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  • Lean and Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is one of the hot topics of modern manufacturing, although some (myself included) say that it is overrated. Lean is one of the older but also still important topics in manufacturing. In this post I would like to compare lean and Industry 4.0. What are the differences, what are the co...

    Tags: Technology, Industry 4.0, Lean

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  • Industry 4.0 – Revolution or Evolution | Bodo Wiegand | Wiegand’s Watch

      Bodo Wiegand heads the Lean Management Institute, which is the German affiliate of the Lean Enterprise Institute. In his latest newsletter, on Wiegand’s Watch, he explains how he feels manufacturers should respond to the German government’s Industry 4.0 initiativ...

    Tags: Blog clippings, ERP, Industrie 4.0, Industry 4.0, Lean, Manufacturing IT

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  • Quality 4.0: Reveal Hidden Insights with Data Sci & Machine Learning (Webinar)

    What’s Quality 4.0, why is it important, and how can you use it to gain competitive advantage? Did you know you can benefit from Quality 4.0 even if you’re not a manufacturing organization? That’s right. I’ll tell you more next week. Sign up for my 50-minute webinar at 2p...

    Tags: competitiveness, Data Science, Education, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), quality, Quality 4.0, Quality Systems, ASQ, increasing innovation, innovation, LinkedIn, management, value, webinar

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  • Rosie the Robot

    Speaking at the 2003 Shingo Conference, Guy Briggs, General Manager of North American operations for General Motors lamented, “We spent the 1980’s ‘counting robots’ before we realized that it’s people that make the difference in our business.” He was alluding t...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, General Motors, Industry 4.0, IoT, toyota production system

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  • Lean As A Regenerative Value System | Robert W. “Doc” Hall | Compression Institute

    “Lean thinking needs transformation, major expansion, and a basic shift in objectives – from improving operational efficiency to something much bigger: Continuous Regeneration of ourselves, our human economy, and of the natural world. All three depend on each other. To … Contin...

    Tags: Blog reviews, Creative Destruction, Industry 4.0, Lean, Piketty, Protectionism, Rank-and-Yank

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  • What is Industry 4.0 – Juergen Kanz

    “Industry 4.0” was coined in Germany and is becoming the European name of what is also known as Smart Factory, Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Internet among others. Note: German and French write “industrie” instead of “industry” In this slightly more than on...

    Tags: Industry 4.0 and factory of the future, Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, Smart factory

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  • Digital Transformation vs. Lean Transformation | Bob Emiliani

    “Corporate investment is increasingly shifting from machinery and employees to robots and software. Why? Because CEOs think digital transformation will be a source of competitive advantage. And it is a transformation that they think they can execute more rapidly compared … Continue r...

    Tags: Blog clippings, cyber-physical systems, ERP, Industry 4.0, IT, Lean, Lean management, WMS

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  • Industry 4.0 versus Manufacturing Improvement (Part 1)

    There is a lesson that manufacturing leaders seem determined to learn the hard way: flooding factories with new technology does not improve their performance. Roger Smith learned it at GM in the 1980s. Elon Musk, for all his other achievements, admitted by tweet to making the same mistake at...

    Tags: Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Lean, TPS

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  • Smart Factories: Converting workers into problem solvers?

    About the author, Chris HOHMANN Smart factories, industry 4.0, IIoT and everything else covered by the digital transformation umbrella raises fear about the future of human jobs, or to be more specific, the income source of employees. To my surprise some promoters of these factories of the ...

    Tags: Industry 4.0 and factory of the future, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, Smart factory

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  • The cobot controversy – Part 1

    “The cobot controversy” is the title of a short article published by and on the Hannover Messe (“Hannover Fair”, the industry exhibition) website. http://www.hannovermesse.de/en/news/the-cobot-controversy.xhtml The article can be read in English as well as in German (ass...

    Tags: Industry 4.0 and factory of the future, cobot, Factory of the future, Industry 4.0, Jobs

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