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Interview with Simon Whitton: The Future of Robotics

The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the Industrial Robot and Automation markets. He has more than 35 years of experience in the robotics automation space and has extensive knowledge in robotics, automation, and manufacturing. Part three of this series will focus on the ...
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Interview with Simon Whitton: Starting with Robotics

The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, the managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the ...
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Manufacturing ERP Needs to Be More Than Vanilla

As an ERP buyer for manufacturing, you will come across several options with their claim to be suitable for any industry or situation. In reality, each ERP systems' design supports concrete business processes based on size and micro-vertical. Implementing an ...
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Interview with Simon Whitton: What is Robotics?

The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, the managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the ...
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Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Risk To Your Business?

When you think about cybersecurity, payment processes and customer data may come to mind, but it is also important to think about your supply chain. Unfortunately, cyber threats and attacks are real. In 2020, from January through June, there were ...
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5 Why’s of Problem Solving

  There are many ways to go about problem solving, especially in a business setting. But one method that has proven effective in manufacturing is the 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving tool that is used to dig deep and ...
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What is PDCA or Plan-Do-Check-Act?

PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) is a four-step management tool used to implement, manage, and drive continuous improvement. It is also a key part of lean manufacturing.   Walter Andrew Shewhart Ph.D., a data scientist at Bell Laboratories, is credited with developing the ...
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IoT in 2021 (infographic)

The "Internet of Things" is exploding. It is made up of billions of "smart" devices-from miniscule chips to mammoth machines-that use wireless technology to talk to each other (and to us). Most IoT smart devices aren't in your home or ...
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What Have Manufacturers Learned in 2020

This year has been a stressful year for many, including manufacturing company owners and leaders.   Many thought that 2019 was a tough year, with the trade war and skilled labor shortage. Then, in early spring of 2020, the COVID-19 ...
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Holiday Edition : How does Santa Claus recruit elves to work in his factory?

Everyone knows that there's a workshop up at the North Pole that churns out a good percentage of the toys, cookies and candy canes received every Christmas, but you may not have realized that as the world's population grows, more ...
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Machine Learning (infographic)

The nature of manufacturing systems faces ever more complex, dynamic and at times even chaotic behaviors. In order to being able to satisfy the demand for high-quality products in an efficient manner, it is essential to utilize all means available. ...
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Does Digital Transformation Manufacturing Need Cloud?

In greater numbers, manufacturers are choosing the Cloud to deliver mission-critical ERP functionality and related applications to end users. It's true that many of the early adopters of Cloud ERP were motivated by cost reduction. Internal IT staff could spend ...
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The History of IoT (infographic)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for some time now.  Simply described, IoT is a system of interrelated devices with the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human interaction.  Because of recent advances in architecture, hardware ...
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