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Manufacturing Industry is Embracing IoT & Digital Transformation

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend Frost & Sullivan’s 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. The Summit brings together C-suite executives and leaders from some of the largest manufacturers in the US—such as GM, Nike, Raythe…
Recently, I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend Frost & Sullivan’s 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. The Summit brings together C-suite executives and l… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-industry-embracing-iot-digital-transformation/

2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Program Honors Trailblazers of Industry Transformation

On June 14, at the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards Gala, produced by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, top honors were presented to Industry 4.0 founding father Dr. Detlef Zühlke who was named Manufacturing Leader of th…
On June 14, at the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards Gala, produced by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, top honors were presented to Industr… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/2017-manufacturing-leadership-awards-program-honors-trailblazers-industry-transformation/

Meet the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winners

The 91 manufacturers announced today as winners of the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, in fact, are proof positive that M4.0 is much more than a theory or future vision. These ML Awards winners are putting M4.0 into practice today and are well on th…
It shouldn’t come as a total shock to learn that, for many manufacturers, the path to a digitized, Manufacturing 4.0 future is turning out to be paved with challenges. That’s true… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/meet-2017-manufacturing-leadership-awards-winners/

Updating Lean for the Manufacturing 4.0 Era

With the current intense focus on IoT, digital transformation, and real-time data leading to transformative change, it sometimes seems as if manufacturers have moved on from more traditional and continuous approaches to operational improvement—such as lea…
With the current intense focus on IoT, digital transformation, and real-time data leading to transformative change, it sometimes seems as if manufacturers have moved on from more … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/updating-lean-manufacturing-40-era/

Is Big Brother Coming to the Factory Floor?

Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operations bibles such as the legendary Toyota Production System not only lay out s…
Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operati… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/big-brother-coming-factory-floor/

Top Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winners Show that M4.0 Is Transforming the Industry

When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation that the Manufacturing 4.0 era promises is much more than a theory or a metapho…
When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation tha… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/top-manufacturing-leadership-awards-winners-show-m40-transforming-industry/

The “What’s In It For Me” of IoT

Change, change, and more radical change. That’s what’s occurring in the manufacturing industry, especially with the adoption of new technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of Manufacturing 4.0, the next industrial revolution
Change, change, and more radical change. That’s what’s occurring in the manufacturing industry, especially with the adoption of new technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) as … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/whats-it-me-iot/

Seventh Manufacturing Innovation Institute Formed to Focus on Flexible, Hybrid Electronics

The U.S. White House and Department of Defense today announced plans to create a manufacturing innovation institute that will be supported by $171 million in government and private funds and will advance research into and development of flexible electroni…
Popular Discussions The U.S. White House and Department of Defense today announced plans to create a manufacturing innovation institute that will be supported by $171 million in… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/seventh-manufacturing-innovation-institute-formed-focus-flexible-hybrid-electronics/

Rethinking the Manufacturing Organization in the Age of IoT

BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. But what impact will the IoT and all of those smart products have on the cultur…
BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. B… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/rethinking-manufacturing-organization-age-iot/

At Raytheon Plant Tour, ML Council Roundtable Sees Much Headroom in Automation

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question that touches everything from workforce levels to time-to-market and even to ho…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question th… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/raytheon-plant-tour-ml-council-roundtable-sees-much-headroom-automation/

IBM Will Invest $3 Billion in Internet of Things Initiative

Although the hype cycle surrounding the Internet of Things continues to ascend—Amazon Dash Buttons anyone?—many of the manufacturing leaders with whom we connect remain lukewarm to the idea that pulling more and more data off of more and more smart, conne…
Popular Discussions Although the hype cycle surrounding the Internet of Things continues to ascend—Amazon Dash Buttons anyone?—many of the manufacturing leaders with… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/ibm-will-invest-3-billion-internet-things-initiative/

Where Do You Stand on ‘Net Neutrality’?

Are the Federal Communication Commission’s new ‘net neutrality’ rules governing the Internet a good thing or a bad thing for manufacturers?
Are the Federal Communication Commission’s new ‘net neutrality’ rules governing the Internet a good thing or a bad thing for manufacturers? At first blush, some manufacturers m… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/where-do-you-stand-net-neutrality/

From Carjacking to Car Hacking – Lessons for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and perhaps the first place we will see the proverbial rubber hit the road is with something near and dear to Americans – our cars. The ever increasing connectivity of cars is creating a multitude of new security con…
By Connor A. Sabatino, Foley & Lardner LLP The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and perhaps the first place we will see the proverbial rubber hit the road is with somethi… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/carjacking-car-hacking-lessons-internet-things/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2015

As the new year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead:
As the new year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead: U.S. Manufacturing Growth to Continue Strongly. L… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-2015/

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Open, with New Big Data, Mobility, and Internet of Things Categories

The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, including new award categories for manufacturers that are transforming their busin…
The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding  significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, includ… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-awards-open-new-big-data-mobility-and-internet-things-categories/

IoT Will Require a Renewed Focus on Data Accuracy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring unprecedented levels of operational insight and product performance and use knowledge to manufacturers, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of new market value in the near future. But the IoT wi…
Popular Discussions The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring unprecedented levels of operational insight and product performance and use knowledge to manufacturers, res… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/iot-will-require-renewed-focus-data-accuracy/

Study Finds Alarming Lack of IoT Security

How secure is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Not very, according to a new report from Hewlett-Packard Co. After evaluating 10 of the most popular IoT-enabled devices—mostly consumer products such as TVs, webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sp…
Popular Discussions How secure is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Not very, according to a new report from Hewlett-Packard Co. After evaluating 10 of the most popular IoT-enabl… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/study-finds-alarming-lack-iot-security/

Will the Internet of Things Undermine Existing Channel Networks?

The trend toward adding intelligence to and connecting tens of billions of thing is predicted to create tens of trillions of dollars in new economic value annually by allowing manufacturers and others to understand faster and better how their products are…
Popular Discussions The trend toward adding intelligence to and connecting tens of billions of thing is predicted to create tens of trillions of dollars in new economic value an… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/will-internet-things-undermine-existing-channel-networks/

The IoT: Next Up, A Battle Over Standards

The high tech industry is at it again. It seems that whenever a market trend occurs that holds the potential of significant growth, would-be players rush to try to define and establish “standards” that will enable the trend to flourish, and, in the proces…
The high tech industry is at it again. It seems that whenever a market trend occurs that holds the potential of significant growth, would-be players rush to try to define and e… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/iot-next-battle-over-standards/

The IoT: Where Should Privacy Lines Be Drawn?

In the 1990 sci-fi classic “Total Recall” directed by Paul Verhoeven, the lead character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, must remove an implanted tracking device from his head (actually through his nose!) before he can reclaim his memories and save the …
In the 1990 sci-fi classic “Total Recall” directed by Paul Verhoeven, the lead character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, must remove an implanted tracking device from his head (… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/iot-where-should-privacy-lines-be-drawn/

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