Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Data Exchange Open Architecture by ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG - next step in Industry 4.0 Evolution

Today I've got great news from my colleague John Morris that supports my point of view that ongoing Industry 4.0 Evolution may significantly change international business landscape.   According joint press release by ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG (October 28, 2013),

"Stuttgart and Munich – ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG aim to set up a consortium to provide a software platform for smart homes. Under the memorandum, the parties intend to develop an open architecture for data exchange. The software platform would allow diverse devices and services to interoperate, and to exchange information with each other. The software platform is intended to make the standard available to all manufacturers, software developers, and service providers..."

This is really great news and next solid step in Industry 4.0 Evolution process. This is a good opportunity for technology, manufacturing and trade sector, ... and Governments too.

As for today’s people, I am not sure they would be in a harry to own smart-house. Just some of the reasons, except the house price. Most people prefer privacy and learning new technology by exception (not continuously). They would not appreciate having lifestyle that is being jeopardized by what they do not understand, since it is smarter then they are.

Thinking in the context of Bosh-SI platform, I’ve got impression that there is  an urgent need in adding Big Data Management and Analytics (on-demand service ) to the platform to enable and empower CXO’s smart management.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ongoing Industry 4.0 Evolution may significantly change international business landscape

Ongoing Industry 4.0 Evolution (4th Industrial Revolution) may significantly change international business landscape. It might happen that some industries will eliminate export | import burden related to certain types of products, only information will flow across the borders between countries, no export | import of material products.

The Internet and today available solutions enable  manufacturers to securely connect and remotely manage all production lines and systems involved in the manufacturing process. Smart Production Systems (SPS) and Points of Service may be installed worldwide closer to customers. Due to Internet connection to manufacturer's headquarter, the status, maintenance process and failure risks of the SPS can be monitored constantly to avoid stoppages in production and the resulting costs  Row materials for the production would be supplied locally.

How Ontario manufacturers could benefit of this model?