Thursday, April 19, 2018
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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Why the Manufacturing Sector Should Make Certifications an Important Selection Criteria for Cloud Service...

In a previous blog, we’ve already talked about why the manufacturing sector is increasingly moving business-critical applications to the cloud. Two of the biggest reasons: Manufacturers are focusing on what’s strategic....
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Why the Manufacturing Sector is Increasingly Moving Business-Critical Applications to the Cloud

If you’re in manufacturing and responsible for your organization’s computing infrastructure, you may have been asked to provide three pillars of business value to satisfy a variety of very active stakeholders: Your users expect availability and high performance. Your operations teams...
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It’s Time to Digitize the Food and Beverage Industry

Manufacturers in automotive, high tech and life sciences have made tremendous inroads with digitization and automation. The U.S. Food Sector is starting to catch up gradually, but throughout the world, you...
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Three Ways to Evaluate the Success of Your ERP Implementation Plan

Nearly every size business can benefit from a flexible ERP solution that provides better control over core business areas, but putting that project together can be daunting. There is a lot...
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Explore 2018 Highlights for Automotive Suppliers

With Explore 2018 just around the corner, I wanted to share the top automotive session topics you can expect to learn about at this year’s conference from your industry peers and...
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Industry 4.0 Ramps Up Product Life Cycles

Industry 4.0’s real business impact on product development and design is often understated in the hype it has created. More and more products are being made with native intelligence that allows...
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Cashing the Check on Predictive Maintenance

The most frequently cited example of Industry 4.0 is asset performance management. A critical manufacturing asset is fitted with affordable sensor technology. This allows for the collection of unprecedented volumes and...
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Data Warehouses and Big Data Are Evolving into Data Lakes

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning are key aspects of Industry 4.0. Both will result in the unprecedented collection and analysis of data to drive new insights and benefits....
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Taiichi Ohno: Hero of the Toyota Production System

“Wisdom is given equally to everybody. The point is whether one can exercise it.”       -Taiichi Ohno Very few people have been able to harness and use their wisdom as powerfully...
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DDMRP: Beyond the Acronym

In a world with a perpetual flow of new crazes and trends, passing fads and game-changing ingenuities often wearing the same clothing, it is only the test of time that truly...