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Flexibility — unplanned satisfaction from your material flow management digitization

When you begin on the path to digitizing and streamlining your material flow management, you will have some specific, tangible benefits in mind. These tangible benefits are part of your rationale to justify the effort and cost of your upgrade—for Panasonic customers, typically in less than a year.
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Three Key Takeaways for Manufacturers from NAMES 2022

At the recent North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit, our team had the opportunity to meet with an abundance of manufacturing pros looking for ways to solve challenges facing the industry. Find out what we learned.
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Three Ways Digital Work Instruction is even Smarter Than You Think

Digital Work Instruction means getting rid of confusing, outdated, and wasteful paper communications and putting the right information in front of the right employees exactly when they need it. It can be used on its own to improve quality and productivity or combined with other digital applications to maximize the benefits to your business.
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The Three Types of Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)

Real-time location systems (RTLS) have become increasingly popular in the manufacturing industry for plant managers and executives looking to improve the speed and accuracy of their operations.
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Frequently mentioned pain points from manufacturers – and how IIoT can help

Manufacturing isn’t a static field. Things change. Processes improve. And through these changes and improvements, new issues arise that leave manufacturers scratching their heads and rubbing their brow.
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How to compute an ROI for material flow automation

When you are calculating an ROI on an investment in plant automation or digital transformation, the ultimate benefit will be to make your facility more flexible, more agile, and more ready to meet your customers’ demands. The world is shifting to a Just-in-Sequence, Batch-of-One production that you simply cannot achieve without an upgrade in technology.
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The Things I Would Tell My Younger Self When Entering The Manufacturing Industry

"What I learned is that no matter what you do, you cannot make everyone happy.” I spent a big part of my career in manufacturing and supply chain. It started right out of college. After a few years, I moved on to a team responsible for starting up manufacturing of new products...
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Industry 4.0 and IIoT automation: Where should you begin the journey?

It’s important to select an application that clearly moves your organization forward into the Industry 4.0 IIoT revolution. At the end of the day (and at the end of this brief article), real-time information will allow you total transparency into your material flow—you’ll be able to see how each operation works, make changes on the fly, and compare performance across a variety of important parameters to inform change.
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Podcast: The Women in Manufacturing Association | Episode 9 | Christina Pierce

On this episode of Women in Manufacturing’s Hear Her Story podcast, Allison Grealis sits down with Christina Peirce, Sales Operations Manager, Panasonic – IIoT Solutions Division.
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The Easy Solution to Missing Parts

Scanning a factory floor for the material you need can be a tedious, time-consuming process. Can you locate the asset using only your eyes? We’d bet Logiscend provides a simpler solution.
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3 Reasons to Take the Paper out of your Processes

“Paperless Manufacturing” starts with moving data from pages and labels to screens but goes much deeper to include automated data capture, industrial touchscreens, and direct connections between systems to avoid handling completely. Where are you on the spectrum?
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Making Your Water Spider Role More Efficient

Reliable and accurate part replenishment is a critical component of smart material flow management. As just-in-sequence manufacturing becomes more and more important, replenishment strategies have to keep up to maintain schedules and satisfy customers.
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The Power of BLE – Four reasons to get excited about new BLE technology inside the Panasonic Logiscend System

With the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) hitting the 10-year mark, there is no shortage of IoT technologies available. In fact, the key to manufacturers’ success so far has been their ability to correctly integrate technologies such as such RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee to solve their unique business workflows. And now there is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
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How to Use Industrial IoT to Overcome One of This Year’s Biggest Challenges

Even though manufacturing activity is steadily increasing as we come out of the pandemic, factories are not easily finding sufficient skilled or even entry-level workers to bring production levels back to where they need to be. It is more important than ever to leverage the efficiency and productivity gains that can be achieved with smart manufacturing and IIoT.
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How to Successfully Implement Industrial IoT in 5 Steps

While more manufacturers are chasing the promise of IIoT and the transformation that Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing can bring, the overall success rate of IIoT projects is low. This is because it can be difficult to get a plant-wide rollout or even a proof-of-concept program started without key factors in place from the start.
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Electric Vehicles Are Next In Sequence

Electric vehicles (EV) are in the news more and more—the investments manufacturers are making for their production, component sourcing challenges, new technologies being deployed, and tracking consumer demand for the vehicles worldwide.
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Ed Nabrotzky: IIoT Evangelist

Few people in the world, or even our company, are as much an IIoT evangelist as Ed Nabrotzky, our Director of Sales and Strategy. So, we recently asked Ed to tell us a little more about himself, the history of Logiscend, and why he feels IIoT is such a game changer.
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Just in Sequence

Just In Sequence Manufacturing: Exceeding Customer Expectations

As consumers we are used to online ordering of the exact version of the products we want and expect availability quickly with visibility into the order and delivery at every…

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Panasonic Logiscend InSights Software

Data Analytics & Visualization: Turning Manufacturing Data Into Actionable Insights

Digital manufacturing’s intent is improved quality, increased flexibility and reduced costs but the actual collection, visualization, and analysis of all the data that’s produced has become one of the greatest…

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The Hidden Cost of Paper in Modern Manufacturing

One of the main tenets of the Smart Factory or Industry 4.0 is eliminating paper in manufacturing. When you reveal the hidden costs of facilities relying on paper, it’s easy…

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Six Reasons to Revolutionize your Pick Process

Six Reasons to Revolutionize your Pick Process

There’s only one reason to get your material pick process up to date — modern consumers demand it. When manufacturers could produce the same parts over and over and switch…

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