Homesmart factories

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe Lean Six Sigma doctrine proposes a set of data-oriented management techniques to eliminate defects and raise quality in process-driven environments. It has become standard in manufacturing. In essence, it …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has issued a white paper with practical guidance on edge computing in industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) settings. The publication seeks to define edge computing architectural functions …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailRockwell Automation is to take a $1 billion stake in Needham-based industrial software maker PTC as part of a part of a strategic partnership to drive growth for both firms, …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailWe live in a world of continuous digital transformation. One technology obsoletes another, and the pattern repeats itself. For example, the invention of email has displaced the fax technology. Today …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailManufacturers should treble their money on digital transformation, at least, reckons Greg Kinsey, vice president of Hitachi Vantara. If the digital ROI does not stack up, before starting out, then they …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPTC, Hitachi and SAP have come top of Gartner’s inaugural ‘magic quadrant’ for IIoT platforms, ahead of IBM, Software AG and Accenture. But the analyst house warned also that major …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailMTN has selected Cisco’s Jasper Control Center platform as a launchpad for enterprise customers’ ‘internet of things’ (IoT) services on its mobile network in South Africa. MTN said interest in …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe ‘internet of things’ (IoT) market is moving towards new value-based and event-based pricing, led by smart cities and industrial operatives, according to Cisco. Until now, device-as-a-service, and latterly anonymised …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailBosch is to invest €100 million (US$120m) in a smart factory for automotive parts in Celaya, in Mexico. The new plant will create 1,200 additional jobs by 2020. The German manufacturer …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailDeutsche Telekom is to launch a data-sharing platform for industrial enterprises, in particular, that allows direct access to information between enterprises providing data, and those scheduled to receive it. The …

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