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6 ‘Must-Have’ Capabilities for Industrial IoT Connected Product Platforms to Succeed

OEM Manufacturers, resellers, and distributors see the opportunity to drive revenue growth and enhance customer experience with products and services enabled by IoT Connected products, data, analytics platforms, and APIs. Savvy industrial businesses are gaining competitive advantage by integrating smart technologies in their products and providing digital and Industry 4.0 solutions out-of-the-box. The Go-To-Market Value …

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How can manufacturing develop a data-driven culture?

Smart factories are an opportunity to create new forms of efficiency and flexibility by connecting devices, systems, processes, and stakeholders to optimize current and future supply and demand requirements. This is accomplished by transforming and improving ways in which people, processes and technologies operate to deliver the critical information needed to impact decision quality, efficiency, cost …

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True OEE

OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness, is a commonly used metric to measure shop floor performance. OEE is a composite metric that combines the availability, quality, and performance, and can be calculated for a device, line, or even for a part. The OEE metric can support decisions to assess normalized performance across a range of assets, …

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CAM Integration

The “Digital Thread” identifies the flow of information across the lifecycle of design and manufacturing, going beyond information simply flowing from design to manufacturing, to true bi-directional communication across design and manufacturing. Implementing the Digital Thread in a manufacturing enterprise can radically increase the velocity of NPI by improving how engineering changes are communicated along the …

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Learnings from the ‘Digital Transformation: Gaining a Competitive Edge with Data and Diversity’ Conference during IMTS 2018

The digital transformation is here. Manufacturing leaders are driving value through data-driven business decisions and enabling the digital ecosystem by optimizing and automating processes from design to delivery. During this panel discussion the participants shared tips and tricks on leveraging data and digital technology to enable better decisions and competitive advantage. This write-up summarizes some …

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Integrating MES and CMMS Systems with Manufacturing Analytics

Operating manufacturing plants at full capacity requires coordinated decision-making across the different functions in the plant, chief among which are maintenance and production. This requires a single-source-of-truth for decision-making – centralized data collection and analytics to support production as well as maintenance decisions. This includes analyzing machine data to support production decisions such as improving …

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Improve Maintenance Strategies with Analytics

Manufacturers face tough decisions that impact their ability to grow their business and increase profits because of unexpected disruptions in production due to equipment failures. A critical requirement is finding an optimal strategy to keep their equipment in peak condition for maximum asset availability while minimizing costs. Prioritizing when and what to maintain is a …

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