Manufacturing

A critical inflection point for asset transformation: Are you ready?

Written by Joel Pinto | September 25, 2019 | Asset Management, Conferences, Manufacturing

Companies that deploy suitable asset management equipment software, such as IBM Maximo®, can achieve savings of over 15-20% in operating efficiencies. They’re better able to service impacted customers on time, and can typically fix the problem on the first visit. That’s because the software helps deploy the right personnel quickly, and can provide on-site technicians with the right knowledge and tools to remedy the issue. ...read more


What is the value of a human?

Written by Ryan Boyles | September 10, 2019 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing

Recently at MaximoWorld, I spoke with Ray Miciek of Aquitas Solutions about connected technology and how it’s helping employers relieve their staff of low value tasks. ...read more


How to make work healthier: IoT for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Written by Brian Massey | July 31, 2019 | Asset Management, Manufacturing, Worker Insights

IBM® Maximo® Worker Insights is integrated with Maximo Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager. Maximo HSE Manager supports many safety related processes including incident management and investigation. This solution includes a comprehensive set of applications that help govern the complete lifecycle for worker related incidents or near-miss events—from first detection to corrective action and statutory reporting. ...read more


IoT Exchange Sydney: Unlock new value from data with AI and IoT

Written by Joel Pinto | June 21, 2019 | Conferences, Engineering, Events...

IBM IoT Exchange is an educational event designed to teach and inspire attendees with the latest innovations and thinking. ...read more


Top Takeaways from IoT World 2019

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 20, 2019 | Asset Management, Manufacturing, Platform

The total number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is expected to hit 10 billion by 2020. With this explosion of growth also comes an uptick in the conversations around how to use these devices and the data they generate to improve our businesses and our lives. At IoT World, North America’s largest IoT event ...read more


The Daily Exchange: Day 1 at IoT Exchange

Written by Sarah Dudley and others | April 24, 2019 | Buildings, Engineering, Events...

Welcome to Day 1 of the IBM® IoT Exchange. With four academies, main stage presentations and a robust solutions showcase, it was an information-packed day, with IoT thought leaders and experts, and IBM customers, IBM Business Partners and staff. Did we mention we had a backyard party, too? More on that later. If you’re here with ...read more


How to reduce injuries on the job with IoT data and analytics

Written by Russell Bee | April 12, 2019 | Asset Management, Manufacturing, Worker Insights

Did you know that 178 work-related accidents happen every 15 seconds? It’s a staggering number with potentially devastating effects on employees in asset-intensive industries. Businesses pay a high price for accidents, too. In the United States, estimated annual costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses total USD $170 billion. Despite extensive regulation and strong commitment to ...read more


Make the competition nervous with AI and IoT for your physical assets.

Written by Joe Berti | April 11, 2019 | Asset Management, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas

People in charge of managing the performance of physical assets in industries such as energy and utilities, mining and real estate are now reducing overall maintenance costs by 5-10 percent.1 They’re also increasing equipment uptime and availability by 10-20 percent.2 If results like these don’t make their competitors nervous, I don’t know what will. These ...read more


Eyes in the Sky: Drone Inspection for Smarter Operations in Government

Written by Alana Carmel and others | April 8, 2019 | Government, Manufacturing

Thirteen years ago, drones began solving problems in industries from construction to film. Today, drones are quickly becoming a ubiquitous luxury in the consumer electronics landscape, and sure enough, government agencies aren’t far behind in applying drones to the needs of government at the Federal and State level. ...read more


Why move from condition monitoring to predictive maintenance? – Part 1

Written by Dan Yarmoluk and Craig Truempi | March 15, 2019 | Asset Management, Events, Factories...

Has your organization adopted condition-based or predictive maintenance?  The addition of these maintenance strategies for legacy or aftermarket industrial pumps and equipment is touted today as a significant source of return on investment (ROI) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Yet, for many people, predictive maintenance is a new term. Many also confuse predictive ...read more


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