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


Data Integration is still the biggest hindrance to Industry 4.0

Written by Binny Samuel | October 1, 2018 | Manufacturing

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, ...read more


IBM joins GMIS Mission to change the future of manufacturing

Written by Jason Spaulding and Jen Clark | April 23, 2018 | 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 ...read more


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

Written by Laura Langendorf | April 9, 2018 | Blog, Manufacturing

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, ...read more


The Daily Think: Wednesday Edition

Written by Sarah Dudley | March 21, 2018 | Conferences, Events

Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Think. It’s your bite-sized list of the “must-see, must-do” at this week’s Think, the flagship IBM conference to help you digitize and secure your enterprise. We’re well into the swings of things now but there are still many more great sessions and activities in store for you today. 1. ...read more


Cheat sheet: What is Intelligent Visual Inspection?

Written by Jen Clark and Walker Sherk | March 7, 2018 | Manufacturing

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 Maximo PQI – Visual Insights solution. Intelligent Visual Inspection 101: vital statistics Name: Intelligent Visual Inspection IBM product / solution: ...read more


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

Written by Matt Bellias | February 5, 2018 | Manufacturing

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 ...read more


How smart manufacturers bring Industry 4.0 principles to quality

Written by Jason Spaulding | January 30, 2018 | Manufacturing

Quality matters. Many manufacturers will tell you that poor quality affects both the top and bottom line. They will tell you that the consequences of poor quality are on the rise and that social media can make quality issues devastating to an OEM’s brand. They will also tell you that they are struggling to respond. ...read more


Is Industry 4.0 really the manufacturing savior it claims to be?

Written by Jason Spaulding | January 12, 2018 | Manufacturing

Manufacturers are under pressure. They need to do more with less which often means finding ways they can save money and expand margins. The options? Making more finished products and selling those products cheaper; having less costly downtime and less waste; and having fewer defects and higher satisfaction, all while requiring fewer raw materials, resources ...read more


What does a cement plant of the future look like? (Part 2)

Written by Binny Samuel | December 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

In the first part of this two-part series, we explored what defines a cognitive manufacturing plant. This blog will look at a specific use case -a cement manufacturer – to get a sense of exactly how this would work. Cement-making requires precision and little room for error Cement manufacturing has three key process steps: 1) Limestone ...read more


What does a manufacturing plant of the future look like? (Part 1)

Written by Binny Samuel | November 21, 2017 | Manufacturing

Technology is moving at a rapid pace and your options are to transform with it or fall behind. This digital transformation looks different in every industry but the underlying goals are the same: reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase revenues. While the future is unpredictable, the performance of your plant doesn’t need to be. As ...read more


Manufacturing is about to cross the physical-digital divide

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

If you’re curious about what the future of manufacturing holds for years to come, you won’t necessarily find it by touring an assembly line or a cutting-edge chip fab. Nor would you appreciate its potential by sitting down in a new car or powering up an Intel-powered laptop. It’s not really so much about the ...read more