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The smart future of manufacturing companies

Maximum productivity and minimal downtime, an optimal supply chain and the retention of operational know-how. That is what manufacturing companies and their leaders want. Moreover, it is precisely what so-called ‘cognitive manufacturing’ can provide. This was evident from a recent interactive webinar, where IBM specialists presented the smart future of the manufacturing industry. Victor Sánchez […]

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Keeping quality high while lowering process costs with AI & IoT in Manufacturing

As profit margins shrink and consumer expectation rise, it’s for manufacturers more important than ever to optimize for quality in their operation. Fortunately, quality management technology has made huge advancements in recent years. Today organizations within manufacturing and their leaders can easily embrace available AI and IoT enabled solutions. This allows to detect quality issues early […]

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Chocolate – much more than a matter of good taste

Maximum productivity and minimal downtime, an optimal supply chain and the retention of operational know-how. That is what manufacturing companies and their leaders want. Moreover, it is precisely what so-called ‘cognitive manufacturing’ can provide. This was evident from a recent interactive webinar, where IBM specialists presented the smart future of the manufacturing industry. Victor Sánchez […]

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Technology makes Saint-Nicholas’ work easier

My daughter Clémence is both nervous and excited by the perspective of Saint-Nicholas arriving with her presents. She posted her wish-list in a letter to him in Spain. What she doesn’t realize is the pressure her expectation generates in the supply chain. As an Industry Solutions Executive at IBM I mainly work with retailers and […]

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Struggling with Artificial Intelligence?

Wondering how Artificial Intelligence (AI) really works? Do you feel like it is just a black box which, when asked, magically comes up with an answer? Do you trust the so called “black box”? Recently this article appeared in the dutch newspaper The Telegraaf about Ethics and AI. It touched the discussion on how algorithms […]

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Digital reinvention, hoe verantwoord gaan we hiermee om?

De wereld heruitvinden met digitale systemen. En hoe zit het met de mens en ethiek? Digitale havenmeesters, zelfrijdende auto’s, systemen die zeggen wanneer ze onderhoud nodig hebben. Dat vraagt meer dan ambitie en slimme technologie. Kom naar Think Amsterdam, 9/10/11 oktober Een autonoom varend schip dat met behulp van een digitale havenmeester de haven wordt […]

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Digital reinvention? Moonshot thinking!

Je businessmodel op de schop nemen met technologie vraagt ambitie en zelfs ‘moonshot thinking’. Een sterk staaltje van digital reinvention zag ik in de haven van Rotterdam. Wat komt er allemaal kijken bij zo’n digitale transformatie? In 1961 kondigde President Kennedy aan binnen tien jaar een man op de maan te willen. In 1969 was […]

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Meer dan de som van de silo’s

Moderne technologieën zoals internet of things (IoT), robotics, cloud, articifial intelligence en blockchain worden vaak als op zichzelf staand beschouwd. Echter in combinatie is de ‘som der silo’s’ vele malen groter. Samen vormen ze de basis voor oneindige mogelijkheden op het gebied van supply chain-optimalisatie van productiebedrijven en zijn een belangrijke enabler van Industrie 4.0. […]

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De toekomst van de vierde industriële revolutie krijgt gestalte door de cloud

Het is geen science fiction meer – de vierde industriële revolutie, of Industry 4.0, is aangebroken. Door het samenkomen van allerlei nieuw technologieën, zoals robotics, AI, 3D printing en Internet of Things, ondersteund door de cloud en edge computing, verandert onze manier van zakendoen volkomen. Dit is vergelijkbaar met veranderingen die internet, mobile en de […]

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