Defining Lean Manufacturing, Its Core Principles, and Recommended Tools

Manufacturing has always been infatuated with creating as much as it can with as little as possible. The less resources, time, and confusing processes involved in creating a product, the less money wasted and the more optimized the operation. And while this is surely true in many regards,…


Read More

How Can the Order to Cash Process be Improved with Industrial Computers?

Regardless of whether we’re discussing a B2B-based manufacturer or one that sells directly to consumers, the order to cash process is an essential one and one whose optimization should be prioritized. Thankfully, as complicated as the process is, because it’s so complicated and involves so many…


Read More

4 Pieces of Food Waste Tech Transforming Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Production and manufacturing has been in the midst of a slow and meticulous metamorphosis the past few years. As innovations continue to push more supply chain visibility, automation, and efficiency, fat continues to be trimmed and factory floors continue to be further and further optimized.…


Read More

Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing and How to Dip Your Toe into Automation

For all the huffing and puffing about how important industrial automation is, it can be rather hard for smaller plants to break into when you consider all of the moving parts needed- IoT devices, tailored industrial PCs, required software, not to mention more advanced, sophisticated solutions like…


Read More

Connected Worker Platforms are Coming: Why Industrial Computers Will Be Essential

Industrial software and its versatility has been spurred on to grow for several reasons- Hype for Industry 4.0, changes in the workforce and the need to draw in younger workers, and even the recent pandemic have all pushed several to facilities to focus their efforts on automation, self-sufficient…


Read More

The Struggle of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Why AI Projects Fail

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing is an incredibly promising prospect many industry leaders have been chomping at the bit to implement- and the reasons why are plain to see! With just some IoT connected devices and industrial grade computers designed to gather that data, an AI in…


Read More

How Should Manufacturing Plan on Reskilling the Workforce

Change and evolution are inherent to several industries and manufacturing is no exception. Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, had long been hinted at since well before the pandemic and now, in conjunction with said pandemic, the need for change has not only remained constant, it’s…


Read More

Understanding Supply Chain Resilience: 3 Questions to Ask

Supply chains have experienced a shocking amount of change in the past few months. With several of them incorporating new infrastructures and hardware like industrial grade computers to address concerns ranging from manufacturing employee safety to supply chain preparedness and everything…


Read More

What is the Digital Twin in Manufacturing?

Despite how automated and fool-proof the highly technological manufacturing process may seem, the truth of the matter is, there’s quite a large amount of trial and error that goes into creating products, running supply chains, and maintaining productivity. Factory teams are constantly testing new…


Read More

How is the Automotive Industry Planning to Safely and Efficiently Resume Production?

It’s taken time, but some industries are beginning to see a return to some semblance of normalcy as they begin to resume production. Of course, we say “semblance” with good reason. Despite efforts being made across many industries to improve resiliency against infection, thorough disinfection of…


Read More