Manufacturing DataManufacturing Data: Can It Finally Flow? (guest blog)

What current challenge have manufacturers been wrestling with for at least 35 years? System integration. Getting manufacturing data to flow has always been a problem. And it still is. Based on Tech-Clarity research The Manufacturing Data Challenge: Lessons from Top Performers, most of the 300 respondents’ companies need better ways to integrate IT and OT data.

Industry 4.0 TrendsHow to Benefit from Industry 4.0 Trends in 2021 (webcast)

How can manufacturers maximize value from their digital transformation efforts in 2021? In these uncertain times, it matters. There are some basics to leveraging Industry 4.0 trends. Success may be closer to your grasp than you realize. This live webinar has passed, but please click here to watch it free, on-demand. Find out where trends

Succeeding with Industry 4.0 via Strategy StorySucceeding with Industry 4.0: Understanding the Whole Elephant (article)

What does effective storytelling have to do with succeeding with Industry 4.0? Plenty. With the right narrative by level and function, the whole company can engage with Industry 4.0 strategy. At that point, everyone, whether top-level management or shop-floor workers, can buy-in. Once they do, they can participate effectively in setting the standards required to

Why Strategy Matters to Industry 4.0 Success (eBook)

What step are many companies missing to ensure their Industry 4.0 initiatives succeed? Why Strategy Matters to Industry 4.0 Success discusses the importance of enterprise strategy. The right strategy makes even pilot projects more likely to live up to their potential. This eBook talks about how thinking big for enterprise transformation makes initiatives more pragmatic.

Julie Fraser ThumbTech-Clarity adds Manufacturing Software Analyst Julie Fraser

Tech-Clarity is pleased to announce that we are expanding our research team and extending our coverage to manufacturing operations software! Industry veteran and long-time research analyst Julie Fraser joins Tech-Clarity as Vice President of Research, Manufacturing Software. Julie brings with her a wealth of depth in manufacturing, scheduling, quality, maintenance, and smart manufacturing. Please visit

The State of Digitalization in Manufacturing (survey results)

Manufacturing is going through a significant, digital transformation that’s disrupting the industry status quo. Companies are investing in digital transformation, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), and other related initiatives. What are they prioritizing? And, what are they actually taking action on? Tech-Clarity surveyed over 130 manufacturers to find out. The report analyzes