How We See IIoT and Digital Transformation

Explore our thinking on the creation of smart digital factories; speed to value;
connectivity, app development, big data, analytics value and the impact of IoT on manufacturing.

Revolutionizing Smart Manufacturing with Generative AI

By Alex Aminian | October 23, 2023

The manufacturing industry has undergone a significant transformation over the years, evolving from traditional, labor-intensive processes to highly automated and data-driven systems. One of the most exciting developments in this transformation is the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) into smart manufacturing processes. Generative AI, powered by machine learning, has the potential to revolutionize every…

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing Efficiency with Decisyon’s Digital Lean Manufacturing Optimizer (DLMO)

By Alex Aminian | September 11, 2023

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive manufacturing landscape, efficiency and agility are paramount. Companies are constantly seeking innovative solutions to optimize their operations and stay ahead in the market. Decisyon, a leader in digital transformation solutions, has taken a leap forward in this regard with its groundbreaking Digital Lean Manufacturing Optimizer (DLMO). In this blog…

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7 Ways OEE Benefits Manufacturers

By Alex Aminian | June 26, 2023
Manufacturing Workers reviewing OEE Metrics

Management consultant guru Peter Drucker is perhaps best known for creating one of modern management’s most famous quotes: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” With a clearly established metric for success, you can quantify progress and adjust your processes to produce the desired outcome. Without clear objectives, you’re stuck in a constant…

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What Makes a Good Digital OEE?

By Alex Aminian | March 14, 2023

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an internationally recognized metric that provides an easily-measurable method of evaluating and quantifying the efficiency of a manufacturing process. This makes it possible for factory managers to identify ways to maximize the efficiency of their processes through better maintenance, improved protocols, and more streamlined procedures. OEE not only allows factories…

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Top Five Features to Look For in a Low-Code Platform

By Alex Aminian | December 12, 2022

To stay competitive in today’s market, businesses are continuously evaluating their production processes and identifying ways to improve reducing cost, increasing revenue and innovation speed. Companies that create an intelligent digital twin of their enterprise will more efficiently manage and compete in today’s global economy: significantly improving operational insight, increasing productivity, and easing integration with…

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A Smarter Global Supply Chain: The Answer To Major Global Disruption

By Alex Aminian | May 5, 2022

The events of the past two+ years made significant changes to just about everything in our daily life. Our routines changed. We were subjected to a steep learning curve of new concepts, new approaches and new tactics including major shifts in how we work and live. Unforeseen challenges for global manufacturing aren’t over. The shift…

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Lean Manufacturing in Action: One Heartbeat, Guided by a Smart Factory Digital Brain

By Cosimo Palmisano | March 29, 2022

In our interactions with multi-location global manufacturing enterprise customers and engagements in their operations, we hear the urgency of their need to implement innovative solutions that significantly improve the management of production barriers, ideas, and shop floor meeting cycles. The fundamental goal is to accelerate their overall processes from identifying the issues to ensuring proper…

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The Digital Edge: Rethinking Your Digital Strategy

By Alex Aminian | January 22, 2022

We live and work in a fast-moving, increasingly interconnected and digital world. With the advent of the pandemic, the need for digitalization and technological advancements was significantly accelerated. We saw major developments in 2020 and 2021 that have greatly impacted the business world, particularly the manufacturing sector, and with more advancements to come in 2022.…

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The Power of AI to Transform Manufacturing Operations and Outcomes

By Alex Aminian | June 24, 2021

In our most recent blog post (What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?),  we explored the rationale for an explosion of interest in Digital Twin technology particularly in the manufacturing sector, and how these virtual copies of your physical assets are a new means to leverage  the insights and intelligence hidden in raw operational data…

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What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?

By Alex Aminian | April 19, 2021
Digital Twin

According to a Gartner survey*, 50 percent of large manufacturers would have had at least one digital twin initiative launched by 2020, and the number of organizations using digital twins will triple by 2022. Why is there such a growing interest in Digital Twin? There is still widespread lack of connectivity in factories globally. According…

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LCNC – An Essential Platform for Industry 4.0 in 2021

By Alex Aminian | January 18, 2021

Smart Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, or Industry 4.0. – whatever your preferred terminology – may be “just what the doctor ordered” for manufacturers to both survive the present and launch into a bright post-pandemic future.  Industry 4.0 describes the integration of digital data from a variety of sources, sensors, devices and locations that become the drivers…

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The Prescription for Pharma’s Digital Future

By Cosimo Palmisano | November 11, 2020

Could IoT be the prescription to success in the quest to digitally transform Pharma manufacturing? As a solutions provider to the Pharma sector we believe the role of IoT is central to achieving  comprehensive digitalization. Yet there are some significant hurdles to overcome. Many Pharma manufacturers are using processes that are being phased out in…

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“Remote Everything” – The New Standard

By Alex Aminian | September 3, 2020

Prior to COVID-19 Global Connectivity and Industrial Digitalization Was Well Underway. In just a few months, we’ve seen every business, and every sector disrupted. Even organizations with robust digitalization programs have been forced to reevaluate and adjust their pace and implementation velocity for innovative technology solutions to build smarter, safer, more reliable, and more resilient…

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Managing Factories from the Beach: Myth or Reality?

By Alex Aminian | June 15, 2020

CRISIS & OPPORTUNITY Much has been written and said about the pandemic and its global ripple effects on everything from employment to the supply chain to the economy, and more. We’ve all lived this in real time, so we won’t rehash any of those details with you here. The oft-repeated looming question in everyone’s mind…

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IT + OT = A Smart Marriage

By Alex Aminian | February 20, 2020

The “smartest” factories result from a successful marriage of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).  IT and OT have traditionally been structured as disparate and distinctive teams operating independently from one another with somewhat different mission and success factors. This dichotomy has been an impediment to digital transformation, preventing manufacturers from realizing the many…

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Are you ready to compete with your AI-empowered competition?

By Alex Aminian | December 22, 2019

As a child, I was a fan of the Star Trek series on TV and was mesmerized by all the futuristic gadgets. Funny enough, I never bought into the “Scotty, beam me up” transporter or even the laser gun concept. I was impressed by those sliding doors simply opening as you approached them, and the…

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A(nalog) to D(igital), Part 2: From Concept to Creation – The Making of a Digital Factory

By Alex Aminian | October 21, 2019

October 2019 Blog Post In our last post, “From A(nalog) to D(igital) in 4 steps!” we discussed four common objectives of companies on their journey to digital transformation. So, how does an organization get from concept to a full digital replica of their operation? What are the tangible steps to create a true digital factory…

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From A(nalog) to D(igital) in 4 steps!

By Alex Aminian | August 7, 2019

Four Common Objectives of Companies on the Journey to Digital Transformation Over the past several years we’ve interacted and brainstormed with executives, managers and employees in hundreds of organizations on multiple continents and in a variety of industry verticals. As we get to know these companies and learn about their wants, needs, opportunities and challenges…

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It’s a Brave New World. Are we ready for it?

By Alex Aminian | May 22, 2019

Today, we live in a world where we can already manage our homes with the sound of our voice. I predict that one day your toaster will talk to your fridge and alert you when you are running out of bread, and your fridge will not only have the ability to self-heal/fix itself but will…

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