Manufacturing

News, trends and technology insights for the manufacturing industry

As electric vehicle market evolves, will the entire industry need a rethink?

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Combined with new mobility services and integration into smart grids, the electric vehicle is a pivotal element of the energy transition. The electric car market is only getting out of second gear but as it does so, its entire ecosystem could need a rethink, with potential impacts on multiple sectors. Three recent studies have highlighted […]

How IoT powers next-generation Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

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Enterprise asset management (EAM) has a significant impact on an organization’s ability to overcome challenges and compete in the global market. EAM can result in significant cost savings and growth thanks to its ability to positively affect planning and budgeting, strategic alignment, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), risk management, compliance, and organizational harmonization. At the […]

The pros and cons of the “as a service” business model in manufacturing

While reading, an article in The Manufacturer on Volvo CE, I was struck by just how much the trend to an as a service business model is progressing in the manufacturing industry. It has been around for some time with Rolls-Royce’s “Power by the Hour” approach but has now expanded to a much wider community of adopters […]

Reality check on AI

It’s too early to worry about a sentient AI apocalypse. The reality is that we know very little about how the human brain works — which means we know even less about how to build a computer that works just like the human brain. For very specific tasks, AI tends to make rapid progress until it matches human-level […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Operating your A&D supply chain in a DFARS compliant world

The Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector is experiencing strong growth following multiple years of weak progress. Factors such as global tensions and aging fleets have combined with technological advancements, engineering innovation and superior product design to fuel this historic growth. The supply chains of these companies will continue to grow in complexity and size. As […]

How 3D printing can speed procurement: A closer look at our proof-of-concept

Following my previous post about speeding procurement with 3D printing, I am sharing details about our proof-of-concept to do just that. We have designed an easy-to-use 3D printing plug-in for enterprise procurement (i.e., ERP) systems that is loaded with features. Our proof-of-concept has four parts: digital warehouse — stores all the digital design models (files), with […]

Mixed news on the “robots will steal our jobs” front

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The notion of robots taking away jobs is frightening, especially given the dire predictions that have been made about how automation will replace millions of workers, particularly those in low-skill positions. Indeed, that already is happening. (When was the last time you received a marketing call from an actual human?) However, a new study from […]

O carro elétrico virá derrubar muitas barreiras

François Dauphin, International energy expert, DXC Technology Combinado com novos serviços de mobilidade, integrado em redes elétricas inteligentes, o veículo elétrico é um elemento fundamental da transição energética. Mas enquanto o mercado da mobilidade elétrica está prestes a engrenar a segunda velocidade, é todo o ecossistema que deve ser repensado, com impactos em múltiplos setores […]

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing: How to run longer, run better and keep relevant

Imagine if you could anticipate equipment service needs in advance, accurately, and spend time only servicing the equipment that needs it when it needs it. Imagine, too, if you could make smarter production design decisions that optimize the overall manufacturing process. You can, with data you already have, by leveraging it using artificial intelligence (AI). […]