Manufacturing, Production and Automation IT

Information technology (IT) is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing operations, helping manufacturers to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality, and to reduce costs. IT automation is the use of software and systems to replace repeatable processes and reduce manual intervention. IT Reseller articles covering IT products and solutions involved in Manufacturing IT, Production and Automation IT, Manufacturing software and Manufacturing solutions.

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Survey: B2B web store woes drive manufacturing buyers elsewhere

1 Survey: B2B web store woes drive manufacturing buyers elsewhere

The digital landscape of industrial commerce is evolving rapidly, with manufacturing buyers increasingly turning to online channels for their procurement needs. A recent survey conducted by Sapio Research and commissioned by Sana Commerce...

IDTechEx explores 3D electronics and additive electronics in the automotive industry

2 IDTechEx explores 3D electronics and additive electronics in the automotive industry

With 3D electronics, bulky PCBs can be replaced, resulting in sleek and integrated designs. The automotive industry is one of the largest sectors benefiting from this technology, as electronics can be printed in a thin layer onto surfaces or integrated within components, which can be particularly useful for human-machine interfaces (HMIs).

IFS launches compelling industrial AI capabilities in latest release of IFS Cloud

3 IFS launches compelling industrial AI capabilities in latest release of IFS Cloud

IFS, the technology provider of enterprise cloud and industrial AI software, has announced the general availability of its latest IFS Cloud release.

Terillium and Cleo form partnership to provide Ecosystem integration solutions and consulting services to Oracle ERP customers

4 Terillium and Cleo form partnership to provide Ecosystem integration solutions and consulting services to Oracle ERP customers

Cleo, the Ecosystem Integration software provider, and Terillium, Inc., the ERP consulting company and Oracle Partner, have entered into a new partnership focused on providing Oracle customers with a flexible solution for custom EDI requirements, drawing on Cleo’s cloud-based B2B integration platform, Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC).

Siemens simplifies development of AI accelerators for advanced system-on-chip designs with Catapult AI NN

5 Siemens simplifies development of AI accelerators for advanced system-on-chip designs with Catapult AI NN

Siemens Digital Industries Software has introduced Catapult AI NN software for High-Level Synthesis (HLS) of neural network accelerators on Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and System-on-a-chip (SoCs).

IDTechEx explores printed electronics in electrified and autonomous mobility

6 IDTechEx explores printed electronics in electrified and autonomous mobility

By Dr Jack Howley, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx.

Electrification, autonomy and vehicle ownership saturation are causing a technological revolution in the automotive sector.

The interplay between robotics and AI in manufacturing

7 The interplay between robotics and AI in manufacturing

By Louis Columbus, senior industry marketing manager, DELMIA.

The growth opportunities for AI and robotics in manufacturing are vast and projected to reach $182 billion globally by 2027.

More than £6m AI upskilling fund launched to help SMEs in law, design, HR and beyond

8 More than £6m AI upskilling fund launched to help SMEs in law, design, HR and beyond

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now bid for a share of £6.4 million to help train their workforce to use artificial intelligence and in turn boost productivity and efficiency.

Manufacturers find recruitment challenge easing

9 Manufacturers find recruitment challenge easing

The employment picture is on the whole looking a little healthier, with manufacturers across the board reporting an easing of recruitment pressures with more vacancies being filled than at any point in the last two years.

Manufacturers using less than two fifths of their ‘data brain’

10 Manufacturers using less than two fifths of their ‘data brain’

Appsbroker & CTS, the Google Cloud-only consultants, has released a new report showing that manufacturers are still struggling to get full value from their ‘data brain’ – the data an organisation captures and analyses to drive business value.

Manufacturing IT

Information technology, is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing operations. IT can be used to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality across the manufacturing process.

Here are some of the ways that IT is being used in manufacturing operations:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) software is used to design new products and parts. CAD software allows engineers to create detailed 3D models of products, which can then be used to simulate the manufacturing process and identify potential problems.
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software is used to control machine tools and other manufacturing equipment. CAM software allows manufacturers to automate the manufacturing process, which can lead to increased productivity and accuracy.
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is used to integrate all of the different aspects of a manufacturing operation into a single system. ERP software can help manufacturers to track inventory, manage orders, and plan production.
  • The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices that are connected to the internet. The IoT can be used to collect data from manufacturing equipment and sensors, which can then be used to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality.
  • 3D printing is a process of creating physical objects from digital designs. 3D printing can be used to create prototypes, custom parts, and even finished products.

Automation IT

IT automation is the use of software and systems to replace repeatable processes and reduce manual intervention. It accelerates the delivery of IT infrastructure and applications by automating manual processes that previously required a human touch. Some of the most common types of IT automation:

  • Task automation: This type of automation automates simple, repetitive tasks that are typically done manually. For example, a task automation script could be used to automatically create new user accounts or to send out email notifications.
  • Process automation: This type of automation automates more complex processes that involve multiple steps. For example, a process automation tool could be used to automate the deployment of a new application or to handle the provisioning of new servers.
  • Workflow automation: This type of automation automates the flow of work between different people or systems. For example, a workflow automation tool could be used to automate the approval process for a new expense report or to track the progress of a customer service ticket.

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