Benchmarking many of the advances made in the manufacturing process
Made in America is reimagined by technology industry. This iconic slogan drives men and the industry they forge a true working ethos. It is built by character; it symbolizes the human definition of progress.
It is not an inaudible movement but it is a sweeping evolution within the manufacturing process. It could be said that the fabric of working class and the ingenuity of progressive companies is shaping the fabrication of products and materials. Within the aerospace, energy, transportation, construction, and telecommunications business, which is only a fraction of many industry sectors, it is a collaboration that measured by solutions made in real-time. It is govern by the endorsement of a job well done.
What use to be called the “Sun Belt” is now called the “TechBelt”. Today, the “Rust Belt” hits the reset button. At one time, our industrial age was a smokestack economy, now it is pumping new energy to the U.S. dichotomy and it forever change the scope of the macro-manufacturing demand of supply and demand high-tech solutions. Companies like Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, General Electric, and Cisco Systems, Inc. have a tremendous stake in our “Made in America” mantra. Their global footprint places companies and countries into partnerships.
I spoke with a captain of the manufacturing process, Peter Granger, Senior Global Market Manager, Manufacturing Industry of Cisco Systems, Inc. and Pam Ferrill, Sr. Partnering Public Relations Manager. Our discussion became far reaching and in-depth about the inner-workings of how Cisco is working with the manufacturing industry. The journey, Cisco has embarked upon is prominent of the ‛new industrial age’.
“Our company takes a holistic view of a manufacturing entity, effectively. The process has been “siloed” in terms of what they actually do on the plant floor and what we are seeing now that IT is becoming much more pervasive on the techniques that are used. Our team evaluates the scale of need with against manufacturing specification,” Mr. Granger stated.
He further added: “You might say it is a convergence between operational or control technology (CT) that manage the execution with large scale machinery like robotic equipment and the operational side of the ‛carpeted areas’ of the company. Information Technology (IT) links that data together in a concurrent manner where deliverable solutions can exist. The trend within the process is growing.”
Mr. Granger points out how the value of partnerships has forged innovation on the manufacturing floor. The internal opportunities which rise from these relationships are distinct. Many times the manufacturing divisions of Cisco Systems are creating a synergy between both camps when it comes to industrial production. It is something may not transpire before with our clients or it may be what Cisco Systems have learned from the accomplishments the client had made once the infrastructure is in place.
Manufacturing Active Collaboration Space
TelePresence for Manufacturing
Customer Jabil Circuit
Customer Proctor and Gamble
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