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Leaner Than Lean: How Digitalization Transforms Manufacturing

If you want to see the future of manufacturing, follow the Tama River about 45 kilometers upstream from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to the GE Healthcare facility in Hino, Japan.
05/19/2017

The Promises and Limitations of Big Data

Although many people claim we have entered the era of big data, research firms tell us that most collected information is never used. It sits uncleaned, unanalyzed, unused in databases.
05/19/2017

Manufacturers’ Slow, but Steady Migration to the Cloud

While businesses of all types make a steady march to the cloud, manufacturers are pursuing a hybrid strategy, opting to retain some foundational plant-floor systems on premise while earmarking analytics and production applications for migration to the...
05/19/2017

Tackling challenges in integrating Industry 4.0 into manufacturing operations

Industry 4.0 could be the next big thing for Singapore’s economy.
05/19/2017

Industry 4.0: It’s all about the people

The adoption of i4.0 will have a profound impact on the manufacturing workforce. Organizations should start planning the transition today.
05/19/2017

OEE: A Management Strategy

Overall equipment effectiveness is most often seen as a tool for use in production operations. However, it is increasingly viewed as a strategic management tool for continuous improvement and connecting the enterprise to the plant floor.
05/12/2017

Losing Sleep Over Your Digital Manufacturing Strategy? You're Not the First

Robots, digitization, manufacturing The digitization of manufacturing is a pretty big topic these days.
05/12/2017

Three reasons why manufacturing jobs are suited to millennials

The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are well aware of.
05/12/2017

Building The Internet of Things: Bringing IoT Into Your Organization

People generally dislike change. It disrupts the familiar and the comfortable.
05/12/2017

Internet of Things And Predictive Maintenance Transform The Service Industry

The field service industry is huge, encompassing 20 million field technicians in vans spread across the world, maintaining everything from hospital equipment to office elevators, heavy manufacturing machines and wind farm turbines, and there are a lot...
05/12/2017

A Reason to Do Lean and Six Sigma Executives Will Embrace

What is the actual, demonstrated output of your organization’s system (production parts or service hours)? Does it change from week to week, day to day, even hour to hour? If so, then you are dealing with “capacity leaks” that will result...
05/12/2017

Apple’s Billion-Dollar Investment Provides a Blueprint for US Manufacturing

Add Apple to the list of companies trying to make nice with the Trump administration.
05/12/2017

Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing With Industry 4.0

Successfully leveraging the huge promise of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things will allow companies to transform their business models to accommodate shifting customer demands.
05/12/2017

How one company saved $1.5 MILLION in their first year of Machine Monitoring

Gary Bruner, the president of Carolina Precision Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer that specializes in small-diameter, close-tolerance CNC Swiss turned parts, had a problem.
04/26/2017

HOW A FORMER MACHINIST IS SEEKING TO EMPOWER THE SHOP FLOOR: MACHINE MONITORING WITH MACHINEMETRICS

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today we welcome Eric Fogg, Co-Founder and Partner of MachineMetrics, to the MakingChips Podcast. Eric started as a CNC machinist and identified an area in the throughput process that he believes can significantly help...
04/26/2017

How machine monitoring works

Our mission at MachineMetrics is to help manufacturers increase production efficiency (availability, performance, and quality) by simplifying machine monitoring. Other systems require very expensive and time-consuming machine integrations,...
04/26/2017

The $3T opportunity that isn’t: IoT opportunity ‘dramatically over-inflated’

Suggestions that the internet of things presents a $3 trillion market opportunity are unrealistic and ‘dramatically’ over-inflated according to Strategy Analytics, which says the market is more likely to be around $0.3 trillion by 2025.
04/26/2017

Industrial production climbed in March, while manufacturing output dropped unexpectedly: Fed report

Overall U.S. industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March because of an 8.6 percent weather-driven surge in utilities generation, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday.
04/26/2017

Industry 4.0 held to ransom

Digital technology, automation and the Internet of Things are dramatically improving manufacturing quality and reducing costs. Industry leaders know that embracing Industry 4.0 is the only way to survive, and that the use of real-time data provides a...
04/26/2017

Firms need to gear up to benefit from Industry 4.0

A new wave of technological change is sweeping across the global manufacturing sector, and factories here are positioning themselves to be at the heart of this transformation.
04/26/2017