Interview with Simon Whitton: The Future of Robotics

Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 3 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. 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…

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Interview with Simon Whitton: Starting with Robotics

Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 2 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. 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

Guest Blog from Infor… 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 ERP outside its core expertise increases the risk and costs for…

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Interview with Simon Whitton: What is Robotics?

Guest Blog from Acuity… 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 industrial robot and automation markets. He has more than 35 years…

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Does Digital Transformation Manufacturing Need Cloud?

Digital transformation graphic, cloud & business icons connected by lines

Guest Blog from Infor… 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 more time on high-value tasks by delegating routine maintenance tasks to…

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Moving your Warehouse from Cost Center to Competitive Differentiator

Logistics, Hard-hatted worker happily riding pallet jack in warehouse towards loading dock

Guest Blog from Infor… Many organizations tend to view warehouse operations as cost center due to the labor, equipment, and physical inventory. However, with business models rapidly changing through e-commerce, omni-channel, curbside pickup, 3D printing, and more, warehouse operations empower a company to gain a competitive advantage by ensuring customer loyalty and brand excellence stays…

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The Digital Transformation Journey

Red Compass needle pointing to Digital Transformation

A quick Google search on “digital transformation” this morning netted over 17,000,000 hits!  Wow! There are quite a number of places to gain information regarding this subject.  But where should one start when considering its implementation in manufacturing?  More specifically, its impact on the shop floor?  Or when sharing perspectives with executives about our efforts…

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Industry 4.0 [R]Evolution

Hand turning backlit dial turning to Industry 4.0 setting

Think for a moment how you utilized your phone 10 years ago, or even 5 years back.  Mobile phones have surpassed being an accessory and for many are now staples in daily function. Many start their day depending on them as an alarm clock, for calendars & reminders, for podcasts through morning commutes, etc.  Not…

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Manufacturing Vision 2020

Manufacturing worker on laptop, with notebook and hardhat also on wood table. Updating MES, digital shop floor solution

Do you remember the hesitation and concern that occurred leading up to New Year’s Day 2000?  Many were second-guessing anything that relied on a computer or a program, as well as how society would fair in the “pending” aftermath of Y2K.  A couple years before that inevitable day, in 1998, there were some who were…

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