Thursday, January 28, 2016

How to Survive the Changing Workforce Apocalypse

By Mike Hannah, MESA International Smart Manufacturing Working Group member

Manufacturers that adopt programs to address changes in IT, technology, and workforce will find themselves with a long-term competitive advantage. Those that do not, risk the apocalypse and joining the long list of companies that couldn’t change with the times.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

5 Hurdles to Smart Manufacturing

By Brad Williams, MESA International Smart Manufacturing Working Group member

Manufacturing generates more data than any other industry.  New levels of connectivity, advanced computing, smarter sensors and devices, and improved data access and storage are increasing the breadth, volume, and resolution of available data. If you listen to the big data hype, the assumption is that business value can be derived if data can be harnessed. In the future, manufacturing companies will gather more data  -- but will they use it effectively? 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Smart Manufacturing: What if they threw a revolution and nobody came?

By Patrick Weber, MESA International Technical and Education Committee member and MESA-Recognized Practitioner

Pizza party at your house, I went just to check it out
Nineteen extra larges, what a shame, no one came