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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 to Solve Shop Floor Challenges with Video Cameras

Wes Turner | July 28, 2021 | 

Implementing a simple off-the-shelf GoPro camera could pay big dividends in efficiency, time and cost savings. There’s a tremendous amount of technology available to optimize manufacturing and distribution. From automation that accelerates tasks for lowering costs to analytics that can dive into IIoT data to find opportunities for process improvement, there’s a lot to choose…

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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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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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5 Ways to Increase Capacity Despite Talent Shortages with Digital Manufacturing Technology

Ken Koenemann, Shannon Gabriel | March 18, 2021 | 

What a difference a few months make. With vaccination roll out accelerating and a new stimulus bill just signed, the U.S. economy looks likely to heat up soon. And when it does, talent shortages will remain a challenge. Multiple factors will drive the ongoing challenges. People looking for a change of pace and better opportunities…

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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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An Early Warning About Early Warning Systems in Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | November 18, 2020 | 

Manufacturing organizations pursuing industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives have an ever-growing list of intriguing solution options to consider. And while many IIoT solutions make a lot of sense in concept, as with virtually everything in manufacturing, things are more complicated in practice. Early warning systems are a case in point. We’ve talked with many…

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How Courage and the Right Mix of OpEx and Technologies Can Keep Operations on Track in 2021

Ken Koenemann | October 12, 2020 | 

As we move deeper into fall, it’s become very hard for many manufacturers to predict how the next 8 – 12 months will look. That why it’s a good time for another discussion about navigating, and ultimately getting out of “manufacturing Oz.” In a recent post, we examined the Scarecrow effect and the importance of…

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