Manufacturing Value Chainhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chainIDC Community3 Questions with 6 River Systems Co-Founder Jerome Duboishttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/3_questions_with_6_river_systems_co_founder_jerome_dubois<div><p>There are over two dozen vendors that make and sell autonomous mobile robots capable of enabling the fulfillment process. The form and function of each device, however, does vary a bit from vendor to vendor. For example, companies like: <a href="https://www.amazonrobotics.com/#/">Amazon Robotics (formerly Kiva)</a>, <a href="http://www.geekplus.com.cn/en/">Geek+</a>, <a href="https://www.greyorange.com/">GreyOrange</a>, and <a href="http://www.bleum.com/warehouse-robotics/">Bluem </a>are designed as a goods to person shuttling system…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 30 May 2018 10:30:08 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/3_questions_with_6_river_systems_co_founder_jerome_duboisIs 100% Customer Satisfaction Worth it for a Manufacturer?https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/is_100_customer_satisfaction_worth_it_for_a_manufacturer<div><p>This past week, I came across an <a href="https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/karma-obsesses-achieving-100-customer-satisfaction/"><u><strong>article</strong></u></a> which explored how one luxury auto manufacturer looked to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. To me this seems like a goal off a billboard or one found on a motivational poster in a contact center. But this manufacturer truly believes it can and should have this as its target to be measured and be held to…</p></div>Aly Pinder JrMon, 07 May 2018 16:16:31 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/is_100_customer_satisfaction_worth_it_for_a_manufacturerRobotic Technology Goes Beyond Automationhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/robotic_technology_goes_beyond_automation<div><p>One of the most obvious applications of robotic technology that is designed to augment human capabilities rather than automate tasks is in the area of surgical robotics.  These devices are designed to be manually operated by a surgeon while extending the capabilities of the surgeon.  One of the most widely known examples of robotic technology for…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 02 May 2018 15:27:44 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/robotic_technology_goes_beyond_automationDigital Twin Mania at Hannover Messe 2018https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/digital_twin_mania_at_hannover_messe_2018<div><p>Digital twins have become one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today because of their promise to improve innovation and design, visually enhance collaboration, and enable ongoing operation of connected products and assets — all in a fast-paced, digitally transforming, competitive environment for manufacturers.</p><p>Digital twins, or virtual…</p></div>Jeff HojloWed, 02 May 2018 09:09:18 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/digital_twin_mania_at_hannover_messe_2018Three Thoughts for a New Beginning with IDC Manufacturing Insightshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/three_thoughts_for_a_new_beginning_with_idc_manufacturing_insights<div><p>New beginnings are exciting. The promise of something fresh, new things to explore, and a rejuvenation of outlook and energy. In my new journey as the Program Director for Service Innovation &amp; Connected Products within IDC’s Manufacturing Insights group, I feel all those emotions. For the last ten years, I have researched the trends and the…</p></div>Aly Pinder JrFri, 23 Mar 2018 09:40:43 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/three_thoughts_for_a_new_beginning_with_idc_manufacturing_insightsAI Enabling Intelligent Robotic Pickinghttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/ai_enabling_intelligent_robotic_picking<div><p>Robotics is a very hot topic lately. AI is a very hot topic lately. Put them together and you get a topic that is both tremendously interesting and a bit fear inducing. For many folks, the idea of AI enabled robotics brings visions of science fiction and intelligent robots that take over the world. However, before intelligent robots can take over…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:42:28 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/ai_enabling_intelligent_robotic_pickingCES 2018 Takeaways for the Manufacturerhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/ces_2018_takeaways_for_the_manufacturer<div><p>With that as a backdrop, following are my key takeaways from CES 2018 and some thoughts on what I expect to see at CES 2019:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Connected products are becoming AI products that will eventually be able to explain themselves</strong>: An important development around liability, insurance, and trust for autonomous vehicles. This will become more apparent at…</li></ul></div>Jeff HojloWed, 28 Feb 2018 23:15:02 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/ces_2018_takeaways_for_the_manufacturerDigital Transformation of PLM: Collaborative Innovationhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/digital_transformation_of_plm_collaborative_innovation<div><p>That's just the first step for manufacturers.  As innovation is a team sport that requires a cross discipline team (internal, and external) working together, enabled by 3rd platform (cloud, mobile, big data analytics, social business) as well as innovation accelerator (IoT, cognitive analytics, blockchain, advanced security, 3D printing)…</p></div>Jeff HojloWed, 31 Jan 2018 14:01:46 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/digital_transformation_of_plm_collaborative_innovationTop Worldwide Connected Vehicle Predictionshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_worldwide_connected_vehicle_predictions<div><p>The continued development of connected vehicle technology has benefited users and manufacturers alike. The emergence of new connected capabilities provides consumers and enterprises feature-rich, safer, and efficient vehicles as well as opportunities for new services in public transportation, fleet management, and connected infrastructure. All the…</p></div>Jeff HojloTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:39:12 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_worldwide_connected_vehicle_predictionsFunding Continues To Flow For Robotics Related Companieshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/funding_continues_flowing_for_robotics_related_companies<div><p>The latest announcement in the space comes from Locus Robotics that has announced a $25 million B round of funding bringing its cash raised to over $33 million.  Funding has been flowing tremendously well into the robotics market over the past several years.  </p> <p><img class="fr-dib" src="/.api2/binaries/dVMad6Ke80/thumbnails/pastedImage?width=501&amp;height=274" style="width: 501px; height: 273.88px;" alt="Pasted Image" data-ig-embed-key="dVMad6Ke80" data-src="/.api2/binaries/dVMad6Ke80/thumbnails/pastedImage?width=501&amp;height=274"></p> <p>The above graphic represents venture capital injected into the robotics market…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 22 Nov 2017 12:07:09 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/funding_continues_flowing_for_robotics_related_companies