Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Road Less Traveled: The Journey Toward Industrie 4.0

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View

By John Clemons, International Board Member at Large, Americas Board Member, and Marketing Committee Chair of MESA International

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By the end of last century, we thought we had lost manufacturing. It was old, smelly, and looked like a dinosaur just waiting to die. But Industrie 4.0 holds the potential to transform manufacturing back into an economic powerhouse. 

Unlike earlier technology, Industrie 4.0 is fundamentally transforming how manufacturing companies compete. These new connected technologies increase speed, agility, and flexibility throughout a company’s value chain.

With Industrie 4.0 strategies, companies gain powerful capabilities to drive competitive advantage. Factories cut costs, reduce time-to-delivery, and increase order accuracy. With the right leadership, businesses will capture market share, enter new markets, and boost margins.

The Industrie 4.0 Roadmap from MESA International provides manufacturing companies with a guide for their Industrie 4.0 journey and a framework for building detailed plans to achieve their Industrie 4.0 goals:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Discovering the “Analytics that Matter”

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View

By Patricia Panchak

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Attendees of the MESA North American Conference got a preview of results from the latest “Analytics That Matter” survey. Conducted by MESA International in collaboration with LNS Research, the bi-annual study was originally designed over a decade ago to identify “Metrics that Matter,” but evolved in the past few years to explore the use of new technology advancements around the Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud, Big Data Analytics, and Mobility.

“Our focus now is beyond just KPIs and metrics, beyond the four walls of the plant,” said Chris Monchinski, Chair of MESA’s Analytics Working Group and VP Manufacturing Intelligence at Automated Control Concepts, Inc., Neptune, New Jersey, introducing the presentation. “Analytics and Big Data is more than just revving up our dashboards. It’s about looking at all sorts of streams of data, different types of data, and trying to glean new insight out of them.”