How Industry is Using Cloud, Edge, and Fog Computing Today
Comparing 2021 survey data on industrial cloud, edge, and fog computing use to a similar 2019 survey shows how the pandemic is transforming industry’s use of these technologies.
Jan 7th, 2022
Setting the Right Strategic Priorities for a Post-Pandemic World
Discover the top ten priorities industrial companies and their executives should focus on to stay competitive in today's market.
Brian R. May
Oct 16th, 2021
Smart Manufacturing in a Pandemic
COVID-19 put every manufacturer to the test. Massive fluctuations in supply and demand drove the need for immediate adaptation and improvement, increased customer support, and the use of remote or cloud-based solutions.
Jul 18th, 2021
Colgate-Palmolive Focuses on Machine Health to Improve Supply Chain Operations
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the connection between production operations and the supply chain. In response, Colgate-Palmolive is connecting asset health and the supply chain to free up capital for strategic growth.
Jul 7th, 2021
Supply Chain Management
ERP Extends E-Commerce and 3PL Comparison Capabilities
Online shopping is creating more obstacles for manufacturers, like finding the right logistics partner. As a result, Deacom added rate shopping options to its enterprise software.
Mar 19th, 2021
How COVID-19 Pushed ExxonMobil’s Automation Technology Limits
From remote access and robotics to artificial intelligence-driven operator assistants, ExxonMobil is using industry’s operational realties during the pandemic to drive the development and expansion of open automation technologies.
Mar 4th, 2021
Sensors Step Up to Industry Demands
From monitoring COVID-19 vaccine temperatures to combining vibration, temperature, and speed in one device, new sensor technology is addressing industry needs on an ever-wider scale.
Feb 18th, 2021
COVID-19 Provides a Push for Digital Innovation
As food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep workers safe and shelves stocked, many have moved forward with automation and digital transformation initiatives that might have only been on the radar before the pandemic.
Jan 29th, 2021
Where's my Vaccine?
unPACKed with PMMI podcast tackles why distribution of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine isn't matching its breathtakingly fast approval.
Jan 27th, 2021
Remote Access Technologies Help Keep Food Sanitation Workers Safe
Cloud services, augmented and virtual reality, and videoconferencing applications are among the latest tools that suppliers are using to keep food and beverage workers safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 18th, 2020
Smart Glasses Ease Troubleshooting Communication
Beumer has added augmented reality to the tools available to its customers while servicing equipment, enabling faster, easier support. The OEM even used the smart glasses technology to commission and install new equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 13th, 2020
CPGs Lean on OEMs During the Pandemic
From equipment startups to training to more automation, manufacturers are asking machine builders to adopt new technology and service roles in difficult times.
Nov 24th, 2020
Fighting COVID-19 with Big Ass Fans
The new Clean Air System uses ion and ultraviolet technology to eliminate airborne pathogens.
Nov 9th, 2020
COVID-19 Accelerates Industrial AR/VR Use
With their ability to minimize operator errors, reduce training time, and enable remote assistance, augmented and virtual reality technologies are seeing a growth in interest amid the pandemic.
Nov 3rd, 2020
COVID-19 May Boost Cloud and Edge Computing
Though there is much discussion of “the cloud” in manufacturing, its use is not as widespread as it might appear, though the pandemic may prompt expanded use.
Oct 6th, 2020
Artificial Intelligence Advances Food Safety
Landing AI is helping food producers overcome not only the limitations of their human workforce but of traditional machine vision as well, using machine learning to better evaluate issues around food safety.
Sep 22nd, 2020
Technological Transitions During a Pandemic
As companies continue to operate while adhering to social distancing regulations and implementing contact tracing due to the global pandemic, the adoption of virtualization and mobility technology has accelerated.
Sep 21st, 2020
Workers Wanted? Contact the Robot Employment Agency
Start-up MusashiAI introduces intelligent autonomous robots for quality inspection and forklift driving—allowing the redistribution of human labor to more value-added jobs.
Aug 6th, 2020
Assessing Your Cybersecurity Readiness
With COVID-19 increasing the need for remote connections to your network, the need for solid cybersecurity protections becomes ever more important.
Sep 9th, 2020
Supply Chain Management
The Pandemic is Shaping the Future Supply Chain
Some of the greatest innovations happen during times of disruption.
Aug 24th, 2020
Cisco Aids Dairy Farmers of America’s Digital Transformation
To optimize operations and workforce continuity in support of the nation's food supply during the pandemic and beyond, Cisco and system integration firms are installing communication technologies to accelerate the advance of milk product production.
Aug 20th, 2020
How COVID-19 Generated a New Need of Collaboration Tools in Manufacturing
As the global pandemic continues to cause manufacturing personnel to operate remotely, better, more accessible, and robust collaboration tools have shifted from “nice to have” to a necessity.
Luigi De Bernardini
Aug 17th, 2020
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
Automating Additive Manufacturing
To optimize 3D printing of face masks in response to COVID-19, Stratasys learned how the use of cloud-based software to automate production across numerous machines enabled production and utilization rates that would have otherwise been unachievable.
Aug 12th, 2020