Manufacturing

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


Ready to make the competition nervous? Use AI and IoT with 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


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