Industry

How big data and AI will optimise continuous improvement

Panasonic is testing a continuous improvement method for manufacturing processes called gemba, which builds on Toyota’s kaizen method. In combination...

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How AI is entering the world of auto manufacturing

The automotive industry remains cautious about applying artificial intelligence to its production processes, expressing concerns about efficiency and profitability. On...

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Digital technology optimises production lines

Many industrial undertakings are discovering the benefits of collaborative simulation solutions, particularly as applied to logistics. A number of specialised...

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How predictive maintenance cuts costs

Predictive maintenance, involving IoT, big data and algorithms, uses process data and connected sensors to predict malfunctions. It models failure...

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Petrobras relies on maintenance to optimise its oil production platforms in Brazil

Actemium has been working in partnership with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. since 2013 to maintain several offshore platforms in the Campos...

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Voice technology still in its infancy in plant environment

Voice assistants are just starting to be seen in industry. But before an assembly line can be controlled by voice...

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Voice technology, still seeking a way into the business environment

Voice assistants, a popular consumer product, have so far been little used in business environments. Yet already, a number of...

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An innovative way to include SMEs in the industry of the future

Factory 4.0 is not just for large companies. A California-based start-up has launched a combined hardware and software product to...

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