SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Industry 4.0 and the Cognitive Transformation of Electronics Manufacturing

Authors: Marie Cole, Caitlin Stuckey, Anne-Marie Sweetland, Matt Kelly, Vijay Sankaran, Jayapreetha Natesan, Mike Whitney, Tom Ward
Company: IBM Corporation
Date Published: 9/17/2017   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: The electronics industry is experiencing a transformation as Industry 4.0 becomes a reality. Many elements of Industry 4.0 are proving relevant to the manufacturing and supply chain practices of the electronics industry, including automation and robotics, simulation, system integration, sensors and the internet of things, cyber security, additive manufacturing, augmented reality and big data – analytics. Our factories are becoming connected and smarter. Cloud based implementation for data collection and analysis contribute to the vision of Industry 4.0 delivering connectedness and transparency from suppliers to the end users of the items manufactured in the factory. Many initiatives and tools are being launched that pave the way for an end-to-end cognitive supply chain, but there is still much to do and to be learned.

Key Words: 

Industry 4.0, Cognitive, IoT, Supply chain, Watson, Deep learning, Quality engineering, Additive manufacturing, Risk management

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