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Siemens Digital Thread

Weaving the New Economy from Digital Thread

What if the new economy is already here? Some manufacturers have fully embraced the digital thread and are delivering fast, high-quality, cost-effective personalized products. As they set new expectations for customer time and value, they are also re-defining how the economy works. For these companies, Industry 4.0 is not decades away. They are designing and […]

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New Vistas for Next-gen Product Design

The broader your view, the more impact the vision can have. To realize value from a broad vision also requires the ability to get into details and get small things right. This week, Siemens PLM announced its intention to acquire Mentor Graphics. This combination opens up grand new vistas for next-generation product design, and also […]

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Scope, Granularity and Scale

Can you understand and solve a broad or large-scale problem with a high-level, low granularity view? Usually the answer is no. That makes for some major challenges, as we have only a limited capacity to work with many items at the same time. Granular detail across a broad scope is very difficult to fathom. Fortunately, […]

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Manufacturing Mimics Nature – or tries to at least

Think about the most complex, carefully controlled and fine-tuned systems on the planet. Where did that thought take you? To a high-mix specialty chemicals process? A semiconductor fab? Automotive assembly line? A VOIP system? An industry 4.0 “smart factory” with smart products, equipment, and materials? BZZZZ. Incorrect. These don’t hold a candle to what your […]

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Essential Role of Industry 4.0 paper

Does MES/MOM have a role in Industry 4.0?

If smart materials are talking to smart machines to become smart products, do you still need MES/MOM to coordinate plant activities? This is the picture of Industry 4.0. After due analysis, I believe the answer is clearly yes. I know not everyone agrees. Some think yes, others no, and many are simply not sure. Industry […]

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