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Augmented Reality is Center Stage at AGCO Plant Tour

Agriculture equipment maker AGCO Corp.'s pioneering efforts with Google Glass was the subject of a Manufacturing Leadership Council tour at the company's Jackson, Minn., facility last week. More than 70 ML Council members and invited guests toured the nea…
Is an augmented reality or virtual reality system in your factory’s future? The technology, in the form of Google Glass, has already entered the mainstream of factory operation… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/augmented-reality-center-stage-agco-plant-tour/

Scaling Digitization Projects into an M4.0 Strategy

It’s one thing to take on a small, well-defined project aimed at proving the potential of digitizing a process such as maintenance on a single line or in an individual plant. It’s quite another to take the experiences gathered from such small projects and…
It’s one thing to take on a small, well-defined project aimed at proving the potential of digitizing a process such as maintenance on a single line or in an individual plant. It’s… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/scaling-digitization-projects-m40-strategy/

ML Awards Submission Deadline Extended to January 13

We at the Manufacturing Leadership Council are thrilled with the number and quality of nominations we have already received for the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. It’s clear from the projects nominated so far that Manufacturing 4.0 and the transfor…
We at the Manufacturing Leadership Council are thrilled with the number and quality of nominations we have already received for the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. It’s clea… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/ml-awards-submission-deadline-extended-january-13/

A "Cathedral of Manufacturing" Opens in Brooklyn

New Lab, an independent, interdisciplinary place for entrepreneurs working in robotics, artificial intelligence, connected devices, and other areas, officially opens in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City.
I stumbled upon Scott Cohen and his “New Lab” creation in Brooklyn, New York, through a Google search. It was early 2015 and I was trying to identify innovations in manufacturing … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/cathedral-manufacturing-opens-brooklyn/

Is Big Brother Coming to the Factory Floor?

Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operations bibles such as the legendary Toyota Production System not only lay out s…
Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operati… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/big-brother-coming-factory-floor/

White House Creates Sensor-Focused Innovation Institute, Plans Five More

The Obama Administration has announced the creation of a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute which, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, will focus on accelerating the development of smart sensors, data analytics, and advanced control s…
The Obama Administration has announced the creation of a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute which, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, will focus on accelerat… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/white-house-creates-sensor-focused-innovation-institute-plans-five-more/

Top Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winners Show that M4.0 Is Transforming the Industry

When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation that the Manufacturing 4.0 era promises is much more than a theory or a metapho…
When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation tha… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/top-manufacturing-leadership-awards-winners-show-m40-transforming-industry/

Small Manufacturers Will Benefit from M4.0, Too

Why are large manufacturers investing in digitizing their product innovation, supply chain, and production processes? Many would say they recognize the need to respond to rapidly-rising customer expectations by becoming more data-driven and more agile.
Why are large manufacturers investing in digitizing their product innovation, supply chain, and production processes? Many would say they recognize the need to respond to rapidly-… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/small-manufacturers-will-benefit-m40-too/

Another Additive Manufacturing Standards Group Sets Up Shop

While makers and other enthusiasts continue to proclaim the transformative potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, enthusiasm among many industrial manufacturers remains muted. One reason: The absence of a comprehensive set of standards and c…
While makers and other enthusiasts continue to proclaim the transformative potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, enthusiasm among many industrial manufacturers rema… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/another-additive-manufacturing-standards-group-sets-shop/

The IoT Standards World Readjusts

At the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s special “Manufacturing 4.0 in Action” event in Nuremberg, Germany, last November, a member of the audience raised the very pertinent question of standards in the M4.0 era.
At the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s special “Manufacturing 4.0 in Action” event in Nuremberg, Germany, last November, a member of the audience raised the very pertinent ques… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/iot-standards-world-readjusts/

Is Service the ‘Killer App’ for Augmented Reality?

In the technology field, it sometimes takes a long time for vision to become reality. Artificial intelligence, analytics, robots, many categories of software, and even the now-popular 3D printing technology have all traveled a lengthy road to get to the p…
In the technology field, it sometimes takes a long time for vision to become reality. Artificial intelligence, analytics, robots, many categories of software, and even the now-pop… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/service-killer-app-augmented-reality/

Report: Continued U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Could Hinge on Collaboration

Faced with increasing global competition as well as talent and skills shortages at home, U.S. manufacturers should improve how they collaborate with government, academia, and other businesses in order to continue to drive innovation.
Faced with increasing global competition as well as talent and skills shortages at home, U.S. manufacturers should improve how they collaborate with government, academia, and othe… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-continued-us-manufacturing-competitiveness-could-hinge-collaboration/

PTC Takes Next Step in Internet of Things Strategy

In an article about the emerging Internet of Things in the June 2014 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, James E. Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, wrote that manufacturers could take advantage of the huge potential surrounding the IoT only…
In an article about the emerging Internet of Things in the June 2014 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, James E. Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, wrote that manuf… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/ptc-takes-next-step-internet-things-strategy/

VW and Digital Deception: A Warning to All Smart Product Makers

Volkswagen’s confession that it cheated regulatory authorities by embedding ‘defeat device’ software into 11 million diesel-powered vehicles to falsify the results of official emissions tests, raises serious issues about the need for greater vigilance by …
Martin Winterkorn’s plans for the next few months are going to be very different than he expected. The former CEO of Germany’s Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker in 2014… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/vw-and-digital-deception-warning-all-smart-product-makers/

Does the Road to Manufacturing 4.0 Begin Here?

Manufacturing 4.0, with its promise of plants populated with smart, connected machines, conjures an alluring vision of the future. Armed with loads of real-time data generated by ever-more-intelligent machines, manufacturers will be able to address potent…
Manufacturing 4.0, with its promise of plants populated with smart, connected machines, conjures an alluring vision of the future. Armed with loads of real-time data generated by … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-road-manufacturing-40-begin-here/

The Next Great Paradigm Shift, Manufacturing 4.0 Is Real, and It’s Here

Whether you call it Manufacturing 4.0, Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or Smart Manufacturing, the next major transformational era is here, it is real, and it represents a major opportunity for industrial enterprises.
CARLSBAD, CA--Whether you call it Manufacturing 4.0, Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or Smart Manufacturing, the next major transformational era is here, it is real, and i… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-great-paradigm-shift-manufacturing-40-real-and-its-here/

Digital Tapestry: Manufacturing's Magic Carpet Ride

Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Dennis Little shows Manufacturing Leadership Summit attendees how his company's end-to-end digital process can reduce cycle time, and so much more.
Dennis Little, Vice President of Production with Lockheed Martin Space Systems, appeared to be rightly proud of what his company is accomplishing with its Digital Tapestry, an init… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/digital-tapestry-manufacturings-magic-carpet-ride/

Rethinking the Manufacturing Organization in the Age of IoT

BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. But what impact will the IoT and all of those smart products have on the cultur…
BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. B… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/rethinking-manufacturing-organization-age-iot/

QAD Reaches for the Cloud

The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from minis to personal computers, from PCs to client-server computing, and so it is n…
The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from mini… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/qad-reaches-cloud/

At Raytheon Plant Tour, ML Council Roundtable Sees Much Headroom in Automation

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question that touches everything from workforce levels to time-to-market and even to ho…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question th… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/raytheon-plant-tour-ml-council-roundtable-sees-much-headroom-automation/

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