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Improving quality management in manufacturing: How artificial intelligence is becoming the eyes and ears of quality management

Can you envision a manufacturing environment where you can detect quality issues earlier and more definitively? Where product defects too small for the human eye or too subtle for the human ear to notice can be detected in seconds?

This is the present and the very real future with Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 applications enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to create a new surge of factory productivity, creating value up to USD 3.7 trillion per year in 2025.

Manufacturers are embracing the IoT for several reasons, that largest of which are the increased focus on efficiency and cost of production. In general, they seek to improve their value chains—from the sourcing of raw materials to the final product and, in some cases, the maintenance and service of already-delivered items.

In this ebook, we explore the current challenges that manufacturers face around quality practices, and how the intersection of IoT, cognitive computing and quality management can drive new levels of business value.