Manufacturing

By Jen Clark on July 4, 2017

Cognitive inspection: IBM Visual Inspection for Quality

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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By Chris O'Connor on June 14, 2017

Rethinking manufacturing in the digital age

The digital age has brought with it a new way of thinking about manufacturing and operations. Labor rate changes in emerging economies, coupled with challenges associated with logistics and energy costs, are influencing global production and associated distribution decisions. Significant advances in technology, including big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, robotics and additive […]

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By Matthew Mikell on June 8, 2017

Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately […]

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By Jiani Zhang on June 7, 2017

Prepare yourself for cognitive manufacturing

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality.  Early adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According […]

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By Thorsten Schroeer on May 9, 2017

Cognitive computing: Hello Watson on the shop floor

Cognitive systems are fundamentally different Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. Rather than being explicitly programmed, they learn and reason from their interactions with us and from their experiences with their environment. They are made possible by advances in a number of scientific fields […]

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By Harriet Green on April 25, 2017

Harriet Green, Hannover Fair: Perspectives on industry 4.0

What is Cognitive Manufacturing? Cognitive Manufacturing (or industry 4.0) is what happens when we combine sensors, robotics, and data capture of the fourth industrial revolution with the machine learning and advanced data analytics of Watson. It’s what happens when we move beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial machines that use data […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Today at Hannover Messe 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB AbilityTM, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure using artificial intelligence. The new suite of breakthrough solutions aims to help organizations […]

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By Dan Bigos on April 25, 2017

The increasingly pervasive role of digital in manufacturing

Hannover Messe has everything – supplies, parts, tools, machinery, software, communications, financing, services, and all the professional experience and expertise one would need to create the ideal manufacturing environment to rapidly transform concept into product. The event is simultaneously overwhelming and inspiring. While the main focus of the event is “things” (as it has always […]

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By Dan Bigos on April 20, 2017

Predictive maintenance is just one of IBM’s IoT for Manufacturing strengths

Many companies make a claim to the predictive maintenance market. Many more than you might imagine. In fact, IoT Analytics in its Predictive Maintenance Market Report 2017-22 has identified at least 110 technology firms that have worked on predictive maintenance implementations. These firms address various parts of the overall predictive maintenance solution – condition monitoring […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 20, 2017

Four high-value use cases for cognitive manufacturing

Using cognitive to activate the next generation of production success Cognitive computing represents an emerging technology that increases productivity, yield and quality while continuously learning, improving employee actions, processes and outcomes. When combined with manufacturing technologies, it results in cognitive manufacturing. It unites millions of data points into a source that discovers patterns and answers […]

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