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Many manufacturers have faced more change in the last five years than in the previous 20. Increased complexity, competition and a changing environment is putting more pressure on manufacturers to increase agility and flexibility to meet customer demands while operating

The sudden global onset of COVID-19 has had disastrous consequences, both personal and economic. Much media attention has been focused on shortages of key products, as well as waste and surpluses, as manufacturers around the world struggled to respond quickly

Industry 4.0 is unleashing a variety of technology (such as the Industrial Internet of Things, the cloud, edge computing, and digital twins) that is spurring a leaner manufacturing industry. Automation is the foundation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4). All of

Virtualization, which in recent years has taken increasingly important steps, has become the model of integration and management of systems with the most promising evolution. Virtualization also means rationalizing the use of a network, of a data storage resource, of

We’re living in a world where the things around us are becoming smarter. Thousands of internet of things (IoT) sensors on industrial equipment, embedded in city infrastructure and packaged into today’s products, are collecting data. That data helps unlock insights

Visual inspection—making sure that the parts are all present, the labels are on straight, and the packing materials are all in place—is an essential component of quality control in the manufacturing industry. By double-checking everything before products leave the factory

Industrial facilities face an avalanche of data from connected sensing, automation, and facility systems. In most modern industrial applications, this data sits idle or underutilized. The emergence of IoT devices has added to this flow of data. By 2025, there

The uniqueness of the a2i2 Industry 4.0 Insight Assessment … It places into context the pain points and opportunities in your business that must be resolved for achieving competitive advantage, strategic performance and business resilience. Leaders are looking for insights

IIoT initiatives can be major projects involving millions in custom development and integrations, years of work, and collaboration across all levels and departments of an organization. However, the result of such an approach is often a large, bulky, difficult-to-implement IoT “initiative”