By utilizing this new wave of customer engagement and predictive insights technologies, OEMs can improve efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability without disrupting existing processes and workflows
After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, OEMs are now turning their sights to aftermarket growth. In fact, a recent TSC survey shows that for 46% of service leaders, Service Revenue will be the top initiative for 2018.
If temperature-sensitive freight is literally your bread and butter, the following guide provides some useful fundamentals to remember for this vital and somewhat finicky corner of the world economy.
Future Leaders Must be Prepared for the Role that Will Be. Not the Role that Is.
Digital transformation is key to the success of many manufacturing businesses in today's environment, and service assurance is key to achieving that transformation.
On a broader scale; IoT, combined with Cloud Computing, Mobile and Digital technologies will enable an integrated end-to-end process in the supply chain the likes of which we've never seen before.
Last year, I wrote about the Common Mistakes That Growing Manufacturers Make (June 2017). Well, here are a few more examples of how manufacturers can avoid serious problems and reduce risks, costs, and streamline their business processes.
This bimodal distribution is rampant throughout industry. It can be very simply described as "too much of the wrong and too little of the right" at any point in time and "too much in total" over time.
3D digital manufacturing inherits several privacy and security-related challenges with multiple stake holders. Blockchain technology can be used for enabling data governance, data provenance, data auditability and data validation in 3D printing.
There are three areas where best practices help top-performing manufacturers concentrate their efforts: Production planning and scheduling, Production management, Quality
Fully connected machines eliminate the need for post-production stress tests. The end users locations becomes the test environment. The varying use cases of each deployment create variations in the testing.
With off shoring trend reversing in most countries, on shoring with smart plants are becoming increasingly popular choice. Comparesoft studied the key reasons why manufacturers are adopting cognitive and predictive maintenance strategies in their smart plants.
RS Components have created an interactive graphic, The Manufacturing Capitals of the World. which reveals who came out on top in 2010, 2016 and who is expected to dominate the sector in 2020.
New manufacturing technology and the move to digital is being embraced globally, because manufacturers realize this is necessary to survive, and thrive.
The MFG Token provides the incentive for precision parts suppliers to be more responsive to RFQ's (Requests for Quotes) initially on SyncFab ultimately on the Smart Manufacturing Smart Contract compatible blockchain.
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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision
The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.