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The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production as it does on almost any other industry. We already know that. A significant drop in the volume of orders and staff reductions — these were some of the effects many manufacturers faced in the past year.
It seems that this situation may persist for some time to come. Manufacturers are starting to look more and more for effective ways to maintain efficiency and continuity of work. Here, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers an effective solution to many of the problems of the Covid era. …


According to GSMA data, there are 107 commercial 5G networks in the world, which cover 7% of the world’s population. In turn, according to Ericsson’s analyzes, the development of 5G will be faster than during the introduction of LTE. By 2025, 88% of mobile subscriptions will be implemented in 5th generation technology.

5G enters the industry. It is to enable extremely fast data transfer and completely eliminate delays, the level of which, according to the assumptions, will be up to a few milliseconds. It will also be distinguished by greater capacity and throughput.

5G network and modern industry

Industry 4.0…


Due to the constant need to increase production while reducing its costs, manufacturers are looking for solutions in the field of automation and Industry 4.0 that will support the operation of industrial plants and thus translate into their efficiency. This trend is confirmed by a report by Deloitte, according to which as many as 95% of managers see that thanks to the automation of processes, their companies function much better.

More than half a thousand managers from 530 leading companies in the world participated in the Deloitte Global Robotics Survey. As many as 95% of respondents confirm that thanks to…


The next, already the fourth industrial revolution is in full swing. After mechanization of production, the invention of electricity and the assembly line, and finally automation, the time has come to use the potential of the information provided by machines. Thanks to this, we have moved to intelligent production, where data tells us what to do.

The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by the use of information and communication technologies in industry and is referred to as “Industry 4.0”. It is based on the achievements of the third industrial revolution and is the next step towards production automation. …


According to a report prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of enterprises that have experienced a major accident do not “recover” again. Length of downtime is critical to the survival of an organization. What are the most common causes of industrial failures and what damage can they cause?

Unplanned downtime affects the business continuity of an industrial enterprise, causing not only large financial losses, but also affecting the company’s reputation and the trust of its customers.

Common causes

Calculating production downtime is critical. To minimize overall losses and reduce costs, first identify the root cause…


According to the forecasts of the Gartner Institute, by 2021, half of large industrial enterprises will use solutions offered under the “digital twins” (source: www.gartner.com).

Digital twins are a virtual copy of a physical product, process, or system. They act as a link between the physical and digital world, using sensors to collect data in real time. The main advantage of implementing digital twins in industrial plants is generating high savings. According to Gartner’s forecasts, their use will increase the efficiency of machines by up to 10%.

At the same time, according to the report “Technological Trends 2020” prepared by…


The most important research centers, such as Gartner, Forrester Research and IDC, have already published their forecasts for the next 12 months. What technology trends will dominate in 2021?

This year has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest analytical companies, which due to the current time, are cautious in planning the next 12 months, are also openly talking about it. Nevertheless, according to IDC experts, business will continue to move towards its “digital destiny” — digitization of services and products that underpins many operating models.

IDC: IT spending to reach $ 6.8 trillion by 2023

The IDC predicts…


Revenues from the global IoT market are expected to reach approximately $ 1.1 billion by 2025, and the number of IoT connections in 2017–2025 will increase from 7 to 25 billion. Thus, as billions of devices, services and systems connect, thanks largely to increasingly ubiquitous and cheaper sensors that transform physical data into digital content, the market will continue to expand.

Companies more and more often see the benefits of using IoT solutions, i.e. savings on fuel, energy or labor costs, which translate into greater financial revenues and shorter return on investment.

According to last year’s “Future of IoT” report…


The Industrial Internet of Things allows you to track machine performance 24/7 and, as a result, react to potential problems in real time. How does it affect OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)?

The OEE indicator defines the extent to which the production capacity is used in an industrial plant. It measures the efficiency of machinery and equipment use, is expressed as a percentage and consists of three indicators:

  • availability, which determines the ratio of the time planned for the implementation of specific tasks to the actual period that is allocated to it. When counting the availability time, only the standard interruptions…

There are many different definitions of managing production operations. What exactly do we mean by MOM and what advantages can your company gain from it?

Manufacturing Operations Management is a set of systems for managing complex production processes aimed at optimizing their performance.

Looking for an understandable and generally accessible definition of this concept, let’s move for a moment to the Department of Industrial Engineering of the American Purdue University in Indiana, where in the late 1980s one of the first models was created to facilitate the management of business processes and technologies necessary for the operation of the plant…

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