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You’re Probably Doing Industry 4.0 All Wrong!

Ken Koenemann | October 5, 2021 | 

With the growing prevalence of connected machines on shop floors, there’s no shortage of operations technology (OT) data available to manufacturing leaders. But without a practical approach for using that data to drive meaningful quality, efficiency, and productivity gains, it’s just numbers, and you miss the chance to leverage insights that will propel you ahead…

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How Video Integration Augments Analytics and IIoT

Wes Turner | July 20, 2021 | 

With staffing shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have ratcheted up automation programs to help offset declines in production and productivity—and insulate against future crises. While there’s tremendous potential for these technologies to revolutionize efficiency, the problem is that they only give us a retrospective view. We know from analyzing the data…

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5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | May 24, 2021 | 

With global commerce so deeply intertwined, even the smallest wrinkle in the matrix can cause catastrophic affects. While supply chain disruptions are nothing new, it seems like they are becoming more of a norm than exception. Even as companies are still struggling with the impact of the 2020 COVID-19-related interruptions, curtailments and shutdowns, the hits…

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Six Tips to Help Manufacturers Get Automation Right

Ken Koenemann | April 5, 2021 | 

Digitization has become increasingly relevant in the midst of COVID-19, and many manufacturers are seeing tremendous improvements to their process efficiency as a result of implementation. But failure to plan properly, choosing what to automate and when, and putting the right people in place can quickly erase any expected benefits of automation. While it’s true…

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Five Things to Consider When Rethinking Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | April 1, 2021 | 

The last major pandemic happened in 1918, so it’s understandable why many manufacturers were caught off guard by the events of the past year. But between the potential for continuing virus flareups, ongoing trade standoffs and other surprises lurking in markets, manufacturers need to stay on their toes. Of course, catching up or keeping up…

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How IIoT Data Can Drive Significant Productivity Gains in Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | February 17, 2021 | 

Economic projections are forecasting that it is just a matter of time before economic growth will accelerate again and to that end, worker productivity is at the forefront of manufacturers’ minds.  Whether they are trying to find ways to make up for productivity losses from 2020, or developing new strategies to swiftly navigate around future…

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How to Increase Productivity in Manufacturing Operations with Digital Technology

Ken Koenemann | February 17, 2021 | 

Before COVID-19, manufacturers were already struggling with a dip in productivity due to staffing challenges. As COVID-19 worsened this trend, it has become particularly clear that digital technology needs to be used to offset manufacturing productivity trends. Post-pandemic, it should only be a matter of time before economic growth accelerates again. When it does, staffing…

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