Contract manufacturer Tempo Automation uses software, automation and machine learning to produce small quantities of electronics quickly for its customers. " 'It was really about, 'How can we make hardware development as fast as software development?' " says co-founder and CEO Jeff McAlvay.
Additive manufacturing, automation and the use of drones for inspections are all technologies that are changing the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul business. "It's certainly conceivable that MRO service providers will require quick-react manufacturing cells to produce custom repairs or parts, possibly under some alternative basis of certification or authority," said Victor Ho of AAR.
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Transportation and logistics company Schneider is using its proprietary artificial intelligence-based ETAi technology to enable shippers to track load-arrival information in real time. Shippers will be able to access ETAi through a tracking API at no charge.
IT and operational technology professionals have different priorities when it comes to data from the industrial internet of things, but they should agree on the necessity of "disciplined control of incoming data," says Jesus Molina of Waterfall Security Solutions. "A better way to approach smart manufacturing is to evaluate what data is being produced by our manufacturing devices, understand the value of this data and decide where and how it should be aggregated, stored and managed," he says.
Brands won't hit plastic recycling goals until the recycling system is able to process the amounts needed to sustain those goals, says Roberta Barbieri, vice president of global sustainability at PepsiCo. She adds that the industry is investing heavily in this infrastructure, as well as chemical recycling technology to provide enough RPET to meet demand.
An increasingly mobile and smartphone-dependent workforce and the need for reskilling require companies to rethink how they teach skills, writes Gnowbe CEO So-Young Kang. "Digital Learning 2.0 will need to be MPPG -- mobile-first, participatory, personalized and group-based," he argues.