Bottled Better: Coca-Cola’s Connected Factory approach
When Coca-Cola Consolidated decided to connect 13 production plants, they turned to a trusted partner, Cisco, to help create a unique Connected Factory approach.
The Factory: A Living Organism for Wireless and Mobility
We live in a wireless world. We almost never plug our computers into a network. Our mobile phones and tablets provide constant connectivity. Some of us wear health tracking devices...
How to Evolve your Manufacturing Environment to an Ultimate State
At Cisco Live, we discussed how to improve customers' factory networks and reduce downtime. We put all those discussions in one place, which we call the Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing.
Industrial security: Master your fear of the unknown
When it comes to scary movies, the most terrifying ones are often about the unknown. It’s easy to grasp a frightening ghost, monster, or some lunatic chasing after a group of folks whose van broke down in the wrong town. However, the unknown allows for another level of paranoia because you never know what’s coming […]
Join Us for a Meeting of the Minds and Machines
Next week Cisco will be exhibiting at the 2017 GE Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco (October 25 and 26). Cisco is a platinum sponsor, and if you’ve never attended this conference, it’s one of the premier Industrial IoT (IIoT) events. Topics of discussion will include: IIoT architecture IIoT data management and analytics Industrial control […]
Watch now: Top 5 business expansion strategies for system integrators
Earlier this month, I was involved in a webinar in partnership with CSIA and Panduit that focused on system integrators and expanding their business. The system integrator role is evolving from being project-centric into a long-term solutions partner who can help manufacturing clients in critical areas such as: Security considerations on the factory floor IT/OT […]
From motorcycles to manufacturing: Using data as your competitive advantage
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro setting the land speed record on a motorcycle. Munro used a 1920, 1,000 CC Indian motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to set a record of 184.087 mph—a record that stands unbroken for its class to this very day. He was 68 years old […]
Industrial applications: What does a successful deployment look like?
I recently took part in a plant tour with a manufacturer in the early days of modernizing its plant floor. Two decades old, this factory had always relied on manual data collection. The team hand-carried operational data back to the office to be correlated and analyzed. Then they would make improvements or address issues they […]