IFS Acquires IoT Solution Provider & Trouble in Mining [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robots: What About Our Jobs?

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently published an article, “The Robots are Coming…to Take Your Job,” where the capabilities of robots and job security were brought into question. Since robotics, automation, and smart connected operations have become more profound in manufacturing plants, jobs have decreased according to the article. Commenting on the up rise of robots and smart connected assets used on the plant floor is LNS Research Principal Analyst, Dan Miklovic.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Automation, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Transforming Manufacturing with Big Data & IIoT! [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Sight Machine Leads Automotive Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is in the air, and that’s why Martinrea Manchester Division, an automotive supplier, has chosen Sight Machine, a leader in manufacturing analytics platforms, to revolutionize the way it uses big data and drive its manufacturing Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Big Data, Industrial Automation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Recent LNS Research cross-industry survey data tells us that almost 50% of respondents have no plans regarding implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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Tags: Industrial Automation

Will Automation Breed a Generation of Super Industrial Professionals?

Posted by Mike Roberts on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Every year, there are a few unavoidable topics as you scroll through your newsfeed. Throughout 2014, a main one has been industrial automation—specifically how the expected sharp rise in robotics investments over the coming years has the potential to cause mass unemployment in the industrial sector. Fear mongers and more rational thinkers alike seem to agree there’s cause for concern.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Automation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

5 Places Paper Might Be Hiding on Your Shop Floor

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

If you’re currently planning on implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or other applications in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) space, you may think you have all the shop-floor areas and situations that still use manual, paper-based processes identified, but this may not necessarily be the case.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Automation, Food Safety / HACCP

Enterprise Energy Management for Industrial Companies

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 08:48 AM

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Industrial Automation

How Real-time Energy Monitoring Will Impact Production Decisions

Posted by Mike Roberts on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Industrial Automation

How Can Manufacturing Software Help with the Aging Workforce?

Posted by Mark Davidson on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

It’s no surprise that the manufacturing sector has a growing problem with its aging workforce. Partly due to the outdated perspective where one might go to work in an old factory, making sure screw A goes into hole B all day, the career path isn’t a top choice for today’s young adults just graduating from college. In reality, though, modern manufacturing entails a considerable amount of interaction with advanced technologies and interesting applications that require a diverse and educated skillset.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Automation

Manufacturing Operations Management: Exit Clipboard, Enter iPad

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 06:39 PM

Like most industries today, manufacturing has gone through a long period of modernization that many believe is snowballing into a frenzy of digital innovation. Hi-Speed and Intelligent Robotics, Converged IT and Automation Infrastructure, Social Media Marketing, Detailed Process Modeling and Optimization Software, and 3-D Printing Machines are driving innovations, which, in turn, are increasing the demand for competitive advancements.

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Tags: Cloud, Industrial Automation