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

Find Your Blind Spots: 7 Things a Manufacturing Manager is Missing

As a manufacturing manager, it's essential to be aware of potential blind spots that could impact your facility's productivity, safety, and overall success. By recognizing these areas and implementing smart manufacturing solutions, you can optimize your operations and ensure a clear path to success. In this blog, we will reveal the common blind ...
BLOG Mar 21

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

Increase Profits in Your Manufacturing Business with These 3 Tools

There are several pain points in modern manufacturing that can potentially be addressed with new technologies. What, then, are some of the best ways that modern manufacturing companies — sometimes called Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 — can increase profits?
BLOG Feb 14

Why Manufacturers are Using Transformational Intelligence to Turn their Data into Insights.

Modern manufacturers receive massive amounts of data from various sources, including not only their own IIoT devices and machines, but also from their vendors, customers, and supply chains. This much data can be overwhelming and difficult to make sense of. That’s where Transformational Intelligence comes in.   In this article: A Treasure of Raw ...
BLOG Feb 02

4 New Trends Influencing the Chemical Manufacturing Industry in 2023

The chemical manufacturing industry is constantly evolving, and the last few years of disruption and unpredictability have brought even more rapid shifts. It can be difficult to keep up with all the latest trends and innovations, but it’s important for chemical manufacturers in a competitive landscape to understand what’s expected to shape the ...
BLOG Jan 17

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Setting Up Your Smart Factory

The face of modern manufacturing is evolving amidst global unpredictability, shifting customer demands, and growing digitalization. These changes have led many manufacturers to embark on an Industry 4.0 digital transformation for their operations. Smart Manufacturing is becoming the future of the industry, but getting started on the journey there ...
BLOG Jan 10

Why Not All Smart Factories Are Created Equal

More and more, manufacturers are investing in Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing technologies to build modernized smart factories. When implemented correctly, these technologies create a connected environment that enables better decision making, and the optimization of efficiency and productivity. But not all smart factories are created equal. Read ...
BLOG Dec 06

Making Sense of Manufacturing Data by Contextualizing it

The manufacturing industry in the digital era has no shortage of data. Industry 4.0 technologies like the industrial internet of things (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. Gathering data for the ...
BLOG Nov 22

How to Eliminate Dwell Time of Materials in Manufacturing?

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. As the recovery period continues, challenges remain, and the stakes are great for manufacturers ...
BLOG Nov 08

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