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Hype vs reality - Machine Learning in Manufacturing

By Jeeva Nadarajah | Serendip | 12/4/2019

We’ve learned that AI and machine learning can help manufacturing with predictive analytics, preventative maintenance, demand forecasting and so much more. But how do we actually get down to doing it? This week on the blog, Jeeva Nadarajah, founder and CEO of Serendip, a community of technologists and problem solvers, discusses AI and machine learning hype vs. reality and takes us through the AI pyramid.

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Industry 4.0: It’s Not Just for Manufacturers!

By Bryan Powrozek | Clayton & McKervey | 11/20/2019

The term Industry 4.0 conjures up images of high-tech factories filled with connected robots performing work previously performed by people. However, the technologies that are enabling this transformation are not just confined to the plant floor. They are being used throughout organizations to drive efficiency and improve operational performance. Their reach is even felt in the world or professional services. This week on the blog, Bryan Powrozek of Clayton & McKervey discusses what companies must consider before moving forward with new technologies.

Stop! You don’t need an Industry 4.0 strategy

By Jerry Foster | Plex Systems | 11/6/2019

This week on the blog, Jerry Foster, CTO of Plex Systems, discusses how technology should be used as a tool, not an endgame while offering up his top three tips all manufacturers should consider to successfully adopt and benefit from Industry 4.0 technologies.

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The Industrial Revolution of Electric Mobility

By Edward Mulford | Baker Tilly | 10/30/2019

Understanding the market dynamics of each Industrial Revolution sheds light on the evolving battle between electric and combustion engine vehicles. Why did electric vehicle adoption fail in the Second Industrial Revolution? Why will electronic vehicle adoption succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Edward Mulford of Baker Tilly explains, this week on the blog.

How manufacturers became world leaders in IoT adoption

By Çağlayan Arkan | Microsoft | 10/23/2019

Manufacturing continues to be an ideal proving ground for the Internet of Things (IoT), given the industry’s long history with operational efficiency programs like Six Sigma and the wealth of sensor-connected assets at companies’ disposal that they can use to enable IoT. This convergence is driving a new wave of innovation: using digitization to drive throughput, prevent costly product and asset failures, automate processes, digitize whole supply chains, and build new services that push the boundaries of what’s imaginable and possible. It’s no wonder Gartner projects industry spending on IoT to reach $670 billion by 2023.

Impact of Industry 4.0 on Product Lifecycle Management

By Joseph Lopez | PROSTEP, Inc. | 10/16/2019

Industry 4.0 is here, and it’s no secret that your business and product development processes will be affected. The Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), additive manufacturing and other innovative technologies add more dimension and depth to the never-ending amounts of data produced by the industry. How will you effectively manage and use this data to enhance your product development processes? It’s important to know the answer to this question, because Industry 4.0 shows no signs of slowing down. Read more this week on the blog.

Analytics are Key to Measuring Success of Industry 4.0 Public Relations Campaigns

By Mike Szudarek | Marx Layne & Company | 10/9/2019

In today’s competitive business climate, public relations and marketing have become essential tools for a business to thrive. This is true across the board, whether you are an automotive supplier, technology firm or another key Industry 4.0 stakeholder. Mike Szudarek of Marx Layne & Company joins us on the blog to talk about using analytics in your PR campaigns.

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