Analytics – Beyond the Value of Information
Analytics - Beyond the Value of Information
How Digital Transformation Happens
How Digital Transformation Happens
The Digital Supply Chain
The Digital Supply Chain
CSIA Certification Is More Relevant Than Ever
CSIA Certification Is More Relevant Than Ever
Business Model Revolution Ahead for System Integrators

Analytics – Beyond the Value of Information

For some time, we said that “data is the new oil” to indicate how much value and power there is in having data available. Having data means having knowledge of what’s happening and being able to objectively evaluate phenomena that otherwise could only be guessed. Then we started to say that having the data wasn’t enough—it’s more important to apply...
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How Digital Transformation Happens

When talking about digital transformation, it’s typically related to four upcoming technology megatrends: cloud computing, mobility, Big Data and social. Though each of these four technologies can have a tremendous impact independently, it’s in the implementation of them together in integrated solutions where the impact is more significant. The most interesting and disruptive things happen when they are combined, at...
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The Digital Supply Chain

Since first developing projects to optimize production management, a shift has occurred in recent years that sees competition not just from manufacturing companies, but the full supply chain. The days of a single company reaching a market leadership position on its own are over, simply because it’s not possible to compete alone in the market. And in the supply chain...
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CSIA Certification Is More Relevant Than Ever

My company recently went through the process of re-auditing for CSIA Certification. As you can imagine, as the time for the audit time approached, we concentrated more and more heavily on all the various aspects of CSIA Best Practices to verify that we were still compliant or to determine if we needed to fix something. Although this is a continuous...
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Industry 4.0: Evolution or Revolution?

There’s an ongoing debate if Industry 4.0 (or Smart Manufacturing) is a revolution or just an evolution, with conference speakers bringing arguments in favor of one side or the other. Besides the fact that I personally believe the discussion is not very relevant (our world is changing and we need to adapt as fast as possible to survive or excel),...
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Digital Transformation Is Not Just a Shift From Analog

Digital is the new mantra. Every aspect of our lives is impacted, more or less, by digitalization. Even human relationships have partially moved to a digital level. Most of us have digital avatars—or digital twins, speaking the language of industry—that act on our behalf in the digital world. Unlike many other situations, in this case industry is actually considered more...
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Three Steps to Start the Smart Manufacturing Journey

There has been a lot of discussion about smart manufacturing lately, and many initiatives have turned their focus from manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) to smart manufacturing. However, as I’ve written before, smart manufacturing does not replace any MES or MOM initiative. Just the opposite—MES and MOM are fundamental pillars of any smart manufacturing initiative. Any...
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