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John Clemons

John Clemons ( is a solutions consultant, LifecycleIQ Services at Rockwell Automation. He has been working in the field of manufacturing IT for more than 30 years.


IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 29, 2023

Smart manufacturing’s impact: Is it moving fast enough?

Smart manufacturing can have many positive impacts for companies, but the problem is many aren’t buying in because they don’t know what kind of short- and long-term benefits it can provide.

By John Clemons
Digital Transformation May 25, 2023

How digital transformation delivers bottom-line benefits for manufacturers

Digital transformation can help companies realize long-term business benefits, but it takes dedication and strategy to actually transform.

By John Clemons
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System Integration September 21, 2021

How to find the ROI in smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing can offer manufacturers a great return on investment (ROI), but that can only happen if they focus on the business benefits.

By John Clemons
Discrete Manufacturing June 20, 2021

Smart manufacturing model production lifecycle benefits

MESA International is developing a smart manufacturing model that will provide specific recommendations on how people can be smart in their manufacturing endeavors.

By John Clemons
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 31, 2021

IIoT in the real world

Industrial Internet of Things serves as the backbone for other Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), digital twins, the digital thread, big data, analytics, and cloud and edge computing.

By John Clemons
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 8, 2021

The advantages of the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things doesn’t replace, but works together with automation, human-machine interface (HMI), MES, ERP, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), and analytics, adding benefits.

By John Clemons
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 3, 2021

Bridging the Smart Manufacturing gap for users

A good Smart Manufacturing model bridges the gap between the needs of individual users and institutions trying to define Smart Manufacturing

By John Clemons
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 27, 2021

The practical side of Smart Manufacturing

MESA is developing a Smart Manufacturing model from a neutral point of view and provide a practical angle for users that is easy to work with.

By John Clemons
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 20, 2021

Benefits of developing a Smart Manufacturing model

Smart Manufacturing is changing the overall economic landscape, but no one quite knows how it's all supposed to come together. A good Smart Manufacturing model can help change that.

By John Clemons
System Integration April 3, 2020

Digital transformation: time for industry to kick into high gear

Digital transformation is about transforming and changing the business for the future and creating new and better ways of doing business.

By John Clemons
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