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Concurrent Engineering Blog

How IoT Data Can Help you to Reduce Unplanned Downtime

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 19-Sep-2016 14:00:00

By 2020, experts believe the number of Internet-connected devices in use worldwide will reach 20.8 billion. In 2016 alone, it is predicted that 5.5 million ‘things’ will join the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution every single day.

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Seven Ways That IoT is Impacting on Product Development

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 05-Sep-2016 12:00:00

The prophecies of 1980s science fiction movies appear to have been rather accurate. We can now walk into our homes, shout “lights!” and watch as the room illuminates; our cars talk to us and guide us to our destination; our mobile phones can recognise inference and respond to natural questioning; smartwatches track our heart rates and daily steps.

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Webinar: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Product Development

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 13-Jun-2016 12:30:00

It’s no surprise that emerging technologies (such as 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality) are going to change the way we all think about product development. Chances are you’re already starting to think about how these technologies will change the way you work and what they’ll mean for future product development.

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Three Characteristics you Need to Embrace Internet of Things

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 25-Apr-2016 14:21:00

We are in the middle of a transformation. It’s been a big topic of conversation for all of us in our world right now. We’re in the middle of what is being called the third revolution of the last 25 years. First we had the automation of the supply chain. Then we had the Internet. Now we have the Internet of Things.

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Why Smart, Connected Products Need Different Problem Solving Approaches

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 22-Apr-2016 13:31:00

Back in the 1950s, everyone who was engaged in moving goods from one country to another knew there was a crisis. Everyone was fully aware that there was a massive bottleneck in the docks and it was strangling the world economy. The system couldn’t cope. It was under pressure and at breaking point. 

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Two Ways the Internet of Things will Impact Manufacturers

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 29-Jan-2016 09:30:00

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is really centred around one core trend: the changing nature of products. It’s the ability for product to be smart and connected, in a way and on a scale that hasn’t previously been possible.

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How IoT is transforming the Manufacturing Value Chain

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 05-Jan-2016 13:10:00

 The powerful data available to businesses, together with new capabilities of smart, connected products, is transforming how businesses function on a day to day basis. Product development is playing a key part in the manufacturing value chain. As it spreads, functional boundaries are shifting and restructuring, as new functions are being created.

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A Short Introduction to Smart Factories

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 25-Nov-2015 12:21:00

It’s estimated that the smart factory market will be worth $67 billion by 2020, growing at anannual rate of 6% over the next five years. But where are the biggest growth areas within the smart factory itself? Which countries or industries are leading the growth drive? An what are the key facts that you need to know about?

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Three Big Reasons You Shouldn’t Shy Away From The IoT

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 02-Nov-2015 11:24:00

You don’t need to feel hesitant when it comes to embracing new technologies. If anything, the way we are heading means we ought to embrace smart, connected products more so. Not only will the IoT positively affect how your business operates on a daily basis, it will transform the way you analyse product performance and maintain successful customer relationships. There are three big reasons why the IoT is becoming increasingly integral to the manufacturing industry:

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How a Data Strategy Can Support Your Smart, Connected Products

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 07-Oct-2015 10:54:00

Sometimes it can feel like we’re all swimming in data. Getting on top of it all is a major challenge for many manufacturers. And, with the advent of smart, connected products, the amount of data available is only going to grow. There are several important features to consider when deciding what new data to capture, what needs analysing and how to use this information to develop a unique position for your business.

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