Published By: OpenText
Published Date: May 26, 2017
Today’s fast-moving consumer market is putting pressure on manufacturers to be able to share digital product information seamlessly and quickly across retail and distribution channels. A centralized digital asset management platform helps to simplify the distribution of digital information across the extended enterprise.
Do Android’s dessert-named updates improve device and data security enough to work for the enterprise?
Android has long ruled the consumer market. Now, the latest security advancements from Google and device manufacturers, and support for Android by leading EMM solution providers, are expanding its presence in the enterprise. To help ensure security and compliance with industry standards and government regulations, enterprises need a way to protect and manage the wide range of available devices, versions, and idiosyncrasies of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
UEM is not limited to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Smart devices, broadly grouped as part of the IoT, will increasingly become included in UEM. Devices such as Apple TVs, printers and smartwatches are identifiable examples of IoT devices managed by EMM tools. However, not all IoT objects will fall under the realm of EMM tools. Some devices may be managed directly by manufacturers. Other types of devices will have proprietary management tools. And many devices will not need to be managed at all. However, it is clear that the diversity and number of devices will continue to grow, and IT organizations must be ready.
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Business and manufacturing professionals are looking for new ways for operations to support improvements to their company’s products, services, and bottom line.
This eBooks delves into:
• Industry drivers and challenges
• Accelerating success through people
• Accelerating success through the process
• Accelerating success through technology
• Recommendations for accelerating your Operational Excellence journey
Leading companies are aligning people, optimizing processes, and supporting both with MOM software applications in order to accelerate their Operational Excellence journeys. Make sure your company isn’t falling behind.
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
Discover how to optimize your NC Machine Shop Production, minim
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.
As e-commerce continues to grow at a remarkable rate of 24%, manufacturers are faced with what’s arguably the biggest challenge yet: How to create meaningful connections with consumers while simultaneously maintaining relationships with retailers and minimizing channel conflict. It may be new territory, but armed with the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to create a successful mix of digital marketing, selling and fulfilling activities. In this white paper, we cover the four critical components that all brands should be watching, including:
- Relationships with retailers
- Connections with consumers
- The importance of quality of product content
- How to maximize sales on marketplaces
"Whether you call yourself a company, brand, brand manufacturer, manufacturer, wholesaler, branded manufacturer or one of the other myriad of categorizations out there, there’s never been a better time to focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketplaces as part of your go-to market strategy. Some 60% of consumers are already visiting your website instead of your retailers’ sites, and more than half will opt to buy directly from brand manufacturers when given the option.
After years of relying on marketplaces to handle so many mission-critical activities, it can be challenging to build a successful D2C model that thoroughly addresses them all. This process will require a new way of thinking for you, a cultural shift for your employees and a lot of logistics for everyone involved.
But how can you know when it’s time to start selling on e-commerce marketplaces? While the benefits of transitioning to a D2C marketplace model are undeniable, it also requires a significant investment of time
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.
Manufacturers are already investing in select industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities. But their investments won’t automatically deliver success. What strategy should you follow to become an i4.0 leader?
Read this report to find out:
• how leading manufacturers invest to optimise the benefits of industry 4.0
• why deploying at the right scale is key to delivering enterprise value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support 4.0 success
• how to use 4.0 to deliver better value for customers
• why i.4. leaders are bringing suppliers into the i4.0 environment.
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As new models of manufacturing and retail become prevalent, new sets of challenges await adopters: challenges in supplier selection, sourcing, and planning disconnects, and lack of visibility into inventory availability. Leading manufacturers and retailers are embracing new technologies to source and collaborate with suppliers of direct materials.
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.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer.
This eBook discusses the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for jig and fixture applications, and demonstrates how production support can be improved in terms of speed, cost and functionality. The applications included within this eBook offer a mere glimpse at what is possible with AM for production support. The examples chosen illustrate opportunities for applying design principles and technology capabilities that are transferable across a wide range of applications.
Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and
less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as
increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates
obstacles for many manufacturers, and this is made more difficult by the need to
identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
NexCOBOT, a NEXCOM company, offers a flexible, modular robotics solution
integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with machine vision and powered by the
new Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products. The solution brings together
the insight of artificial intelligence, the mobility of robotics, and the capabilities
of machine vision, providing a new level of precision and optimization for
manufacturing and industrial implementations.
With Octave TM, Sierra Wireless went a step further and takes care of the secure device to cloud infrastructure OEM need, so that washing machine manufacturers can focus on what really matters for their business: acting on their equipment data to create new services.
Octave is an all-in-one D2C platform optimized for cellular IoT, including intelligent edge, wireless network connectivity, and unique data orchestration and device management capabilities.
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