Major IIoT Alliance Announced & Alcoa Lands $50M U.S. Army Project

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Plattform Industrie 4.0 & IIC Collaborate IoT Efforts

Plattform Industrie 4.0, the German government’s IIoT development program, and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership, international non-profit consortium, recently announced that the two will align on their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architecture. The purpose behind it is to enhance each of their similar models for future purposes and efforts in the development of the IIoT in the years to come.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Smart Connected Assets, iot, IIoT, Digital Transformation, wearables

The 3 Eras of MOM in the Next GEC Meeting

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Many manufacturers are talking about Industrie 4.0. We can define the previous three from the original industrial resolution, to the coming of mass production, and the arrival of electronics and IT in manufacturing. This got me to thinking about the history of manufacturing operations management (MOM), and its close cousin manufacturing execution systems (MES).

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Tags: MOM, MES, MOM Software, Smart Connected Assets, iot, IIoT

Samsung Increases Manufacturing & AspenTech is Set to Buy KBC [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jan 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Samsung Plans on $7.47B Manufacturing Increase

Looking toward the future, Samsung has plans to spend $7.47 billion on the manufacturing of a flexible display screen for phones. The flexible screen, organic light emitting diode (OLED), will be manufactured to bend to the design of the specific device, including Apple devices.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Big Data, Benchmarking Research, iot, cloud

PTC Expands IoT Platform & Emerson on Launches Project Certainty [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Oct 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Emerson Launches Reversal Project

Emerson Process Management’s System and Solution business recognized the time, money, and effort wasted when organizations were reaching to meet their goals. Poor quality manangement is shown when billions of dollars are wasted every year on oil and gas exploration, gas processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and more industry specific processes.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Big Data, iot

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

Envisioning the “Could-Be” When Crafting a Manufacturing EA

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

In my previous enterprise architecture (EA) post I talked about how to identify gaps inside the manufacturing organization vis-à-vis information needs. In this post I’ll conclude this mini-series on extending your EA efforts to the plant floor to create a Manufacturing EA plan by outlining some of the tools you can use to understand the realm of possibilities when it comes to crafting a vision of what you’d like your enterprise to look like in the future.

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Tags: iot, Enterprise Architecture