Manufacturing

Find out how your asset management stacks up at the IoT Exchange

Written by Bruce D Baron and Jason Spaulding | March 11, 2019 | Asset Management, Events, Manufacturing

Most of us like to know how we’re performing relative to others who are doing the same job. We hope that maybe we’re doing a little bit better than they are. And, if we’re not, we want to figure out how to up our game—quickly. If you’re not achieving the asset management results we’re about ...read more


Rethinking your business with IoT: your product “as a Service”

Written by Mark Swinson | March 7, 2019 | Connected Software, Manufacturing, Platform

In the world of IT “as-a-Service” has been a major trend over the last 15 years. Once the availability, speed and reliability of the Internet reached the point where applications could be accessed in someone elses data center, it’s made sense to look for opportunities to reduce costs. Why not you pay for what you ...read more


Toy manufacturer replaces reliance on sketchy magic with IoT

Written by Sarah Dudley and Graeme Noseworthy | December 20, 2018 | Asset Management, Buildings, Manufacturing...

A large toy manufacturer located at the northernmost point of the planet must produce in excess of 2 billion toys* each year. To meet this incredible demand, it is critical to ensure operations, facility management, and worker safety are at optimum efficiency. To top it off, they must distribute all the toys in just one ...read more


Smart, connected fabric: how AI, IoT and Mitsufuji create safer working environments

Written by Brian Massey | November 19, 2018 | Factories, Manufacturing, Platform...

How can you keep your company relevant and vital in today’s connected world? Can you leverage technology and analytics to advance overall safety for employees? When do you use IoT technology to gain insights into employee’s activities in near real time? How do you provide notifications and preventative measures for their safety? These are questions ...read more


The top 5 takeaways from the Industrial IoT World conference

Written by Lauren Longhi | November 9, 2018 | Manufacturing

From October 29-30, companies from across industries gathered in Atlanta, GA for the Industrial IoT World conference to accelerate their projects “from inspiration to implementation.” As a leader in the IIoT space, IBM was invited to share its expertise. I joined IBM five months ago, and was excited to see our capabilities in person. Here ...read more


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 ...read more


There’s a new superhero in town: DATA, keeping your workers safe

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 18, 2018 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series about worker safety. Today, we are going to discuss the most important aspect of your organization: your people and their ability to safely be dispatched to keep the assets in your environment running. With 178 work related accidents every 15 seconds, and 374 million non-fatal injuries ...read more


Are MES systems dead? How IoT and AI are transforming the shop floor

Written by Ashok Kumar | October 8, 2018 | Manufacturing

Manufacturing is changing due to advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). With  consumer demand for customization driving new requirements for speed and agility, many manufacturers are struggling to keep up. On top of this, more competition and increased demand is putting higher pressure on manufacturers to increase overall plant performance.  ...read more


Do you have the needed data around yield, throughput, and quality to make sound operational decisions?

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 2, 2018 | Factories, Manufacturing

Here is a bold idea – your machines, your connected systems, your factories all diagnosing themselves and predicting needs before they affect production. What do you think when you read that? Are you thinking early and accurate identification of defects, improved production, optimized throughput, less waste and no product recalls? You should. Because that is what ...read 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, ...read more


Industrial “Things” Produce “Industrial-Sized” Outcomes

Written by Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D | September 24, 2018 | Blog, Buildings, Manufacturing...

Companies are instrumenting and connecting their industrial equipment, buildings and facilities, and vehicles with billions of sensors to create what is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Industrial Internet of Things is generating exponential amounts of data that is creating opportunities to identify patterns that unlock new ways of working and new ...read more


See it in action: robots, IoT and AI unite for optimized operations

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 30, 2018 | AI Assistants, Asset Management, Manufacturing

How can you improve quality, prevent downtime, and increase throughput in your manufacturing environment? The obvious answer. You bring in a robot (meet ARMonk, ARMie for short), the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI). In the series of short demo videos below, ARMie will team up with a series of experts to show you examples ...read more