Monday, June 5, 2017

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Services Welt

By Mikes James, Immediate Past Chairman, MESA International Board of Directors

Visionaries predict that the factories of the future will be 30% more productive as a result of smart services. To achieve this, today’s manufacturers need to invest in building algorithms for small data.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Case for Traceability Throughout the Supply Chain

By Alex Herbert, MESA Member and Manager, Strategic Accounts for Kepware

MESA’s 2017 Smart Story Awards is now taking submissions. 

In an interview with the winners of the 2016 Smart Story Awards, the second place winning story from Kepware and Faurecia inspired some follow-up questions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). More specifically, attendees asked about Operations Technology (OT) and IT integration, IIoT benefits, and how to manage scalability and security issues as the requests for traceability drip down the supply chain. Alex Herbert addresses their questions below.