Start driving decisions with machine data.
Categories:

    Implementing AI in manufacturing is a great idea, but the implementation process can get tricky. 

    Industry Week said, "If implemented successfully, these systems can greatly improve quality control and optimize costs. Although many manufacturers are trying to implement such systems into their workflow, very few have managed to reach full-scale production."

    Why do projects get stuck?

    AI projects are often tested in controlled environments.

    But, as Industry Week noted, that's not how the real world works. 

    "When pushed into the real world with real-world constraints like variable environmental conditions, real-time requirements, and integrations with existing workflows, proof of concept often breaks down."

    How to implement AI successfully

    Successful implementation takes collaboration. 

    Machine Design said, "Since AI needs a lot of data to work effectively, you will need a lot of brain power and experience to know common and special cases, anomalies, and where different tools could provide the greatest benefit with a focus on root cause analysis. In short, human intelligence is needed to guide what artificial intelligence should be doing and not doing."

    It could be beneficial to realistically look at how much you're able to take on as a company. Bringing in outside professionals that specialize in AI could be the best option for your business. 

    No matter what you choose, be sure to create a clear strategy and work together to get everyone on board. Communicate through the entire implementation process to ensure that it happens smoothly and successfully. 

    Comments

    Leave a comment

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    Related posts

    Getting the most from the data you collect

    Getting the most from the data you collect

    Data is just data until you can make sense of it.  Are you just collecting data for the sake of collecting it, or are you actually ready to use it and make some important decisions?  In order to best ...

    Industry 4.0
    Why Industry 4.0 isn't as complicated as you might think

    Why Industry 4.0 isn't as complicated as you might think

    Industry 4.0 is a major buzzword that the manufacturing industry can't stop talking about.  With buzzwords comes a lot  of hype. It can seem intimidating but it doesn't have to be! Instead of dreaming...

    Industry 4.0
    Is automation right for every manufacturer?

    Is automation right for every manufacturer?

    There's no doubt that automation is doing some amazing things in the world of manufacturing.  But, does that mean it's right for everyone? Of course not.  Here's why automation might not be the best o...

    Industry 4.0
    Three practical steps toward Industry 4.0

    Three practical steps toward Industry 4.0

    It's easy to dream when it comes to Industry 4.0.  How cool are those crisp, clean, fully automated factories? However, that's not right or attainable for everyone.  Keep on dreaming, but in the meant...

    Industry 4.0
    Overcoming industry 4.0 challenges

    Overcoming industry 4.0 challenges

    Manufacturing companies around the world are trying to adopt new technology and jump on board with industry 4.0. However, it's not always that easy! Change can be difficult and confusing! There are al...

    Industry 4.0
    The value in real-time analytics

    The value in real-time analytics

    Real-time analytics can be a game changer for manufacturers trying to improve their production and predictive maintenance. It can also help you reduce downtime and errors.  When it comes down to it, m...

    Industry 4.0
    Technologies to implement in 2020

    Technologies to implement in 2020

    When you imagine Industry 4.0, what do you picture? Is it a drastic difference from your manufacturing floor setup today? The truth is that is doesn't have to be like that at all. Industry 4.0 can be ...

    Industry 4.0
    Two ways to get your staff ready for Industry 4.0

    Two ways to get your staff ready for Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is changing the landscape of the manufacturing industry and employees need to be prepared.  Whether this means updating their skills, buying into the idea, or just gaining knowledge - the...

    Industry 4.0
    The roots of Industry 4.0

    The roots of Industry 4.0

    What is Industry 4.0? Let's get down to its roots and its rich history in manufacturing.  The name Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution - meaning we are building upon monumental cha...

    Industry 4.0
    Three things manufacturing businesses should know about using AI

    Three things manufacturing businesses should know about using AI

    Manufacturing businesses have been implementing artificial intelligence for some time now. You can learn from their successes and failures! There's no doubt AI can do a lot of good for a business - bu...

    Industry 4.0