Manufacturers may be good at collecting shop floor data. Analyzing and acting on that data to improve factory production, quality and inventory and ultimately realize significant gains in efficiency and productivity is another matter entirely.

But as executives will see in an interactive demonstration in Chicagoland on Sept. 19, it can be done utilizing Oracle Cloud Adaptive Intelligence for Manufacturing, Oracle IoT Cloud Applications and the co-creation capabilities of Hitachi Consulting.

As Gartner Research Director Chet Geschickter notes in Leading the IoT, "Start with a strategic perspective by aligning use case identification with the strategic levers that drive success for your organization. Move beyond viewing the IoT as a general technology wave by applying an industry lens . . .." 

In that spirit Hitachi Consulting’s Smart Manufacturing for Oracle experts and Oracle product and industry leaders will share a variety of “Real World Use Cases Showcasing Smart Manufacturing Possibilities” at a free event on Sept. 19, from 3 to 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel in the western suburb of Oak Brook.  Activities run from 3 to 5:00 p.m., with networking cocktail reception from 5 to 6 p.m.

To register click here.

During the event manufacturing executives from the C-Suite to leaders from the factory floor will have the opportunity to see the full life cycle of a digital transformation, from issue identification and root cause discovery to results and ROI from implementing change. Because Oracle and Hitachi Consulting are collaborating on this event, executives will hear a full perspective on what’s possible from both a technology and an operational perspective.

Hitachi Consulting is an Oracle Platinum Cloud Elite Partner and Oracle's first go-to partner in their global IoT initiative.  Lionel Chocron, Oracle’s Vice President, Industry and IoT Cloud Solutions, said "Oracle benefited from Hitachi's knowledge about the market and early feedback about our IoT portfolio. Hitachi has been using our IoT applications to integrate into their smart manufacturing solution. IoT applications from Oracle integrated by Hitachi into their industry solutions deliver quick benefits to our joint customers."

Looking forward to seeing you on Sept. 19. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.

Gloria Kunik is Hitachi Consulting’s Leader for the Americas Oracle Alliances and Channels. She can be reached at or 410-703-8021.