Highlights from HANNOVER MESSE 2016 : IIoT Hanover Summary
HANNOVER MESSE is the world's largest event for industrial and automation technology. It has become the global hot spot for issues such as Industry 4.0, energy efficiency and smart grids. No other trade fair has ever featured so many real-world application scenarios with smart technology for the world of manufacturing, thus making Industry 4.0 a tangible experience.
This year’s HANNOVER MESSE, held April 24-28th attracted over 190,000 visitors intent on future-proofing their operations and investing in state-of-the-art technology. It was evident that real progress is being made in developing business processes and equipment to implement the concepts so important to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), notes Andrew Hughes, Principle Analyst at LNS Research. Click here to read Andrew's complete summary of the event.
The Need to Educate Parents on the Value of Manufacturing Careers
Parents do not necessarily have the most up-to-date information or perspective on manufacturing and the opportunities available, according to a study released last week by SME, an organization that serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce.
A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice. The reality is that manufacturing is an advanced, high-value industry that represents innovation and technology. Click here to read the complete article on Industry Week.
Manufacturers Begin to Embrace Cloud ERP software
Manufacturing has been one of the slowest enterprise segments to move their ERP systems to the cloud, but more options and more familiarity with the advantages of the cloud may be changing this.
SearchManufacturingERP recently highlighted four manufacturing companies that are running their ERP system in the cloud including IQMS customer National Circuit Assembly (NCA). NCA chose the IQMS cloud system because it made the most sense given its available resources. >Learn more about why NCA and other manufacturers are turning to cloud erp solutions.
Video: Managing Complex Manufacturing Processes with IQMS ERP
Blue-White Industry's manufacturing processes are quite complex. So when it came time to look for a new ERP solution they wanted to be sure the solution could handle their complex BOMs and shop floor processes. Watch this short video to see how IQMS ERP and RealTime™ Production Monitoring helps them manage their complex processes and so much more. Watch now.
The Rules Have Changed: What Does MES Mean to You?
In today’s MES world, manufacturers have a lot more choice when deciding what they want in their MES package. Manufacturing Executions Systems have evolved into sophisticated industry solutions, that are multi-faceted and technologically advanced. With an explosion in the number of modules and options many companies are struggling to identify: What exactly is an MES system? What features do you really need and how do you justify the purchase?