The Hidden Link: How Data Capture is the First Step Towards a Smart Factory

In today's era of advanced technologies and digital transformation, the concept of a smart factory has emerged as a beacon of productivity and efficiency for manufacturers. To achieve the vision of a fully automated and intelligent factory, there are several elements that must be incorporated, the most fundamental of which is data capture. Data ...
BLOG Aug 01

Real-World Applications of Data Integration and Data Visualization

How are data integration and data visualization solutions playing out in the real-world?
BLOG Jul 25

The Hidden Secret to Manufacturing Efficiency: Transformational Intelligence Explained

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, efficiency is the name of the game. Every manufacturer worth their salt is constantly on the lookout for ways to optimize processes, cut costs, and boost productivity. But the reality is, traditional methods of data analysis can only take you so far. That's where Transformational Intelligence steps in. In ...
BLOG Jun 20

The Big Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Smart Factory

Industry 4.0, also known as smart manufacturing, has been well underway for some time now, and more manufacturers are undergoing digital transformations as the benefits become more apparent. Smart manufacturing technologies are also becoming more accessible — in March of this year, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $50 million in funding ...
BLOG Jun 06

5 Examples of Risk in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing ... and How to Avoid Them

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a complex process that involves numerous steps, from drug development to final packaging and distribution. This process is crucial to ensuring that medicines are safe and effective for patients. However, with complexity comes inherent risks that can impact the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical ...
BLOG Apr 25

Key Findings from 5 Year Survey of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Practices

The adoption of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing has been a significant focus for companies seeking to enhance their competitiveness, efficiency, and safety. To better understand the progress and challenges faced by manufacturers, CESMII (The Smart Manufacturing Institute) has been conducting market research surveys for the past five years. In ...
BLOG Apr 18

What are Four Elements of Effective Smart Manufacturing?

Smart Manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, is revolutionizing manufacturing safety and efficiency. In this blog, we delve into four critical elements required of a Smart Manufacturing system: Visibility, Integrated Data, Robust Analytics, and Aligned, Proactive and Automated Actions.
BLOG Mar 30

More Efficient Yard Operations Increases Profits in Construction & Cement

Construction and cement are industries in which inefficiencies can quickly become costly — upwards of $177 billion annually for the industry on the whole. Increasingly, organizations are implementing Industry 4.0 digital technologies to reduce delays and help yard operations run more safely, and more smoothly. Let’s look at how construction and ...
BLOG Mar 14

Smart Manufacturing – What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Get Started

Manufacturing Innovation Network, powered by the Center for Economic Growth, is proud to present the RPI Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center and CESMII – “The Smart Manufacturing Institute”, as their industry experts provide an introductory workshop on Smart Manufacturing and why it is critically important to implement now to secure the future ...
BLOG Mar 07

Avoid Recalls: How Food & Beverage Manufacturers are using technology to make their foods safer

Safety is critical in the food and beverage industry. Recalls have a devastating impact on reputation and finances. However, advancements in technology, particularly with smart manufacturing, offer food and beverage manufacturers powerful tools to improve food safety and avoid costly recalls.
BLOG Feb 28

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