Category Archive: Manufacturing Operations

Oct 11 2017

MACHINES THAT LEARN: Artificial intelligence may transform manufacturing, but adoption is slow

Manufacturers recognize that artificial intelligence offers an exciting future, enabling greater automation, improved predictive maintenance and a move to mass customization. While adoption so far remains slow, experts agree that the combination of human expertise and industry-wide collaboration will pave the way for success. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) – defined by San Francisco-based computing …

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Oct 04 2017

The Challenges of Robot Adoption

With the new experience economy, made-to-order is becoming a way of life for consumers. To meet this increasing demand in volume and variety, manufacturers need advanced production systems to keep pace. With new robot technologies being introduced, and as production systems are becoming more and more flexible, and as robots are being more widely adopted …

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Sep 13 2017

A HERITAGE OF INNOVATION: Embraer is driven to supersize its customer experiences

Brazil’s Embraer has gone from a newcomer in the business jet marketplace to one of the aerospace industry’s dominant share leaders in just eight years. Ask any Embraer executive how they’ve achieved so much in so short a time and they’re likely to give a one-word answer: innovation. Here’s a look at how they do …

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Aug 23 2017

MATERIALS COMPLIANCE: Deadlines loom, but preparation takes years

A barrage of materials-compliance regulations is springing up worldwide, challenging manufacturers to be proactive in protecting revenues, avoiding fines, and maintaining product quality. Some, however, have transformed their approach to the regulations from a burdensome compliance “chore” into a competitive advantage. When Agilent Technologies (USA) learned that it needed to remove lead solder from its …

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Aug 09 2017

Opportunities and challenges of a manufacturing Center of Excellence

I recently blogged about the annual Gartner MESA survey and how it reveals that most manufacturers do not achieve the full value of their enterprise MES, or MOM systems, because they don’t start with a clear understanding of the value and benefits they are aiming for. Manufacturers tend to view MES as a financial investment …

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