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What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for Smart Manufacturing?

Since the Industrial Revolution beginning in the mid-18th century revolutionized manufacturing processes, technological change has been a constant. Now, here in the 21st century, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, has ushered in the kind of technological change that is transforming manufacturing in unprecedented ways. ...
BLOG Jun 28

The 5 Stage Path Towards Smart Manufacturing in the Food & Beverage Industry

Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing helps Food & Beverage manufacturers take control of their operations through a digital transformation driven by continuous intelligence, automation, and connectivity in a cyber-physical environment. Smart Manufacturing harnesses the massive amounts of data Food & Beverage manufacturers have available to ...
BLOG Jun 21

The Role Traceability Plays in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Safety

Ensuring the quality and safety of products in the pharmaceutical industry is critical, without question. The global population depends on many of the modern medicines produced in pharmaceutical manufacturing for health and survival. But recalled, substandard, or counterfeit drugs have the potential to cause substantial, in some cases irreparable ...
BLOG Jun 14

Three Key Differences Between Smart Manufacturing and Digital Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, aka Industry 4.0, has brought with it many technological advancements that have transformed the global manufacturing landscape in remarkable ways. But for companies who have yet to make the digital transformation, the exact meaning of terms like Smart Manufacturing and digital manufacturing may be unfamiliar. ...
BLOG Jun 07

Machine Learning For A Streamlined, More Efficient Manufacturing Data Center

As the Industry 4.0 digital transformation (aka Smart Manufacturing) progresses, more and more manufacturing industries are seeking to optimize data collection and analysis in order to utilize data to its maximum potential. Data centers are essential for storing and processing this data but running a data center using conventional methods ...
BLOG Jun 01

ThinkIQ At Smart Manufacturing Experience June 7-9, 2022

Join ThinkIQ at the Smart Manufacturing Experience June 7-9 in Pittsburg, PA. at our booth #626 and then check out ThinkIQ CEO Doug Lawson present on Tuesday, June 7 at 11: 25am ET:
BLOG May 30

Realtime Reporting On Critical Activities And Events For Manufacturing

What’s the bedrock of a manufacturing business that runs smoothly and efficiently? Realtime reporting. Managers of manufacturing enterprises need to know what’s happening with their operations, the granular details that illuminate progress, process, and potential problems, and they need that information to be accurate, and timely. As Industry 4.0 ...
BLOG May 25

Computer Vision Can Reduce Accidents and Avoid Injuries

Machine Learning trained to watch for anomalies as part of a Safety Management System When I started working summer jobs in construction and later worked as a materials/supply chain manager in back in the 1970’s, workplace safety was often an afterthought. I recall several near misses that occurred, especially the heavy equipment operator clipping ...
BLOG May 20

How Traceability And Manufacturing Software Improves Efficiency

Efficiency is a top priority for manufacturers in every industry. From the mining industry to the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical industry to the food & beverage industry, manufacturers want to know how to get more done, in less time, with fewer complications. Traceability software in manufacturing is a powerful tool that helps ...
BLOG May 18

Santa Claus is a Power User of ThinkIQ’s A.I. & Computer Vision

North Pole Times Investigation Reveals the Shocking Truth The North Pole Times conducted a months long investigation that included dozens of interviews with elf helpers at the main toy factory. The elves requested anonymity to reveal just how much times have changed with the introduction of ThinkIQ’s machine learning, and computer vision.
BLOG May 16

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