Binny Samuel

Why data science experimentation drags out production optimization programs

Written by Binny Samuel | October 22, 2018 | Manufacturing

Production optimization programs aim to increase production throughput and eliminate waste by leveraging data insights. But what happens when data identification – and creating analytical models relevant to use cases – becomes a job in its own right? Can out-of-the-box templates both support production optimization and reduce the need for data science experimentation? This blog explores more

Data Integration is still the biggest hindrance to Industry 4.0

Written by Binny Samuel | October 1, 2018 | Manufacturing

Manufacturing plant operators have been working for years on data integration infrastructure in the plant floor. Yet despite the effort, availability of the right data for use cases continues to be an unresolved challenge for the success of Industry 4.0 programs. So what’s the issue? This isn’t because plants aren’t collecting data. In many cases, more

What does a cement plant of the future look like? (Part 2)

Written by Binny Samuel | December 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

In the first part of this two-part series, we explored what defines a cognitive manufacturing plant. This blog will look at a specific use case -a cement manufacturer – to get a sense of exactly how this would work. Cement-making requires precision and little room for error Cement manufacturing has three key process steps: 1) Limestone more

What does a manufacturing plant of the future look like? (Part 1)

Written by Binny Samuel | November 21, 2017 | Manufacturing

Technology is moving at a rapid pace and your options are to transform with it or fall behind. This digital transformation looks different in every industry but the underlying goals are the same: reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase revenues. While the future is unpredictable, the performance of your plant doesn’t need to be. As more

Digital darkness in manufacturing floor leaves plant management blind

Written by Binny Samuel | December 9, 2016 | Manufacturing

Most manufacturing plants are digitally dark.  They collect limited set of data from plant floors, essentially only that which pertains to key metrics or key processes.  But for those, there are hardly any digital visibility that drive decision making or predictive insights that illuminates production risks. Plant managers start the day with little visibility on more