Month: April 2019

Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling Goes Native for Industry 4.0

“Advanced production planning and scheduling (APS) is an essential part of manufacturing if efficiencies are to be optimized where there are competing priorities on resources. The process considers raw materials, equipment availability and production capacity and allocates them in the best way to meet customer demands. There are several different tools that may be used …

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Western Industry 4.0 Network – 3rd annual Industry 4.0 Symposium

The Western Industry 4.0 Network (WIN 4.0) is hosting its 3rd annual Industry 4.0 Symposium on June 15, 2019, at Western University. The theme for this upcoming Symposium is “Sustainability in the Industry 4.0 Economy”. This year, WIN 4.0 is collaborating with the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Society …

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Northern Ontario Business – Fishing Equipment Manufacturer Expanding Facility

Black Fox Fishing in Batchewana First Nation has received $50,000 in provincial funding to purchase equipment and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The funds will also be used to secure a trademark for ‘the Trigger’, a device made of steel and plastic that automatically sets up an ice-fishing hook to catch fish. Check out the full …

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From Prediction to Reality: Ontario’s AI Opportunity

“Artificial intelligence, in the broadest sense, is the ability of a computer to perform tasks commonly thought of as intelligent or human. More specifically, machine learning feeds data into algorithms, allowing it to learn from examples. AI’s strength lies in its predictive ability, learning from patterns and allowing for the analysis of vast troves of …

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Prepare for Industry 4.0 Challenges on Storage and Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a massive number of diverse devices to be connected to various networks within an organization. This results in an organization’s overall network-enabled platform to experience not only an increase in complexity, but also richer data sets. One of the more significant Industry 4.0 challenges is dealing with the effect …

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