Tag Archives: Manufacturing

The rise of lights-out automation in medtech

The global pandemic sped up digital transformations for businesses across the globe. Dr Chantelle Kiernan, Senior Scientific Advisor – Innovation & Digital Transformation (Manufacturing), IDA Ireland explains how the health crisis accelerated lights-out manufacturing in Ireland’s medtech industry.

Manufacturing in our post-Covid world

The historical importance of technological innovation in manufacturing is hard to overstate. The Industrial Revolution – which saw the transition from hand production to mechanisation – laid the foundations for our modern way of life. Henry Ford’s assembly lines of the early 20th century heralded a new age of mass production, travel and globalisation. Yet until recently many manufacturing companies have remained very traditional, slow to embrace new technology and make the move from mechanical to digital. Here Kimberly Kellermann, an engineer and Vice President of Global Operations for Global Industrial Packaging at Greif, explains why she thinks the pandemic could prove to be a turning point.

A look at the EASE Summer 2021 release

Manufacturers operating multiple plants whether within a single geography or internationally can now gain more insight into the effectiveness of their auditing programmes throughout their portfolio with the introduction of the EASE Summer 2021 Release.

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