The Industrial Machinery industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation. SAP Leonardo proves that truly transformative and sustainable innovation happens when technology, people, and data are combined.
Published By: T Systems
Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
The wait is over. Here at T-Systems, we are proud to present the findings of CXP Group - a leading independent European research and advisory firm in the field of digital, software and IT services. Their new “Digital Industrial Transformation with the Internet of Things” report examines the dynamic range of opportunities that IoT holds for businesses and explores the challenges of integrating existing data processes with those that are IoT enabled.
The report is the result of the feedback cultivated from interviews with senior business and IT decision-makers responsible for creating and running innovation strategies at 250 large-scale European manufacturers. The data has been disseminated by region, strategies, pain points, IoT adoption, intention, investment etc. and provides readers with a detailed examination of what industrial businesses look for most from IoT.
The report provides a fascinating unearthing of influencing factors for IoT readiness and digitization as a whole. Using
This webinar, hosted by Palo Alto Networks, focuses on deployment of 'Zero Trust Network Segmentation' in industrial control systems in large scale, mult-plant environments. We begin with an explanation of the concepts behind 'Zero Trust', scalability, the best ways to adapt existing networking and segmentation without needing to reconfigure infrastructure, and how Palo Alto's platform adresses these needs.
Lionel Jacobs is the Sr. ICS Security Architect at Palo Alto Netowrks
Jonathan S. is an Information Security Architect at a Global F&B Manufacturer
Del Rodillas (Moderator) is the Sr. Manager of ICS Initiative at Palo Alto Networks
The manufacturing industry has entered a completely new technological realm that did not even exist five years ago. Three industrial revolutions forever changed manufacturing—and the world—and the fourth is now underway. Factories have had to adapt rapidly with the advent of advanced automation and robotics as well as software to manage processes and control. The onset of digital manufacturing accelerates the need for new approaches. While consumers typically embrace disruptive technology with enthusiasm, manufacturers inevitably approach new technology with caution, carefully evaluating how it can improve their businesses. Eventually, however, caution must be replaced with innovation to ensure survival. Those organizations that find themselves on the wrong side of the technology curve today will face increasing challenges to remain competitive as time marches forward.
Automotive and industrial manufacturer, Fluid Routing Solutions, chose ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and reduced ERP-related operating costs by 30%, trimmed IT costs, improved supply chain visibility and improved overall quality.
Selecting a new manufacturing execution system (MES) can be difficult. With so many options in the marketplace, it can be overwhelming to sort out which one is the right fit for your business.
In this report, we believe Gartner provides some clarity by naming a selection of vendors that specialize in creating MES solutions that support the unique capabilities of discrete industrial manufacturers and fit inside Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Perspective for MES. According to Gartner, recommended assessment criteria for technology and service selection are:
• Relevant industry experience
• Industry-specific functionality
• Supplier collaboration
• Financial viability
• Evidence of innovation
Download the report to learn more about why Epicor is named a notable vendor and why we believe you should consider Mattec MES for your manufacturing business.
In our current technological age, it’s important for manufacturers to embrace digital transformation or risk getting left behind by the competition.
LNS Research has been studying the industrial software market for years, and in talking with hundreds of successful manufacturers, they found one common theme—the importance of finding a starting point for digital transformation. Leveraging MES software can be a low risk, high-value entry point for manufacturers as they journey toward digital excellence.
Epicor MES allows manufacturers to:
• Gain real-time production information
• Improve productivity
• Lower costs
Read the LNS Research study to learn why an MES solution from Epicor is an important component in reaching operational maturity and digital transformation.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
Industrial Equipment Manufacturers have to connect closely with customers and introduce new products quickly and efficiently to meet their needs. While smaller Industrial Equipment Manufacturers may be able to control, access, and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger Industrial Equipment Manufacturers rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturer companies may find themselves in-between because:
• Product and organizational complexity drive them beyond basic PDM capabilities
• A full-featured PLM implementation may feel out of reach
They need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. What’s the right size PLM to fit an Industrial Equipment Manufacturer? Let’s take a look.
When it comes to worker safety, mitigating downtime, and boosting
productivity, nothing is faster than right NOW. Organizations across
various industry segments — construction, food and beverage, chemical
and industrial, and transportation equipment manufacturers — are
juggling a mix of communication devices, slowing response times. Gaps
in coverage, poor battery life and aging equipment reduce your ability to
safely and efficiently meet production deadlines. The power of NOW puts
instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because when
communication slows, production slows.
Manufacturers today are under immense pressure to produce goods
safely, efficiently and profitably. Meeting these goals requires reliable,
clear voice and data communications. So the production line is always
moving. So well-executed logistics exceed expectations. So materials
and operations are tracked to maintain efficiency. So your most valuable
assets — your people — are safe and connected.
As company buying behaviors evolve, it's imperative to evolve your marketing strategies to align with the new marketplace. Luckily, with customer data becoming more and more available, smart industrial marketers are armed with high-quality proof points to establish efficient and effective programs that prove and improve marketing ROI.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 22, 2018
An industrial equipment manufacturer invested heavily in a number of different apps for their customers and partners. In theory, these apps made their lives easier by helping them schedule maintenance, order spare parts, generate financial quotes, amongst several other things.
Although these apps were feature-rich, adoption was very low. The problem as that these apps were created in silos by different business units without validating the need of end users. The investment was going to waste.
Infosys was invited to reinvent the wheel of app development.
In a climate of digital disruption and global market pressures, many manufacturers want to differentiate with new service-oriented revenue models, especially those that rely on connected machines and machineas-a-service. In a Cisco survey of more than 600 senior executives in 13 countries—from both industrial machine builders and end-user manufacturers—86 percent said the transition from product-centric to service-oriented revenue models is a core part of their growth strategies.
To better understand the service dilemma and the role of digitization within the manufacturing industry, Cisco initiated a comprehensive research study. We surveyed more than 600 senior manufacturing decision-makers in 13 countries,* from a range of manufacturingrelated segments, along with conducting qualitative interviews with key industry thought leaders, in-depth secondary research, and economic analysis. To explore the business and organizational implications of connected machines in particular, we surveyed both industrial machine manufacturers and “end-user” manufacturers.
Quality 4.0 isn't really a story about technology. It's about how that technology improves culture, collaboration, competency and leadership.
The last decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability and data, creating what some call the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. With the help of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturers have digitized operations, transforming efficiency, supply-chain performance and innovation. This revolution has even created entirely new business models.
This e-book gives manufacturers the tools to lead the Quality 4.0 transformation – a transformation that raises traditional manufacturing to the next level. It teaches readers to use advanced technology, analytics and IIoT to strengthen the manufacturing process and bring it forward into a powerful digital age.
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0.
This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices supported by IBM solutions. Learn more today!
For industrial equipment and machinery manufacturers, performance requires delivering products that exactly meet customer specifications along with complementary services. Manufacturers have made impressive improvements in productivity, cycle times and quality on the plant floor. But costs can remain unnecessarily high because of delays, changes or estimating errors.
Companies that manufacture industrial equipment find themselves in a unique place among manufacturers:
• Their products can range from small components to mammoth machines for mines or mills.
• They rarely order large production runs and may be called on to create a process that results in an order of one.
• Their markets impose challenging constraints.
Customers want more choices, more options, more extras, and more features. And they want the order to be fulfilled sooner. The competitive environment is forcing model cycles to shrink, pressuring manufacturers to accelerate processes that are unable to keep pace. Dassault Systèmes DELMIA has assembled an industry-specific set of roles for industrial equipment manufacturers that brings these challenges under control.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.