Smart Manufacturing

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Smart Manufacturing Innovation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation
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Are Manufacturers too Slow or is the Technology too slow?

Are Manufacturers too Slow or is the Technology too slow?

I recently read a post titled “Are Manufacturers Too Slow in Adopting New Technology ” from Rockwell Automation. The article references a study released last month from BCG titled “Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0“.

In the BCG Study, I noted the following findings:

  • “Industry 4.0 is a priority, but not an imperative.”
  • Rates of transformation vary across technologies
  • Companies are implementing at varying rates
  • Defining the strategy is the biggest challenge, followed closely by the organizational change management

In the blog post, Dave Vasko correctly points out that companies should be adopting these technologies at varying rates.  The benefit is not in the adoption of the technology, but the impact to operations and the bottom line.

Mister Vasko makes some terrific points about what the drivers are for technology adoption in an organization.  His points echo my opinion. However,  I think that there is also an excellent case for the role that the software vendors play in enabling the transformation.  In a recent post, I discussed 5 Technology Trends Missing in Industrial Automation.  I would argue that if we could somehow increase the availability or presence of these trends in our marketplace, the rates of adoption would go through the roof.

I am interested to hear if any others experience reflects that in the BCG study.  I have seen customers struggle to define the motives and strategy for implementing these concepts.  The ones that are proving most successful are the ones that have clearly defined the business drivers and the areas most in need of the newer technologies.

The transformation to Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing concepts for many users is going to be a slower migration.  As a solution provider, I am looking for ways to implement the goals of Smart Manufacturing using a mix of legacy and new technology.  

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

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Manufacturing Analytics Strategies, Metrics That Matter & IIoT - Matt Littlefield

Manufacturing Analytics Strategies, Metrics That Matter & IIoT – Matt Littlefield

Manufacturing Analytics Strategies, Metrics That Matter & IIoT – Matt Littlefield
Challenges to IIoT implementation are funding and building a business case, not security or executive support. It’s difficult to predict the benefit without having the tools, and difficult to get the tools without proving the benefit. Surveyed adopters show their top four current opportunities are “what you’d expect: remote monitoring, energy savings, predictive maintenance/reliability, and quality. But a year from today, they expect two of those top four to include business model transformation and material optimization – not what you’d expect.
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Rockwell Automation TechED 2015: Smart Manufacturing – The Future is Now

Rockwell Automation TechED 2015: Smart Manufacturing – The Future is Now
Manufacturers become more competitive and responsive with Smart Manufacturing. Frank Kulaszewicz shares insights at Rockwell Automation TechED 2015 on enabling Smart Manufacturing with The Connected Enterprise.
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smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things internet of things manufacturing

smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things internet of things manufacturing

A couple of thoughts here.

  • MQTT is well positioned to be the OPC of IIoT
  • Seeing this recipe for an IIoT solution very common.
    • Some Vendors Edge Gateway
    • Some Vendors MQTT middleware
    • Some Vendors Visualization solution
    • The thing that I don’t frequently see defined in these sort of releases is, where are the Things in your IIoT solution?

smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things internet of things manufacturing

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ARC WebWindow – Impact of Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT on Operations Management

ARC WebWindow – Impact of Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT on Operations Management
ARC Vice President of consulting Valentijn de Leeuw discusses some of the challenges facing industrial companies in light of Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT.
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MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, What do I do now?

MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, What do I do now?

MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, What do I do now?

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Autoware – Manufacturing made Smart

Autoware is a partner with Stone Technologies through the Automation Alliance Group. It is terrific to see the thought leadership and successes of our partners.

Autoware – Manufacturing made Smart – 2016 – ENG
Everyday in the world there’s a little of Autoware.

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MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, Who Cares?

MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, Who Cares?

MESA International- Smart Manufacturing, Who Cares?

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