The possibilities of AI: an overview of AI in the workplace

Artificial intelligence is a bit like a car. If you don’t fill up the tank, it’s not going to go anywhere. Artificial intelligence is fueled by data; therefore, it needs to be fed a consistent amount……

Condition-based maintenance: a boost against the competition

To compete in today’s global economy, businesses are searching for potential advantages that won’t cost them an arm and a leg, or even a new engine.
A growing number of industries—from marine com……

Condition-based maintenance: the crystal ball you need

Gazing into a crystal ball to know the future has a long, storied past that dates before the Middle Ages.
Today, condition-based maintenance, or maintenance performed on industrial assets only wh……

How can students gain tech skills for Industry 4.0?

Digital forces are transforming the way we do business in every phase of innovation. It’s called Industry 4.0 – an industrial revolution using automation technology and intelligent connectivity to qu……

Industry 4.0’s impact on the Generation Z workforce

In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, I came across an interesting observation. Of those listed as the 75 all-time richest people in the world, which included everyone from the Sultan of Brunei and Queen C……

Top Thought Leadership topics of 2017

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how much the Thought Leadership blog has grown since last year’s launch and to extend my thanks to you, our readers. Your continued support has helped the blog……

Industry 4.0 manufacturing and your future business

Creating networks that can adapt and respond to change will be a critical part of manufacturers’ processes if they want to retain success in Industry 4.0.

As we move into this new era of I……

Essential Industry 4.0 manufacturing capabilities

Industry 4.0 manufacturing has companies talking, and for good reason. The idea behind Industry 4.0 – being able to create agile, adaptive manufacturing networks that can respond to rapid market fluc……

Manufacturing innovation requirements in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is quickly becoming the new reality in the market, and every innovative manufacturer must embrace it to stay competitive. To achieve full manufacturing innovation, businesses must be abl……