The supply chain for manufacturers and distributors is facing challenges around increased analytics, multichannel fulfillment, talent shortages, and the use of new technologies such as wireless, augmented reality, robotics and machine-to-machine (M2M). At the same time, there is continued focus on cost reduction and sustainability.
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a huge transformation as it increases the interconnection between connected devices and analytics. The smart manufacturing enterprise can seize opportunities to maximize efficiency and safety through networking and intuitive collaboration with its users.
This eBook shares practical steps to follow for a smart material handling and logistics approach.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
THV Group, a Belgian company, is a worldwide market leader in replacement parts and accessories for material-handling industrial and agricultural equipment, new and second-hand forklifts, aerial platforms and internal handling equipment.
With MobileIron, TVH launched a successful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, built an enterprise app store that gives employees easy access to productivity apps, and automated the process of giving employees and guests the right level of mobile network access.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?” With over 35 years of experience in the automation industry, we have broken down the process, step-by-step, to guide you on your journey. Keep in mind that this guide is a broad overview, but can serve well as a starting point for those new to automation.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2012
Bar-coded shipping labels are essential to sophisticated tracking and material-handling systems, and thus so are label printers. This white paper identifies the features of shipping-label printers that will return the greatest value for long-term, low-cost reliable operations, from features that save time to those that simplify integration and management.
Robot programmers frequently find it challenging to deliver material handling, arc welding, spot welding, or drill and riveting programs that work with certainty on the first run. Because robot programming is not part of the design phase, they are forced to implement fixes and workarounds on the shop floor. Costs escalate as production cycles expand and changes are made without knowledge of the shop floor impacts.
DELMIA Robotics on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers high quality, collision-free programs in the native robot language with no need for intervention on the shop floor. In the virtual world, programmers and designers work in concert to create the most productive tooling operations and robot cycle times. Programming can move ahead independently without interrupting production, and robot programs perform predictably the first time. Costs of programming and production are significantly reduced, and products move to market more quickly.
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