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Industry 4.0: Are Manufacturers Ready for Revolution?

By Dick Weisinger

Are manufacturers ready to take on new ‘smart manufacturing’ technologies like Cloud Computing, Cognitive Computing, IoT, automation, and a new generation of robotics? Unfortunately, the answer may be ‘No’. Only 13 percent of surveyed large and medium-sized manufacturers said that

Cognitive Manufacturing: Improving Efficiency and Productivity while Reducing Costs

By Dick Weisinger

New technologies are being applied to decades-old manufacturing processes to improve business metrics like productivity, quality, reliability, safety and yield. The combination of cognitive computing, Industrial IoT and analytics is being called ‘Cognitive Computing’. IBM, in particular, has adopted the

Industrial IoT: The Revolution in Manufacturing is Leaving Behind Smaller Businesses

By Dick Weisinger

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) targets the use of IoT for industrial and manufacturing applications.  It is expected to be able it help businesses improve their supply chain and logistics management.  McKinsey estimates that IIoT will have a $6.2

Smart Factories: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0

By Dick Weisinger

Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, advanced Robotics, and Cyber-Physical systems are technologies becoming widely deployed in manufacturing. The trend towards this kind of advanced manufacturing is being called labels like “Smart Factories” or “Industry 4.0“. A survey