Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2018
Dell EMC technology for Digital Manufacturing harnesses the workstation, HPC and storage capabilities that combine to enable better products, more efficient design and production processes, and meet rapidly changing customer preferences.
Collecting, collating and digesting more and more data in the entire ecosystem, from product modelling to after-sales trends, are making the digital factory a powerful and necessary reality in the manufacturing landscape.
In this infographic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernized, optimized data infrastructure. In doing so, we aim to bring you ideas about how you can bring your own data-driven business vision to life, focusing on the outcomes that matter most to you.
In essence, we will be discussing five main industries and the possibilities for modernized data infrastructure. We will be displaying how Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail can use data, analytics and automation to optimize their business, therefore bringing about a competitive edge which previously appeared unimaginable. Using data correctly, most importantly building proper data infrastructures, can be the driving force behind obtaining a competitive edge.
Data is your story. And it’s our story, too.
As the world of traditional manufacturing fuses with information technology, organizations are tapping into a level of technical orchestration never attainable before. Symphonies of systems facilitate real - time interactions of people, machines, assets, systems, and things. This is the Smart Factory; the factory ecosystem of the future. It is an application of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) built with sets of hardware and software that collectively enable processes to govern themselves through machine learning and cognitive computing
This joint research product between IndustryWeek Custom Research and Kronos shines a light on manufacturing strategy, management practices and investment priorities over the next five years and beyond.
While U.S. manufacturing employment has declined over the past 25 years, the future outlook is bright. Taken alone, the U.S. manufacturing sector would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
While there are many factors that contribute to workforce engagement, you can start by focusing on top employee needs that contribute to a positive work environment including Safety, Flexibility, Fair treatment and the opportunity to make an impact.
By processing real-time data from machine sensors using artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s possible to predict critical events and take preventive action to avoid problems. TIBCO helps manufacturers around the world predict issues with greater accuracy, reduce downtime, increase quality, and improve yield.
Read about our top data science best practices for becoming a smart manufacturer.
The Internet of Things (IoT) didn’t just connect everything everywhere; It laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution.
Connected devices sending data was only one achievement of the IoT—but one that helped solve the problem of data spread across countless silos that was not collected because it was too voluminous and/or too expensive to analyze.
Now, with advances in cloud computing and analytics, cheaper and more scalable factory solutions are available. This, in combination with the cost and size of sensors continuously being reduced, supplies the other achievement: the possibility for every organization to digitally transform.
Using a Smart Factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon. Sensors, devices, people, and processes are part of a connected ecosystem providing:
• Reduced downtime
• Minimized surplus and defects • Deep insights
• End-to-end real-time visibility
“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0.
Published By: Markforged
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
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Intel's factories rely on thousands of PCs for manufacturing automation; keeping these PCs up and running can prevent expensive downtime. To manage these systems, Intel IT is using the Intel vPro platform's hardware- based feature, Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), to help reduce production downtime caused by PC incidents by 87.5 percent.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
IoT has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
Selecting the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software often poses a challenge for many businesses in the manufacturing industry. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to break down each potential application and choose the one that’s the best fit for your business.
This Gartner report explains how ERP selection teams can come to a consensus and establish an understanding of all options by jointly populating and prioritizing a hierarchical, weighted ERP evaluation model.
A structured evaluation model helps put all the cards on the table by explaining and justifying to internal stakeholders, external auditors, and vendors how and why an ERP software decision was made.
Read the Gartner report and establish your own ERP evaluation model to see if the Epicor ERP solution is the right fit for your manufacturing business.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
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