AI shorter work week

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Transform Your Business

As businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline or even automate many decision-making processes currently handled by humans, what will humans do with the time they’d have spent on these tasks? In the intermediate term, AI gurus like Bob De Caux suggest the technology will be used primarily to help humans make better and faster…

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2020 Manufacturing Predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

While change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry from a number of directions, the most disruptive changes will be those which manufacturers can and should make for themselves. Many of these manufacturers are already taking advantage of technologies like the internet of things (IoT), and as we head into 2020 will find themselves early adopters…

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If Amazon did Factories

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be at a crossroads as to where it heads next. Beyond pouring additional energy into Amazon Prime, many have wondered whether the company may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as companies advance their use…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation

“AI” is one of the most overused technology buzzwords of the last 2-3 years.  But the term is not going anywhere, so I’d like to make a plea on behalf of the weary: when talking about AI, don’t stop the conversation at ‘shiny new technology’.  Instead, continue to shift the AI conversation: why consider investing…

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Island

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can become a smarter, greener producer and how they can track and document their environmental initiatives. The United Nations define ‘sustainable manufacturing’ as a form of manufacturing development that meets the needs of the present without…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

Businesses are constantly told they will go broke if they do not digitally transform and quickly, but for manufacturers it’s not quite as simple. If production goes down even for a day, the impact can be irreversible, with potentially millions in revenue lost. From an ergonomic, economic and environmental perspective, smart factories are heralded as…

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How much do you think it will cost? Bidding and estimating

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

“How much do you think it will cost?” This is often a common question a manufacturer will ask themselves when developing new products and something that we as a manufacturing solutions provider we can help answer. When I go and see companies that aren’t using IFS solutions, one of the issues that they raise is…

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Fabrication : développer une culture d’entreprise adéquate pour tirer profit de la servicisation

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy

Businesses looking to differentiate themselves in the industrial manufacturing industry should consider combining traditional products with new services (servitization). By learning how to derive value from servitization, manufacturers can rise above the competition. Manufacturers today live in a very competitive, price sensitive and crowded world. Today’s companies that operate in developed economies can no longer…

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