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CRPA and Its Role in Enhancing the Business Processes
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There is a buzz around Robotics process automation (RPA) in many service industries. Organizations are leveraging RPA to automate their IT services. RPA is helping the organizations to rehash their work environment without re-engineering gigantic...

Engine or Anchor?
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Jim Davis, Vice Provost - Information Technology & CTO UCLA, Co-Founder Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, University of California, Los Angeles

No doubt everyone is aware of well-publicized, data-driven business transformations, for example, in the consumer-based industries—financial, transportation, hotel, entertainment, that have been extensively discussed within the CIO...

Reinforcement Learning for Efficient Edge Computing Solutions
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Edge computing is a recent technique, which is driving the cloud support industry. Enterprises are looking for options to compute data at the edge to make an efficient and quick service platform. Robotics is at the center of edge computing....

The Industrial IOT Timebomb
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Matt Griffiths, CIO, Stanley Black & Decker Industrial [NYSE:SWK]

The average lifespan of industrial manufacturing machinery is around 20 years. To put that in context; 20 years ago, Windows 98 & Visual Basic 6.0 had just been released by Microsoft, Google had just hired their first employee and US...

Kebotix Takes Materials Research to New Heights
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AI is a significant development in technology today and allows the analysis of data more efficiently and effectively. Robotics is the brainchild of AI software that enables the creation of intelligent robots to make operations faster and more...

Robotics in Business Automation: Lights-Out Manufacturing
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Robots are upgraded regularly; the most precise robots that are used today have a repeatability of +/-0.02mm. Evolution of highly automated processes has been years in the manufacturing sectors. Robots have become the symbolic representation of...

4 Ways Technology is Revolutionizing the Warehouse
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Michael Schoenfeld, SVP, Head of Contract Logistics USA, DB Schenker

With warehouse efficiency being so closely tied to customer satisfaction for retailers, e-commerce shippers, and many other enterprises, we’re seeing a growing number of companies and logistics providers integrating, existing, and emerging...

Will Robots Replace the Manufacturing Jobs?
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With the gradual dominance of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, headlines predict the end of manufacturing jobs as the human workers will become obsolete. With robots as factory workers, making tea for you, doing all the household chores and...

Manufacturing Inequality
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Oliver Perez, Ph.D., Director, Manufacturing Process Technology, BD

How do you make an economy and one of its most important drivers i.e. manufacturing, work for everybody in this globalized technological world when the transformation of raw materials into useful, appealing finish goods is constantly reinvented...

Artificial Intelligence-Algorithms of Change
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Ash Dhupar, Chief Analytics Officer, Publishers Clearing House

There is a lot of discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) and how these algorithms can change the pace of mankind’s next evolution in technology. As always, there are two sides to the story. There are those who are afraid and those...

The Growth of Manufacturing Automation
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Since the early 70s, advancements in technology have widely influenced the manufacturing sector with the aid of robotics, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. Autonomous platforms have become the need of...

From Robotics to Big Data, What the Future Holds for Manufacturing
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Karl Rosenblum, Head, Global Capacity and Risk Strategy, Alcon

One of my favorite quotes by science fiction writer William Gibson is, “The future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed.” When looking across new developments in manufacturing technologies, this sentiment seems to hold truth,...

Robotic Strategy Part 1 (Transform, Enable, Standardize, and Scale)
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Oliver Perez, Director, EMI Manufacturing Technology, BD

Introduction As product complexity increases and manufacturing facilities demand more flexibility, market forces are impacting the way we manufacture products. In order to keep pace with these changes, robotics has emerged as a key tool enabled...

Turning Constant Change into Business Opportunity: The Role of IT in the Modern Day Supply Chain
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Neil Hampshire, SVP & CIO, ModusLink

When Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus now-famously noted that, “change is the only constant in life,” he couldn’t have possibly known how much that statement would resonate thousands of years later. Some may argue that...

Is That a Robot in My Factory?
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Cheryl Whitis, CIO, Raytheon Missile Systems

When you walk into the factories at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona, don’t be surprised to find robots working side-by-side with humans on the production lines. These automated workers have long had a place in other...

Disruptive Trends in Manufacturing IT
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Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck [NYSE:MRK]

The manufacturing world is undergoing its fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, spurred by the proliferation of digital capabilities (Internet of Things), and the integration of these capabilities into existing production and...

The Evolving CPG Landscape
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Ronojoy Guha, VP and Global Head Solutions and Pre-Sales, Retail, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing, Mindtree [NSE:MINDTREE.NS]

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in manufacturing? IT operations have become more responsive to variations in the manufacturing process. In the past, IT’s primary role was to provide technology that would...

Connecting Things with Processes and People
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Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP [NYSE:SAP]

Whether it’s providing same-day delivery, customized products or creating personalized shopping experiences, in today’s on-demand world, companies must have an accurate pulse on their customers and their evolving expectations. This...

The Age of Average is Over
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John McGee, Director, North America Operational Excellence, BASF

One of the biggest threats to manufacturing prosperity U.S. companies face today is talent. As the global economy grows and manufacturing evolves into Industry 4.0, the American workforce must have the skills and capabilities to thrive, not just...

Build Manufacturing Collaboration with Interactive Ink
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Gary Baum, VP of Marketing, MyScript

Today’s manufacturing involves a multitude of tasks that are performed automatically. Though sensors have an important role, humans still have a key function in managing this information from manufacturing systems and in collaborating with...

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