Manufacturing

March 15, 2016

MANUFACTURING

General Motors Prevents Factory Downtime with Connected Machines

Factory workers often learn about issues with their production machinery too late - after the line shuts down. Real-time condition monitoring and diagnostics can prevent unplanned downtime.

March 2, 2016

MANUFACTURING

5 Cybersecurity conversations you aren’t having

In a recent meeting I saw this meme posted in a cubicle: How appropriate for a discussion on business executive moments of enlightenment. I have the opportunity to lead a line-of-business senior executive advisory board with members from the top manufacturing companies across the world. Our recent board meeting focused on digitization in manufacturing where […]

February 13, 2016

MANUFACTURING

See Industries 4.0 Digital Manufacturing in Berlin

This week at Cisco Live Berlin we are excited to share three new digital manufacturing demonstrations: •    Cisco’s Connected Machine Solution powered by Mazak’s

February 11, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Closing the Knowledge Gap in Manufacturing: Converge IT with OT

Recently, the article “Making IoT Pay in Manufacturing” in Forbes caught my eye with a few interesting statistics from a recent study: 71% of manufacturers say IoT will have a significant impact or some impact on their business over the next five years (24% and 47% respectively) Yet 24% have no company wide understanding of […]

February 10, 2016

MANUFACTURING

3 Secrets to Going Digital from Flex’s CIO

What are the secrets to a successful digital transformation? We’re exploring that in our Going Digital podcast hosted by Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, Author and Keynote...

January 22, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Jump Start Your Connected Factory: Recap of the Recent #CiscoChat

Manufacturers are challenged with how to start digitizing their factories. Many have told me it is not inertia or budget holding them back, but being overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. Yet the value that awaits them is great – connected factories can boost profits by up to 19 percent (according to our latest […]

January 21, 2016

MANUFACTURING

A Simple Way to Get Your Factory IoT-Ready

Before coming to Cisco, I worked as CTO for an irrigation system manufacturer. We were building a cloud-based commercial irrigation system and we needed an improved ERP system for the back-office transactions. My goal was to move us from the on-premise system that was architected when Ronald Reagan was president to a new cloud-based system. […]

January 12, 2016

MANUFACTURING

#CiscoChat: Jump Start Your Connected Factory

A new year- and time for new initiatives and a chance to fast start your competitiveness as a manufacturer. According to our recent Manufacturing Thought Leadership Study, digital manufacturers who have connected their factories and production facilities are driving up to 19% more profits (over 10 years) than their ‘unconnected’ counterparts. What are some of […]

December 15, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Boost Your Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Recently after traveling to Dubai for the IoT World Forum, it struck me that many manufacturers are still looking for that prescriptive roadmap to understand how they can transform their operations digitally. Everyone understands that digital disruption is a reality, no matter what type of products you manufacture or where you are located. The question […]