Technology is evolving at an astonishing pace, changing the way we live and the way we do business. Of course, it’s not just Silicon Valley tech companies that need to keep up with these advancements. Today, businesses big and small, across all industries, need to prioritize technology in order to effectively compete, keep operations running efficiently, and deliver greater value to customers. Manufacturers that allow themselves to fall behind simply enable others to step up and steal their customers, and potentially their entire business.Read More
Industry 4.0, sometimes called the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Smart Manufacturing has blurred the lines between the physical and the digital worlds. It’s comprised of transformative technologies that will impact all manufacturers, using intelligent or smart machinery to automate and optimize the shop floor, in turn producing more and wasting less—at lower costs.Read More
The government and other organizations have put food manufacturers under a microscope in an effort to ensure they’re following food safety standards and complying with regulations. While practices that ensure safety, quality, and consistency may require an initial investment, they pay off in the long run. After all, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimate that the average cost of a recall for food companies is $10 million.Read More
How do you know if your election vote is really counted?
How do you know the person you’re chatting with online really is who they say they are?
And how do you know if a product you purchase has really met quality standards?
These three scenarios may not seem like they have much in common, but there is a common thread: blockchain—a decentralized, open-source ledger—could hypothetically be applied to each to give you the certainty you want in each situation.Read More
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has evolved rapidly in recent years. As new industries have begun to embrace the technology, they are discovering the many ways in which the technology is impacting their business.Read More
Sensors have played a role in manufacturing for years, but until recently they have been largely constrained by issues such as system noise, signal attenuation, and response dynamics. Today, integration of local computing power and the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed ordinary sensors into smart sensors, enabling them to carry out complex calculations on measured data locally within a sensor module.Read More
Topics: Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, Manufacturing Information Systems, Internet of Things, IoT, digital transformation, Future of Manufacturing, sensors
For manufacturers throughout California and across the country, the new year brings new challenges—and a wealth of new opportunities. But to take advantage of these opportunities, manufacturers of all sizes need to be aware of emerging trends—and willing to adapt to them.
Having a substantial competitive advantage in manufacturing is a goal that’s not easy to achieve, especially among thousands of aggressive rivals in the same industry. In an effort to gain traction against other manufacturers, many are turning to innovative manufacturing apps that allow them to have complete and real-time visibility not only on the shop floor, warehouses, and administrative offices but also across the supply chain.Read More
Back by popular demand! We published this blog on manufacturing apps just a little over a year ago. Since it has proven to be one of our most popular blogs of all time, we decided to update, expand and republish it.
As you are no doubt aware, technology has entered our home and work lives in numerous ways -- from cars that can parallel park hands-free to numerous iPhone, iPad, and Android apps to keep our children occupied with games and keep us on track with food and fitness. Mobile apps can also be found in manufacturing and companies and programmers have been pretty busy filling this niche to help manufacturers in their everyday work environments.Read More
Topics: Manufacturing Technology
No industry is immune to cyber attacks. According to the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the manufacturing sector was the second highest industry that experienced cyber attacks in 2016. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack is just one revelatory example of rising cyber crimes and the increasing velocity, magnitude, and scope with which hackers carry out their craft.Read More