Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Mar
31
2021
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

IT and OT; Helping or Hindering Collaboration?

For several years it has been common to use the terms “Information Technology (IT)” and “Operations Technology (OT)” to distinguish between the traditional application of technology to automating business processes and the use of similar technologies to operations and industrial facilities and processes. While these abbreviations make for simple copy by pundits, analysts, and industry observers, neither are precisely defined.
Oct
29
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

Why Aren't Industry Standards Free?

In the world of engineering and technical standards, one of the perennial challenges is determining how to best promote their acceptance and application in industry. Some standards seem to catch on and take off almost immediately, while others languish with little acceptance – or even understanding.
Sep
03
2020
Dick Slansky — Technology Trends

What Is the Current State of Additive Manufacturing ?

Manufacturing is changing in ways never thought possible. Technologies like additive manufacturing (AM), material science, and generative design are changing the face of manufacturing more than at any time in the history of making things.  Expect new products that could not have been built before.
Aug
31
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Project Success Story

LTTS Streamlines Processes for Virtual Shift Handover

Factories have transitioned from the traditional structure of operating in silos to the connected factory.  “Connected” is about integrating and streamlining the entire process from receiving the orders, to execution, to virtual shift handover, and final delivery.
Aug
19
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

ARC's Eighteenth India Forum Goes Virtual!

ARC’s, India Forum titled Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities on September 8-9, 2020 will be a virtual event.  And like with all firsts, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as we gear up for this virtual Forum. 
Aug
05
2020
Maurice Wilkins — Surveys

What is the Value of Industry Standards in Today’s World? 

I have worked on standards for many years and in different countries, as a committee member and committee chair, but the one question I am asked time and again is, “what is the value of industry standards?”
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