How Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Improves Mine-To-Metal Efficiency For Mineral Manufacturers

A revolution wouldn’t be a big deal if it didn’t have long, far-reaching effects. The American Revolution was not only the birth of a superpower, but it signaled the beginning of the downfall of the previous superpower, the British Empire. Revolutions in France, Russia, and China upended the balance of power and systems of government for ...
BLOG Jun 23

What The Food & Beverage Industry Is Doing To Revolutionize Data Technology In 2021

A lot of habits were changed in 2020. When you’re stuck at home, cut off from most human interaction, things start getting weird. It feels like a lifetime ago that we were all anxiously trying to figure out where our next roll of toilet paper would come from. It’s incredible to think a two-year-old video game console for kids was suddenly as ...
BLOG Jun 02

How To Enable Intelligent, End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility And Transparency

If you Google difficult recipes, Duck Pâté en Croûte pops up. It’s a time-intensive recipe that can take longer than 24 hours to prepare (“a labor of love”). To hit the mark, one must procure special ingredients, concoct a flaky homemade pastry dough, and chill it overnight at exacting temperatures. Meanwhile, on the other end of the culinary ...
BLOG Apr 28

The Importance Of Data In Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, merges traditional manufacturing processes with smart technology. This marriage of the old and new creates a more streamlined and efficient system — one that's run on data. The world's data production has grown so quickly that 90% of all the world's data was produced in the last three ...
BLOG Apr 26

7 Benefits Of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing

Change is as inevitable as death and taxes. Change, in fact, is the driver of those two certainties. If changes in health due to age, genes, and environment don’t get you first, a speeding semi might. And the ever-changing nature of vocation, the economy, even family has a dramatic effect on your tax status every year. Like sands through the ...
BLOG Mar 24

What Is Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing?

Imagine handing a smartphone to a caveman. The leap in technology from fire to 4K video might make his brain explode. But what about someone from more recent times? Imagine showing that same smartphone to an assembly line worker from the early 20th century. That device would be absolutely mind-blowing, but the path to such an achievement could in ...
BLOG Mar 17

How To Reduce Waste In Manufacturing

Many companies, including Proctor & Gamble have set goals of zero waste from manufacturing. For P&G, zero waste means zero manufacturing waste is disposed directly to the landfill or sent to incineration without energy recovery by the site, except where local legal requirements specify that regulated wastes must be disposed in a landfill. This is ...
BLOG Feb 17

How To Improve Yield In Manufacturing: Moving From Inside The Plant To The Entire Supply Chain

In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. Anytime a material balance calculation is done across a manufacturing plant, for example in food production, it may be a mystery why the “gazintas” do not match the “goesoutas”, until you walk around and see the bins of waste because of misshaped product, ...
BLOG Feb 08

Welcome To The New And Improved ThinkIQ.com

We wanted to give you more reasons to come back to thinkiq.com frequently, so we have revamped and relaunched our website. In addition to the latest ThinkIQ offerings for Continuous Intelligence for Manufacturers, contextualizing data — both in-plant and across your supply chain — you can learn about how our 5-stage path to Smart Manufacturing and ...
BLOG Feb 03

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