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2017-08-31

Industry 4.0 & Artificial Intelligence

A new series of 4 articles by Mike James, leading global expert in industry 4.0 Current Industry 4.0 developments clearly point to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence whilst current AI developments are rarely focussed upon Smart Manufacturing applications. To understand what is going on a simple click on Wikipedia reveals the five levels of AI represented by Intelligent Agents. I think most readers would agree that current systems are at the lowest level of AI and we have a long way to go to climb through to level 5, fully contextualised decision making.
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2017-08-31

Industry 4.0 & Artificial Intelligence

A new series of 4 articles by Mike James, leading global expert in industry 4.0 Current Industry 4.0 developments clearly point to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence whilst current AI developments are rarely focussed upon Smart Manufacturing applications. To understand what is going on a simple click on Wikipedia reveals the five levels of AI represented by Intelligent Agents. I think most readers would agree that current systems are at the lowest level of AI and we have a long way to go to climb through to level 5, fully contextualised decision making.
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2017-08-31

Industry 4.0 & Artificial Intelligence

A new series of 4 articles by Mike James, leading global expert in industry 4.0 Current Industry 4.0 developments clearly point to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence whilst current AI developments are rarely focussed upon Smart Manufacturing applications. To understand what is going on a simple click on Wikipedia reveals the five levels of AI represented by Intelligent Agents. I think most readers would agree that current systems are at the lowest level of AI and we have a long way to go to climb through to level 5, fully contextualised decision making.
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2017-04-03

Thought leader Jan Snoeij joins Manufacturing Operations Management Institute as President and Senior Consultant

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Snoeij to the role of as President of the Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi).
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MESA International’s Global Education Program Trains Executives

Manufacturers and producers have been asking for a full MES/MOM education program. They understand the benefits but have concerns about the effectiveness of their deployments without their people being properly trained.
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2016-06-09

Industry 4.0 and Smart Advisors

I first read about & "smart advisors" in a report published by industry analyst Gartner. The idea aligns well with our own thoughts that decision making will shift away from people to virtual assistants. Already prevalent in the banking and services industry, virtual assistants advise us on a wide variety of choices such as what loan to take out or which local restaurant to choose.
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2016-05-31

Join MESA Germany Special Interest Group in Bochum

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Association (MESA Internationals) Germany Special Interest Group (SIG) invite you join them at "MES in Digital Production" in the learning room at the Ruhr University, Bochum.
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2016-05-23

Industry 4.0 & The Smart Services Welt

The Smart Services Welt 2025 report was published in March 2015 and builds on the original Industry 4.0 report from April 2013. A "Welt" according to the Oxford Dictionary is a leather rim sewn around the edge of a shoe but in this context "welt" is German for World. Let me quote the report:
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2016-04-21

Join MOMi at MESA's 2016 North American Conference

The Manufacturing Operations Management Institute is please to announce their support for MESA's 2016 North American Conference.
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2016-04-14

The Internet of Services in Industry 4.0

In the fourth in this series of articles, we find out how the internet of services fits in with smart manufacturing to realise the fourth industrial revolution.


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2015-11-17

Industry 4.0: learning how to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution

Manufacturing companies can take some simple steps to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution, says Mike James of ATS International
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2015-06-30

Success for First Ever Industry 4.0 Workshop at MTC, Coventry

We are pleased to report that our first Industry 4.0 workshop held at the MTC in Coventry on 18th June 2015 was a great success.
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2015-05-14

MESA International to Formalize a New Public Recognition Program

Association plans to recognize those it sees taking active steps to raise the understanding of the role and business value of Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions
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2015-04-28

Industry 4.0: from vision to reality

Introducing the trends around social, digital and sustainability that are coming together to drive Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution. An article by Mike James:ATS International
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2015-03-09

Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Strategies Workshop

Mike James is the Chairman and CTO of ATS International, President of the Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi) and Chair of MESA Internationals Leadership Committee.
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2014-05-09

MESA International’s Global Education Program Trains Executives

Manufacturers and producers have been asking for a full MES/MOM education program. They understand the benefits but have concerns about the effectiveness of their deployments without their people being properly trained.
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2014-08-20

Play Golf in Portugal and Improve your Manufacturing Metrics!

It’s not very often that golf and manufacturing execution systems go hand in hand, and yet we find the connection is bigger than one may think. The 2012 British Open saw Brandt Snedeker walk onto the first tee and his playing record suggested he had little cause for optimism. In fact, what the world didn’t know was Snedeker had been working behind the scenes with a golf whisperer or a golf metrics guru! Snedeker’s golf metrics guru looked at the player’s statistics and outlined the situation for him in black and white. He had two choices: Look at the metrics or don’t! He looked at the metrics and moved from a world ranking of 49 to 4 in a matter of months.
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