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How We See IIoT and Digital Transformation

Explore our thinking on the creation of smart digital factories; speed to value; connectivity, app development, big data, analytics value and the impact of IoT on manufacturing.

A Smarter Global Supply Chain: The Answer To Major Global Disruption

By Alex Aminian / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on A Smarter Global Supply Chain: The Answer To Major Global Disruption

The events of the past two+ years made significant changes to just about everything in our daily life. Our routines changed. We were subjected to a steep learning curve of new concepts, new approaches and new tactics including major shifts in how we work and live. Unforeseen challenges for global manufacturing aren’t over. The shift…

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Lean Manufacturing in Action: One Heartbeat, Guided by a Smart Factory Digital Brain

By Cosimo Palmisano / March 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Lean Manufacturing in Action: One Heartbeat, Guided by a Smart Factory Digital Brain

In our interactions with multi-location global manufacturing enterprise customers and engagements in their operations, we hear the urgency of their need to implement innovative solutions that significantly improve the management of production barriers, ideas, and shop floor meeting cycles. The fundamental goal is to accelerate their overall processes from identifying the issues to ensuring proper…

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The Digital Edge: Rethinking Your Digital Strategy

By Alex Aminian / January 22, 2022 / Comments Off on The Digital Edge: Rethinking Your Digital Strategy

We live and work in a fast-moving, increasingly interconnected and digital world. With the advent of the pandemic, the need for digitalization and technological advancements was significantly accelerated. We saw major developments in 2020 and 2021 that have greatly impacted the business world, particularly the manufacturing sector, and with more advancements to come in 2022.…

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The Power of AI to Transform Manufacturing Operations and Outcomes

By Alex Aminian / June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on The Power of AI to Transform Manufacturing Operations and Outcomes

In our most recent blog post (What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?),  we explored the rationale for an explosion of interest in Digital Twin technology particularly in the manufacturing sector, and how these virtual copies of your physical assets are a new means to leverage  the insights and intelligence hidden in raw operational data…

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What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?

By Alex Aminian / April 19, 2021 / Comments Off on What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?

According to a Gartner survey*, 50 percent of large manufacturers would have had at least one digital twin initiative launched by 2020, and the number of organizations using digital twins will triple by 2022. Why is there such a growing interest in Digital Twin? There is still widespread lack of connectivity in factories globally. According…

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LCNC – An Essential Platform for Industry 4.0 in 2021

By Alex Aminian / January 18, 2021 / Comments Off on LCNC – An Essential Platform for Industry 4.0 in 2021

Smart Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, or Industry 4.0. – whatever your preferred terminology – may be “just what the doctor ordered” for manufacturers to both survive the present and launch into a bright post-pandemic future.  Industry 4.0 describes the integration of digital data from a variety of sources, sensors, devices and locations that become the drivers…

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The Prescription for Pharma’s Digital Future

By Cosimo Palmisano / November 11, 2020 / Comments Off on The Prescription for Pharma’s Digital Future

Could IoT be the prescription to success in the quest to digitally transform Pharma manufacturing? As a solutions provider to the Pharma sector we believe the role of IoT is central to achieving  comprehensive digitalization. Yet there are some significant hurdles to overcome. Many Pharma manufacturers are using processes that are being phased out in…

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“Remote Everything” – The New Standard

By Alex Aminian / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on “Remote Everything” – The New Standard

Prior to COVID-19 Global Connectivity and Industrial Digitalization Was Well Underway. In just a few months, we’ve seen every business, and every sector disrupted. Even organizations with robust digitalization programs have been forced to reevaluate and adjust their pace and implementation velocity for innovative technology solutions to build smarter, safer, more reliable, and more resilient…

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Managing Factories from the Beach: Myth or Reality?

By Alex Aminian / June 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Managing Factories from the Beach: Myth or Reality?

CRISIS & OPPORTUNITY Much has been written and said about the pandemic and its global ripple effects on everything from employment to the supply chain to the economy, and more. We’ve all lived this in real time, so we won’t rehash any of those details with you here. The oft-repeated looming question in everyone’s mind…

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IT + OT = A Smart Marriage

By Alex Aminian / February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on IT + OT = A Smart Marriage

The “smartest” factories result from a successful marriage of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).  IT and OT have traditionally been structured as disparate and distinctive teams operating independently from one another with somewhat different mission and success factors. This dichotomy has been an impediment to digital transformation, preventing manufacturers from realizing the many…

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