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As the global pandemic continues to cause manufacturing personnel to operate remotely, better, more accessible, and robust collaboration tools have shifted from “nice to have” to a necessity. There’s no doubt COVID-19 has already changed many habits in our personal and business life. We are learning to deal with the virus and the many constraints it’s bringing to our daily activities. And there’s no doubt as...

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There’s a lot of discussion around what the world is going to look like after COVID-19. There’s even discussion around if there will be an after COVID-19 world or if we will need to get used to life with the virus and adapt our personal lives and business models to this situation. Not all the debates are meaningful, but statistically, one of the most frequent conversations...

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As the world continues to change during the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of how businesses will operate after COVID-19 are cropping up. Luigi De Bernardini shows how his organization is adjusting to the pandemic and preparing for what comes after. I know! This is the most predictable topic to write about during these times. Whatever site you visit, magazine or newspaper you read, it’s all about...

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Sustainability is on the mind of many companies, but are they using one of their most valuable assets? A system integrator can possibly be the missing link to making your organization green. I will not write about the effects of the climate change, because we all know how critical the situation is. The attention is on how everyone should contribute on reducing the environmental impact of...

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If your organization doesn’t want to be left behind, a digital transformation initiative is imperative. However, an investment in the technology isn’t the only step, an investment in the people and project management is just as important. As I wrote in the previous blog, I found a lot of inspirational points in an interesting study published by LNS Research on digital transformation called: Understanding Industrial Transformation...

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A push into digital transformation is not as easy as it sounds. It takes an effort from the whole organization to get the process started, but there are many steps and precautions to understand before the initiative can even begin. I recently read an interesting study published from LNS Research on digital transformation called, Understanding Industrial Transformation Today: Digital Readiness is the Foundation for Success. It...

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Technology is constantly evolving, and it can sometimes be a challenge to keep up and train people on the incoming technology. Though there is no way to slow down the evolution, a collaboration with technology vendors and system integrators may be a way to help. During the last few vendor conferences I participated in, I had a strange feeling. Are we going to be able to...

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We cannot afford to ignore what is fast becoming a significant presence even in the industrial world for managing transactions along the supply chain. Until a few months ago, blockchain was associated strictly with cryptocurrency transactions - at least in most of our minds. Over the past year, dozens of Fortune 100 companies have started to adopt blockchain technologies, and the term blockchain has become more common in...

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March 2019, Food Engineering Magazine   If you’re not embarking on the digital transformation journey, you’ll be flying blind without the instrumentation and computing capabilities to keep you focused on your target: producing quality, food-safe product and staying ahead of your competition. In fact, without actionable information from plantwide sensors and processes, surviving in the future will be difficult. Digital transformation of your plant and entire process can help...

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To remain competitive, companies need to become more collaborative along the entire supply chain. IIoT and cloud technologies can enable this. [qodef_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="#b2dd4c" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="" top_margin="20px" bottom_margin="20px"] Once we accept that the real competition happens at the supply chain level, it becomes obvious that having a perfectly organized, tuned and efficient supply chain is mandatory. At the plant level, there are several aspects...

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