Manufacturing is evolving. Digitization, improved monitoring and sensors, and faster computing and data networks have produced a new, smart factory environment. This evolution has been described as Industry 4.0 – the utilization of internet of things (IoT) technology, automation and other smart factory technologies.The problem with the current definition of Industry 4.0 is that it ignores or undervalues the role of human knowledge and creativity. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on April 13, 2018, in response to production issues the company was experiencing: “Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.”The path…Full Story
As smart technologies are enabling the rise of prescriptive maintenance (RxM) projects, Plant Services wants to know: Where does your organization stand?
You're invited to share your plant's experiences in our fourth PdM-RxM survey. Results from this survey are referenced throughout industry to better manage maintenance challenges, and we're looking forward to compiling a new set of timely, relevant data and sharing it back with you.
Plus, all respondents who complete the survey will be entered to win one of several prizes, including an Apple Watch at top prize.
Full results will be made available to all interested survey respondents before wider publication in Plant Services magazine and on www.plantservices.com.