Manufacturing Data ManagementMeeting the Manufacturing Data Management Challenge (webcast)

What do manufacturers need to do to succeed and get results from their Industry 4.0 efforts? In this webcast, Julie Fraser revealed a few significant findings of research of over 300 companies on the topic of manufacturing data management. It’s a multi-faceted challenge in which people, processes, and technology all matter.  This webcast explains the

Manufacturing Data ManagementThe Manufacturing Data Challenge (survey results)

How do companies make progress toward Industry 4.0? Based on our research, those who invest in people, processes, and technology for manufacturing data management have made more strides in Industry 4.0. Manufacturing Data Management: Lessons from Top Performers explores the many challenges of bringing together all the data production facilities need. Please enjoy the summary*

Smart Manufacturing for SemiconductorIts Time for Semiconductor to Smarten Up! (presentation)

Can the most sophisticated manufacturing in the world get smarter? Join Julie Fraser in this session to challenge yourself. Consider what you don’t already know in this session at Siemens Industry Software’s Realize Live virtual user conference. It is based on the paper Smart Manufacturing for Semiconductor she authored prior to joining Tech-Clarity. This session

Plant Data Management (survey invitation)

How do leading manufacturers manage the many streams of data in their plants? What is the business impact of turning disparate data streams into useful, actionable information or data sets for analysis? This survey is closed. Please see the the resulting report, The Manufacturing Data Challenge, or find more active surveys here. Incentive recipients have

IT/OT ConvergencePractical Approaches to IT/OT Convergence (guest post)

How can plants leverage all of their data more effectively? One foundation is for IT and OT to converge. But that does not have to be far in the future. My guest blog Practical Approaches to IT/OT Convergence discusses why and how to tear down the wall between manufacturing engineering and their operational technology (OT)

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