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Tag Archive: Digital Manufacturing Trends

The Future Of Digital Manufacturing

Only about a third of manufacturers investing in digital transformation have been able to maximize the outcome. The rest are being held back by outdated business models and technology. Manufacturers have made progress but there is still more to be done for the industry to realize the full potential of IoT and other emerging technologies. It is essential for manufacturers to…
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Navigating Your Digital Technology Journey

There is no doubt that digital technology dramatically improves the economics and capabilities of every business, especially Manufacturers. Using hardware, software, algorithms, and the internet makes it 10 x cheaper and faster to engage customers, create offerings, harness partners, and operate your business. However, only 30% of Manufacturers are maximizing the potential digital technology can offer their business. The rest are…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Manufacturing’s Digital Transformation

Many people consider this digital transformation version 2.0. It is believed that in the early 2000’s, the original digital transformation took place. Many businesses did not join in the original digital transformation because many of the technologies were unproven and expensive. That is not the case today, even for Manufacturers who typically lag in their technologies. Cloud technologies and as-a-service has…
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Smart Manufacturing is the Future

Smart manufacturing paves the way for access to intelligent tools and solutions designed to increase productivity, efficiency, and inter-operability. Manufacturing technologies are being aided by advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), digitization, and more. Their full impact will only be felt by manufacturers that are also taking advantage of IoT and Industry 4.0. investments in IoT infrastructures extend the visibility…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cognitive Computing On The Rise in Manufacturing

Cognitive computing (CC) has been used to refer to new hardware and/or software that mimics the function of the human brain and assists in decision making. Manufacturers can use cognitive computing to process, analyze, and optimize the information which could be used to revolutionize product quality, customer satisfaction and innovation. CC comes from a mashup of cognitive science, which is the…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Integrating Workflows Benefits Business

Manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation, which is an ongoing process that moves quickly as new technologies emerge. Organizations that keep up with the trends will be setting themselves up to have a competitive advantage since many organizations haven’t even started their digital transformation journey. One trend we haven’t touched on much is integrated workflows. Integration is key to ensuring…
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Big Data Turns Actionable With Data Analytics

Data is growing faster than ever before. Digital data is increasing at a rapid pace, doubling every two years. A recently published article by Forbes stated that data is growing faster than ever before and by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second by every person. The manufacturing industry is going through a digital…
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Robots Play a Role in Industry 4.0

Manufacturers embracing the digital transformation and Industry 4.0 may see robots leading the charge when building a digital factory.  The pressures remain the same for all Manufacturers: improve productivity, meet and/or exceed consumers’ expectations for customization and drive continuous product innovation. And of course, this must be done while consistently lowering costs. Measurable and meaningful progress is happening with Industry 4.0…
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Difference Between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

One of the things that is tough for Manufacturers going through the digital transformation is trying to keep up with all the buzz words. Not only do you have to understand what the terms mean, but you need to understand how they can impact your business. Two buzzwords that are often used interchangeably in manufacturing is artificial intelligence and machine…
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Manufacturing Adoption of IoT

In the age of Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of manufacturing, the manufacturing industry is leading the charge. Manufacturing is the market where most IIoT projects are executed and by far the most IIoT investments are made. The digital transformation is occurring in every manufacturing business but because the make-up of the industry is so diverse, it is happening…
Wednesday, April 18, 2018