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Why smart and human-centric approaches can go hand in hand

Smart, Industry 4.0 – what image do you have in mind? You may already have seen this video. If not, you might want to watch it! I wondered where this quality comes from, what is needed and who is thinking all this through. One of the answers lies with our sm...

Manufacturing as a platform

Manufacturing as a platform

In a recent book by a professor of engineering, an information business models scholar, and a C-level strategist, a complex question got a deceptively simple answer. The question: How can a major business segment be invaded and conquered in a matter of months ...

how AI in manufacturing can help to do more valuable work

The best tools have always augmented and freed us

‘However powerful our technology and complex our corporations, the most remarkable feature of the ...

MONOZUKURI: The Thing and its Maker

MONOZUKURI: The Thing and its Maker

We’re all too busy to think about work. Really think about it. Why we do it, and what it means to ...

The ongoing march of the Internet of Things in 2018

The ongoing march of the Internet of Things in 2018

As an industry we started talking about the Internet of Things in around 1999/2000. Looking back, it...