Manufacturing 2020 is a play on two concepts. It is about what it will take for manufacturers to survive the remainder of this decade. To make it to 2020 as a profitable manufacturing company is not going to be easy. It will require using information in new and unusual ways to gain an order of magnitude improvement in productivity. The other view of 2020 is that this blog is designed to help manufacturers respond to the challenges they face with the clarity associated with 20/20 vision. Everything from how to use third party resources like analysts to emerging trends in manufacturing will be fair game. Whether it is a myth or a hidden truth, this blog will seek to open a dialogue that will enable manufacturers to craft a vision on how to reach 2020 profitably.
Dan Miklovic is a 40+ year veteran of manufacturing. He has worked for end-user companies in discrete and process manufacturing, consulting companies, software vendors and as an analyst. After retiring from Gartner at the end of 2010, where he founded and led the Manufacturing Industry Advisory Services practice, he formed his own advisory practice, Lean Manufacturing Research. With degrees in Nuclear Technology, Electrical Engineering and Management Science and certifications in Manufacturing Engineering and Lean, he is a recognized thought leader on the topic of manufacturing productivity. From MAP in the 1980's to Enterprise Architecture this decade, he has written about how to leverage information technology to empower staff at manufacturing facilities. The author of over 50 books, articles and technical papers he appeared on national TV as a cohost of World Business Review, has been a faculty member of Central Washington University, and a leader of in several technical societies.
A study by AMR in Q4 2007 compared the percentage of manufacturing revunue for each continent for 2007 and 2012. As expected, it showed that the North American dropping form 83% to 62%, and Asia increasing from 11% to 28%.
Lask week on May 20-21 in Cleveland, I spoke at the first annual Manufacturing IT Forum hosted by ISA. Overall, the content and form was excellent, but the attendance was small. The forum was a series of panels hosted by representitives of the five top magazine in the manufacturing operations...
Hello All, Be nice to your mother and wife today. I am going to discuss how end users are setting themself up for failure or delayed success in implementing manufacturing operations management systems. It starts by not recognizing and realizing that a plant's capacity should not be based on head...
"The art of life is more like the wrestler's art than the dancer's." The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned from 161 AD to 180 AD) was perhaps the only true philosopher-king in the history of the world. He formulated his pantheist Stoic beliefs with a passionate religious conviction.
So while I was participating in the ISA-95 in Austin virtually from Idaho, IBM presented a short overview (attached) of itsr new product, Reference Semantic Model. RSM provides the first comprehensive set of MOM standards templates for IBM's (and others) new manufacturing services bus products.
Hello All, Again, I am getting lost in the high demand for systems and methods for implementing MOM systems and methods by companies to transform their production capability from Make-to-Stock paper-based manufacturing to the 21st Century "TO BE" adaptive manufacturing form. I need to provide this blog more time.
As manufacturing companies transform their linear, primarily continental supply chain of the 20th century to a "necessary to complete" globally distributed supply networks and exchanges, they are realizing that their IT infrastructure must change. Most companies have isolated systems for each department with hard-coded interfaces between the applications to support...
Many vendors and integrators ask me who should be targeted in a manufacturering company and how to sell MOM or MES solutions. You can target heads of manufacturing (production director, operations director, etc), middle ‘manufacturing’ management (production/manufacturing/engineering managers), financial directors or the executive level.
Hello All and Good Day, So last week the usual industry protagonists and innovators attended; BUT the number was less than 150. WHY, WHY WHY are 500 people not at this conference? This conference, year to year, has better content than any analyst, vendor or standards conference. Please tell me.
Hello All, Sorry for long pause. I was on a wonderful vacation with my family for spring break. I am currently at the WBF Conference in Philadelphia. Tonight was the Process Automation Hall of Fame Dinner. One of new members was Vernon Trevathan.