Growth within the industrial sector has always been spearheaded by the introduction of new concepts that enhanced shop floor productivity. In the late 80s and early 90s, productivity was enhanced by Toyota’s introduction of Lean manufacturing concepts which are still being used today. The millennium brought with it the rise of computing clusters and cloud computing to enhance productivity, but today, with year-on-year productivity growth at an abysmal 0.5% rate, something was needed to jolt industrial productivity from its rut. Enter industrial edge computing.
Jan 19, 2020 12:06:33 PM / by Mark Olding
Recent years have witnessed cloud computing grow from an obscure technology used by a handful of large corporations into a computing paradigm shift that is now being accepted by approximately 90% of enterprises. This widespread adoption has been driven by a few cloud computing concepts and growth in interrelated industries over time. Once again, the tail end of 2019 provides the opportunity to analyze and outline the concepts that are most likely to define cloud computing in 2020.
Jan 11, 2020 9:04:37 AM / by Mark Olding
Determining operational efficiency within facilities relies heavily on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) calculations. This is because it provides insight into the original equipment’s theoretical production or working capacity. The insight received can then be used to compare output from actual production cycles to improve the production process. Thus, data collection accuracy is important to OEE calculations and reporting of improvements and these are some of the many areas in which cloud computing can enhance.
Jan 4, 2020 1:07:31 PM / by Mark Olding