Inspire your frontline workers and elevate your employee experience 

The more you empower these workers with technology to help them stay engaged across your organization, while also enabling them to better serve your customers or complete specific jobs, the bigger the impact they are likely to have on your business and organizational goals. Our recent Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock Read more

Increase visibility and mitigate risk with Supply Chain Insights 

One word summarizes the state of today’s supply chains: disruption. Supply chain disruption, caused by everything from geopolitical events to trade tensions to environmental disasters, is causing major shocks to supply and demand across the globe. According to a Gartner Supply Chain Executive Report, nearly 70 percent of supply chain leaders have been constantly responding Read more

Manufacturing becomes more inclusive as AI enables hiring of workers with disabilities 

In a webinar entitled “The Art of Possible: Manufacturing Priorities that Will Define 2021,” Çağlayan Arkan, Microsoft’s VP of manufacturing industry shared: “From extreme disruption comes extreme transformation.”  His point is well taken. In the aftermath of the pandemic, supply chain has raced to the top of the news and manufacturing is centerstage. Arkan followed Read more

Meet your next black swan with agility 

Characterized as a rare, “black swan” event, we are facing unprecedented disruption globally, and across all industries and markets. For now, businesses in the manufacturing sector are assessing and refocusing around a few key objectives to manage through the crisis: Safety, health, and immediate care of workforce. Assessment of impact to infrastructure, community, and business. Read more

Empowering accessibility in manufacturing with AI 

At this juncture in the early stages of the AI-powered Fourth Industrial Revolution, a lot of attention has been paid to the possibility that millions of workers will be displaced by automation and robots, raising fears of rising unemployment in the years ahead. However, in the manufacturing industry today, the problem is not one of Read more

Realizing AI strategy with a problem-first approach 

Jomit Vaghela | Cloud Solution Architect, US EC Industry, Microsoft In collaboration with the National Association of Manufacturers In my earlier post, I discussed basics of machine learning (ML) and techniques that can drive powerful outcomes for manufacturers. Now, let’s discuss the approach for realizing those outcomes. I start every ML discussion with two questions: Read more

IT + OT + ML = Intelligent Manufacturing 

Guest Author: Jomit Vaghela | Cloud Solution Architect, US EC Industry, Microsoft In collaboration with the National Association of Manufacturers   Factory of the Future. Smart Factory. Industry 4.0. Digital Transformation. Every survey, article, and trend report points to one common theme to fulfill the promises of these buzzwords: Artificial Intelligence (AI). In my view, Read more