5 Critical Challenges That Your Supply Chain May Face

The main essence of a supply chain is to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. While it may sound simple, it is difficult to achieve.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 4)

In the final article of this series, we highlight the three business valuation approaches, as well as the level of value adjustments, and provide a final summary of what manufacturers need to know about business valuation.

Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries

With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

The Business Case for Metal AM

The growing number of industrialisation questions are indicative of a growing maturity in the marketplace. AM machines are moving out of prototyping applications and research laboratories and into mainstream production manufacturing.

A Realist's Prediction for the Future Factory

When determining the rate of adoption of new technologies, the Gartner hype cycle is a good point of reference. The hype cycle for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), however, shouldn't be confused with general IoT, which applies to consumer IoT technology.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Design for Additive Manufacturing

With all the buzz about these new design tools, there is still quite a bit of ground left to be covered in ensuring these next-generation designs are actually manufacturable. That is where we can really shine.

Implementing An IoT Strategy

Too often, businesses start with an "intent to connect" instead of focusing on a business model. Companies that are just looking to create a connected version of a product fail to solve actual problems that are affecting the business.

Why Manufacturers Need to Shift Their Disaster Recovery Mindset

While it's important for manufacturers to have sound cybersecurity measures and protocols in place, it's equally important to have IT resilience and orchestration solutions at the ready.

Major Components of Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

A mass flow meter (MFM) has five major components: flow body, flow conditioning section, flow sensor tube, bypass, and electronics. A mass flow controller (MFC) has the same components as an MFM, but also has an integral control valve mounted on the same flow body as the MFM

6 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Manufacturing in 2019

The proven impact of machine learning models has pushed more investment toward their development. Still there are plenty more gains to be realized.

Kitting Improves Productivity and Reduces Labor Costs

Logistics kitting organizes and even assembles parts used in the manufacturing of a product so they can be delivered to the point of use, saving time on the line. It is often the best example of Lean Manufacturing in practice, eliminating wasted time in production.

Is Your Data Telling the Whole Story?

Even when you can connect directly to whatever it is that you are measuring and design the system yourself, you might encounter issues. Inconsistencies can arise from power failures, wifi outages, faulty or damaged equipment.

Empowering the Manufacturing Industry Through Decentralised AI

AI is big business-US venture capital investment in the sector reached $6.6 billion in the first three quarters of 2018, compared to $3.9 billion in the same period the year before.

Technology to Optimize Your Manufacturing Plant

Without compromising quality, focusing on optimizing plant processes will reduce time and money spent, therefore increasing profits. Here are five optimization techniques for manufacturing facilities.

Improving Productivity and Profitability with Faster, More Consistent Decisions

In this short article, we'll discuss some of the metrics or key performance indicators (KPIs) that should be available for a particular process and how measuring those KPIs can increase the profitability of your operations.

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