Resources for Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

IIoT Extends the Operational Excellence Value Chain

  • Webinar

Join this webinar to see what becomes possible when you take control and connect the entire value chain for reduced risk, improved on-time delivery and greater customer satisfaction.

IIoT At Work – Planning For The Next Installation

  • Webinar

The audience will receive a comprehensive review of the challenges and solutions for the next IIoT deployment.

Automation 2020: IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

  • Ebook

Formerly called Advancing Automation, this ebook series includes sponsored and curated articles from a variety of experts on the latest in smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 topics, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Hybrid Heuristics for High Speed Route Optimization

  • White Paper

This paper discusses the challenges faced in route planning and how existing algorithms are largely insufficient. It also discusses how the use of a hybrid heuristic method derived from the combination of straight line heuristics and real road distance metrics presents the best solution to solving the challenge of planning efficient routes at high speed for last-mile deliveries today.

A Case for IIoT’s Future in Supply Chain Management

  • White Paper

This paper will explore how one construction materials hauling company used level measurement sensors and IIoT networks to better manage their operation.

The Trillion-Dollar Question for Advanced Industries: How to extract full value from technology?

  • White Paper

As data, connectivity, and processing power expand, so do opportunities for industrial companies to extract value through innovative products, services, and business models. This McKinsey study delves further into how technology delivers value to today's industry.

A Case for an Internet Code of Conduct

  • White Paper

Self-regulation or legislation does not stifle innovation at all. It steers the internet in the right direction. It is just an example, albeit a very important example, of market feedback for engineers and innovators to develop the right products.

Extending Connectivity to the Bottom of the Ocean

  • White Paper

If you have a ControlLogix PLC being used as the MCS, how can you make use of the OPC UA MDIS spec and bypass the old Modbus integration to the DCS? Softing has developed an OPC UA MDIS compliant server module that inserts into the ControlLogix chassis and creates the OPC UA provides a framework that can be used to represent field devices, for example. 

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Technical Solution Design Principles

  • White Paper

This white paper is focused on helping readers understand in detail the Open Industry 4.0 solution reference architecture framework for interoperability. It provides a dive deep into key design principles of its members defined and supported end to end solutions

What's the Use of the IIoT?

  • White Paper

The IIoT connects devices with the digital world to provide data visibility. But the real value of the IIoT lies in how that data will be used by industry to realize the potential benefi ts of this connectivity.