The Future Workforce Is Here

Over 1 in 3 millennials fear that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to robots taking their job. Though this fear may seem farfetched, companies like Amazon and UPS have already announced research in the direction of using drones for home deliveries and beyond. With communication and productivity technologies … READ MORE

Kevin Terwilliger September 1, 2016

Why Manufacturing IT Needs a Future-Ready, Next-Gen Infrastructure

Those of us working in manufacturing IT understand the value of a future-ready infrastructure to foster agility and innovation – and boost factory output. But getting there is easier said than done. Every week, I talk to manufacturing CIOs about new expectations and old challenges. The statistics are … READ MORE

Tim Ma August 8, 2016

Machine Learning Moves into Pharma Manufacturing

In mid-June, I attended a fascinating conference on statistics for measuring, analyzing, and optimizing the validation process for Good Manufacturing Practices compliance in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. The second annual Statistics in Validation summit brought together organizational stakeholders to examine how best to implement FDA … READ MORE

Tom Hi July 11, 2016

The Future of Manufacturing – Faster and Smarter

Technology is driving unprecedented change for manufacturers. New IT advances can strengthen plant outputs, better position companies against competitors and keep customers more loyal than ever. Manufacturers can no longer use the same old strategies and expect the same results, and that puts many of us at a … READ MORE

Prasoon S June 15, 2016

Manufacturers and Big Data Analytics: Strange Bedfellows?

During the Super Bowl XLIX telecast earlier this month, I was captivated by a commercial from MacNeil Automotive Products, not because I’m in the market for new car accessories. Rather, I was blown away that the little-known maker of WeatherTech all-weather floor mats and cargo liners would pay … READ MORE

Joanna Schloss February 26, 2015

Dell SAP Shop Floor Enables Best-in-Class Manufacturing

If you don’t work in manufacturing, you may not be familiar with the term “Shop Floor,” which typically refers to the assembly or production area of a plant. Most often, this aspect of manufacturing requires unique software solutions and processes, separate from core Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. … READ MORE

Christian Schmidt February 4, 2015

A Single Source of Truth

Imagine a plant floor setting where shop floor information systems are unevenly deployed throughout multiple plants, six distribution centers and are kept ‘organized’ with manually-updated bulletin boards. Sound familiar? How many of you in the manufacturing industry can relate to this type of scenario? How many of you … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt June 27, 2013
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