Understanding Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

I was privileged earlier this year to get a sneak peak at Isaac's new book "Digital Trailblazers", and to make a very small contribution to it. We sat down again recently to discuss one aspect of being a Digital Trailblazer and how it relates to Manufacturing, particularly Industry 4.0. What is digital transformation in manufacturingWhat … Continue reading Understanding Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0: The 4 Emerging Technologies Transforming Manufacturing | Bernard Marr

"Manufacturing has always been a technology-driven industry. But now more than ever, the forces of digital transformation are impacting every business, bringing new and exciting possibilities but also a great number of challenges." I have long been a fan of Bernard Marr's articles on the real world use of AI. In this article he partners … Continue reading Industry 4.0: The 4 Emerging Technologies Transforming Manufacturing | Bernard Marr

Manufacturing Technological Maturity

How are the province’s manufacturers doing in their drive towards Industry 4.0? Herb Emery and Martin Davis take a look at the data describing the maturity of our province’s manufacturers and a discussion about what those data suggest are the opportunities for improving their competitiveness. The data come from a survey instrument built from Martin … Continue reading Manufacturing Technological Maturity

TechTalks: Your Industry 4.0 Primer

We are in the midst of the fourth Industrial Revolution, advancing from manual manufacturing through to automation and onward into autonomous operations.  If talking about Industry 4.0, AI, robotics and the Internet of Things makes you nervous, don’t worry. Martin Davis, my guest on Episode 8 of the TechTalks podcast, is here to demystify it … Continue reading TechTalks: Your Industry 4.0 Primer

Economic Development Journal – Industry 4.0 – Future of Manufacturing

The national Economic Development Journal recently asked me to write an article for them on Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing. What is the future of Manufacturing? Is it all about advanced manufacturing, digitization, technology, and automation?   Many would argue that it is encapsulated in the fourth industrial revolution as defined by Industry … Continue reading Economic Development Journal – Industry 4.0 – Future of Manufacturing

EMC: The Future of Manufacturing

What is the future of Manufacturing? Is it all about advanced manufacturing, digitisation, technology and automation? Many would argue that it is encapsulated in the fourth industrial revolution as defined by Industry 4.0, which describes how industry should be evolving to deliver improved productivity, capability and performance. If you are thinking that Industry 4.0 is … Continue reading EMC: The Future of Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 Maturity Model

This model is designed to measure the Industry 4.0 maturity of manufacturing companies. It is based on a combination of Industry 4.0 research and practical experience. Industry 4.0 is the subset of the fourth industrial revolution that relates to Industry. Broadly speaking it is the use of cyber-physical systems, strategies and processes to improve industrial … Continue reading Industry 4.0 Maturity Model

Manufacturing in a COVID-19 world

A webinar for the JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing in conjunction with UNB. On May 11, the JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness hosted a webinar exploring how manufacturers can adapt their operations for a COVID-19 world and how they can prepare for changes that may come after the pandemic. Click the link below to see more … Continue reading Manufacturing in a COVID-19 world

Rethinking Smart Manufacturing for the New Normal by Brian Buntz

Smart manufacturing has surged in relevance. But making the concept a reality requires cultural consensus. Brian Buntz recently discussed this with me and his take was recently published in IoT World Today. Key Takeaways from This Article: As the global economy stalls, manufacturers have an opportunity to plot a future course. Smart manufacturing programs have … Continue reading Rethinking Smart Manufacturing for the New Normal by Brian Buntz