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.
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.
How Leaders are Leading in Industrial Transformation
It’s no secret that technology is a heavy focus for today’s manufacturers. Unfortunately, many manufacturers often focus on technology as an end, when in reality, technology is a means to achieving better business outcomes.
Deploying an Industry 4.0 Solution In-House, OutSourced or Jointly
The promise of the benefits that can be reaped from big data and predictive analytics through access to machine and operator data is compelling enough for most manufacturers to seriously direct their IT and OT departments to look into ways to enable such machine and operator data acquisition.
Key Points to Consider When it Comes to Manufacturing Cloud Data
People have begun describing their cloud systems as "the fog." I get the feeling the joke is based on actual events. Are we" venting" gases into the atmosphere with our data during this digital era just like we did during the industrial age?
Industry 4.0 Concepts: Cyber Physical System, IOT, Digital Twin
The Cyber Physical System (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Twin are all central concepts in Industry 4.0, often used interchangeably in discussions about Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.
For anyone currently considering investment in a modern digital manufacturing solution, inclusive of any form of discrete assembly manufacturing, it is imperative that expectations and requirements are redefined in the light of this new IIoT.
In this segment of the 3-part series, we will take a more detailed look into the deeper levels of MES, discussing other areas within the factory that MES manages, that enable the final production flow to work smoothly and effectively.
Software or Ransomware? MES Evaluation to go Digital
Many software systems in use in manufacturing today are holding the business to ransom. Well-meaning, mainly internally developed software utilities, have established a critical dependency on themselves.
In this blog post we’ll cover four potential starting points to jump start your efforts. Keep in mind that each of these key elements of digital innovation—IIoT connectivity, smart applications, and advanced analytics—will eventually play a critical role in your factory.
SMT Hybrid Packaging Show Nuremberg – What’s Not To Miss
SMT Hybrid Packaging show, taking place in Nuremberg from the 5th to the 7th of June, takes the strain as the focus of attention for technology and innovation in the electronics assembly manufacturing market.
MES & ERP Together – Top Integration Benefits For Manufacturers
Today’s shop floor is a highly-complex, continually-shifting environment. A recent study by Aberdeen Group polled today’s best-in-class manufacturers and found the top reported pressures of modern manufacturing.
APEX 2018 – The Industrial IoT Event Of The Decade – Part 2
Well, if after my last blog about the IPC APEX show, there was excitement and expectation, people who then went to the show, or joined in from all over the world to see the CFX data being collected live, were not disappointed.
Augmented Reality - Delivering Value in Smart Factories
With companies like Microsoft promoting their HoloLens for design and manufacturing environments, Augmented Reality (AR) is finding its way into today’s factory, promising value through increased visibility.
This time last year, many people, including myself, were confident that 2017 would be the year of shop-floor IoT communication. While progress has been strong, 2018 looks more realistic for practical application of IoT in manufacturing.
Leveraging Digital Twin Technology to Drive Efficiency
What is a Digital Twin and how are manufacturers leveraging this concept to drive efficiency in an Industry 4.0 environment? SCOOP Founder Phil Stoten interviews Oren Manor, Director at Mentor, and Jason Spera, CEO of Aegis Software.
Productronica used to be about evolving machine and materials technology. Not anymore, factories focus more on high-performance flexibility than speed alone. Western manufacturing is more like rallying than a drag-race.
We recently held an Aegis Software user group meeting, the first to occur in the UK. Face-to-face meetings may seem “old-fashioned” but in this world of increasing digitalization, the values of the face to face communication persist.
Driving a Digital Transformation with MES System Integrators
Atrenne Integrated Solutions, customers include Aerospace and Defense companies, requiring the utmost quality control and production efficiency. Aegis’ FactoryLogix MES offers real-time visibility, streamlined processes and ensures quality.
Five Things to Consider Before Selecting a MES Provider
Before you invest in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for your facility, you need to consider how easily and efficiently it will be deployed throughout your operation, and what the long-term relationship with your vendor will be like.
MES Embracing IIoT Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space
The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.
Electronic Manufacturing Embraces IoM at APEX 2016
Last week in Las Vegas the electronics industry gathered to explore the latest developments, while there were the usual growths as products are getting faster, more efficient and cheaper, there was little revolution except in IoM.
Jason Spera talks Industry 4.0 with Kim Sauer at APEX 2016
In an interview with Kim Sauer, at APEX 2016 in Las Vegas, Jason explains how Industry 4.0 goes beyond communication around the SMT line and highlights how materials management is a key component a fully integrated SMART Factory approach.
A Golden Age of Innovation in Manufacturing Supply Chain Outsourcing
As I see it a number of factors are throwing up another golden age of electronics innovation, led by new markets and supported by enabling technologies, excellent outsourced product fulfillment and good access to venture capital.