ThinkIQ Blog https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog Latest industry and company blogs from ThinkIQ en Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:15:00 GMT 2022-11-22T16:15:00Z en Making Sense of Manufacturing Data by Contextualizing it https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/making-sense-of-manufacturing-data-by-contextualizing-it <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/making-sense-of-manufacturing-data-by-contextualizing-it" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20Blog%20contextualize%20mfg%20data.png" alt="ThinkIQ Blog contextualized manufacturing data" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">The manufacturing industry in the digital era has no shortage of data. Industry 4.0 technologies like the </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/what-is-the-industrial-internet-of-things" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">industrial internet of things</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (IIoT) have enabled interconnectivity between devices, machines, and people in-plant and across the supply chain, driving data collection on a variety of aspects of manufacturing operations. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Gathering data for the sake of data, though, does little good if that data isn’t generating business value. In order to take full advantage of the promises of </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/what-is-industry-4.0-smart-manufacturing" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, manufacturers must ensure they are able to make sense of their data by contextualizing it.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/making-sense-of-manufacturing-data-by-contextualizing-it" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20Blog%20contextualize%20mfg%20data.png" alt="ThinkIQ Blog contextualized manufacturing data" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">The manufacturing industry in the digital era has no shortage of data. Industry 4.0 technologies like the </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/what-is-the-industrial-internet-of-things" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">industrial internet of things</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (IIoT) have enabled interconnectivity between devices, machines, and people in-plant and across the supply chain, driving data collection on a variety of aspects of manufacturing operations. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Gathering data for the sake of data, though, does little good if that data isn’t generating business value. In order to take full advantage of the promises of </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/what-is-industry-4.0-smart-manufacturing" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, manufacturers must ensure they are able to make sense of their data by contextualizing it.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fmaking-sense-of-manufacturing-data-by-contextualizing-it&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Contextualized Manufacturing Data Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/making-sense-of-manufacturing-data-by-contextualizing-it 2022-11-22T16:15:00Z ThinkIQ How Manufacturers Address Supply Chain Needs with Modern Technology https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-manufacturers-address-supply-chain-needs-with-modern-technology <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-manufacturers-address-supply-chain-needs-with-modern-technology" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20supply%20chain%20optimization.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog supply chain optimization" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">There has been no shortage of supply chain challenges for manufacturers in recent years. Rising consumer demand is just one example — last year in the U.S demand </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/11/16/what-does-current-inflation-tell-us-about-the-future/" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">surged 15%</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, contributing to the overwhelming of a system that operates primarily with physical documents and siloed data. The resulting bottlenecks slowed the flow of goods, caused disruptions, and ultimately exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain that manufacturers are now looking to address. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Modern supply chain problems require modern solutions — and those modern solutions are coming in the form of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing technologies.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-manufacturers-address-supply-chain-needs-with-modern-technology" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20supply%20chain%20optimization.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog supply chain optimization" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">There has been no shortage of supply chain challenges for manufacturers in recent years. Rising consumer demand is just one example — last year in the U.S demand </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/11/16/what-does-current-inflation-tell-us-about-the-future/" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">surged 15%</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, contributing to the overwhelming of a system that operates primarily with physical documents and siloed data. The resulting bottlenecks slowed the flow of goods, caused disruptions, and ultimately exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain that manufacturers are now looking to address. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Modern supply chain problems require modern solutions — and those modern solutions are coming in the form of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing technologies.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-manufacturers-address-supply-chain-needs-with-modern-technology&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Disruptions smart factory Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-manufacturers-address-supply-chain-needs-with-modern-technology 2022-11-15T16:15:00Z ThinkIQ Pellissippi State Community College & the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Technical Showcase https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/pellissippi-state-community-college-the-university-of-tennessee-center-for-industrial-services-technical-showcase <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/pellissippi-state-community-college-the-university-of-tennessee-center-for-industrial-services-technical-showcase" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20Tech%20Showcase%20221215.png" alt="ThinkIQ Technology Showcase 221215" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 24px;"><span>Join </span><span>Pellissippi State Community College </span><span>&amp; the University of Tennessee </span><span>Center for Industrial Services </span><span>for the second event in our complimentary Technology Showcase series!&nbsp; This event features Machine Vision to create Visual Twins of your factory floor with hardware kits &amp; technology from ThinkIQ.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/pellissippi-state-community-college-the-university-of-tennessee-center-for-industrial-services-technical-showcase" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20Tech%20Showcase%20221215.png" alt="ThinkIQ Technology Showcase 221215" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 24px;"><span>Join </span><span>Pellissippi State Community College </span><span>&amp; the University of Tennessee </span><span>Center for Industrial Services </span><span>for the second event in our complimentary Technology Showcase series!&nbsp; This event features Machine Vision to create Visual Twins of your factory floor with hardware kits &amp; technology from ThinkIQ.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fpellissippi-state-community-college-the-university-of-tennessee-center-for-industrial-services-technical-showcase&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Industry 4.0 smart factory Technology Showcase Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/pellissippi-state-community-college-the-university-of-tennessee-center-for-industrial-services-technical-showcase 2022-11-14T16:15:00Z ThinkIQ How to Eliminate Dwell Time of Materials in Manufacturing? https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-dwell-time-of-materials-in-manufacturing <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-dwell-time-of-materials-in-manufacturing" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20material%20dwell%20time.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog material dwell time" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">The U.S manufacturing sector has faced formidable challenges in recent times — factors such as the pandemic, labor shortages, geopolitical conflicts, and inflation have disrupted supply chains and production, while exposing operational vulnerabilities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">As the </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/the-slow-road-to-recovery-for-the-manufacturing-industry-420109.aspx" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">recovery period continues</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, challenges remain, and the stakes are great for manufacturers to ensure operational efficiency and stability of production. But too often, dwell time and lags in material flow can compromise production performance and send costs soaring.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate dwell time of materials in manufacturing, and the key lies in gaining greater visibility into manufacturing operations.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-dwell-time-of-materials-in-manufacturing" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20material%20dwell%20time.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog material dwell time" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">The U.S manufacturing sector has faced formidable challenges in recent times — factors such as the pandemic, labor shortages, geopolitical conflicts, and inflation have disrupted supply chains and production, while exposing operational vulnerabilities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">As the </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/the-slow-road-to-recovery-for-the-manufacturing-industry-420109.aspx" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">recovery period continues</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, challenges remain, and the stakes are great for manufacturers to ensure operational efficiency and stability of production. But too often, dwell time and lags in material flow can compromise production performance and send costs soaring.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate dwell time of materials in manufacturing, and the key lies in gaining greater visibility into manufacturing operations.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-eliminate-dwell-time-of-materials-in-manufacturing&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Manufacturing dwell time Tue, 08 Nov 2022 16:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-dwell-time-of-materials-in-manufacturing 2022-11-08T16:15:00Z ThinkIQ Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/advanced-manufacturing-now-podcast <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/advanced-manufacturing-now-podcast" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/Advanced%20Manufacturing%20Now%20ThinkIQ%20Blog.png" alt="Advanced Manufacturing Now ThinkIQ Podcast" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">You can’t manage what you can’t measure, and, in many cases, manufacturers can’t measure what they can’t see. In this podcast, ThinkIQ’s Rob Schoenthaler shares the company’s vision for the future of smart manufacturing with SME Media Senior Editor Steve Plumb. In addition to the latest automated and digital solutions, companies must integrate older equipment and manual processes into their Industry 4.0 plans.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/advanced-manufacturing-now-podcast" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/Advanced%20Manufacturing%20Now%20ThinkIQ%20Blog.png" alt="Advanced Manufacturing Now ThinkIQ Podcast" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">You can’t manage what you can’t measure, and, in many cases, manufacturers can’t measure what they can’t see. In this podcast, ThinkIQ’s Rob Schoenthaler shares the company’s vision for the future of smart manufacturing with SME Media Senior Editor Steve Plumb. In addition to the latest automated and digital solutions, companies must integrate older equipment and manual processes into their Industry 4.0 plans.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fadvanced-manufacturing-now-podcast&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing manufacturing blind spots Advanced Manufacturing Now Wed, 02 Nov 2022 21:35:53 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/advanced-manufacturing-now-podcast 2022-11-02T21:35:53Z ThinkIQ Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Future of Manufacturing https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/artificial-intelligences-impact-on-the-future-of-manufacturing <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/artificial-intelligences-impact-on-the-future-of-manufacturing" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/TIQ%20Blog%20AI%20in%20supply%20chain.png" alt="ThinkIQ Blog AI for manufacturing" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies most integral to Industry 4.0 manufacturing, and companies are increasingly embracing it to power their smart factories.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">According to a </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/operations/our-insights/lighthouse-manufacturers-lead-the-way" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">McKinsey Global Institute analysis</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, early adopters of AI can anticipate significantly larger economic gains than those that lag behind. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Leaders of these manufacturing companies understand that the factory of the future is one that leverages Industry 4.0 technologies — and AI is at the forefront.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/artificial-intelligences-impact-on-the-future-of-manufacturing" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/TIQ%20Blog%20AI%20in%20supply%20chain.png" alt="ThinkIQ Blog AI for manufacturing" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies most integral to Industry 4.0 manufacturing, and companies are increasingly embracing it to power their smart factories.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">According to a </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/operations/our-insights/lighthouse-manufacturers-lead-the-way" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">McKinsey Global Institute analysis</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, early adopters of AI can anticipate significantly larger economic gains than those that lag behind. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Leaders of these manufacturing companies understand that the factory of the future is one that leverages Industry 4.0 technologies — and AI is at the forefront.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fartificial-intelligences-impact-on-the-future-of-manufacturing&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing Industry 4.0 smart factory Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/artificial-intelligences-impact-on-the-future-of-manufacturing 2022-11-01T15:15:00Z ThinkIQ Why Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) is the First Step in the Journey Toward Industry 4.0 https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/why-enterprise-manufacturing-intelligence-emi-is-the-first-step-in-the-journey-toward-industry-4.0 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/why-enterprise-manufacturing-intelligence-emi-is-the-first-step-in-the-journey-toward-industry-4.0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20beyond%20emi.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog going beyond EMI" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Manufacturers in today’s fast-paced, constantly shifting global landscape need to be able to make effective decisions quickly, and to do that they must first have access to the right data. But factors such as complexity within supply chains and data that is spread out in different systems and in different formats can make this challenging.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://blog.lnsresearch.com/blog/bid/191239/How-EMI-Software-Has-Changed-Manufacturing-Operations" style="color: #f15c29;">Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence</a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (EMI) offers a first step solution for manufacturers looking to see all their data streams centralized and contextualized — and a critical first step in the journey toward Industry 4.0.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/why-enterprise-manufacturing-intelligence-emi-is-the-first-step-in-the-journey-toward-industry-4.0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/ThinkIQ%20blog%20beyond%20emi.png" alt="ThinkIQ blog going beyond EMI" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Manufacturers in today’s fast-paced, constantly shifting global landscape need to be able to make effective decisions quickly, and to do that they must first have access to the right data. But factors such as complexity within supply chains and data that is spread out in different systems and in different formats can make this challenging.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://blog.lnsresearch.com/blog/bid/191239/How-EMI-Software-Has-Changed-Manufacturing-Operations" style="color: #f15c29;">Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence</a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (EMI) offers a first step solution for manufacturers looking to see all their data streams centralized and contextualized — and a critical first step in the journey toward Industry 4.0.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-enterprise-manufacturing-intelligence-emi-is-the-first-step-in-the-journey-toward-industry-4.0&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing Industry 4.0 EMI Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/why-enterprise-manufacturing-intelligence-emi-is-the-first-step-in-the-journey-toward-industry-4.0 2022-10-25T15:15:00Z ThinkIQ How AI is Helping Chemical Manufacturers Improve Yield and Safety by Making Sense of their Data https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-ai-is-helping-chemical-manufacturers-improve-yield-and-safety-by-making-sense-of-their-data <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-ai-is-helping-chemical-manufacturers-improve-yield-and-safety-by-making-sense-of-their-data" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/TIQ%20Blog%20chemical%20safety.png" alt="How AI is Helping Chemical Manufacturers Improve Yield and Safety by Making Sense of their Data" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Manufacturers in the chemical industry are continuously facing challenges — recalls, inefficiencies, and quality issues to name a few — and those that do not adapt risk falling behind the competition.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Industry 4.0 technologies have already had a </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://supplychainbrain.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Industry-4.0-Drives-Agility-and-Productivity-for-Manufacturing.pdf" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">significant impact on manufacturing</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, including in the chemical industry, providing advanced solutions that enable manufacturers to operate with more agility.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">One such technology, </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/the-uses-of-ai-inside-and-outside-the-factory/" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">artificial intelligence</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (AI), is facilitating new levels of visibility and understanding of materials as they flow upstream, midstream and downstream across the supply chain. AI helps manufacturers work smarter and confront challenges head on, leading to optimized operations, and significant improvements in yield and safety.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-ai-is-helping-chemical-manufacturers-improve-yield-and-safety-by-making-sense-of-their-data" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/TIQ%20Blog%20chemical%20safety.png" alt="How AI is Helping Chemical Manufacturers Improve Yield and Safety by Making Sense of their Data" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Manufacturers in the chemical industry are continuously facing challenges — recalls, inefficiencies, and quality issues to name a few — and those that do not adapt risk falling behind the competition.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Industry 4.0 technologies have already had a </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://supplychainbrain.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Industry-4.0-Drives-Agility-and-Productivity-for-Manufacturing.pdf" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">significant impact on manufacturing</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, including in the chemical industry, providing advanced solutions that enable manufacturers to operate with more agility.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">One such technology, </span><span style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/the-uses-of-ai-inside-and-outside-the-factory/" style="color: #f15c29;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">artificial intelligence</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> (AI), is facilitating new levels of visibility and understanding of materials as they flow upstream, midstream and downstream across the supply chain. AI helps manufacturers work smarter and confront challenges head on, leading to optimized operations, and significant improvements in yield and safety.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-ai-is-helping-chemical-manufacturers-improve-yield-and-safety-by-making-sense-of-their-data&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Chemical Manufacturing Yard Operations Manufacturing Safety Tue, 18 Oct 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/how-ai-is-helping-chemical-manufacturers-improve-yield-and-safety-by-making-sense-of-their-data 2022-10-18T15:15:00Z ThinkIQ Defining the Purpose of Traceability in Food Safety https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/defining-the-purpose-of-traceability-in-food-safety <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/defining-the-purpose-of-traceability-in-food-safety" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/traceability-in-food-safety-720.jpeg" alt="ThinkIQ blog food traceability for food safety" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">In the Food &amp; Beverage industry, there are a great number of people, suppliers, distributers, and processing steps involved in order for raw materials to become finished goods that are then consumed by customers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">With supply chains now extended across the globe, </span><span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.foodprocessing.com/business-of-food-beverage/industry-outlook/article/11291329/2022-food-and-beverage-industry-outlook"><span style="font-size: 16px;">complexity has increased</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> exponentially, making supply chain traceability more important than ever.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Read on as we define the purpose of traceability and its crucial role in ensuring food safety.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/defining-the-purpose-of-traceability-in-food-safety" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/traceability-in-food-safety-720.jpeg" alt="ThinkIQ blog food traceability for food safety" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">In the Food &amp; Beverage industry, there are a great number of people, suppliers, distributers, and processing steps involved in order for raw materials to become finished goods that are then consumed by customers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">With supply chains now extended across the globe, </span><span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.foodprocessing.com/business-of-food-beverage/industry-outlook/article/11291329/2022-food-and-beverage-industry-outlook"><span style="font-size: 16px;">complexity has increased</span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> exponentially, making supply chain traceability more important than ever.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Read on as we define the purpose of traceability and its crucial role in ensuring food safety.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fdefining-the-purpose-of-traceability-in-food-safety&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Realtime Manufacturing Traceability Tue, 11 Oct 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/defining-the-purpose-of-traceability-in-food-safety 2022-10-11T15:15:00Z ThinkIQ Make Smart Manufacturing Work For You: Save The Date Oct 25, 2022 https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/make-smart-manufacturing-work-for-you-save-the-date-oct-25-2022 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/make-smart-manufacturing-work-for-you-save-the-date-oct-25-2022" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/CESMI%20Smart%20mfg%20training%20221025.png" alt="Make Smart Manufacturing Work For You: Save The Date Oct 25, 2022" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>El Camino College in partnership with CADENCE and CESMII will show you how to make manufacturing more profitable at an event will allow you to meet industry experts who will discuss SMART Manufacturing best practices for small and medium sized businesses.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/make-smart-manufacturing-work-for-you-save-the-date-oct-25-2022" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://insight.thinkiq.com/hubfs/CESMI%20Smart%20mfg%20training%20221025.png" alt="Make Smart Manufacturing Work For You: Save The Date Oct 25, 2022" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>El Camino College in partnership with CADENCE and CESMII will show you how to make manufacturing more profitable at an event will allow you to meet industry experts who will discuss SMART Manufacturing best practices for small and medium sized businesses.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5797211&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finsight.thinkiq.com%2Fblog%2Fmake-smart-manufacturing-work-for-you-save-the-date-oct-25-2022&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finsight.thinkiq.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> SMART Manufacturing CESMII event Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://insight.thinkiq.com/blog/make-smart-manufacturing-work-for-you-save-the-date-oct-25-2022 2022-10-05T15:15:00Z ThinkIQ