Sunday, December 31, 2017

December - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan



Top 10 Blogs on Industrial Engineering


Applied Industrial Engineering

IE in New Technologies - IE with New Technologies


Implementation of  Industrial Engineering Principles and Techninques in New Technologies (Engineering Processes) and Business Processes

1. Additive Manufacturing Productivity


Assembly Design Framework for Additive Manufacturing Based on Axiomatic Design Concept
https://www.xcdsystem.com/iise/abstract/File7673/UploadFinalPaper_2655.pdf
Yosep Oh, University at Buffalo; Sara Behdad, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Abstract:

AM productivity

According to the design for assembly (DFA) concept, design features should be integrated into a few physical parts to reduce design complexity.  However, building up a single product can have some negative effects on the AM productivity by increasing buildup time and cost. In this paper, a design framework using the assembly concept is proposed with the aim of letting the AM productivity reach an allowable level. The design framework is developed based on an Axiomatic Design (AD) approach, where AM productivity elements including buildup time, assembly time and the amount of support are considered as non-functional requirements (nFRs). The AM productivity is assessed by the Information Axiom to choose the best design. The proposed design framework can help engineers design and evaluate AM products.

Interesting references cited in the paper

* Thomas, D.S. and Gilbert, S.W., 2014, Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing - A Literature Review and Discussion, NIST.
* Oh, Y. and Behdad, S., 2016, Assembly Based Part Design to Improve the Additive Manufacturing
Productivity: Process Time, Cost and Surface Roughness, ASME IDETC, Charlotte, NC, USA.
* Zhang, Y., Bernard, A., Gupta, R.K. and Harik, R., 2014, Evaluating the Design for Additive Manufacturing: A
Process Planning Perspective, Procedia CIRP, 21, 144–150.
* Thompson, M.K., 2013, Improving the Requirements Process in Axiomatic Design Theory, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 62, 115–118.


2. Biomanufacturing (Biotechnology) Productivity

Productivity in Biomanufacturing

Researchers are examining the possibility of taking  advantage of the natural differences in productivity among cells that are used in biomanufacturing. They foster mutations to create genetic variability and then use microchips to analyze the behavior of individual cells, choosing the most prolific for larger-scale production.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/424695/why-is-biomanufacturing-so-hard/


3. Productivity and Nanotech

Productive Nanotech Systems
https://www.foresight.org/roadmaps/Nanotech_Roadmap_2007_main.pdf

Related

OSRAM Boosts LED Chip Productivity With Nanotechnology
Aug 27, 2014
https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=37099.php

4. Electric Batteries and Productivity Applications

Nano One Enhances Pilot Productivity and Files a New Patent

Vancouver B.C. Dr. Stephen Campbell, Principal Scientist at Nano One Materials, today announced that Nano One has filed a patent related to yield improvements in its process for the manufacture of lithium metal oxide cathode materials for use in advanced lithium ion batteries.
August 2017

https://nanoone.ca/nano-one-enhances-pilot-productivity-files-new-patent/


5. IoT and Productivity

McKinsey Global Institute Report
THE INTERNET OF THINGS: MAPPING THE VALUE BEYOND THE HYPE
JUNE 2015
You can donwload the report from the web
(Link)


How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems
By Vineet Gupta and Rainer Ulrich
September 2017
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/how-the-internet-of-things-will-reshape-future-production-systems


6. New Technology and Equipment for Productivity

PONSSE INTRODUCES NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND ERGONOMICS
Virtual reality (VR) training simulator.
http://www.ponsse.com/fr/media-archive/nouvelles/ponsse-introduces-new-technology-for-productivity-and-ergonomics

How Does Technology Affect Productivity?
Apr 9, 2014

 AIM's March 2014 Business Confidence Survey asked two questions.
1. "Has technology allowed your company to produce more goods or provide more services than a decade ago with the same or fewer employees?
2. Can you quantify the economic effect?"


62 percent of the employers who responded said "yes" to the first question.

Among them only some could quantify the benefits. The gains reported in productivity were in  the 10-25 percent range. At the limits,  one manufacturer doubled output without adding workers, and a non-profit service provider more than tripled productivity.

Regarding profit improvement, some manufacturers remarked  that productivity improvements did not strengthen their bottom lines due to downward pressure on prices.  Some  companies in services industries cited offsetting costs from new regulations.
https://blog.aimnet.org/AIM-IssueConnect/bid/103010/How-Does-Technology-Affect-Productivity

Trend 5: Technology enables greater productivity in infrastructure industry
https://home.kpmg.com/xx/en/home/insights/2017/01/trend-5-technology-increases-productivity-risk.html


7. Productivity in Hotels

New JW Marriott hotel rides on technology for productivity
25 March 2017

The 634-room luxury hotel has "taken the initiative to implement new technologies and processes to improve the efficiency of its operations, as well as the overall guest experience" One of the systems  is the (hotel's) use of the Knowledge Touch rostering system to better manage and allocate manpower during peak periods by analysing business volume and needs. the hotel has also adopted Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track and replace worn-out items such as linen in hotel rooms and  has freed up valuable manpower for more productive uses .
http://www.asiahoreca.com/news/1164711/new-jw-marriott-hotel-rides-on-technology-for-productivity

JW Marriott Resort Saves $100K with Push-to-Talk Tech
12/09/2010
https://hospitalitytech.com/jw-marriott-resort-saves-100k-push-talk-tech

Articles on Industrial Engineering - Toyota Production System Innovations (Lean System)


Toyota Production system (lean manufacturing system) is built on Industrial engineering with the additional focus on rational reduction of inventory. The flow process chart used in IE has two columns for temporary delay and permanent delay. But these were not tackled aggressively earlier. In Toyota, these two wastes were tackled with special attention and focus and systems with less inventory and also other resources came into existence.


Toyota Production System Industrial Engineering - Shigeo Shingo
Introducing and Implementing the Toyota Production System - Shiego Shingo

The SMED System: Shigeo Shingo's Explanation
 Fundamentals of Lean - MIT Courseware

Lean Manufacturing - MIT Courseware

Enterprise Transition to Lean - Road Map -  MIT Courseware
Lean Supply Chain Management -  MIT Courseware

Lean Product Development - MIT Courseware
Lean Engineering  - MIT Courseware



PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT OF A PRESTRESS CONCRETE POLE PLANT USING WORK STUDY TECHNIQUE
http://ijates.com/images/short_pdf/1417439517_P496-508.pdf

A Case Study Improvement of a Testing Process by Combining Lean Management, Industrial Engineering and Automation Methods
2013
http://sparc.nfu.edu.tw/~ijeti/download/V3-no3-134-143.pdf


More Articles on Lean

11. Enterprise Interactions - Wastes -  MIT Courseware

12. People and Organization Issues in Lean Enterprises - MIT Courseware

13. Strategy and Enterprise in Lean Enterprises - MIT Courseware

14. Lean Enterprise - Self Assessment Tools - MIT Courseware

15. Information Systems - MIT Courseware

16. Knowledge Management - MIT Courseware

17. Leadership  - MIT Courseware

18. Lean Enterprise Integration - MIT Courseware

19. Lean Enterprise Architecting  - MIT Courseware

20 Lean Enterprise Case - Lockheed Martin -




One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December


Updated  1 December 2017,  11 September 2016,  4 January 2015


Sunday, December 17, 2017

New Technology - Understanding, Analysis and Improvement by Industrial Engineers


Understanding the New Technology - Engineering Economic Analysis - Productivity Assessment and Improvement



"Industrial engineers design, improve, and install integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy." Key among these things we do are improvement and integration. "Industrial engineers are involved in products, processes, and services, from "hard-core" manufacturing to health care and insurance"

Source: "Technology's Impact on the Future of Industrial Engineering"
C. Patrick Koelling, Mario G. Beruvides, and Kriengkrai Tankoonsombut,
Computers ind. Engng VoL 31, No. 1/'2, pp. 5 - 8,1996
19th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering improves productivity of production and other engineering systems through redesigning products, processes and optimizing using mathematical and statistical methods. It also uses economic analysis to identify and reject non economic engineering ideas or designs. It measures work, cost and productivity to understand the current performance of engineering systems. It redesign human work to improve productivity. It examines the productivity impact of  management methods and redesigns them also. It also takes responsibility for productivity management of the organization. So whenever a new technology emerges in an organization or a potentially useful technology emerges in the environment industrial engineers have the responsibility to understand it, analyze it and improve it.

Understanding the New Technology


The is the starting point. Because industrial engineers are responsible for productivity measurement and improvement of the use of new technology in the organization, they have to begin understanding it the moment they become aware of it. They have to start reading the articles, the brochures distributed by the sellers of the technology or developers of the technology, attend seminars on technology, and utilise the opportunities to observe the technology in use etc.  

Engineering Economic Analysis


The next step after adequate understanding is the engineering economic analysis. Whenever a new technology appears, industrial engineers have to identify the defender technology in the organization and see whether in the economic analysis the new technology wins or the defender technology wins. If the new technology wins, they have to recommend its adoption. To do engineering economic analysis, industrial engineers have to estimate the costs and benefits of the new technology and defender technology. This forces them to go into more details of the new technology and as they complete the engineering economic analysis, they will have much better grasp of the new technology. 

In case the defender technology wins, the adoption of the new technology is postponed. But industrial engineers have to monitor developments in new technology that are going to improve cost parameters of the new technology. So, industrial engineers have redo engineering economic analysis of new technology versus defender technology periodically to check and find time at which the new technology becomes economically the appropriate choice. In this exercise, industrial engineers become more and more conversant with the technology.

Productivity Assessment and Improvement


Engineering economic analysis is a strategical level analysis in the problem of technology adoption. As the technology is being implemented in the organization various problems crop up and technology implementors come out with various adhoc solutions to solve the teething problems that are more location specific. When  the production bugs are sorted out and commercial production starts, the project of technology implementation is declared success and closed. Now the responsibility of running the facilities with the new technology is transferred to the operations function. Industrial engineers now have the responsibility of recording the actual processes being used by the operations people and evaluate the productivity implications of them. This particular studies can be categorised as "operations industrial engineering analysis." Operation analysis is the term used by H.B. Maynard to study the production process of a component or product. It involves the study of every resource used in the production process to identify waste, come out with an engineering idea to eliminate the waste and do the required design or arrange for the required development and design so that low cost alternatives that eliminate the waste are implemented in the process. This is the productivity improvement contribution by industrial engineers. Productivity improvement studies of a process are to be conducted periodically and also whenever IEs feel that there is a technological development that has the potential to improve productivity of a process. This makes the industrial engineering department responsible for monitoring technology developments that have productivity benefits for the organization.

Updated on 18 December 2017, 4 May 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Productivity Improvement - “Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” - Productivity Week Theme - India 2018


12 to 18, February 2018 is the Productivity Week in India


“Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” - Productivity Week Theme - India 2018

National Productivity Council - India - Theme Paper

http://www.npcindia.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Theme-Paper-2017-18.pdf

What is Industry 4.0?


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is using data captured by sensors in products and manufacturing equipment, analyzing to get information and using that information to automatically start and stop machines that include robots to d manufacturing and maintenance operations. This will improve productivity, quality and maintainablity. It is a revolution in manufacturing technologies brought about by international networking between things that facilitate communication and action. So the productivity of man can further go up due more efficient and effective connected machine net work and standard of living of the people is expected to go up substantially. Some countries are in the forefront in this revolution already with number of patents and factories that implemented these technologies.

NPC is driving Industry 4.0 in India through the productivity week celebration of 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will result in the “Smart Factory”, which is characterized by versatility (flexibility and mass customization), resource efficiency, high incomes and  human friendly work environment (less discomfort to human operators) and digital integration with business partners.


Smart manufacturing - Benefits:
• Additional Revenue (Top line improvement)
• Lower Cost (Bottom line improvement)  through:

• Enabling Industrial Companies to redesign and optimize customer relationship.
• Enabling Industrial Companies to redesign and optimize the production process
• Visibility of  the status of all aspects of production system in real time
• By improving logistics processes and making them also  leaner
• Reduced inventories
• Maintenance processes standardization and optimization
• 100% traceability

Different  technologies of Industry  4.0 are available to choose and implement  based on the relevance, cost-effectiveness, and impact on productivity enhancement based on the current systems of organizations

• Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing
• Sensors
• Robots (auto + co-bots)
• Simulation
• Augmented reality
• Cloud Computing
Big Data and Analytics
• Industrial Internet
• Horizontal and vertical integration

Cyber security is being strengthened to protect the information of the industrial companies that is stored and transmitted in the digital data stores (warehouses) and communication networks.

Productivity Science - Productivity Engineering - Productivity Management Framework in Productivity Improvement Through Industry 4.0



Productivity Science

Technology Change and Productivity

Changes in technology are the only source of permanent increases in productivity, but a number of transient factors can affect both true and "measured" productivity. For example, workers may work harder during periods of high demand and firms may use their capital assets more intensively by running factories for extra shifts; both factors can lead measured productivity to be too high relative to actual technological progress. Similarly, during periods of high demand, productivity can also rise due to increasing returns to scale. But,  the effect of transient factors is not permanent.
http://www.nber.org/digest/oct01/w8359.html

So permanent productivity improvement is brought about by engineering changes, procedure changes in service processes as well as management processes.

Industry 4.0 is offering number of new technologies and there technologies are to be incorporated into manufacturing and other engineering and business processes to increase effetiveness and efficiency. Management of incorporating the new technology and operating the redesigned facilities are also important to realize the benefits of Industry 4.0. Hence productivity engineering and productivity management also are involved.

Important Papers on IoT and Productivity

THE COMING PRODUCTIVITY BOOM: 

Transforming the Physical Economy with Information
http://www.techceocouncil.org/clientuploads/reports/TCC%20Productivity%20Boom%20FINAL.pdf



Embracing Industry 4.0 - Surviving and Growing in the New Manufacturing Environment

Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries - Embracing Industry 4.0—and Rediscovering Growth

BCG View

Nine Technologies Transforming Industrial Production 


BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

SIMULATION

HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SYSTEM INTEGRATION

THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

CYBERSECURITY

THE CLOUD

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

AUGMENTED REALITY

https://www.bcg.com/en-in/capabilities/operations/embracing-industry-4.0-rediscovering-growth.aspx


More Details on Technologies

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

SIMULATION

HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SYSTEM INTEGRATION

THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

CYBERSECURITY

THE CLOUD

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

AUGMENTED REALITY

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Top 100 Business Use Cases of Artificial Intelligence
https://medium.com/@utpal_bob/top-100-business-use-cases-of-artificial-intelligence-by-utpal-chakraborty-721a495ebed4

Important Themes of Industry 4.0


The Factory of the Future
Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0
Man and Machine in Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

https://www.bcg.com/en-in/capabilities/operations/embracing-industry-4.0-rediscovering-growth.aspx


https://www.manufacturingtomorrow.com/tag/industry-40

Data Analytics Period in Productivity Improvement - Productivity Engineering and Management

http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/06/data-analytics-period-in-productivity.html



Digital Transformation at Daimler Benz - 2015

http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2016/04/digital-transformation-at-daimler-benz.html


Industry 4.0 in India - Status, Implementations, Consultants and Product Manufacturers and Sellers

2017

Industry 4.0: Towards Smart Manufacturing

May 2017
http://businessworld.in/article/Industry-4-0-Towards-Smart-Manufacturing/26-05-2017-118968/


 “The fourth industrial revolution, agricultural and rural innovation, and implications for public policy and investments: A case of India”  Agricultural Economics, November 2017 issue.
http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article=How-new-technologies-can-raise-farm-productivity


Prepare for a worldwide digital transformation

Geoff Maslen01 December 2017
University World News Issue No:485

Mobility, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and big data analytics are among the most important technologies in the digital economy today, says the OECD’s latest report on international science, technology and industry.
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171201150237763


Onset of Industry 4.0 and print industry’s next frontier


By Puneet Datta,
18 August 2017
http://www.printweek.in/features/onset-industry-print-industry-frontier-25829


New Technology to Enhance Productivity for Manufacturing

By Ruth Morris - June 11, 2017
IoT productivity improvement training to small businesses in Massachusetts, USA
http://www.masstlc.org/new-technology-to-enhance-productivity-for-manufacturing/


Journey of Andhra Pradesh Towards Industry 4.0

January 11, 2017
http://www.electronicsb2b.com/headlines/tale-state-journey-towards-industry-4-0/

India's Readiness for Industry 4.0
A Report by Grant Thorton and CII

IoT Show India - 2018


7th to 9th February, 2018
KTPO TRADE CENTER, WHITEFIELD INDUSTRIAL AREA BANGALORE

You can visit exhibitor from the following  categories and learn more about IoT and Industry 4.0

• Chipset manufacturers
• Network technologies and Wireless solutions
• Robotics and drones
• IoT Security
• IoT OEMs
• Semiconductors/ hardware
• Sensors
• Service Platform/ solution provider
• Software development provider
• Carrier service provider
• Standards/ Protocols/ Certification and testing providers

https://www.iotshow.in/iotshow/

Companies to Contact for Helping you in having IoT Initiatives in India

3Q Wire & Cable Co., Ltd
A G Enterprises
AADI International
Aimtron Electronics Pvt Ltd

Akrivia Automation Private Limited
Established in 2015, Akrivia is an IT, Automation and customized IoT solution provider. We work with verticals such as electrical equipment, smart factories, intelligent buildings, smart cities and Industrial Automation.
http://www.akrivia.in/


Anand Enterprises
Anritsu India Pvt Ltd
ANSYS Software Pvt Ltd
Applied RealTech Systems Pvt. Ltd.
AqTronics Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Array Networks
Ascent Circuits Pvt. Ltd.
Ashlyn Chemunnoor Instruments Pvt.Ltd.
AxesTrack Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Axiom Energy Conversion P Ltd.
Bharat Head Hunters Pvt. Ltd.
Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
Changzhou Shunye Electronic Co. Ltd.
Circuit Systems India Ltd
Circuitects Electronics Solution Pvt. ltd.
Cirkit Electro Components P Ltd (D)
Clean Energy LOGAN INNOVATIONS Pvt Ltd
CloudThat Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Component Masters
Crevavi Technologies Pvt Ltd
CSA India PVT LTD
CTC Technologies
cyrrup enterprises
CYTECH GLOBAL PTE LTD
DDS International
Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
Digi-Key Electronics
Dongguan Tongke Electronic Co., Ltd.
Drive Technologies (D)
E Control Devices
Elcina Electronic Industries Association of India
Electroconnect Systems
Electronic Relays India Pvt Ltd
Element14 India Pvt Ltd.
EmbDes Technologies Pvt. Ltd
EMST Marketing Pvt Ltd
Energy Saving India
ESSCI (Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)
FLIR Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
Forward Electronics Technologies
Fraunhofer
Fusion Power Systems (D)
G&g Universal Private Limited
G.T. Enterprises (D)
Gala Electronics (D)
Galore Systems
Geosensors
Good Will Instrument Co. Ltd
Greenconn Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
GT Magnetics Pvt. Ltd.
GuangDong Kexin Electronic Co.,Ltd
Guangdong Shunde Xu Hai Electronic Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Chuanlian Electronics Co.,Ltd.
HARIHI OHM ELECTRONICS
HK Wentworth (India) Pvt Ltd
HyperThink Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Ignitarium Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
INCHANGE SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANY LIMITED
Indus Technologies
Infiction Labs
infiswift
Innovative Resource LTD
Intel technology India pvt Ltd
IntuIT Things
Invendis Technologies India Pvt Ltd
iTECS Communication Pvt ltd.
iValue InfoSolutions Pvt Ltd.
Jharkhand Government
Jigsaw Academy
JSK Innovative Technology Pvt Ltd
Kadel Labs
Karandikar Laboratories
Karsan Technologies
KCG College of Technology
Keysight Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
KIDOBOTIKZ
Kwality Photonics P Ltd
Liveon Technolabs
M.P State Electronics Corporation Ltd
Mahaveer Sales
Martin Electronic Devices & Instruments
MARVEL GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS Pvt. Ltd.
MAXIM INTEGRATED
Mectronics Marketing Services
Melux Control Gears Pvt Ltd
Messung Global Connect
Metro Electronics Products
MG Automation Technologies
MICRON
Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mobiloitte Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mobiveil Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Module 143
Mouser Electronics (India) Private Limited
Moxa India Industrial Networking Pvt. Ltd.
National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC)
NEE VEE Communication Technologies Pvt Ltd
NetSim (Tetcos)
Ningbo EHOME Electronic Co.,Ltd
NSIC Ambala
NSIC Noida
O/E/N India Limited
Peach Technovations Pvt Ltd
Phytec Embedded Pvt Ltd
PIE ELECTRONICS
Precision Tech Enterprises
Pulsar Enterprises Pvt Ltd
Qingdao Ainuo Intelligent Instrument Co Ltd.
Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd
Quasar Enterprises
Quectel Wireless Solutions Co Ltd
Rajguru Electronics
Redpine
Robotron solutions
ROHM Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd.,
Royal Appliances
Royal Elegance Technologies Pvt Ltd
RS Components & Controls (I) Ltd
Schenker India Pvt. Ltd.
Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd
SECO SRL
Sensegiz Technologies Private Limited
Sensinova
Sensor Embedded & Android RoBo (P) Ltd

Sensors India
http://sensors-india.com/about-us/

We are Automation components distributor and Systems Integrator all over India.



Our organization is aware of top automation applications with an experience of over 25 years in the field of Automation and System Integration.. We have successfully created a base of Automation technicians providing automation solutions all over India like Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Manesar, Haryana, Chakan, Ranjangaon, Talegaon, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik Maharashtra, Hospet, Karnataka, Sriperumbudur, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu.

www.Sensors-India.com is Stockist, Wholesaler, Importer, Trader, Distributor, Imported Products, Integrated Systems, Made in India Products representative and Systems Integrator for a wide range of sensing and control products plus Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC).

Handling automation projects like Systems Integration, Parking Guidance Systems, Security Alarm GSM Alert Systems, AMC projects, Installation and Commissioning, Manufacturing/Processing operations, CCTV and Access Control System, Cabling, Piping installations, PUMP control systems, Water level Management includes Leakage sensing and Centralised monitoring, Lighting automation and energy monitoring and audit SCADA systems



SETU INFOCOM
SFO Technologies P Ltd
SGS India Pvt Ltd
Shanghai Yongming Electronic Co.,Ltd.
Sharang Corporation
Shenzhen Baikal Electronic Materials Co. Ltd.
SHenzhen Jin Hao Yuan Technology.
SIGMA DESIGNS
SINCOM
Smarter Biz Technologies Pvt Ltd
Smile Electronics
Srashta Scientific Systems Pvt Ltd
Static Systems Pvt Ltd
Superior flux & Marketing
System Level Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Technosphere Labs Pvt. Ltd.
Telangana Government
Testo India Pvt. Ltd.
TEXIN (HONGKONG) ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD
TnC India
Toradex Systems (India) Private Limited
Toshniwal Sensing Devices Private Limited
TUV Rheinland (India) Private Limited
U H Led India Inc
Uchi Embedded Solutions
UM ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD.
UniQtronics Solutions Private Limited
Unisem electronics Pvt Ltd
V5 Semiconductors
Vanmat Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Vision Mechatronics Pvt Ltd
VMware Software India Pvt Limited
Wenzhou M & C Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.
Winday electronic (Dongguan)CO.,LTD
Wisys Technologies
Xiamen Prt Technology Co., Ltd.
XIANGTAI ELECTRONICS(SHENZHEN) CO.,LTD
YMD Electromac Pvt. Ltd.
Yontro Mechatronic Systech
Zeal Manufacturing Co.
Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

https://www.iotshow.in/list-of-exhibitors/  (date 16 December 2017)

Kerala State Productivity Council
http://www.kspconline.com/

Updated  16, 12, 11 December 2017, 7 December 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Management


Industry 4.0 has tremendous potential for productivity improvement in the world. The quantum is in trillions as per estimates and forecasts. This industrial revolution offers potential for totally new products. But its potential in redesign and existing products and production systems producing them itself has great potential. Hence engineers working in new products and processes area and engineers working in productivity area have ample work and challenge. But the management is required to make the technology appear in the organizations and work successfully.

The guidelines for management at various levels for effective implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies were released by number of organizations and more reports and research studies will appear.



Diffusion of productivity practices is an issue in productivity management.
June 2016
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2016/07/21/look-to-advanced-industries-to-help-drive-productivity-gains/



National IoT Roadmaps and Strategies


National Internet of Things (IoT): Strategic Roadmap: A Summary
MIMOS Berhard, Malaysia Report, 2015

Internet of Things: Seizing Opportunities and Addressing the Challenges
OECD, May 2016

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Engineering



The technologies of  Industry 4.0 offer engineering opportunities to increase productivity of engineering products, production and maintenance system. They also offer engineering opportunities to increase productivity in business processes. Information technology is widely used in various service industries and thus offers the opportunity for industrial engineering to improve productivity in services sector.

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Pathways


Dimensions, Characteristics, Parameters or Variables of Industry 4.0 (IIoT) that  Increase Productivity.


The attributes of Industry 4.0 that provide the scope for increasing productivity of products and engineering processes of design, production, operation, and maintenance. Productivity engineers (industrial engineers) have to creatively redesign by employing the productivity pathways.

*Low cost monitoring of products, equipment and persons

*Low cost control through software embedded in the product or the cloud

*Low cost optimization.

Smart, connected products can apply algorithms and analytics to in-use or historical data to dramatically improve output, utilization, and efficiency. In wind turbines, for instance, a local microcontroller can adjust each blade on every revolution to capture maximum wind energy.

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
Michael E. PorterJames E. Heppelmann
FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

*Enabling  measurements in demanding conditions with low maintenance cost and without hindering production.

VTT has developed a solution for measuring temperature, inclination, humidity, strain and other characteristics from machines and inside structures (e.g. walls) at distances up to 10 m, without batteries in the sensor. The principle is based on powering the sensor with radio frequency energy waves and using the return transmission to read out the resulting data (see Link ‘Zero Power Sensor’). The IPR protected technology allows for several individually identifiable sensors to be operated in the same space.
https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101/special/pro-iot-improving-the-productivity-of-companies-by-using-the-iot

*Energy-efficient communications

A platform has been developed for energy-efficient communications between mobile devices that identifies the most appropriate combination of technologies for different exchanges

https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101/special/pro-iot-improving-the-productivity-of-companies-by-using-the-iot


*Maintenance when needed

The Internet of Things will help individual companies to limit the waste.  Products which are connected to the web can communicate how they're being used or their current status. This data will be used to schedule maintenance when it's really needed, instead of the current  set of relatively inefficient rules.
 https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity


*Predictive analytics based on data collected on products will be used to reduce failures and improve product design. This will boost the efficiency of products and contribute to productivity in user organizations.
https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity

*The IoT will change how manufacturers and service companies interact with customers. Reliance on massive call centers and customer service departments will be greately reduced and  IoT enabled products will be directly connected to a service assessing their condition and taking relevant action.
https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity

*Smart lighting

*Smart heating

*Smart cities

* Machine level information system
Each machine can be aggregated into a single information system that accelerates learning across the machine portfolio.

Source: Industrial Internet: Pusing the boundaries of Minds and Machines, Peter C Evans and Marco Annunziata, GE, 2012


Industry-Wise Opportunities

Food Industry

Revolutionizing the Food Supply Chain with IoT
https://www.infosys.com/insights/digital-future/Pages/revolutionizing-the-food-supply-chain-with-iot.aspx




Company Implementation Examples



UPS
To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/04/17/303770907/to-increase-productivity-ups-monitors-drivers-every-move




Proposals for Systems

Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2588; doi:10.3390/s17112588
An Intelligent Cooperative Visual Sensor Network for Urban Mobility
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29125535
http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/11/2588

Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science



What dimensions, characteristics, parameters or variables of Industry 4.0 (IIoT) increase productivity. Industrial engineers have to identify these antecedents of productivity in their research studies. Then, in the productivity engineering activity, they can use the knowledge to create components, products, systems, machining, fabrication, forming, assembly, and maintenance processes to make them more productive.

An attempt is being in this note to collect propositions and hypotheses so far presented in various papers and articles. Please add to the collection by commenting on the article.

Industry 4. 0 IoT has to the potential to improve productivity


Industrial internet - connection between machines

Consumer internet - connection between people.

IoT approaches allow firms to fundamentally integrate, sensing, analytics and data control into engineering (manufacturing) and business processes.


Papers indicating that IoT has the potential to improve productivity



In the ongoing decade, productivity will be driven by internet of things.

IoT technology reduces cost of customization. Hence custom made products can be manufactured at lower cost.

Productivity Leap with IoT - Special Focus on Global Asset Management and Smart Lighting

2013 VTT Technical Research Centre Finland


Whether you interests are  motivated by cost savings or improved revenue, the IoT is uniquely positioned to help with both.

What you need to know about IoT:  The right information can change the world.

AT&T 2016 report

80 billion euros spent on IoT solutions will create a benefit of one trillion for the EU28 economy.

The value will come from three sources:

Increased productivity of business organizations (430 billion euros)
Savings in power etc. by consumers (300 billion euros)
Increase in health of people will provide more working time (210 billion euros)

Every euro spent can produce up to 12 euros benefit.

The Internet of Things: A New Path to European Prosperity

1Trillion opportunity
A.T.Kearney,2016


The first two (IT) waves gave rise to huge productivity gains and growth across the economy. While the value chain was transformed, however, products themselves were largely unaffected. Now, in the third wave, IT is becoming an integral part of the product itself. Another leap in productivity in the economy will be unleashed by these new and better products.

The third wave of IT-driven transformation thus has the potential to be the biggest yet, triggering even more innovation, productivity gains, and economic growth than the previous two.

Smart, connected products have three core elements: physical components, “smart” components, and connectivity components.

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
Michael E. PorterJames E. Heppelmann
Harvard Business Review, NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

Accenture estimates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Arguably the biggest driver of productivity and growth in the next decade, the Industrial Internet of Things will accelerate the reinvention of sectors that account for almost two-thirds of world output.
https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-industrial-internet-of-things


Dimensions, Characteristics, Parameters or Variables of Industry 4.0 (IIoT) that  Increase Productivity.


*Low cost monitoring of products, equipment and persons

*Low cost control through software embedded in the product or the cloud

*Low cost optimization.

Smart, connected products can apply algorithms and analytics to in-use or historical data to dramatically improve output, utilization, and efficiency. In wind turbines, for instance, a local microcontroller can adjust each blade on every revolution to capture maximum wind energy.

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
Michael E. PorterJames E. Heppelmann
FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

*Enabling  measurements in demanding conditions with low maintenance cost and without hindering production.

VTT has developed a solution for measuring temperature, inclination, humidity, strain and other characteristics from machines and inside structures (e.g. walls) at distances up to 10 m, without batteries in the sensor. The principle is based on powering the sensor with radio frequency energy waves and using the return transmission to read out the resulting data (see Link ‘Zero Power Sensor’). The IPR protected technology allows for several individually identifiable sensors to be operated in the same space.
https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101/special/pro-iot-improving-the-productivity-of-companies-by-using-the-iot

*Energy-efficient communications

A platform has been developed for energy-efficient communications between mobile devices that identifies the most appropriate combination of technologies for different exchanges

https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101/special/pro-iot-improving-the-productivity-of-companies-by-using-the-iot


*Maintenance when needed

The Internet of Things will help individual companies to limit the waste.  Products which are connected to the web can communicate how they're being used or their current status. This data will be used to schedule maintenance when it's really needed, instead of the current  set of relatively inefficient rules.
 https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity


*Predictive analytics based on data collected on products will be used to reduce failures and improve product design. This will boost the efficiency of products and contribute to productivity in user organizations.
https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity

*The IoT will change how manufacturers and service companies interact with customers. Reliance on massive call centers and customer service departments will be greately reduced and  IoT enabled products will be directly connected to a service assessing their condition and taking relevant action.
https://www.infoq.com/articles/iot-impact-productivity

*Smart lighting

*Smart heating

*Smart cities

* Machine level information system
Each machine can be aggregated into a single information system that accelerates learning across the machine portfolio.

Source: Industrial Internet: Pusing the boundaries of Minds and Machines, Peter C Evans and Marco Annunziata, GE, 2012

Examples of Productivity, Cost saving, Waste Elimination and Lower Cost of Products


Verizon is saving more than 55 million kWh annually across its 26 data centers by deploying sensors and control points throughout the data center by connecting wirelessly.

IoT Primer - Making Sense of the next Mega Trend - Goldman Sachs
Sep 3, 2014


Smart street lights equipped with sensors are saving cities energy and money by detecting pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles so that lights brighten and dim when they sense movement

IoT to identify and keep track of repairs on city roads.

State of the Market: Internet of Things 2016
Verizon, 2016


In heavy machinery, Schindler’s PORT Technology reduces elevator wait times by as much as 50% by predicting elevator demand patterns, calculating the fastest time to destination, and assigning the appropriate elevator to move passengers quickly.

 In the energy sector, ABB’s smart grid technology enables utilities to analyze huge amounts of real-time data across a wide range of generating, transforming, and distribution equipment (manufactured by ABB as well as others), such as changes in the temperature of transformers and secondary substations. This alerts utility control centers to possible overload conditions, allowing adjustments that can prevent blackouts before they occur.

 In consumer goods, Big Ass ceiling fans sense and engage automatically when a person enters a room, regulate speed on the basis of temperature and humidity, and recognize individual user preferences and adjust accordingly.

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
Michael E. PorterJames E. Heppelmann
Harvard Business Review, NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

Automation of HR Processes - Productivity in HR department and also time saving of employees

https://www.peoplematters.in/article/hr-analytics/iot-abled-workplaces-enhance-employee-productivity-13962


Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science - Research Opportunities



The development of green IoT technologies (e.g., energy-efficient techniques or approaches that can reduce the consumed power by sensors).
Internet of Things: A Review of Surveys Based on Context Aware Intelligent Services
David Gil, Antonio Ferrández, Higinio Mora-Mora, and Jesús Peral
Sensors (Basel). 2016 Jul; 16(7): 1069.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4970116/



Interesting Related Research and Issues


The Shaping of Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Historico-epistemic, Socio-cultural, Politico-institutional and Eco-environmental Dimensions



Simon Elias Bibri
Springer, 05-Nov-2015 - Computers - 301 pages


Recent advances in ICT have given rise to new socially disruptive technologies: AmI and the IoT, marking a major technological change which may lead to a drastic transformation of the technological ecosystem in all its complexity, as well as to a major alteration in technology use and thus daily living. Yet no work has systematically explored AmI and the IoT as advances in science and technology (S&T) and sociotechnical visions in light of their nature, underpinning, and practices along with their implications for individual and social wellbeing and for environmental health. AmI and the IoT raise new sets of questions: In what way can we conceptualize such technologies? How can we evaluate their benefits and risks? How should science–based technology and society’s politics relate? Are science-based technology and society converging in new ways? It is with such questions that this book is concerned. Positioned within the research field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), which encourages analyses whose approaches are drawn from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this book amalgamates an investigation of AmI and the IoT technologies based on a unique approach to cross–disciplinary integration; their ethical, social, cultural, political, and environmental effects; and a philosophical analysis and evaluation of the implications of such effects.

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=YdjjCgAAQBAJ



Interesting Reports


The Internet of Things: Seizing the Benefits and Addressing the Challenges -OECD Report, 24 May 2016  (Management issues included in the report)

The Digitalization Productivity Bonus - Siemens Financial Services Report - 2017




Monday, December 11, 2017

High Productivity Through Smart Factories - Industry 4.0 - Bulletin Board

Productivity  - Productivity Science - Productivity Engineering - Productivity Management




Productivity Science



Productivity Engineering



Productivity Management



Cube Automation
http://www.cubeautomation.com/index.cfm/1,212,0,0,html/Smart-Factoree-Overview

FORCAM GmbH
We Deliver Results in Productivity
http://www.forcam.com/en

T-Systems
https://www.t-systems.com/in/en/industries/automotive/scm-solutions/smart-factory/the-future-of-production-473818

Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory Logistics by Bossard
Proven Productivity
http://provenproductivity.com/industry-4-0-and-smart-factory-logistics/

2017

Smart Machines

Smart Vertical Center - a compact machine designed for high - performance and unsurpassed value
The Smart series are designed for high productivity, compact design and environmental considerations. They provide high efficiency machining thanks to the No. 40 taper spindle with maximum spindle speed of 12000 rpm and high speed feed rates.
https://english.mazak.jp/machines/vertical-center-smart-430a/


Smart Chocolate Factory: increased productivity and quality - Bühler
April 2017

Smart Chocolate Factory: increased productivity and quality
It is increasingly important for chocolate producers that their plants operate at full capacity. At the Interpack trade show, Bühler is demonstrating how the use of digital services and IoT technologies offers significant gains in efficiency: "With more intelligent process control, we can further improve productivity and achieve even more consistency in product quality,"
https://event.buhlergroup.com/news-updates/smart-chocolate-factory-increased-productivity-and-quality-110/

2016

The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, South Korea (MOTIE) announced on March 10, 2016 that it has assisted in the construction of smart factories in 1,240 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Smart factories are  defined as facilities that are fully automated based on information technology. The smart facilities have improved the SMEs’  productivity by approximately 25%.

http://businesskorea.co.kr/english/news/industry/14073-smart-benefits-smart-factories-improving-productivity-smes


2015

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MES can improve your shop floor productivity by over 30%. FORCAM MES relies on real-time data processing and machine data collection in order to identify potential of optimisation. User-friendly reports and visaulisation help you monitor work orders throughout the manufacturing process and keep trace all production related data. The Smart Data generated ensures that you can stay pro-active and make sure production is on track and up to the quality standards your customers expect.



2008
Smart Factory - A Step towards the Next Generation of Manufacturing

Lucke D., Constantinescu C., Westkämper E. (2008) Smart Factory - A Step towards the Next Generation of Manufacturing. In: Mitsuishi M., Ueda K., Kimura F. (eds) Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier. Springer, London
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-84800-267-8_23


PDF Files

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Council
Building the Science of Manufacturing Enterprise, 2011

Smart Process Manufacturing
https://smartmanufacturingcoalition.org/sites/default/files/spm-workshop-report.pdf
(More files on this site)

Smart Factory - Mobile Computing
Bauer

Factory of Tomorrow will be Smart - Intel


Updated 12 December 2017, 12  July  2017