5 Steps to the Successful Realization of Smart Manufacturing
A 5-part webinar series about how to successfully implement data-driven manufacturing with a special emphasis on operational excellence, improved efficiency and profitability.
Step 1: Prepare – Understand the Journey
- Ectobox: IoT Keys to Success
For manufacturers and growth-minded companies thinking of implementing IoT for the first time, or companies who have tried IoT initiatives and are struggling.
- Control Engineering Magazine: Not all IIoT platforms are created equal
Having the best Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architecture with the most modern and state-of-the-art technology will not benefit any company unless it is tied to a specific purpose and business outcome.
- SensrTrx: Manufacturing Analytics Videos
SensrTrx is a manufacturing analytics application designed to help manufacturing companies gather and make sense of the data coming from the factory floor.
- SensrTrx: A 6-Step Guide to Implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing
This guide assists manufacturers with the implementation of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) on the plant floor to solve business challenges.
- IoT-Inc.: For OEMs Only
By Bruce Sinclair, this book is an essential guide to understanding and monetizing the internet of things in any industry.
Step 2: Connect – Critical Assets
- IIoT Readiness Assessment
The IIoT Readiness Assessment tool was developed by the Smart Manufacturing Cluster of Northeast Ohio to help your company evaluate its readiness for an IIoT implementation program.
- SME Manufacturing Resource Center
The Society Manufacturing Engineers (SME) provides news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.
- Modern Machine Shop: MEMEX
Modern Machine Shop is the leading publication and media brand in North America devoted to CNC machining
- Tempus Training Video Playlist
A video playlist of Industry 4.0 Software functionality
- Improved Utilization Through Machine Monitoring
An MC2 Conference presentation given by Ben Schawe, Vice President of Manufacturing, Mazak
MTConnect is a manufacturing technical standard to retrieve process information from numerically controlled machine tools.
- OPC technologies
OPC technologies were created to allow information to be easily and securely exchanged between diverse platforms from multiple vendors and to allow seamless integration of those platforms without costly, time-consuming software development.
- Fanuc FOCAS Library
Create customized functions and applications for your CNC with FOCAS Library.
Step 3: Visualize – Real-time Data
Featuring Rockwell Automation
- Smart Manufacturing Guidelines
Leveraging embedded intelligence and new sources of information to connect and optimize the enterprise.
- Getting Real-time Insights into Operations
FactoryTalk® InnovationSuite with Enterprise Operational Intelligence can help you see, act, and understand how you’re performing at the plant level and at the enterprise level—across people, assets, and production—and enable you to create a comprehensive set of strategic plans and targets to meet or exceed your performance objectives at all levels of the enterprise.
- Digital Transformation Overview
Rockwell Automation helps you integrate control & information across the IT/OT boundary and provide new insights into your operations to drive more meaningful business outcomes.
Step 4: Analyze – Key Performance Indicators
- Logan Aluminum Fast-Tracks Digital Transformation With Hitachi Vantara
A case study on Logan Aluminum’s digital transformation journey to maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving market. Hitachi Vantara has provided skills and technologies to support various digital initiatives and unlock new data insights.
- 2020 Digital Transformation Forum Orlando: 21st Century Transformation Strategies
Vijay Kamineni of Logan Aluminum talks about how Cloud, Edge, IIoT, Software, and AI are providing real benefits to industrial companies today. Learn about a 21st century framework for digital transformation and hear from leading companies who are already well down the path.
- Lumada Manufacturing Insights from Hitachi
Read this solution profile to see how manufacturing solutions from Hitachi work with the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to help you: become digitized, smarter, more productive and efficient; maximize performance at the plant floor by applying industrial analytics; minimize downtime, and maximize profits.
Step 5: Optimize – For Improvement
- Vizion360 Manufacturing Business Intelligence
Gain insights into purchasing, inventory, distribution, and production on the shop floor. Vizion360 solutions are built for data-driven decision makers in the manufacturing industry.
- Case Study – Libra Industries
- Impact Analytics is the Business Intelligence Tool You Need in 2020
Impact Analytics includes a suite of apps and industry specific solutions for your business. In 2020, you simply cannot afford to leave your data behind.
- Optimize Manufacturing Operations with Data Analytics
Vizion360 has several best practice models that help companies optimize their manufacturing. Our business intelligence tools are designed to help manufacturing companies improve margins and turn their business around.
- COVID-19 – Why Data is More Important Now than Ever Before?
Having accurate and timely data is critically important, especially with an economic rebound on the way. Companies are seeing a lot of volatility in markets and with their customers and data. It’s one thing to follow your intuition and gut, but to really have relevant and accurate data is essential.