Spyglass Foundation: The Lean Path to Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is THE buzz word in many industries these days, and no-less in manufacturing. Significant investments are being made to address ways to use technology to reduce cycle times, improve processes, reduce costs, and take the friction out of doing business. McKinsey’s “A Guidebook for Heavy Industry’s Digital Journey” states that the large scale implementation of digital…

Digital Transformation: Why connecting just ten machines on your shop floor can jumpstart it

By Rodney Phillips, EVP, Spyglass Most manufacturers are in various stages of their digital transformation, factory of the future or industry 4.0 initiatives. However, there is still real skepticism from many operational executives on where and when these investments will deliver real value. Value that can be measured on the bottom line can look months, if not years, away. The phrase digital…

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Is it Hard to Successfully Deploy and Scale IoT Solutions?

By Mark Adelhelm, on behalf of the Spyglass team  Earlier this year, McKinsey & Co. published the findings of their latest Industry 4.0 survey in an article titled “How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’.” The survey contained some interesting findings.  At the opening of the piece, the authors share that nearly 70% of the survey respondents named “Digital Manufacturing”…

CEO to CEO Series: Every manufacturer must become an AI company

By Phil Morris, CEO, Spyglass As CEOs, we are the leaders of the next industrial revolution. With this wave of innovation, digital technologies and artificial intelligence will be the fuel that drives productivity. But, in order to fully realize the value of AI, it can't exist in a vacuum; it requires a new mindset.  To drive AI leadership, CEOs must "pick the right opportunities and set…

Part III: Driving Manufacturing Performance with OEE

By Mark Adelhelm, National Manager In the recent Industry Week article, “Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps with OEE”, the author Louis Columbus discusses the value of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a metric for driving manufacturing operational excellence. He went on to play devil’s advocate to all of the enthusiasm today for using OEE as the centerpiece of manufacturing…

IIoT Solutions: Build vs Buy? Why do you have to choose?

By Phil Morris, CEO, Spyglass If you have a problem that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can solve, you’re probably wrestling with the Build-versus-Buy dilemma. Do you buy an IoT solution and accept the solution you buy for the long term, both bad and good? A purchased solution is often difficult or impossible to customize exactly the way you would like. Or, do you build an Internet of…