S.M.A.R.T. Communication Manufacturing
Discover the five areas manufacturers should consider when responding to COVID-19’s impact on communication in their plant. In my last
Why Use Manufacturing Analytics?
Manufacturing Analytics, why use it? On the Automation World blog, Luigi De Bernardini’s point of view. I recently attended three different
Autoware and Itris Automation took part to the SPS Drives in Parma
On May 12 and 13 Autoware attended SPS IPC Drives Parma with its partner ITRIS Automation, at the stand D053 in
Big trend in manufacturing: MES 4.0?
Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud and Analytics are changing the way we produce? Which is going to be the
HTML5 in Industrial Applications
Autoware developer Alberto Ziliotto share his experience developing HTML5 industrial application on Automation World. I was recently given the task to
Agile Project – How to Manage Change in Automation Project Scope
Third (and last) installment on how the less conventional agile approach, and answer to reader’s questions on how to change project scope
Fare innovazione è il nostro mestiere! Seguici per rimanere aggiornato sulle novità e le prospettive future in tema di tecnologie e soluzioni per l’industria 4.0
Why IIoT Demand Continues to Grow
Whether it’s the need to scale up or down, re-strategize production, or re-deploy employees, Industrial Internet of Things technology has been essential in making these transformations possible.
Is the pandemic changing the client supplier relationship?
[Abstract] It was clear from the beginning that the COVID-19 related global pandemic, even if not new in the modern world, was
How COVID-19 Generated a New Need of Collaboration Tools in Manufacturing
As the global pandemic continues to cause manufacturing personnel to operate remotely, better, more accessible, and robust collaboration tools have
Operations & Supply Chains After COVID-19
There’s a lot of discussion around what the world is going to look like after COVID-19. There’s even discussion around
Thoughts on System Integrators Before and After COVID-19
As the world continues to change during the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of how businesses will operate after COVID-19 are
The Benefits of User Experience and Interfaces in an Industrial Process
Though it may not be immediately inherent, user experience and interface is one of the most important parts when designing
How can a System Integrator support environmental sustainability?
Sustainability is on the mind of many companies, but are they using one of their most valuable assets? A system
How to Prepare for Digital transformation Initiatives: Part II
If your organization doesn’t want to be left behind, a digital transformation initiative is imperative. However, an investment in the
How to Prepare for Digital Transformation Initiatives: Part I
A push into digital transformation is not as easy as it sounds. It takes an effort from the whole organization
The challenges of Training for System Integrators
Technology is constantly evolving, and it can sometimes be a challenge to keep up and train people on the incoming
Should System Integrators Start Looking at Blockchain?
We cannot afford to ignore what is fast becoming a significant presence even in the industrial world for managing transactions
Supply Chain Transformation
To remain competitive, companies need to become more collaborative along the entire supply chain. IIoT and cloud technologies can enable this.
The Revenge of Custom Applications
Fast-development platforms have been catching on to provide easy implementation of one or two MES/MOM functionalities, along with the ability to customize as needed.
Is Cloud for Manufacturing really coming?
Although there have been concerns about maintaining control of the information in a cloud-based MES/MOM, things have changed considerably in
Digitalization is disrupting the Supply Chain
A range of technologies have changed the industrial landscape. Companies that can successfully manage those technologies will also change the
How IIoT could help OEMs
If machine builders are not incorporating an Industrial Internet of Things solution into their systems, they’re missing out on an
Autoware and Carlsberg: agreement for the development of the performance analysis system in Cloud
New challenge for Autoware, chosen by Carlsberg for the development of the data acquisition and performance analysis system of the
CSIA Award 2018 – Charlie Bergman “Remember Me” goes to Luigi De Bernardini
Honor and Pride in Autoware! During CSIA Executive Conference 2018 in san Francisco, Luigi De Bernardini, CEO at Autoware, gets
The System Integrator’s Role in Industry 4.0
Moving beyond the hype and buzzwords, an integrator brings knowledge of many different products and industrial sectors to help get
Is Digitalization Different From MES? (Part 3)
Following on from a debate about manufacturing execution systems and how they relate to your digital initiatives, this third and
Luigi DeBernardini, CEO of Autoware – CSIA Featured Interview
Luigi De Bernardini, CEO of Autoware, explains how IIOT (the industrial internet of Things) can help manufacturers understand what’s happening
Luigi De Bernardini explains Industrial IoT
Our CEO, Luigi De Bernardini, during recent trip to States, was interviewed by CSIA staff. CSIA is a global association located in
Is digitalization different from MES? (Part 2)
Standards need to be revised and updated to take into consideration how the landscape has changed. They are still useful
Industrial Software – What It Should Look Like
You can’t judge a book by its cover? Think again. Presentation is just as important as the content inside. It
Is Digitalization Different From MES?
The idea that new digital technologies replace the manufacturing execution system is confusing and risky. A serious digitalization initiative should
Cloud: Operations vs. IT
In the early days of cloud computing, IT insisted that cloud was evil. Now that they’ve learned the benefits far
The risk of niche solutions
Today’s Industrial Internet of Things platforms enable the quick development of customized applications. But manufacturers might find that they are
Augmented Reality on the production line
Though maintenance has been the go-to application in industry for AR, there are opportunities for machine operators as well. Here are three findings from a pilot project in the food industry.
Autoware Digital was born. The first international Digital System Integrator comes from Vicenza and has its headquarters in Austin, Texas.
The 20+ years of experience of Autoware, System Integrator with corporate headquarters in Vicenza, in the manufacturing sector and in
Luigi De Bernardini elected to the Board of Directors of the CSIA
In May, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the 15th annual CSIA “Executive Conference” di CSIA (Control System Integrators Association) took place
Analytics, beyond the value of information
As context adds value to data, analytics takes that contextualized data to the next level, helping you see relationships you
How Digital Transformation Happens
It’s not just the individual technologies, but how they interact together—and how behavior is tuned to them—that create the biggest
The Digital Supply Chain
Today’s market dynamics—with the customer calling more of the shots—requires new digital technologies to work together to transform the supply
Autoware, Technology Partner at Academy Porsche Consulting
Disrupt yourself before others do. April 6th, 7th and 8th 2017, in Bologna will take place the “Academy Industry 4.0”
The Energy Management Value
It is not so easy to understand what people mean with when they talk about energy management software—what its scope
CSIA Certification is more relevant than ever
In the age of Industry 4.0, some aspects of certification for system integrators are becoming significantly more important. My company
Renewing our CSIA Certification
Great satisfaction in Autoware! We achieved the CSIA Certification renewal. We asked Serena Crocetta, Project Management & Quality Officer, to
Industry 4.0: Evolution or Revolution
It’s some of both-like an explosive chemical reaction that’s evolving so quickly it looks like a revolution. But what really
Digital Transformation is not just a shift from analog
Digital is the new mantra. Any aspect of our life is impacted, more or less, by digitalization. The same
Autoware takes part to Wonderware Live
Challenge – Disrupt – Embrace – Improve Autoware takes part to Wonderware Live! The conference will be in Orlando, Florida, from
The Knowledge Required for IoT
Do not underestimate the knowledge needed to execute an Internet of Things project. Much of it is fairly different from
The Challenge of IT/OT Convergence in Manufacturing
Many manufacturers still see strong resistance to bringing information and operational technologies together, with mistrust coming from both sides. That
Augmented Reality Is Key for Smart Manufacturing
Though so much of our attention has been on the Internet of Things, the cloud, Big Data, etc., augmented reality
Everyday in the world there’s a little of Autoware
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of activity we wanted to try to explain with a short video what
Industry 4.0 and IIoT: different approaches to a smarter industry
In most cases, the terms Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are used interchangeably. But these two terms,
Is This Really the Internet of Things?
Beside all the marketing buzz what really is Internet of Things? For several months, I have been writing about smart
Autoware celebrates its first twenty years
Autoware: Twenty years of solutions in support of the Italian manufacturing companies. On 27 May 1996 was born Autoware. Twenty
A Clearer Path Forward for the Industrial Internet of Things
What can we expect from the compatibility and interoperability agreement between Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium? In
CSIA Executive Conference 2016
Autoware as usual participates at the CSIA Executive Conference 2016 The conference, held this week in Purerto Rico
Smart Manufacturing & MES
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that smart manufacturing is a replacement for MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems). On the Automation World blog,
Robots vs. Humans in Smart Manufacturing
Will the fourth industrial revolution quickly bring about zero labor factories, or will humans continue to play an integral role
3 Industrial Apps for 2016
If 2015 was a year of study and analysis, then 2016 should be a year of testing and implementation, specifically
Will System Integrators Become Service Integrators?
Will System Integrators Become Service Integrators? On the Automation World blog, Luigi De Bernardini’s analysis. When I look back on my
Autoware Conference 2015, innovation and training
The “Autoware Conference 2015“ gathered all Autoware employees for a day of sharing and training The Autoware Conference 2015 took place in the corporate office of Gallarate (Milan),
The Return of the Paperless Manufacturing Movement
Though often looked at as a problem solved, the persistent use of paper in manufacturing operations proves otherwise… On the Automation
The MES Evolution
As the manufacturing industry adapts to technological and economic change, the role of manufacturing execution systems must change with it.
Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet of Things
We use them as they were the same thing, but actually they are not. On the Automation World blog, Luigi De Bernardini’s
The Role of Manufacturing in Economic Development
While big trends drive dramatic technological changes, people are the key to channeling technology for maximum competitive advantage. On the Automation World
The Industrial Internet of Things: toward total integration
Industrial Internet of Things opens new integration possibilities? On the Automation World blog, Luigi De Bernardini’s point of view Industrial and
Autoware turns 19: it’s time to reorganize!
Today Autoware turns 19. To better manage the growth and transformations happended in the last years we reorganized the company.
Alessandro Furegon is the Autoware Man of the Match
Vicenza At the end of last sunday rugby match, Luigi De Bernardini awarded Alessandro Furegon as Autoware Man of the
Agile Project Management Questions Answered, Part 1
In response to an earlier post on agile project management for MES and MOM deployments, readers had a number of
Agile Project Management for MES Deployments
Successful MES or MOM implementations require a more nimble project management style than traditional project management. Managing in “sprints”, with
Autoware Conference 2014 held in new Milan office
The Autoware Conference 2014 was held last thursday in the new office in Gallarate (Milan Area). Again this year Autoware
Autoware opens a new office in Milan area
Autoware will open on Thursday, December 11, 2014, with the annual event “Autoware Conference 2014”, the new Lombard office in
Maintenance Management: MES or ERP?
Since one system cannot do it all, it’s up to the user to determine which one is better for managing
CSIA Conference 2013
At the Executive Conference of the Control System Integrators Association , which was held from May 1st to May 4th,