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As businesses look for a competitive advantage that can help fuel growth, they will continue to pursue operational excellence and better business execution best practices. Here, we bring you the latest insights on these topics along with real-world examples of how businesses like yours use software like ours to more quickly realize their strategic vision.
How to Solve Shop Floor Issues Inexpensively with Video and Data
Are you already employing IIoT sensors on the shop floor? Can you spare a few hundred dollars for a GoPro or other versatile camera? Then you are already halfway to having an invaluable tool for understanding issues with machines or processes on the shop floor. And given the potential value of the solution for quickly…Read More
3 Steps to Digital Technology Utilization in Manufacturing
In the business realm, shiny object syndrome is sometimes used to refer to how easily decision makers can get caught up in trying new technologies, methodologies or projects that may or may not be aligned with important business goals. It’s undeniable that curiosity and openness to new ideas is important to business progress. But, if…Read More
An Early Warning About Early Warning Systems in Manufacturing
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…Read More
Pull Back the Curtain on Digital Technology: What Manufacturers Need to Know
In recent blog posts, we’ve been exploring what it will take to escape the manufacturing “Oz” created by the economic disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So far, we’ve covered what courage means in manufacturing, how to get the heart of your organization back to work, and the brains behind manufacturing success going forward.…Read More
How Courage and the Right Mix of OpEx and Technologies Can Keep Operations on Track in 2021
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…Read More
The Wizard: Innovation and Ingenuity for Long-Term Success
“How to get out of Manufacturing Oz” Web Series Episode 4: The Wizard – Innovation and Ingenuity for Long-Term Success? Date: October 23, 2020 | Time: 12Noon ET | Duration: 20 minutes I Register There’s a lot of talk about the need to leverage data, IIoT, smart technologies and Industry 4.0 to get back to a better…Read More
The Lion: What Does ‘Courage’ Mean in Manufacturing?
“How to get out of Manufacturing Oz” Web Series Episode 3: The Lion – What Does ‘Courage’ Mean in Manufacturing? Webcast Recording | Duration: 20 minutes The next 8 – 12 months will require making some tough decisions to address challenges that are negatively impacting your daily operations. Challenges such as: How do I stay efficient…Read More
Utilizing IIoT Data and Video on the Factory Floor
One of the most valuable benefits of industrial Internet of things (IIoT) data is quickly learning about exceptions or when something goes wrong. But with most processes, once you are alerted about an issue, you still have to troubleshoot what caused it. But what if your IIoT data analytics was tied to video streams so…Read More