Manufacturing

News and perspectives from manufacturing industry experts

Can blockchain pave the way for ethical cobalt?

Written by Jordan Teicher | March 14, 2019 | Blockchain, Manufacturing

A pilot program is working to demonstrate how materials in the cobalt supply chain can be responsibly produced, traded, and processed from mine to end manufacturer. ...read more


Nation Waste Inc.’s CEO Maria Rios sees opportunity everywhere

Written by Justine Jablonska | February 26, 2019 | Big Thinkers, IoT, Manufacturing

This story is part of Big Thinkers, a series of profiles on business leaders transforming industries with bold ideas. “When I see waste, I see opportunity,” Maria Rios begins. “That’s my slogan.” She’s calling from the library of her alma mater, the University of Houston, where she’s now a board member. The university is where ...read more


For contractors, pricing gets tricky. Mueller Inc. has a fix.

Written by Jordan Teicher | January 28, 2019 | Business Transformation, Manufacturing, New Normal

This summer, Mueller Inc. decided to find a way to streamline the pricing process by enlisting IBM Services and employing the Garage Method. ...read more


Why one company believes this workbench is the key to a smart factory

Written by Jordan Teicher | January 21, 2019 | IoT, Manufacturing, New Normal

UK-based aerospace component manufacturer Meggitt has a bold Industry 4.0 vision ...read more


What a circular economy means for the industrial products industry

Written by Jordan Teicher | December 12, 2018 | Manufacturing, Supply Chain

A circular economy could create $1.8 trillion in value by 2030. IBM's Jad Oseyran explains. ...read more


IBM’s Martina Koederitz believes diversity will power the new data economy

Written by Jordan Teicher | December 10, 2018 | Automotive, Big Thinkers, Manufacturing

With a global digital network linking billions of individuals and machines, Martina Koederitz believes the world is at a major inflection point. ...read more


With IBM partnership, USC fills the manufacturing skills gap

Written by Jordan Teicher | October 3, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Manufacturing...

The next generation of manufacturers needs to be fluent in new technologies to succeed. Universities, in partnership with technology companies, can provide that education. ...read more


How AI improves manufacturing quality

Written by Rich McKay | August 15, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, Data, IoT...

Artificial intelligence that can see and hear defects in manufacturing? Yes. Almost any manufactured part could benefit from AI’s gaze. ...read more


How blockchain tracks diamonds from mine to manufacturer

Written by Rich McKay | May 9, 2018 | Blockchain, Electronics, Manufacturing...

Companies across industries are embracing blockchain technology to improve their supply chains, from diamonds and food safety to automotive and electronics. ...read more