Feb. 8, 2018 - Many manufacturers struggle to allocate inventories properly to simultaneously meet their master production schedule of finished goods to satisfy new orders and meet service level agreements for spare parts for their customers. This plagues large and small companies alike. In fact, one of the top ten reasons that startups fail is due to poor inventory management, according to WASP Barcode.
Feb. 5, 2018 - According to Statista, there were 453 million connected wearable devices worldwide in 2018, a figure that is predicted to increase to 593 million this year. While the market is currently dominated by smart watches, you may be surprised at the benefits wearables can bring to a manufacturing facility. Smart watches are not the only wearable tech. The sector has rapidly expanded and now includes radiation-blocking underwear, smart shoes and emotion-sensing bracelets. As well as weird and wonderful applications, wearable tech is becoming a staple factory technology by offering safety and productivity benefits.
Feb. 3, 2018 - The theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can we speed up its adoption and what practical tools are available to those who want to establish a factory of the future? Ivo Maltir, vice president of Desoutter, a specialist in industrial assembly solutions, examines the challenges and opportunities involved.
Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factories. As a recent PwC survey found 72 per cent of companies expect to achieve advanced levels of digitization by 2020, the reach of these technologies is only set to increase in 2018. With industrial digital technologies playing such a significant role in the transformation of the sector, what should manufacturers be investing in?
Jan. 23, 2018 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian, describing it as a software-as-a-service Cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide visualization and analysis that helps customers improve asset availability and increase plant uptime.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Asteelflash says it is implementing a pilot program at its Fremont, Calif., facility targeted towards building a smart factory.
Nov. 9, 2017 - Bsquare, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions, has released the findings from its first annual IIoT Maturity Study, which explores the current IoT adoption progress of business buyers in manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas.
Nov. 7, 2017 - Advantech, Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan and Oracle Japan have established the Edgecross Consortium in an effort to overcome boundaries between companies and industries, help realize collaboration between factory automation and IT, and create new value centred on edge computing.
Sep. 25, 2017 - Samsung Electronics has joined the OPC Foundation, an Industrial IoT organization providing data and protocol interoperability, security and reliability from its specifications and open source implementations.
Sep. 12, 2017 - The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to advance their shared interests.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Wibu-Systems has become a Dell IoT Solutions Partner.
Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland
March 7-8, 2018
North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018
April 10-11, 2018
The Vision Show 2018
April 10-12, 2018
Focus On Manufacturing Security 2018
April 18, 2018
Hannover Messe 2018
April 23-27, 2018
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018
April 30-2, 2018