Is There a Potential for a Manufacturing Software Productivity Stepchange?

So why do I think we are potentially on the cusp of a integration breakthrough in manufacturing?

Is Now the Time?

In my previous post I suggested that manufacturing might be at a point where we can make a step-change in productivity.  Unlike the past 20-25 years where it seems we have struggled with the integration of process control and business systems and deriving value from that integration recent advances in...

@waltboyes Live Tweets from Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition Oct. Meeting

I've been part of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition since 2010. The SMLC is working to define an overarching operating system for manufacturing. I bet you are asking why we need to do that, and why can't we just use what we've got. Well, the answer ins't that simple.