connected factory

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 […]

June 4, 2015

MANUFACTURING

IoE/IoT Globetrotting Part 2: Off to CiscoLive!

Having recently returned from weeks of event keynotes, customer roundtables, briefings and engagements (plus a few culinary adventures) in Greater China, I’ll start there with a few insights and observations. Despite one of the sharpest slow-downs in the Chinese manufacturing sector in recent history that have continued to shrink for the third consecutive month, I […]

June 3, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Event Recap: Cisco at American Manufacturing and North American Manufacturing Excellence Summits

We recently attended the American Manufacturing Summit (AMS) and North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit (NAMES) held in Chicago, IL where Cisco was a main sponsor at both events. AMS provided a great opportunity for industry executives to have in-depth discussions on IoT and its impact on manufacturing while NAMES brought together manufacturing executives looking to […]

April 23, 2015

MANUFACTURING

We’re Ready to Obsolete Product Recalls: Are You?

“Product Recall.” Just these two words are enough to strike fear in the heart of a manufacturer.  As John Kern points out in his blog, The Internet of Everything Will Help Solve Problems That Lead To Recalls, “Product recalls can be a headache for customers and consumers, but a financial nightmare for manufacturers.” Not only are longer-term corporate […]

February 4, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Connected Manufacturing at CiscoLive Milan

I just got back from a fantastic week at Cisco Live in Milan.  We had a packed ‘Cisco Connected Manufacturing’ pavilion at the event, showcasing the latest in...

November 14, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Join Cisco at SPS IPC Drive 2014

Automation experts are planning to attend SPS IPC Drive, the largest electrical automation event in Europe, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, November 25 to 27. Following the very positive experience of last year, Cisco has a significant presence at this event, focusing on the theme “Internet of Things: Connecting the Unconnected.” Join us in with our booth […]

IoT in Manufacturing: Insights and Best Practices

Recently, the second of a two-part Manufacturing.net webcast series on ‘The Internet of Things ’ (IoT) wrapped with a deep dive on the very real business advantages and outcomes that are enabled when IoT is fully applied to Manufacturing operations. One of the speakers, David Gutshall, Infrastructure Design Manager at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, highlighted many […]

March 24, 2014

MANUFACTURING

Cisco At Hannover Messe 2014

Hannover Messe is once again upon us.  The world's premier industrial technical showcase will be held in Hannover, Germany from April 7-11, 2014.  Last year's faire had a clear focus...