Month: June 2018

Cyber Security Part 2: How Firms Can Begin to Address Cyber Risk

By Jonathan Soriano According to a joint study by Deloitte and The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), “Cyber Risk in Advanced Manufacturing,” there are six critical themes that manufacturing firms must consider when addressing cyber security threats: Executive and board-level engagement Talent and human capital Intellectual property (IP) Industrial control systems (ICS) Connected …

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Cyber Security Part 1: Six Critical Themes for Addressing Cyber Risk in Advanced Manufacturing

By Jonathan Soriano The Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as “Industry 4.0”) is characterized by the use of the Internet of Things, big data analytics, digital supply chains, and a number of other technological advancements to improve the efficiency of production processes. Although the benefits of adopting Industry 4.0 technologies cannot be denied, manufacturing firms …

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Additive Manufacturing

Video by Arconic by Jonathan Soriano One of the new and innovative technologies that is contributing to the transformation of advanced manufacturing is additive manufacturing (AM). AM refers to the process of constructing a product, layer by layer, to manufacture an object from three-dimensional (3D) data. Previously, products had to be manufactured using traditional molding or …

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The Digital Thread in Advanced Manufacturing

by Kevin Madden A key characteristic that sets the Fourth Industrial Revolution apart from the first three is the rapid pace of change in today’s business environment. While the first three events unfolded at an ever-increasing pace, industrial innovation is now exploding exponentially across a wide range of technologies. One factor contributing to this exponential …

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