Supporting next-generation manufacturing with IoT

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

NEC integrates Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities with its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) extension for IFS Applications. Guest Author: Stefan Gustafsson, Managing Director, Japan and South Korea Stefan has more than 20 years of experience with business development, partner strategies, marketing and sales. He has worked with multi-national companies in United States, Europe and Japan, both…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is no longer just a technology trend for aerospace & defense (A&D) organizations. It’s a core business approach that needs to be at the heart of enterprise strategies. We all have first-hand experience with the digital transformation that’s occurring in our everyday consumer world and we’ve seen how it’s changing the rules of…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

A recent survey showed 88% of companies said that they were undergoing digital transformation, however only 25% understood what it was. As a manufacturer, the term digital transformation may be foreign, but in fact, manufacturers have been using digital technologies for many years already. If you think about it, EDI has been commonplace for a…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing

Industrial manufacturers have been using new technologies for years now, so will digital transformation really add value to a manufacturing business? The use of new digital technologies in the industrial manufacturing industry is not new. In fact, manufacturers have been users of digital technologies for years. However, the term “digital transformation” is relatively new to…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Watch the webinar, Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT, on demand now for expert insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC. The Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT webinar that took place on June 7, 2016 was a success. So much so that we’re making it available for all to…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

Insight into evaluating ERP software and the key points you should consider. Everyone is now talking about the new digital world. For most, it has become very confusing with new buzzwords like building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, internet of things (IoT), big data, laser scanning, 4D scheduling, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, drones and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Do you know which four features to look for when evaluating asset-intensive software? As I mentioned back in June of 2015 when referencing the Imerys’ fantastic achievements within mining, the foundations that could equally be applied when selecting a software product for your asset-intensive business are agility and flexibility. Therefore, when evaluating a product/vendor, it…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events, Mobility, Strategy

Business insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC share what actions you should take to maximize the benefits of the Internet of Things. Talk of IoT is everywhere. It’s in the news, across social media, a topic of discussion in the office — it’s truly everywhere. But, that shouldn’t come to us as a shock because…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The Internet of Things in the automotive industry — There may still be skepticism about the IoT in some sectors, but in automotive IoT is taking up more space than ever in our vehicles. The signs are everywhere. We are all aware of the larger trends we face in the automotive industry (faster and smarter production…

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