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

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

Is IIoT causing siloed data and suboptimal performance?

While IIoT deployments can deliver considerable value, less-successful IIoT initiatives are burdened with data silos that ultimately result in suboptimal industrial performance.

How Do Industrial IoT Platforms Drive Transformation? | Brian Buntz

Following recent discussions with Schneider Electric’s Chief Digital Officer Hervé Coureil and with myself, Brian Buntz writes in IoT World Today : Industrial IoT platforms don’t guarantee success, and digital transformation can be as difficult as it is vague. But ignoring digital is also not an option.  The dirty little secret about digital transformation initiatives is … Continue reading How Do Industrial IoT Platforms Drive Transformation? | Brian Buntz

How Industry 4.0 and IIoT drive a new World of Maintenance | Martin Davis & Jim Gavigan

Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 strategies are bringing new opportunities to the well-known concepts of Condition Based and Predictive Maintenance. Join Martin Davis of DUNELM Associates and Jim Gavigan of Industrial Insight as they provide useful insights to revitalize your approaches to this topic. Click one of the links below to view the webinar: … Continue reading How Industry 4.0 and IIoT drive a new World of Maintenance | Martin Davis & Jim Gavigan

Combine IIoT and Industry 4.0 for Competitive Advantage

IIoT is powerful, but when combined with an Industry 4.0 end-to-end strategic view, the opportunities are considerably greater, writes Martin Davis. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the grittier end of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution that is sweeping the manufacturing sector. IIoT alone is estimated to deliver 10-25% productivity improvements, but when … Continue reading Combine IIoT and Industry 4.0 for Competitive Advantage

Why Many IIoT Projects Fail

I recently read an LNS research article entitled "Why OEE and Plant Visualization Projects Keep Failing" and it made me to think about what are the ingredients of a successful project in IIoT (I use IIoT as a general term. Pick your other buzzword - Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, et al). I think there were valid points made … Continue reading Why Many IIoT Projects Fail