The Drishti Blog

Stories from the era of AI-powered production

Histories are built one milestone at a time

I tell my sales team all the time that history is important. Maybe because I was a Russian History major at Princeton. Maybe because I have enough history in tech sales to know when something is real and when it’s just vapor. Or maybe because…

Use case: How to retain the knowledge of a nearly retired workforce

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THE HIRING PARADOX  It’s estimated that replacing an employee costs you more than 30% of his or her annual salary. That’s why retention is such an important part of workforce management. But when it’s time for a portion of your workforce…

Drishti’s manufacturing leadership — and influence — recognized

Earlier this week, the National Association of Manufacturers shared its list of 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award winners. We were absolutely delighted to be recognized in the Manufacturing Technology Partner category. Very early in the company’s…

Video killed uncertainty on manual assembly lines

So it doesn’t have quite as catchy a ring to it as The Buggles song; even so, what they sang 40 years ago is true today: Pictures came and broke your heart. But this time it’s not about video dashing the hopes of a homely musician with the…

“First of all, Toyota is also aspiring to be like Toyota.”

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Last week, Drishti put on the webinar of a lifetime (at least, for people who geek out over manufacturing): It featured Dr. Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way, in conversation with Raja Shembekar, VP at DENSO, who lives and breathes the…

How Drishti ruins the hard-boiled detective story

When Raymond Chandler sat down to write a Philip Marlowe novel, he sent his detective on a sprawling investigation, careening from drunken socialites to devious bookies to murderous barons, stumbling through speakeasies and high society with…

Poor quality is expensive: Reducing quality costs in medical device manufacturing

For many manufacturers, the economics of quality is a simple cost-benefit analysis: investing in quality manufacturing is worth the associated payoff in customer satisfaction, retention, reputation and more. (For a full discussion about the…

Part 3: The growing imperative for practical AI

In the last of my three-part series on looking ahead to 2021 (and leaving 2020 firmly in the rearview mirror), I’ll explore what technological advancements are on the horizon, and how they’ll help fulfill the vision I laid out in earlier…