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Lean Manufacturing and IoT News, Nov 18 | MachineMetrics

Christina Gay
November 18, 2015

The Future of Manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D Printers, and Data Science: "Over the next 10 years, factories and manufacturing facilities will worry less about buying new equipment and more about outfitting their spaces with an array of high-tech sensors and routers."

Six Traits of the Next Generation of Leaders: "As the global economy continues to evolve, driven by technology, politics and changing attitudes, the traits of successful leaders may also evolve. Characteristics of successful leadership fifty years ago may fall flat today."

Connecting More Than Machines: “'What if something happened the minute after he leaves Station No. 3, and he doesn’t come around to Station 3 again until tomorrow?' Engsberg asks. Now, if a pump fails, managers are alerted via their smartphones, wherever they happen to be, no site visit or interpreter required.

When machine tools communicate with each other: "This is said to create added value for the machine operator in the form, for example, of higher machine availability, better machine utilization, optimization of production and process, or the possibility of judging the quality of the workpiece during or directly after production."

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