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

Practical View on the Role of the PI System in Industry 4.0+ and AI for Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 & AI has been the talk of the town. OSIsoft PI System infrastructure combined with the advent of "edge" and IIoT-enabled devices provide a rich set of telemetry on operational assets (manufacturing shop floor machines, manufacturing robots, AGVs, etc). I4.0 Maturity Models have now become more prevalent. We will provide a reality check … Continue reading Practical View on the Role of the PI System in Industry 4.0+ and AI for Manufacturing

Manufacturing in a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has led to many changes in our daily lives and has similarly had massive impacts on the majority of businesses. Some have been forced to close down, others to radically change how they work. Their supply chains have been disrupted and their workers are concerned about coming to work or are staying home. In … Continue reading Manufacturing in a COVID-19 World