Category Archives: Chap 10 Processes and technology

Operations Insight: New Balance – the additive manufacture of footwear

Shoe-making is typically thought of as a labour intensive operation, especially sports shoes.  This is because the product is made from soft materials, is manufactured in many different sizes, and many different models are marketed.  It is for this reason … Continue reading

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Product Life Cycle Management infographic

A free copy of this PLCM infographic is available at the product focus.com website.

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Promoting cyber security in the IoT Age

McKinsey have just published an article that also addresses the issue of cyber security, which we have been blogging about recently.  It highlights why the internet of things (IoT) presents some new challenges and goes on to suggest the six … Continue reading

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Keeping the IoT and AI secure from cyber threats

Samsung have just published a report on what they call ‘The Open Economy’.  This refers to the idea that, as a result of the web and smart phone technology being used for the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and the … Continue reading

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Digital transformation in practice

I’ve blogged about i4.0 and IoT, but what does this mean in practice for manufacturers?  One recent survey by Zebra Technologies has identified what specific technologies firms are planning to invest in, in order to digitally transform their business.  They … Continue reading

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How AI may revolutionise industrial design

Instead of being passive and logical, computers are becoming intuitive, as Maurice Conti explains in this TED video.  This has major implications for industrial design.

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The future of retailing? Wheelys 247 is beta testing in Shanghai.

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Digital Twins

If you’ve not come across this before a digital twin is a computerised version of a physical asset, as this Microsoft video explains.  The twin is used to run simulations to help understand a wide range of issues such as … Continue reading

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By 2030 Dubai plans one quarter of its police force will be robots

If you think this is crazy, Robocop 1 has just started work this week…

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Implications of AI for the travel industry

Over the next few years, consumers and employees will increasingly speak to their smart devices rather than use a key board. This has significant implications for how consumers will buy products and services and for how these products will be made … Continue reading

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