, Industrial Transformation (IX) is defined as a proactive and coordinated approach to leverage digital technologies to create step-change improvements in industrial operations. Today, around 45 percent of companies are currently executing an IX program. But just because an organization is executing an IX program does not mean it is experiencing the benefits of IX. In fact, it is estimated that 15 percent of companies are stuck in the pilot phase.

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Sick People Walk Among Us

One down-side of being human is the realization that not everyone can be considered a “team player”, even at a time of crisis when our entire species is being challenged. Whether creating and delivering key medical devices, critical industry products, or even a piece of software, we all need to focus equally on the potential influence of “bad actors”, as well as the efficiency of doing it right first time.

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Your Industry 4.0 Journey

As momentum around the Connected Factory continues to build, manufacturers are focused on reaching Industry 4.0 in their own factory environments. But to reach Industry 4.0 implies that it is a destination—and that, once reached, one’s quest for Industry 4.0 is complete. However, to reap the full benefits of the Connected Factory, it is critical that manufacturers approach Industry 4.0 as a journey.

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