Achieving a Digital Supply Chain

One of the companies I met with a couple of weeks ago at the Hannover Messe Preview in Germany was SALT Solutions AG and its subsidiary SALT Software GmbH. The company is a systems integrator that also has developed a platform with micro services to bring together its...

Edge as a Service?

The “Edge” is a hot space right now, although sometimes I’m not sure that everyone agrees what “Edge” is as they develop products and solutions. However, first thing this morning I saw this tweet from Tom Bradicich of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (@HPE) referring to an...

AI Research For Tomorrow’s Production

While at the Hannover Messe Preview last week in Germany, I talked with the representatives of a German consortium with the interesting name of “it’s OWL”. Following are some thoughts from the various organizations that compose the consortium. Intelligent production...

Understanding Yourself and Others

Effective leaders are comfortable within themselves. Both outgoing, quick witted leaders and quiet, thoughtful people can be effective leaders. People follow people who are clear, confident, and know them selves. I first discovered the Enneagram at least 35 years ago...

Hannover Messe Preview

The 2020 edition of the annual manufacturing trade show in Hannover, Germany isn't until April, but here I am in Hannover for my first trip to the preview of the show given to global media. Well global except for most of the Chinese delegation for obvious reasons....

Cooperation

This is one of those weeks. Flew to Orlando late Sunday for the 24th annual ARC Advisory Group Industry Forum (my 23rd). Up early Monday and met with at least 20 people spending most of the day sitting. Dinner with a group from 7-10 pm. Back to the hotel room (I am...

What? You Don’t Have to Pay?

I was so swamped with 18+ hour days this week at the ARC Industry Forum that I had no time (or energy) to write anything. I have enough good information for the next week, though. I sat down for my 25-minutes with a marketing executive from an unnamed company this...

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