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

Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast

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 ...
BLOG Nov 02

Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Future of Manufacturing

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. According to a McKinsey Global Institute analysis, early adopters of AI can anticipate significantly larger economic gains than those that lag behind. Leaders of these ...
BLOG Nov 01

Why Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) is the First Step in the Journey Toward Industry 4.0

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. ...
BLOG Oct 25

Make Smart Manufacturing Work For You: Save The Date Oct 25, 2022

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.
BLOG Oct 05

Why Capturing Data is Important to Becoming a Smart Manufacturer

Factories are becoming smarter through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), and manufacturers looking to reap the benefits of these Smart Manufacturing technologies must approach the digital transformation at its starting point — the collection of data. Read on for more about why data ...
BLOG Sep 27

5 Important Steps to be Considered a Smart Manufacturing Firm

Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, digital transformation — these terms all refer to the application of computer-based digital technologies, interconnectivity, data analytics, and automation to transform what’s possible for manufacturing, with benefits including improved quality, yield, safety, and efficiency. Many manufacturers have made the ...
BLOG Sep 20

Take a Deeper Dive Into the Manufacturing Process by Identifying Blind Spots that can Improve Productivity and Safety

Blind spots in manufacturing can be one of the greatest obstacles manufacturers face when it comes to maximizing operational efficiency and ensuring safety in the workplace. Staying competitive in a complex manufacturing landscape requires going beyond the obvious, standard practices to identify the blind spots that hinder optimal manufacturing ...
BLOG Sep 13

Why Manufacturing Data from Smart Equipment Alone Leaves Over 80% of the Process Uncovered in the Majority of Facilities

Data is the name of the game these days as more and more manufacturing enterprises are turning to Industry 4.0 technologies to create smart factories. But data is not enough. The potential of intelligence on demand cannot be fully realized without the proper utilization of that data, with true visibility for transformation across the entire ...
BLOG Sep 06

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