Robots play a key role in achieving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing labor intensive operations across diverse industries. Traditional machine vision has its limitations, however—typically, it can only conduct defect detection and classification based on fixed rules and work in fixed environments. To add on, the complexity of robotic system design poses challenges for many manufacturers to identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
The future of robot and machine solutions is a production environment where devices, machines, robots, and sensors are interoperable.
Find out how NexCOBOT integrates AI-driven vision capabilities into robotics to improve quality and accuracy over traditional machine vision—as well as providing an open and modular solution for users to develop a robot control system that best fits their particular application requirements.
Manufacturing suppliers range from approved vendors and contract manufacturers (CMs) who
only deliver materials and services to complex strategic partnerships. A transactional relationship based primarily on order fulfillment might work well for some companies. However, by taking a CM relationship to the next level of supplier-partner, organizations gain strategic benefits including cost savings, reduced risks, and optimized profits. The right cultural fit and the right-sized partner for your business can play a key role in building this long-term relationship.
How does over-the-air technology (OTA) enable innovative solutions for carmakers? How do OTA software and firmware updates work? This whitepaper looks at the benefits of OTA updates to drivers and manufacturers. It also examines how design challenges are overcome, how updates are secured and how OTA technology could be deployed across a fleet of vehicles.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE is supporting auto manufacturers to develop the navigation services for the future and guide drivers safely and efficiently to their destinations.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. However, some manufacturers remain reluctant to migrate ERP systems and other business-critical applications to the cloud.
Read on to discover four areas where manufacturers can benefit from a more complete understanding of how and why Epicor Cloud ERP offers unique advantages compared to on-premises deployment, including:
• Increased data security
• Greater financial visibility and control
• Better long-term reliability
• Easier access to cutting-edge tech innovation
Moving an ERP environment to the cloud enables IT leaders to free up the resources they need to partner with the business and to focus on more strategic technology initiatives. Download the white paper to learn more.
Change—and the innovation it creates—increasingly defines the winners and losers in today’s manufacturing industry. As successful manufacturers continue to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, and other digital transformation trends, it’s important to recognize and implement these changes or risk getting left behind by the competition.
In this Epicor eBook, we’ll look at five key areas where successful manufacturers must embrace change and use it to drive innovation, competition, and growth—including:
• The accelerating pace of technology change
• The changing face of the modern workforce
• Competing in a global manufacturing marketplace
• Tapping the power of analytics and data-driven manufacturing
• Charting a path to sustainable, cost-effective compliance
We’ll also explain how Epicor Cloud ERP equips manufacturers to regard change as an opportunity rather than a threat. Download the eBook to learn more.
In their report—Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises—Gartner recognized Epicor as a “Visionary” in the cloud ERP marketplace. Epicor Cloud ERP is an economical, efficient, and reliable enterprise resource planning system that helps manufacturers simplify business operations, ease IT responsibilities, and extend visibility across the organization.
We believe Gartner’s positioning of Epicor ERP reflects our focus on providing solutions that fit manufacturing businesses to drive growth with greater ease. Read the report from Gartner to learn more.
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.
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.
Over three-quarters of UK manufacturers (77.8%) say that cost is the main driver behind their company’s energy policy, according to a survey of senior industry leaders conducted by Manufacturing Management in conjunction with E.ON.
The survey, of nearly 50 leading UK manufacturers, examined the industry’s attitude to energy usage, the challenges it is facing and its plans for the future.
To find out the results and the potential impacts to your business, download this whitepaper today.
Our repair technicians are capable of repairing most Modicon - Schneider Electric parts same day. Our exchange program allows us to send you a remanufactured unit while allowing you 30 days to return the failed unit for a credit.
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.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
IoT has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
As an automotive parts or components manufacturer, you may be both encouraged and challenged by a growing number of trends in the automotive marketplace. From disruptive trends in product developments—such as electric vehicles, advanced assistance and safety capabilities, and driverless vehicles—to trade tariff increases, regulation changes, and higher interest rates, it’s apparent that change is in the air
Download now to learn more!
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
Imagine a young, urban couple with their third baby on the way. They’re ready to make the oft-dreaded leap to a minivan, and it’s time to decide on a brand and a model. While dad checks safety ratings and online reviews, mom calls her friends to ask how they like their own vans. Together, they review and compare features on the manufacturer’s website and later “build” their dream minivan, choosing colors, fabrics, floor mats, and other accessories—all without leaving their living room. Perfect car in hand and confident that they’ve chosen the best one for their needs, they arrive at the dealership and walk onto the showroom floor, ready to finally meet their salesperson.