Organizations in the global industrial products industry face significant challenges: cost pressures, increased regulations, disruptive technologies and the increasingly costly delivery of raw resources. High volatility in commodity prices has put severe pressure on company margins and can quickly expose inefficient operations.
Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
The Industrial IoT market is estimated to reach $123.89 Billion by 2021. Successful IIoT design and build requires tech and installer skills and products from many vendors. It also needs a Vendor / Aggregator marketplace and ecosystem for customer and partner access at scale. Vendors are looking for IoT consultative skills from channel partners today.
Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
Whether you’re designing to efficiently charge-up a laptop, distribute power from a battery pack, keep signals uninterrupted in industrial machinery or a thousand other products, TE Connectivity offers reliable solutions that bring power & signal to your applications.
TE Connectivity’s (TE) extensive connector and sensor solutions provide the essential connectivity you need for your daily interactions at home and in the workplace. Whether you are looking to design next generation display panels and internal LED lighting or you’re designing-in for the latest door alarms and pressure sensors, TE has the essential products you need for always-on connectivity.
Published By: MacroAir
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
HVAC concerns in an industrial facility like a warehouse or manufacturing plant can be complicated. Not only are these spaces usually larger than traditional commercial areas, but they often have equipment or products that need to maintain a specific temperature. MacroAir’s large industrial ceiling fans provide optimal airflow for industrial facilities and are an affordable alternative to HVAC systems.
MacroAir’s big industrial fans deliver a cooling effect for occupants, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir’s big ceiling fans provide an efficient airflow solution and a sustainable alternative to relying on HVAC alone to cool large spaces.
The real value of i4.0 comes from the integration of automation, data, analytics, manufacturing and products in a way that unlocks new business and operating models. Are you ready for the next industrial revolution?
Read this report to find out:
• why deep pockets alone won’t ensure i4.0 success
• how to scale up projects and capabilities to drive enterprise-level value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support i4.0 success
• how to unlock value by integrating smart processes and smart products
• how to bring suppliers and value chain players into the i4.0 environment.
In this FREE eBook, learn how PRODUCT marketing departments are creating engaging tools to look 'under the hood' and gain far more knowledge and understanding of the capabilities and benefits of MEDICAL, TELECOM and INDUSTRIAL products. Whether it's a MRI machine, a server or large machinery, INTERACTIVE 3D MARKETING SOLUTIONS are creating powerful customer experiences proven to INCREASE SALES and excite customers.
A recent study by Engineering.com indicated there is a significant gap between how Industrial Equipment Manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. In order to address the challenging aspects of product development projects, it was determined that projects with a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution will perform higher.
Learn how PLM solutions with embedded project management can uniquely provide the following operational best practices:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio in order to leverage common technology platforms and launch products to market faster
• Coordination of a project’s schedule and resources, with its scope as defined by requirements and development constraints, in order to meet market expectations
• Automatic project task updates as development work is completed to provide a real-time understanding of project status and progress
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.
The largest percentage of those surveyed purchase for general manufacturing (27%), followed by commercial construction (12%), contractor/service provider (12%) and residential construction (10%). A smaller percentage of participants purchase for the automotive, aerospace, machine shop, energy and hospitality industries, among others.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 22, 2018
When products are bought off the shelf, they are easy to price. But what happens when every product has to be configured to create an entirely bespoke solution?
Our client manufactured sophisticated industrial machinery that needed to be configured to each customer, which made each quote a complex task. Sales teams had to somehow translate the customers' complex requirements into a solution; selecting the right products, features, and components; and ensuring that the end result would be not only compatible but also deliverable. Also, the quote frequently had to include various offer variations and price points. The conversation about pricing could only begin once all of this had been discussed, agreed upon, and approved.
Form and function have always been key considerations for industrial designers and mechanical engineers; and with 3D design software, those qualities are easier than ever to fine-tune. Learn how SOLIDWORKS® 3D design and visualization solutions helped nine consumer products companies improve features and functionality, bring products to market more quickly, reduce production timelines and more.
Manufacturers who want to link machines, sensors, processes, and people together face a daunting challenge. Here are three things that can help you improve supply chain visibility, mitigate risk and grow into new markets.
The digital buying experience has made its way to the B2B marketplace. Industrial buyers expect the same level of convenience available to them as consumers. In fact, the 2017 UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics survey of 1,500 industrial products buyers indicates that distributors will need to embrace the “consumerization” of B2B industrial buying behavior to remain competitive.
The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Production of the Future
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of adding layers of material — most commonly plastics or resins, and increasingly metals — to produce products according to precise
digital plans. With AM, products are produced using
only the material necessary, therefore minimizing scrap.
Modern digital technology is transforming every industry, including manufacturing. Yet in The Rise of Smart Operations, a survey of machinery manufacturers conducted by UPS and IDC, roughly one-half of the respondents said their digital or “smart” operations were lagging the competition or were at a significant disadvantage. Manufacturers will also find practical solutions they can consider implementing today to incorporate smarter operations in their production processes of the future.
Industrial customers use content to research and make purchasing decisions. Are you giving them the info they need? Developed by IHS GlobalSpec, this white paper explains the growing importance of using content to attract, acquire and engage engineers and technical professionals.
Content marketing positions your company as an expert, builds trust and introduces new products and services to a wider audience via webinars, technical articles, social media and more. Find out which content appeals most to technical professionals. Learn how to provide information that fulfills their needs at specific points in the buying cycle. And see examples of how and where industrial suppliers effectively use content marketing to deliver information that can help turn shoppers into buyers.
Content Marketing for Industrial Marketers also explores the challenges of producing enough of the right content, repurposing it across multiple channels and budgeting for it. Plus, it provides the steps to start dev
It’s hard to grow your business if you can’t see what’s coming next. What will the demand be for a specific product or service and how should you adjust production? What revenue can be expected and from which channels? Where are the best areas to expand your business? Predictive analytics can provide the answers executives, analysts and business managers need to reduce costs, operate more efficiently and increase the bottom line.
Join IBM SPSS and guest Mark Lack, Manager of Strategy Analytics and Business Intelligence with industrial products company Mueller Inc. for a look at how to decrease costs and improve your business’ profitability with predictive analytics. You’ll learn how Mueller extends the value of its Big Data environment by applying predictive techniques to accurately forecast sales, prevent fraud and reduce losses from damaged inventory, saving the company significant time and money.
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.
Rapid manufacturing's benefits extend far beyond the upfront savings on tooling. Discover how it will improve your operations, sales and profits and why it is heralded as the next industrial revolution. In the first of a series, you will discover the benefits of the freedom to redesign your products at any stage in the life cycle.
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.