Are you an obstacle for digitalization?

31.10.2019

Finland has fallen behind Germany and Sweden in the development of digitalization and automation. Several different sources point to this fact. They are being invested in at a rate of only half of what is occurring in Finland’s most important competitor countries. Fortunately, the pioneers in Finland invest well and learn both strategically and in […]

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4.-6.6.2019 MPDays, Tampere

4.6.2019

Manufacturing Performance Days 2019 (MPD 2019) is an international top level B2B summit which will be organized on June 4-6 2019 in Tampere, Finland at a new venue Tähtiareena! Manufacturing Performance Days is an executive and visionary seminar for manufacturing industries, researchers and technology and service providers worldwide. This highly appreciated event will bring together […]

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Leading production development projects in the Industry 4.0 era

28.9.2017

The good news: production digitalization and automation are used to create super productive and flexible production facilities. The challenging news: acquiring these systems and the associated change management is very difficult and requires an entirely different level of commitment and in-depth production activity analysis. In this blog, I discuss some of the projects implemented by […]

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ERP, MES, WMS, APS… Why the ISA-95-standard?

29.5.2017

Internet of Things (IoT) and digitization are today’s hot topics.  In practice, they more or less refer to the same thing. Intelligent, networked products and services require a new type of multi-layered technology infrastructure. IoT does not run on a single technology or platform; it covers a vast array of technologies. IoT allows things that […]

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Manufacturing digitalization and automation – Industry 4.0

It was apparent at the CeMAT fair in Germany in the fall how actively Industry 4.0 is discussed internationally. Its benefits are seen as highly significant and a lot of investments are being made in it. Industry 4.0 is a vision on how manufacturing in the future will be more customer-oriented, automated, flexible and faster. […]

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Manufacturing material flows – Industry 4.0

According to different Industry. 4.0 visions, the factory of the future is able to both mass-produce customized products and create individual, customized products.  This is accomplished in synergic cooperation between automation and people. Quickly, without errors and of course cost-efficiently. In addition, the growing and more time-sensitive growth requirements must be considered while doing so. […]

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