Industry 4.0

By Lauren Longhi on November 9, 2018

The top 5 takeaways from the Industrial IoT World conference

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 […]

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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 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 Jason Spaulding on September 26, 2018

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

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. […]

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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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By Laura Langendorf on April 9, 2018

Why celebrate World IoT Day? We can start with Industry 4.0

Today is World IoT Day. Established in 2010 by the IoT Council, it’s an open invitation for the Internet of Things (IoT) community to recognize and celebrate the power that IoT has to transform our communities, our businesses and our lives. And with an IoT market expected to explode to $14.2 trillion USD by 2022, […]

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By Laura Langendorf and Sarah Dudley on March 19, 2018

Think Monday: Six “thoughtful” moments

It is alive! Think, that is. IBM’s first-of-its-kind event kicked off today. Below, we’re sharing  just a few of the moments that made today such a great opening day. 1. Think is a sensory adventure! From the moment you walked through the Las Vegas airport, it hits you … this is a big deal. And a […]

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By Jen Clark and Walker Sherk on March 7, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Intelligent Visual Inspection?

Welcome to this installment of the IBM cheat sheet series: your jargon-busting, straight-talking guide to IoT technologies. Today, we shine a little light on the concept of Intelligent Visual Inspection, and, in particular, the IBM Visual Insights solution. Intelligent Visual Inspection 101: vital statistics Name: Intelligent Visual Inspection IBM product / solution: IBM Visual Insights […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 5, 2018

Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic.  Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction.  In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive manufacturing is moving past disillusionment and into real product applications.  Many predict AM will cause massive industry […]

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