IBM Production Optimization

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


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


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


Overcome production challenges with IBM Production Optimization and IBM Production Quality Insights

Written by Jason Spaulding | September 26, 2018 | Asset Management

This week, we announced the details of two offerings designed to help companies overcome production challenges: IBM Production Optimization, and IBM Production Quality Insights. These solutions support streamlined and efficient production processes that are underpinned by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Together, they increase throughput, improve quality, drive down expenditures and reduce costly waste. ...read more