Manufacturing

By Sarah Dudley and Graeme Noseworthy on December 20, 2018

Toy manufacturer replaces reliance on sketchy magic with IoT

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 […]

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By Brian Massey on November 19, 2018

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

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 […]

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Make better maintenance decisions for your most critical assets

Want to get more out of your asset management efforts? It’s time to listen to your assets


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By Lauren Longhi on December 20, 2018

The top 5 takeaways from the Industrial IoT World conference

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 […]

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By Binny Samuel on October 22, 2018

Why data science experimentation drags out production optimization programs

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 […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 18, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Ashok Kumar on October 8, 2018

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

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.  […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 2, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Binny Samuel on October 1, 2018

Data Integration is still the biggest hindrance to Industry 4.0

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, […]

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By Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D on September 24, 2018

Industrial “Things” Produce “Industrial-Sized” Outcomes

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 […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 30, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Dr. Stephan Biller on April 24, 2018

How to get started with AI-powered manufacturing

In a recent post, I examined how AI-powered manufacturing solutions enable manufacturers to aggregate data from multiple sources and apply AI for better outcomes. Now, it’s time to talk about how. Below, I have some recommendations on how to begin your AI-powered manufacturing journey. Start small, start anywhere, start now Some manufacturers are put off […]

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By Jason Spaulding and Jen Clark on April 23, 2018

IBM joins GMIS Mission to change the future of manufacturing

We are delighted to announce that IBM has joined the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) as a founding partner. The news first broke at Think 2018 – IBM’s landmark conference, and a unique opportunity for IBMers, partners and clients to innovate together. Given our focus on the power of collaboration, it was an apt […]

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