For manufacturers that want to remain in the game, they must embrace the digital transformation and everything it has to offer. They need to pay attention to the digital transformation trends driving industry.The digital transformation of manufacturing is happening now: automated processes, smart connected machines and devices, big data, virtual reality, wearables, 3D printing. It’s here.
We are seeing a complete revolution in factories and manufacturing. Technology including advanced analytics, machine learning, the IoT, cloud computing and human-machine interfaces are part of the mix. Although these technologies are already making a difference throughout industry, they now make sense for use within the manufacturing sector.
But what does digital transformation mean for your business, in the real manufacturing world?
- It means you make better, more-informed business decisions with confidence and speed.
- It means you eliminate errors and paper-based processes.
- It also means a serious competitive advantage.
There are three very critical steps that manufacturers have already undertaken to put themselves on the path to digital transformation.The global manufacturing economy is at a crucial crossroad. In the pages of this PDF, you’ll see what these manufacturers are doing now- you’ll also see that digital transformation is not as complicated, disruptive, or as challenging as you might think. Manufacturing starts at the plant floor.
This is where the material moves, products are created, and where the work gets done. You must have shop floor control, including access to production information, inventory, quality data, and the ability to quickly adjust to machine status across the enterprise.
Smart, connected manufacturers run their businesses differently in 5 key ways. This e-Book reveals how they:
- embrace cloud technology
- connect the plant floor to the top floor
- use data to make informed business decisions
- focus on continual improvement and
- aren’t afraid of change.
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