How Siemens’ Amberg Factory Uses Red Hat OpenShift

Among the clearest pieces of evidence that the industrial digital transformation is underway is the increasing use of tools once reserved solely for IT in operations technology (OT) applications. In many cases, automation technology suppliers are showing the way by implementing these technologies in their own production operations. A case in point is Siemens, whose…

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The Pursuit of Digital Transformation: Delivering Solutions That Solve

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. The world of business is at a crossroads. Advanced digital infrastructure is crucial for digitalization of corporate and governmental sectors alike, for the effective adoption of new technologies in the wake of the internet of things…

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Waste? It makes our blood boil!

FEATURE – Thanks to lean, a primary care unit in Catalonia has streamlined its blood sampling process, improving the patient experience and the life at work for its staff. Words: Raquel Tena and Anna Vila The Catalan Healthcare Service – CatSalut – is carrying out an ambitious and pioneering project to improve patient outcomes across…

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Prioritize This Tool to Increase Customer Satisfaction During a Recession

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As economists continue to debate whether or not a recession is in fact going to happen, many companies are busy developing strategic plans should this come to fruition, taking the “hurry up and wait” mentality and focusing efforts on becoming more efficient with their dollars. The past…

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Using Lean to Discharge Patients Before 12PM

FEATURE – This nurses-led experiment in Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic is proving successful in getting more patients discharged on time and avoiding surgery cancellations. Words: The Orthopedic-Traumatology Surgery team BACKGROUND In the context of the economic crisis of 2008, as it struggled to address the high demand for knee replacement surgery and a long waiting list,…

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Successful Automation Relies on Manufacturer Partnerships

An increasingly automated world seems lonely at first glance, conjuring up visions of robots coldly operating in sterile factories. But, as it turns out, the future of automation may hinge more on warm relationships than technology. As automation technology advances, consumer packaged goods companies, or CPGs, are recognizing the benefits of domestic equipment manufacturers and…

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Lean Thinking is Personal Development

FEATURE – In this interesting piece, the author explains how lean provided everyone, everywhere with a framework to work their intuition muscle and develop insights. Words : Michael Ballé By now, almost everyone is familiar with Daniel Kahneman System 1 and System 2 model. System 1 is intuitive, fast, reactive, and often wrong (although effective in…

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3 Critical Factors for Industry’s Future

At Automation Fair 2022 and its accompanying Process Solutions User Group event, Rockwell Automation devoted a great deal of focus to three issues it sees as critical to industry’s future: cybersecurity, sustainability, and workforce enablement. Cybersecurity Whether it’s a municipal water operation or a manufacturing plant, the accelerated shift to remote facility monitoring in response…

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Lean Six Sigma in the Airline Industry

Lean Six Sigma in the airline industry could be one of the most in-demand business methodologies in a struggling and beleaguered sector. Even before the pandemic, airlines were not the optimal environment for positive customer experiences. The impacts of the pandemic worsened a toxic customer environment. But, even with these challenges, the industry is rising…

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The Collaboration Equation

FEATURE – In an excerpt from his new book, the author discusses the importance of building collaboration in your teams and explains why this is the only way to consistently deliver value. Words: Jim Benson Like all process geeks, I started out as an angry punk rocker in Grand Island, Nebraska. In the late 1970s…

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