The Voice of Smart Digital Manufacturing

7/15/2022

Closed-Loop Manufacturing is Critical

Ep. 10
Closed-loop manufacturing seeks to increase efficiency in resource usage and data flow throughout the production line. It promotes a faster flow of information that is aimed at increasing the quality of the products and production efficiency. This is why the medical device industry, which operates under strict regulatory frameworks, has embraced it as part of the digital transformation.I’m your host, Bettina Pruemper, with Siemens Global Marketing, and today I’m joined by Dr. James B. Thompson, Senior Director for Industry Strategy, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical, at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’ll help us understand the role that closed-loop manufacturing plays in medical device manufacturing.In this episode, you’ll find out what digital enterprise entails and the impact it is having on the medical device industry. We’ll also highlight the benefits that come with digitalizing the manufacturing floor, and we’ll discuss the concept of closed-loop manufacturing and how it relates to other concepts such as digital twins and digital enterprise.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The role of digital enterprise in the medical device industry (04:40)How digital enterprise helps reduce the risk of errors in medical device manufacturing (06:33)What is meant by digital twins (07:46)The benefits of closed-loop manufacturing in the medical device industry (09:05)Connect with James B. Thompson: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
6/15/2022

The Application of Predictive Analytics in Electronics Manufacturing

Ep. 9
Data-driven manufacturing allows for critical decisions in the production line to be arrived at based on accurate findings. It also creates an opportunity for predicting the impact that changes in critical stages would have on the final product. Overall, it increases control over the processes involved and paves the way for production line automation.I’m your host, Bettina Pruemper, with Siemens Global Marketing, and today I’m joined by Tovi Yadin, Innovation Solutions Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Her main focus is data-driven manufacturing which is also known as automated manufacturing. She’ll help us understand the concept of predictive analytics and its application in electronic manufacturing.In this episode, you’ll learn about the role that predictive analytics plays in electronic manufacturing and the impact it’s having on the industry. You’ll also learn about the process of implementing it in manufacturing. Lastly, we’ll discuss the role of data in accelerating the automation of processes in an electronics production line.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The importance of analytics in electronics manufacturing (04:03)What the four-level ladder of analytics entails (05:35)How predictive analytics help customers solve problems (07:50)Deployment of predictive analytics applications (11:30)The future of automated electronics manufacturing (14:26)Connect with Tovi Yadin: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
5/15/2022

How Are The Key Trends In Electronics Manufacturing Affecting Digitalization Strategies

Ep. 8
Complexity driven by customization is one of the biggest challenges that manufacturers are facing today. It has led to a shift in how companies approach batch sizing, suppliers validation, and product packaging, among others. However, this has also led to an acceleration in the digital transformation of manufacturing floors which, in turn, has increased optimization of production resources.I’m your host, Bettina Pruemper, with Siemens Global Marketing, and today I’m joined by Oren Manor, Director of Business Development for Digital Manufacturing at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’ll help us understand the current state of electronics manufacturing and how to resolve the challenges facing the industry.In this episode, you’ll learn about the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic on the electronics industry. You’ll also get to understand the challenges that increased customization has brought to the industry and how they are being resolved. Join us to get a clear picture of where the industry is and what we can expect to see from it in the future.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Key trends in the electronic manufacturing industry in 2021 (04:11)Factors impacting the electronic manufacturing industry (08:18)Benefits of a digitalized manufacturing floor (09:55)How to transition to high mix-manufacturing efficiently (14:09)How to resolve the challenge of increased product complexity (16:12)How to deal with increased product electrification (17:25)Connect with Oren Manor: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
4/15/2022

Accelerating Digital Transformation with the Mendix Low Code Platform

Ep. 7
Speed and agility are qualities that can’t be overlooked when migrating from a legacy system to a modern one. That is exactly what the right low code solution will provide a company that has been stuck with old rigid systems. It also accelerates the digital transformation at a lower cost by creating applications that integrate with existing legacy infrastructure.In today’s episode, Bettina Pruemper is joined by Peter De Moerloose, Director for Industry Strategies at Siemens Mendix Low Code. He will share various insides on how low code platforms can be utilized to accelerate digital transformation. You’ll also get to hear about companies that have started using it and the impact that it’s having on their manufacturing shop floor.Furthermore, Peter will talk about how low code platforms can be used to create applications that aid in manufacturing and discuss how it complements the citizen developers in creating highly customized applications. Last but not least you’ll learn how Siemens Mendix Low Code can be used to add value to existing systems.What you’ll learn in this episode:What has led to the increased complexity of the manufacturing shop floor (02:31)How the low code platform works (04:08)How Siemens low code promotes digital transformation (09:16)The main advantages of a low code platform (12:28)Connect with Peter De Moerloose: LinkedInMendixConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
3/15/2022

Digital Transformation for Industrial Machinery

Ep. 5
Digitalization has tremendously increased the quality of products manufactured and significantly lowered the production cost. It has also been instrumental in helping manufacturers meet diverse customization needs from their customers. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that its adoption has accelerated in the last few years as companies seek to remain competitive.Today's episode is divided in two parts. In the first part, Bettina Pruemper is joined by two guests from Siemens - Ian Hadden, Solution Director for the Industrial Machinery, and Giulia Piovano, Industry Manager focusing on Machinery. They'll help us understand digitization in the industrial machinery industry. In this episode, you’ll learn what is driving digitalization in the industrial machinery industry. We’ll also discuss the critical role played by data in increasing the effectiveness of automated equipment. Lastly, you’ll learn about the digitalization solutions that are currently available and the problems they are solving.What you’ll learn in this episode:Key trends driving the need for digitalization in the industrial machinery industry (02:44)The role of data in automation of industrial machines (06:22)The application of hyper-automation in the manufacturing process (07:18)Machine usage optimization using Opcenter (09:00)The state of global competition and the role that digitalization is playing (10:04)How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) helps small and medium business enterprises (11:21)Resources:The lights-sparse versus the lights-out factoryOpcenter Execution Discrete White PaperConnect with Guilia Piovano:LinkedInConnect with Ian Hadden: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
2/15/2022

The Global Pandemic and How Digitalization is Helping Electronics Manufacturers Produce More at Lower Costs

Ep. 4
Before the global pandemic run amok on the manufacturing industries, many companies doubted the need for digitalizing their processes. As the global pandemic fades away gradually, the number of companies that are doubting its importance has never been as low as it is today. Innovations that are meant to accelerate its adoption have increased significantly as companies seek to make high-quality and low-cost products faster and consistently.In today's episode, Bettina Pruemper is joined by Oren Manor, Director of Business Development for Digital Manufacturing at Siemens. He’ll help us understand how digitalization helps in electronic manufacturing and the different strategies for implementing it.In this episode, you’ll learn how digitalization is helping the electronics industry create products faster and at a lower cost. We’ll unpack the impact that COVID-19 had on the manufacturing industry and the opportunities it opened up, and we’ll also cover the new solutions that have been developed to support the manufacturing process.What you’ll learn in this episode:The impact of COVID-19 on electronics manufacturing (02:57)The support offered by Siemens to the electronics manufacturing industry during the pandemic (06:57)The importance of component tracking in manufacturing (11:22)How design-to-source intelligence platform - Supplyframe - works (13:57)Different digitalization strategies that Siemens supports (14:53)Connect with Oren Manor: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn
1/13/2022

Technological Innovations in The Siemens Opcenter Execution Core Family

Ep. 3
Integration of the latest technology into the current manufacturing infrastructure has unlocked many new opportunities. It has also helped them deal with increased competition, changing customer demands, and stricter regulatory frameworks. As new innovations that solve existing challenges continue to be rolled out to manufacturers, we can expect to see an acceleration in the digital transformation.In today’s episode Bettina Pruemper is joined by two guests from Siemens Digital Industries Software - Martin Russell from Opcenter Execution Core Product Development, and Silvio Saouaf, Product Portfolio Manager. They’ll help us understand how digital infrastructure is being utilized to transform manufacturing.In this episode, you’ll learn about the new solutions that manufacturers are using to solve their current challenges and unlock advancements. We’ll also discuss the impact that COVID-19 had on manufacturers and how some of them responded to it. Finally, we’ll touch on the concept of containerization and how cloud computing is expected to impact the manufacturing industry.What you’ll learn in this episode:The challenges manufacturers are facing today (03:20)How COVID-19 impacted manufacturers (04:23)Solutions that Siemens have developed to help manufacturers face today’s challenges (05:38)How the high-performance engine in Opcenter works (06:23)Application containerization and its benefits (10:57)Connect with Silvio Saouaf: LinkedInConnect with Martin Russell: LinkedInConnect with Bettina Pruemper:LinkedIn