The Manager’s Guide to Financing Industry 4.0 Projects
Vasilis Karamalegos / Smart Manufacturing Leaders

The Manager’s Guide to Financing Industry 4.0 Projects

The “what” of financing determines the “how” of financing There are four digital investment types: Pure business initiatives, foundational investments, trial investments, and big bets....

Reflections on IoT Connected Products
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

Reflections on IoT Connected Products

If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again.  The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!...

Bad Data in Manufacturing: The Cost and the Solution
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

Bad Data in Manufacturing: The Cost and the Solution

“85% of industry data points go unused” and “only 20% of the actual potential asset failures are detected” Everybody knows we’re on our way towards a world where data reigns king. In manufacturing, where Industry 4.0...

Industry 4.0 Complexity and Uncertainty – Why Some Manufacturers Thrive
Vasilis Karamalegos / Smart Manufacturing Leaders

Industry 4.0 Complexity and Uncertainty – Why Some Manufacturers Thrive

Why do some manufacturing companies gain more value from Industry 4.0 than others? Because they regard the adoption of Industry 4.0 as an overall strategic business objective, rather than a big...

Bad Data in Manufacturing: The Cost and the Solution
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

Bad Data in Manufacturing: The Cost and the Solution

“85% of industry data points go unused” and “only 20% of the actual potential asset failures are detected” Everybody knows we’re on our way towards a world where data reigns king. In manufacturing, where Industry 4.0...

Reflections on IoT Connected Products
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

Reflections on IoT Connected Products

If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again.  The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Modern Manufacturing
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

The 7 Deadly Sins of Modern Manufacturing

Many companies have committed one (or more) of what could be described as the 7 deadly sins of modern manufacturing....

Manufacturing's Next Step: From CoE To Ecosystem of Excellence
Vasilis Karamalegos / Factory of the Future

Manufacturing's Next Step: From CoE To Ecosystem of Excellence

A CoE is a business investment: A team that develops and shares best practices and orchestrates end-to-end transformation. In SmarterChains’ experience, however, it is only a stepping stone....

5 Innovative Edge Computing Solutions
Nikos Lappas / Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

5 Innovative Edge Computing Solutions

5 top Fog and Edge Computing solutions: ClearBlade’s IoT Edge Platform, Xaptum’s Edge Network Fabric, OSIsoft ‘s PI System, Nebbiolo’s Fog Computing Platform, FogHorn’s Lightning product portfolio....

6 top solutions for Semi Automatic Case Erecting and Sealing Systems
Angelos Tsoutsias / Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

6 top solutions for Semi Automatic Case Erecting and Sealing Systems

Review of 6 companies innovating in the Case Erecting and Sealing sector....

Robotic Goods to Person: Top 7 Companies right now in Warehouse Automation
Angelos Tsoutsias / Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Robotic Goods to Person: Top 7 Companies right now in Warehouse Automation

A list of companies innovating Warehouse Automation with Robotic Goods to Person. It includes solutions by Viastore Systems, Invata, Dematic, OPEX Corporation, TGW, UNEX and Eiratech....

IIOT Analytics Platforms: 10 Services Measuring the Performance of the Internet of Things
Nikos Lappas / Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

IIOT Analytics Platforms: 10 Services Measuring the Performance of the Internet of Things

Connecting the assets of a factory and digitizing them is the first step to the Factory of the Future....

The Manager’s Guide to Financing Industry 4.0 Projects
Vasilis Karamalegos / Smart Manufacturing Leaders

The Manager’s Guide to Financing Industry 4.0 Projects

The “what” of financing determines the “how” of financing There are four digital investment types: Pure business initiatives, foundational investments, trial investments, and big bets....

Industry 4.0 Complexity and Uncertainty – Why Some Manufacturers Thrive
Vasilis Karamalegos / Smart Manufacturing Leaders

Industry 4.0 Complexity and Uncertainty – Why Some Manufacturers Thrive

Why do some manufacturing companies gain more value from Industry 4.0 than others? Because they regard the adoption of Industry 4.0 as an overall strategic business objective, rather than a big...

Factory Culture of the Future: A sensible guide to Adhocracy
Gustavo Ghory / Smart Manufacturing Leaders

Factory Culture of the Future: A sensible guide to Adhocracy

Imagine a synergistic organization, where silos are broken by common customer-centric objectives and a transparent flow of information....

The power of data & technology in Industry 4.0 transformation
Vasilis Karamalegos / Industry 4.0

The power of data & technology in Industry 4.0 transformation

With the right guidance and support, actors within this industry can leverage the power of data and technology to deliver a better, more agile, and integrated manufacturing ecosystem that ultimately unlocks value for a wide range of stakeholders across society....

Industry 4.0 in Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing
Vasilis Karamalegos / Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 in Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing

Industry 4.0, above all, is opening up new and exciting pathways for companies to level up their capabilities and performance but it is also accelerating the demise of companies that cannot successfully leverage these possibilities and adapt fast enough to the changing landscapes around them....

Embracing the possibilities of Industry 4.0 in the COVID-19 era
Vasilis Karamalegos / Industry 4.0

Embracing the possibilities of Industry 4.0 in the COVID-19 era

Clearly, the time to move, to get ahead of the curve, is now by preparing and defining your future capabilities for what is next and beyond. At SmarterChains, our three-stage approach – Prepare, Define, Execute – helps manufacturers embrace the possibilities of Industry 4.0....

Ten Factory of the Future Dimensions – Your way to Industry 4.0 transformation
Nikos Lappas / Industry 4.0

Ten Factory of the Future Dimensions – Your way to Industry 4.0 transformation

At SmarterChains we call these areas the 10 Factory of the Future dimensions....

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