Factory of the Future 6 Main Principles

By Andreas Hassold and Matteo Dariol | Bosch Rexroth Corporation | 6/3/2020

Andreas Hassold and Matteo Dariol of Bosch Rexroth Corporation are back on the blog to share 6 main steps or principles to guide you along your smart manufacturing journey. Learn more about how to approach the next steps towards your Factory of the Future.

Practicing Physical Distancing in Your Plant

By Matt Keil | SICK, Inc. | 6/10/2020

As many manufacturers begin to reopen plants across the country, ensuring the safety of workers is critical. From appropriate personal protective equipment to maintaining physical distance from other employees, many manufacturers are not sure what steps to take to ensure the safety of workers in the time of Coronavirus. This week on the blog, Matt Keil from SICK discusses how to maintain social distancing measures in your plant while still operating efficiently.

The topic of Artificial Intelligence is not a new one, but it continues to play a leading role in how Industry 4.0 is evolving. With the recent COVID-19 shutdown as a new X-factor, we have what can be called an accelerator, as many businesses were forced to rely on fewer employees, and turned to AI to get things done. Mike Szudarek from Marx Layne & Company joins us on the blog to discuss the impact of AI in the post-COVID landscape.

Around the globe, new ways of working, coupled with rapidly changing technologies, are disrupting the manufacturing industry and skills needed. Up-skilling and re-skilling of manufacturing employees will be crucial to building operating-model resilience. In Istanbul, MESS—a leading employers’ association representing the most important manufacturing companies in Turkey—is addressing this challenge by establishing a distinctive technology center called MEXT. Today on the blog, Barış Arıkan, Head of Ecosystem & Partnership Development for MESS, joins us to explain how this digital transformation center will help create the next generation of workers.

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