SmartBox links individual machines the Industrial Internet of Things network for realtime communication of manufacturing data and analytics to improve shop productivity and responsiveness to customer and market changes
Although there are no governing mandates or official checklists to define the Factory of the Future there are some common characteristics of these companies on the forefront of modernization
The better your view of the ldquobattlefieldrdquo so much better will be the decisions you make as you schedule and manage the jobs that fuel your enterprise
Using the Cloud to Impact Manufacturing Performance
30 of a businessrsquos needs are nonstandard processes those that are specific to the operation and need to be managed more effectively
Enterprise Functionality, Without the Fuss
Why Configurability Matters for Manufacturing Enterprise Software
Predictions for a New Year of Manufacturing 2015
Mazakrsquos production concept relies on the MTConnect open protocol to link machine tools at its manufacturing plants into a data network with individuals connected via smartphones or tablets