If humanity’s future in manufacturing is inserting a few screws because our hands are still more dexterous than most affordable robots, then we are doomed.
Industrial software will enable continuous improvement to not be the exception, but the rule.
Blockchain. If your operation doesn’t run at the bleeding edge, put in in the “Useful in Future File” and move on.
Boss, I won’t be returning the seats of Tableau on the 26th. But I will try to make charting and graphing in dashboards straightforward.
AGVs don’t have the alien wheels or the smart arms, but they look upgradeable, and we can put them to work doing some mind-numbing tasks.
There, I said it: Wearables will be part of the mix, but still a relatively specialty product when the benefit of a visual overlay really matters.
Drones have indeed come a crazy long way. But are they ready to really add value to factory and warehouse operations?
Yes. I am questioning our ceaseless desire to believe that the next tech widget automagically transforms our businesses without the requisite education and tools to capture new insights and feed them back into our work.
The promise of completely-connected-everything is a great idea and we should strive for it, but let’s not forget the low-hanging fruit begging us to make giant strides right now.
In the manufacturing realm, making sense of entirely new types of data for a new graduate may not produce results companies are looking for. Making sense of data is a new core competency everyone needs.
You couldn’t throw a sensor in the air without hitting a reference to a 3D printer. My take is that we “ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
There are only a few applications for co-bots today. Getting our own humans productive first is currently a far better use of our time and money right now.
We don't need more sensors. In 2019, we need to talk about how we are going to train, upskill, manage, and gather insight from and for our 21st century humans.
If you break down what Industry 4.0 is – and to finally get moving on your digital transformation initiatives – you have to do just three things really well.
Today we announced that we’ve completed an amazing Series C funding, with new enthusiastic investors and our devoted existing investors providing us with US$40m to take our company to the next level. It’s time to take our Connected Worker platform to even more customers.
To start this story right, we need to start at the start.
A discussion with Detlef Zühlke about closing the education gap in Industry 4.0.
Machines and humans need to find a way to work together to propel industry 4.0 forward.
Lean calls it Standardized Work. Six Sigma calls it Standard Work.