John Clemons (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a solutions consultant, LifecycleIQ Services at Rockwell Automation. He has been working in the field of manufacturing IT for more than 30 years.
How to find the ROI in smart manufacturing
Smart manufacturing can offer manufacturers a great return on investment (ROI), but that can only happen if they focus on the business benefits.
Smart manufacturing model production lifecycle benefits
MESA International is developing a smart manufacturing model that will provide specific recommendations on how people can be smart in their manufacturing endeavors.
IIoT in the real world
Industrial Internet of Things serves as the backbone for other Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), digital twins, the digital thread, big data, analytics, and cloud and edge computing.
The advantages of the IIoT
Industrial Internet of Things doesn’t replace, but works together with automation, human-machine interface (HMI), MES, ERP, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), and analytics, adding benefits.
The practical side of Smart Manufacturing
MESA is developing a Smart Manufacturing model from a neutral point of view and provide a practical angle for users that is easy to work with.
Benefits of developing a Smart Manufacturing model
Smart Manufacturing is changing the overall economic landscape, but no one quite knows how it's all supposed to come together. A good Smart Manufacturing model can help change that.
Digital transformation: time for industry to kick into high gear
Digital transformation is about transforming and changing the business for the future and creating new and better ways of doing business.
Smart manufacturing opens the door to real-time data
Smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled technologies can use real-time data to optimize processes and reduce costs for manufacturers.