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Changing the manufacturing game

Manufacturers are urged to adopt "Informed Manufacturing" - that is, use social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies to respond to global market pressures.

General Motors uses information from climate sensors to indicate whether it is too humid for painting a car. When necessary, cars are automatically sent to another area of the manufacturing process.

ALTHOUGH still in its infancy, the explosion of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies is making an impact in the manufacturing industry. For instance, analytics can be leveraged to simulate and model different manufacturing processes to create more adaptable and flexible...

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