Manufacturing

News, trends and technology insights for the manufacturing industry

From B2B to B2B2C: Capture greater market share by shifting to customer-centric manufacturing

Providing enhanced customer experiences has not typically been the primary focus for most manufacturers.  Instead, most of the consumer-oriented efforts were left to retail and channel partners. But in today’s hyper-competitive market, customer-centricity has become just as important in the business-to-business (B2B) environment. With recent technology advancements, manufacturers now have an opportunity to not only […]

Q&A: Optimizing costs through virtualization in the manufacturing industry

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Manufacturing companies across the globe are increasingly virtualizing their IT environments to optimize costs and gain greater flexibility. Michael Donovan, Industry Leader, Americas Manufacturing for DXC Technology, explains how virtualization solutions are helping companies improve both back office and plant operations and more easily expand into new markets and regions. What’s the most pressing topic […]

How virtualization helps manufacturing companies get into new markets faster

Looking to expand into new markets and improve speed to market, manufacturing companies worldwide are turning to virtualization to ease the process. Jim Miller, DXC’s chief technology officer and vice president for Cloud and Platform Services, and Jeff Moyer, DXC’s Global Director of Infrastructure as a Service Offerings, discuss how cloud technology combined with virtualization […]

Thinking of implementing predictive asset maintenance? Expect bumps on the reliability journey

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Increasingly, organisations are looking at methods such as Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) to increase cost effectiveness, asset reliability and uptime. This is because traditional maintenance methods such as break-fix, and other reactive approaches are not sustainable for an asset-intensive organisation. Although maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities such as PdM and RCM […]

How AI and analytics will transform the auto industry

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The race to build fully autonomous cars has gone into hyperdrive, with major carmakers such as GM, Daimler, BMW and Audi promising SAE Level 5 autonomous driving by sometime in 2021. Goldman Sachs predicts that robo taxis will grow the ride-hailing and sharing business from $5 billion in revenue today to $285 billion by 2030. […]

Leveraging blockchain features for access restriction in our 3D printing proof-of-concept

When we last talked about our 3D printing procurement system proof-of-concept, we promised to report back on how we are using blockchain features for access restriction. Prior to implementing blockchain features, we handled access restriction to the 3D model files (STL/G-code) using folder access and Enterprise GitHub. This worked fine if the 3D printing was […]

Digital product lifecycle management (PLM) drives innovation in the auto industry

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In the automotive industry, the challenges of designing, building, selling and updating a product has become more about software than steel, and all roads lead to digital-driven product lifecycle management (PLM). Perhaps no industry is undergoing more transformation than the automotive industry, with customers demanding personalization, connectivity, self-driving features and entertainment centers. In response, carmakers […]

What’s next for automotive? CTO insights from the AutomotiveIT Congress

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Top decision-makers from the automotive industry gathered in Germany at the 10th AutomotiveIT Congress to network and share experiences, and to glean fresh insights about the IT challenges and opportunities they’re facing as they navigate their organizations’ digital transformations. DXC’s Automotive Center of Excellence was featured at the conference, held March 22 in Berlin. In […]

How artificial intelligence changes manufacturing jobs

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will certainly impact manufacturing jobs. Rather than making people obsolete, I believe that AI will make many manufacturing jobs more meaningful. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that while 64% of manufacturing work has the potential to be automated, only about 5% of all occupations consist of activities that are fully automatable. This implies that, in […]

Adding visual search to our 3D printing proof-of-concept

Being able to search using images, not text, is very powerful when you’re searching for a specific part or product. If your text search does not exactly match the keywords or tags, you won’t find what you’re looking for. That’s where visual search can help. Take the example of a vintage car owner who needs […]