A Faster Horse - brand-neutral manufacturing resources
The Engineering Network Ltd
Posted to News on 27th Jul 2018, 17:51

A Faster Horse - brand-neutral manufacturing resources

As a new brand-neutral online platform, A Faster Horse provides users in the manufacturing industry free access to experts, knowledge, insights and solutions from a wide range of qualified partners. Partners provide groups through which subscribers can access specialised content, advice and solutions to optimise operational efficiency, reduce waste and envision the future.

A Faster Horse - brand-neutral manufacturing resources

Providing users and companies with industry services, manufacturing optimisation experts, Industry 4.0 solutions and just-in-time information, A Faster Horse helps its users improve their operations and save money with effective and efficient solutions. A Faster Horse has already launched its community features, with informational content and a partner network. The community will grow into a service aggregating platform, including a marketplace through which subscribers can market their products and services. A capacity-sharing feature will enable short-term rentals of production capability during what otherwise would be downtime. Messaging and chat functions will also help drive conversations about the optimisation of manufacturing processes.

Transparency and quality

Online transparency and authenticity help A Faster Horse focus on providing high-quality content and services. Anonymous postings on some informational sites make it impossible for subscribers to qualify the expert status of individuals who dispense advice and insights. On A Faster Horse, however, users and carefully selected partners are identified by their real names, with their verified experience listed to substantiate their participation. Communication can be open or in private, depending on the nature of the subject.

A Faster Horse's partners help users optimise today's machine shops, but the platform is also looking ahead, building integration with IBM Watson to become the first open AI-enhanced platform specialised for the manufacturing industry. The AI service will be accessible for members of A Faster Horse and will not require any development from the platform members. Industry 4.0 and AI are sometimes over-mystified, but we will make it more accessible for all industry players says project manager Johan Wallquist. Co-creation sessions are planned where early adopting members will be able to influence the development of the service.

Founded by the Seco Consultancy Services division of Seco Tools, A Faster Horse is a new independent venture that welcomes other brands and industry players to participate as partners and sponsors to drive the industry forward.

To apply for early access to A Faster Horse go to https://get.afasterhorse.com/early-access.

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