Software as a Business Worry – Volkswagen Is Just the First

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Everybody involved in the business of manufacturing has been shocked by the revelations of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. It seems incredible to many of us that a company so steeped in success and growth would make such a clearly illegal move in order to grow its business.

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Tags: PLM, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, IIoT

Apologies to Aesop: Why Industrial Companies Can’t Use One Solution Suppliers

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Aesop’s fables have been used for roughly 2500 years to illustrate some basic behavioral lessons. Those same stories, specifically the hare and the tortoise, can be used to describe the manufacturing market and those who run the race. In this blog post, you will find the three majors manufacturing competitors that are in it for the win.

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Embracing Digital Disruption: Siemens Analyst Day 2015

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

In what has become a yearly September pilgrimage to Boston for industrial software analysts, the Siemens analyst event once again brought customers, executives, and analysts together to discuss emerging trends in the space. This year’s event was MC’d for the first time by Tom Maurer, the theme was the Digital Enterprise and Digital Industrial Revolution, and the event did not disappoint with compelling presentations by both customers and Siemens executives.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Internet of Things, IIoT

EQMS: Complaint Management from Triage to Improvement

Posted by Rob Harrison on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Mature and well-run companies that aim to displace incumbents and bring new products to market faster embrace a risk-based approach. They have to because with greater velocity in the new product process the increase in risk is inherent.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software

GE & PTC Brilliant Manufacturing Partnership & Alcoa Divides [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Oct 04, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

GE Brilliant Manufacturing Suite Launch [Minds + Machines]

For the many of those who attended or tracked the fourth annual GE Minds + Machines conference know the company partnered with PTC to deliver the most innovative version of its Brilliant Manufacturing Suite.

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Will the Data Historian Die in a Wave of IIoT Disruption?

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Recent LNS Research survey results have shown that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is at the tipping point on the technology adoption curve; with 34% of companies either currently adopting or planning to adopt IIoT technology in the next year.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT

ISO 9001/14001 Updates and Plex Cloud for Automotive [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Plex Cloud to service North America Lighting

Plex announced its win with both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with a tier 1 automotive supplier, North America Lighting (NAL).

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Tags: MOM, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things

Traceability–Busy Years to Come for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

When we talk of traceability in manufacturing, most people today immediately think of the pharmaceutical industry as the main beneficiary of such technology. Indeed, one might say that much of that industry was initially an unwilling recipient of serialization being forced upon it.

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Tags: MOM, Traceability

FDA Improves Rules & Airbus Opens Manufacturing Plant [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Sep 20, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

FDA Cracks Down on Food Manufacturers

The FDA released a statement confirming that it will be changing the top two, out of seven, rules regarding food manufacturing that serves people and animals.

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Tags: MOM, Manufacturing, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, iot

Is All the Hype in the IoT Applicable? It Depends on Your Current Data Outlook

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

So much has been written about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that separating the wheat from the chaff is becoming an ever more gargantuan task. The problem becomes more complicated by the fact that the IoT in consumer markets is hyped beyond comprehension.

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Tags: iot