Manufacturing

By Binny Samuel on December 1, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Binny Samuel on November 21, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Manufacturing is about to cross the physical-digital divide

If you’re curious about what the future of manufacturing holds for years to come, you won’t necessarily find it by touring an assembly line or a cutting-edge chip fab. Nor would you appreciate its potential by sitting down in a new car or powering up an Intel-powered laptop. It’s not really so much about the […]

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By Laura Langendorf on October 4, 2017

10 genius quotes from Genius of Things Boston

The Genius of Things in Boston is a wrap! A big thank you to the more than 400+ attendees who joined us in person and via the livestream. Below is a sampling of some of the best quotes we heard throughout the day. . “Think big. Start small. Go fast.” – Bob Wolpert, corporate senior […]

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By Sapna Nauhria on September 25, 2017

Best-in-class manufacturers usher in the fourth Industrial Revolution

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) into the manufacturing world has ushered in the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. Not surprisingly, this era will be unlike any that has come before it. It will introduce systems and machines that can communicate with each other, and use artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 6, 2017

Army Re-Ups with IBM for logistics, savings and vehicle health

When the government saves money, we all win. Over the last four years, the U.S. Army has avoided about $15 million per year in operational costs by paying only for the cloud services it actually consumes. Working with IBM since September of 2012, this partnership has enabled the Army to create significant operational efficiencies across its […]

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By Greg Milwid on September 1, 2017

Optimize equipment reliability by listening to your data

The world is more connected than ever before. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, manufacturers are collecting large amounts of data from their machines but do not know how to optimize it. It’s as if their machines are speaking on mute. They have so much to say but we simply cannot hear them. To help […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 1, 2017

IoT is changing the way manufacturing organizations create value

IoT for manufacturing can help transform your business by applying industry-leading analytic and cognitive capabilities. This can help quality, operations, warranty and maintenance personnel obtain greater value from production assets and processes. To capture the potential of the cognitive manufacturing transformation, we focus on three key pillars of manufacturing that drive the highest improvement. 1. […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 4, 2017

4 ways to prepare for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

You’ve very likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact it is having, and will continue to have, on businesses and consumers alike. According to Gartner, 8.4 billion connected devices will be in use in 2017, up 31% from 2016. This number is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020 and includes devices such […]

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By Jen Clark on July 4, 2017

Cognitive inspection: IBM Visual Insights

The adoption of automation and IoT technologies within the manufacturing industry has led to speedier production, better asset management and significantly reduced downtime. But inspection processes, which are often fully manual and reliant on staff availability and expertise, can cause something of a bottleneck. Cognitive capabilities can help reduce inspection time and improve consistency in […]

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By Karen Butner on June 21, 2017

The future has arrived for intelligent operations

Supply chain executives across all industries have been developing digital strategies over the past several years. They are aggressively addressing integrated technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT) on mobile, collaborative and cloud-based platforms. These executives are applying predictive analytics even more rapidly to all supply chain processes, including asset, inventory, fleet and energy management. […]

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By Sarah Dudley on June 14, 2017

Top market pressures driving manufacturers to the IoT

There are pressures in every industry to move towards new technologies that enable increased efficiency and cost savings. It is no different in manufacturing. Manufacturers are historically risk-averse, which makes it more challenging to convince them of the need to take the leap into the era of cognitive manufacturing fueled by the Internet of Things […]

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