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Milliken is a global innovation company and world class manufacturer that has developed proven systems that help companies improve their workplace safety, business performance, and sustainability. Performance Solutions by Milliken works alongside clients to help create gains and also sustain them long-term. Our approach is called MPS and is a proven system, founded on employee engagement, clear leadership direction, standardized methodology, and cross functional teamwork. It connects strategic efforts holistically compared to traditional singular implementation methods and works to deliver the best customer experience. Performance Solutions by Milliken offers services worldwide in a variety of industries and business segments.
Siemens Digital Industries Software, a business unit of Siemens Digital Industries, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, we work with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
Elementum is the supply chain management company behind the world’s Product Availability platform. In today’s world, instant gratification trumps brand loyalty. To survive, brands must connect across their extended ecosystem so they can operate in real-time and deliver at the speed of customer demand. By digitally mapping the $25T product economy, Elementum’s platform sheds light on the flow of goods around the world, and facilitates cross-ecosystem execution to ensure that products are available at the right time, place, quantity, and cost.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.
Created in 2015 and based in Silicon Valley, HP Inc. combines the heart and energy of a start-up with the scale and power of a Fortune 100 multinational corporation. Backed by nearly 50,000 employees and drawing from a 80-year legacy of engineered innovation, the company is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing technology is set to reinvent design and manufacturing, by unlocking the full potential of 3D printing. HP Jet Fusion technology signals a new era in manufacturing. More information is available at www.hp.com/go/3DPrinting
IBM is the leader in open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise. As an early member of Hyperledger and active contributor to the Hyperledger Fabric and Stellar blockchain projects, IBM is dedicated to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies supporting the development of openly-governed transactional business networks. IBM has worked with more than 400 clients across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications.
NTT DATA, Inc.
NTT DATA partners with manufacturing clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.
NTT DATA is a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 100,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and is part of NTT Group, a partner to 85% of the Fortune 100.
NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group. With embedded security we enable NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs. NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents. NTT Security ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of Managed Security Services, Security Consulting Services and Security Technology for NTT Group companies – making best use of local resources and leveraging our global capabilities. NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest ICT companies in the world.
Oden Technologies is the intelligent industrial automation company empowering manufacturers to achieve perfect production by providing complete visibility into all the production processes in real-time. The Oden platform wirelessly collects data from any machine, integrates it with third party systems and delivers instantaneous insights leading to effective quality control, timely maintenance and lower machine downtimes, optimized operations and higher customer satisfaction. Oden investors include Atomico, EQT Ventures, Inbox Capital and LocalGlobe.
The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at https://cloud.oracle.com.
Praemo is revolutionizing how industrial companies think about the role of digital technology inside their operations. Praemo helps customers reduce equipment downtime, optimize production processes, and manage risks. This results in improved productivity, lower costs, and more sustainable operations overall. Praemo’s technology, RazorTM, processes data from customer’s machines and backend systems to deliver Predictive Analytics and Prescriptive Intelligence. Praemo’s mission is to deliver sustainable productivity and cost improving technology in an intuitive and cost-effective method.
Sight Machine is the category leader for manufacturing analytics and used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their operations. Sight Machine’s analytics platform, purpose-built for discrete and process manufacturing, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise.
The platform is powered by the industry’s only Plant Digital Twin, which enables real-time visibility and actionable insights for every machine, line, and plant throughout an enterprise.
Founded in Michigan in 2011 and expanded to the Bay Area in 2012, Sight Machine fuses the spirit of Silicon Valley technology innovation with rock-solid Detroit manufacturing. Our team includes the founders of Slashdot along with leadership from early Yahoo, Palantir, Tesla, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey, and Apple.
GE Digital is reimagining how industrials build, operate and maintain their assets, unlocking machine data to turn valuable insights into powerful business outcomes. GE Digital’s Predix portfolio – including the leading Asset Performance Management, Automation and MES applications – helps customers manage the entire asset lifecycle. Underpinned by Predix, the leading application development platform for the IIoT, GE Digital enables industrial businesses to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently. www.ge.com/digital
With over 30 years of proven experience, Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is a leading solutions provider in reliability-centered industrial maintenance and MRO services. ATS’ technically skilled workforce, established processes and smart technologies provide manufacturers optimized plant productivity and measurable results. With a history rooted in continuous improvement and a future driven by technology, ATS has become a trusted partner to many mid-to-large sized discrete and process manufacturers across various key industries. Headquartered in Peoria, IL with regional offices and repair centers located throughout the U.S. and globally. Learn more at www.advancedtech.com.
Bright Machines is bringing intelligence to the factory, enabling manufacturers to effortlessly and autonomously build physical products. Our global team of manufacturing and software veterans combine the best in robotics and software with machine learning, computer vision and data science. Our intelligent, Software-Defined Manufacturing brings automation, greater clarity, flexibility and speed to the manufacturing process. With Bright Machines, information from the factory will help inform both design and manufacturing engineering to help companies innovate faster.
Competitive Solutions, Inc., (CSI) is an international consulting/software firm serving Fortune 500 companies around the globe since 1991. Our transformation platforms of Process Based Leadership® (PBL), Visuant™, and Leadership GPS®, have been the solutions of choice in Alcon, Edwards Life Sciences, Abbott, Rust-Oleum, Pfizer, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Roche, Kroger, 3M, Kellogg’s and Gilead. CSI’s proven capabilities around Colleague Engagement, Robust and Sustainable Metrics that Matter, Visible and Personal Accountability Systems, and Communication Cadences that actually move the business forward, have made us the consulting partner of choice in the Manufacturing Industries. Our simple and sustainable turnkey solutions, leave nothing to chance and provide even the most advanced organization ideas and suggestions for simplification, continuous improvement and most importantly, bottom line impact.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, serves 210,000 users across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation. DELMIA is a Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers Digital Continuity across the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing to engineer, operate, and optimize your global industrial processes.
DELMIA Engineering applications drive manufacturing innovation by virtually defining, planning, creating, monitoring, and controlling all production processes.
DELMIA Operations solutions help global manufacturers transform their global operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence. The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platform supports continuous improvement initiatives by delivering real-time visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing, quality and supply chain.
DELMIA Optimization capabilities enable finite capacity planning, scheduling, synchronization and optimization for complex and batch business processes across all planning horizons.
GrayMatter is dedicated to transforming operations and empowering people. We help your people and your industrial assets become smarter and more visible, and focus on co-innovation and curating the best process and technology to drive industrial, digital transformations.
Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions integrates the most advanced nesting software in the industry with the highest standards in manufacturing management solutions. Lantek provides CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software solutions for companies fabricating sheet metal, tubes, and beams with any cutting (laser, plasma, oxy-cut, water jet, shear) and punching technology.
With over 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries and offices in 14 countries, Lantek serves as a pioneer of Industry 4.0 solutions for the Sheet Metal Fabrication industry. Having 30+ years in the industry, Lantek has fostered partnerships with Machine Tool Builders and other large manufacturers to ensure our solutions improve your systems seamlessly no matter the size of your shop.
Visit our website at www.lanteksms.com or call our office at (877) 805-1028 for more information.
Markforged transforms manufacturing with the most affordable 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Global engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping and end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has over 200 employees, with $57M in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently selected by Forbes as one of the Next Billion Dollar startups and listed as the tenth fastest growing tech company in the US in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more, visit https://markforged.com
MCA Connect, Microsoft Dynamics’ #1 US Manufacturing Partner, guides manufacturers through Industry 4.0 with proven processes, industry experts and powerful technology.
We work with leading manufacturers, such as Dell, Winnebago and Kodak, to deliver digital transformation, resulting in millions of dollars saved in ROI.
Solve Problems. Get Results. Change Culture.
OpusWorks understands that you have to deliver enterprise-wide results. We can help you get there faster by scaling a problem-solving mindset.
Your workforce learns more quickly with OpusWorks blended learning. Interactive e-Modules – created by experts – are stickier, and prepare students for instructor-led application, in-person or virtual. Since you solve problems as a team, we believe in learning as a team, with in-class collaboration.
You can easily scale your operational excellence learning, reflecting your brand, culture and vernacular. Modularity supports easy creation of classes to fit different internal constituents. Bolster problem solving with leadership and project management, and track it all in one place. It’s all there, out of the box, with OpusWorks.
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Parsable is THE Connected Worker platform company.
Parsable helps the world’s largest industrial firms get jobs done right — every time. Parsable’s Connected Worker platform enables employees to collaboratively execute their work using paperless, modern, and digital work instructions on modern mobile devices.
We are the largest company in the world that is dedicated to industrial automation and information. Across the globe, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for excellence.
Our keen focus on technology innovation, domain expertise, and integrity and corporate responsibility fuels our success.
How we bring The Connected Enterprise to life:
We integrate control and information across the enterprise to help industrial companies and their people be more productive. It is the way that we bring The Connected Enterprise to life.
Our approach begins with a deep understanding of your best opportunities for productivity. Next, we combine our differentiated technology and domain expertise to deliver the positive business outcomes most important to you. Then, we work to boost your productivity. How? We simplify your experience with us at every step, from initial solution development through services and support.
We are a knowledge-based company, delivering outcomes that create outstanding value for our customers.
Industries around the world are at a turning point. Global megatrends such as population growth, urbanization, food, water, and energy scarcity, labor and skills shortages, and climate change are forcing companies to approach their business strategies in new ways. Meeting these growing resource challenges demands more than just sustainable solutions. It demands practical answers forged from deep experience, nimble application, and creative ingenuity that constantly reimagine the possibilities.
At Sealed Air, we partner with our customers to solve their most pressing resource challenges by delivering new solutions derived from our unmatched industry knowledge and expertise. These solutions create a more efficient, secure and less wasteful global food supply chain and enhance commerce through fulfillment and packaging solutions to protect the worldwide movement of goods.
At Solve and Visual Decisions, we provide transformational solutions/services from the shop floor to the executive suite. Our solutions support companies looking to implement the latest Industry 4.0 and Machine Learning techniques through those companies that are focused on getting great at the basics. We are laser focused on helping the customer achieve value with these solutions/services. We begin each engagement by identifying the root causes for the current levels of performance and building a roadmap to breaking through each of those barriers.
Whether the solution involves the Industrial Internet of Things, Supplier Performance, Business Performance Management or Machine Efficiency, we will help you ensure that your people and processes are able to take advantage of the new capabilities to drive enhanced business performance. Our core philosophy is to Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast and Drive Value while leveraging our technical expertise with Microsoft and Qlik Platforms.
For over three decades X/Celerant has been the leading pure play operations consulting firm that delivers sustainable, verifiable and tangible bottom-line results through operational strategy deployment and implementation. Our commitment is the delivery of excellence in areas such as operations and maintenance, supply chain, capital projects, and commercial functions. We provide all the ingredients for successful change: expert resources, best practices, know-how, methodology, toolkits. In addition: clarity and certainty of outcomes and results, confidence, trust, consideration and respect for people, and a relentless focus on performance and accountability at all levels.
Our value proposition is unique, we want clients to assess consulting services as with any other investment, with demands for a return and confidence the results are real and durable.
Augmentir is the first of the next generation of platforms that enable rapid and sustainable digital transformation for industrial companies. Augmentir’s Augmented Operations™ platform combines Enterprise Augmented Reality with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to empower front-line workers to perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization.
Dozuki provides software that leverages visual formatting, data collection, and automated approval processes to help companies get more from their work instructions. They have helped hundreds of companies reduce the cost of mistakes by 40%, reduce training time by 90%, and achieve and maintain ISO compliance.
With Dozuki, standardizing and creating instructions is easy, with built-in support for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. Deploying new versions is quick and allows you to train employees the right way every time. Gathering operational data directly from instructions and processes gives you access to valuable business insights. This data is visible in real-time in interactive dashboards, allowing you to identify areas for improvement and reduce waste.
To learn more about how Dozuki can help your business, visit dozuki.com.
ioTium is the first commercially deployed Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure company for the IIoT. Funded by GE Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, Juniper Ventures, JC2 Ventures, March Capital Partners and the Fabric, ioTium is the company of choice for Fortune 500 organizations looking to enable secure, scalable IIoT deployment today. The company’s solutions ensure that any machine, using any protocol, can be instantly, seamlessly and securely connected to any application residing in any cloud or data center through any network infrastructure and operator; while eliminating deployment complexity issues and minimizing network security risks.
IQS Quality Management Software provides an enterprise-wide framework for quality and compliance management that yields actionable insight into performance, cost of quality, and risk-related metrics including real-time visibility on supplier quality and customer satisfaction. By reducing the effort required to meet compliance and regulatory mandates, IQS enables companies to Improve performance, deliver tangible results, save costs by streamlining processes, and reduces the potential for nonconformance is production Engineered to elevate the quality management system into a strategic business tool, IQS enterprise software has integrated functionality covering every aspect of quality and compliance, ideal for the automotive industry.
KORE Wireless Group (“KORE”) is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering transformative business performance. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers’ business outcomes.
Litmus Automation bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and business applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Litmus is an IoT Edge and Cloud provider with 2 main products, LoopEdge and Loop. LoopEdge is a secure edge-level Gateway software to seamlessly collect data from nearly all PLCs, industrial devices and systems, while providing the ability to run applications at the edge (analytics, CEP, Database, etc.). The processed data can then be sent up to the LoopCloud platform for data normalization, device management, 3rd party application integration, visualization and analysis. Working with original equipment manufacturers and other industrial companies, Litmus Automation’s proven IIoT solutions offer data and device management so companies can optimize both how they run their business and how their customers’ businesses operate. Litmus Automation customers include 10+ Fortune 500 Manufacturing companies, while partners like HPE, Intel and SNC Lavalin expand the company’s path to market.
Minitab delivers versatile, market-leading statistical analysis and process improvement tools that enable organizations to uncover insights, create visualizations and foster data-driven decision making. Minitab empowers everyone in an organization, regardless of statistics background, to have access to advanced analysis with the most trusted tools. Minitab® Statistical Software, Quality Trainer by Minitab®, and Companion by Minitab® provide a complete solution for Continuous improvement and Operations Excellence. Distinguished companies that rely on Minitab software and services to achieve world-class quality include American Express, General Electric, Toyota Motor, and the leading improvement consultants.
With OTTO, you can move more with less people. OTTO is a self-driving vehicle, like the Google Car, but it’s built for industrial material movement jobs like bringing raw materials to the line, cross docking pallets, and moving parts between processes.
OTTO can reduce or eliminate FTE labour spend on low-value work through innovative and flexible automation so you can redeploy those workers to higher-impact jobs.
Poka is the first ever web and mobile app designed to give factory workers real-time access to work instructions, troubleshooting solutions and on-the-job training with the goal of driving improvements in performance and productivity.
With Poka, workers use tablets at each workstation to search for troubleshooting solutions, complete training, and share important updates. The result is a continuously updated knowledge base of digital work instructions and training guides, automatically shared with the workers who need them.
Poka is trusted by leading digital manufacturers including 3M, ArcelorMittal, BOSCH, Keurig, Domtar, WestRock, Masonite, Danone, Duvaltex, Leclerc, Barry Callebaut and many others.
Rubric is a global language service provider, offering localization and translation services for companies across the manufacturing, technology, software, marketing, media publishing and tourism industries. We advise clients on how to organize their global content to ensure that it is easily accessible, stored correctly and avoids duplication. We deliver a holistic service to help you design and implement a comprehensive global content strategy. On average, our clients have been with us for 10 years, and we’ve worked with the same trusted translators for 14 years.
At SAI Global we understand the complexities and challenges in building and maintaining the trust and confidence of stakeholders with vastly conflicting demands. Our assurance services provide companies with confidence they are working to globally recognized standards while embedding critical risk-based thinking and a continual improvement ethos.
We partner with companies across their supply chains, ensuring end user expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability are met in virtually any market, and every industry worldwide.
SAI Global supports more than 60,000 clients across 130 countries, delivering more than 125,000 audits annually. More than 10,000 people participate in our Assurance training courses each year.
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise augmented reality software for the industrial workforce. With its award-winning Skylight AR platform, Upskill empowers every hands-on worker by connecting them to the digital enterprise, and enabling them with the data, information and tools necessary to work more efficiently and effectively.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.
Partners at ConMoto are true entrepreneurs, who are actively involved in each project – from kick-off to implementation. Approximately 100 consultants systematically implement solutions worldwide. They efficiently change structures and processes and successfully inspire your employees to change and make a real difference. We were rated ‘Best Consultants 2017’ and have experienced more than 30% growth since 2018.
More than 1,000 successful business transformations and operational excellence implementations worldwide for leading corporations have generated immediate efficiency gains for our customers. We represent senior executives from leading OEMs with several years of consulting experience each. Our US office in Charlotte represents a favorable mix of US and German experts. Stringent implementation is THE determining factor for project success! Speed, pragmatic approaches and implementation strength are therefore defining elements of ConMoto’s philosophy and expertise.
Our consultants are integrating innovative and proven methods with many years of expertise as former industrial leaders and entrepreneurs. Together we get things done – on the shopfloor as well as in the boardroom. We help you to create enthusiasm for lasting change with visible results and benefits.