SMART Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing represents a leap forward from more
traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system.

SMART MANUFACTURING

The smart factory represents a leap forward from more
traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system.

Many manufacturers are already leveraging components of a smart factory in such areas as advanced planning and scheduling using real-time production and inventory data, or augmented reality for maintenance. But a true smart factory is a more holistic endeavor, moving beyond the shop floor toward influencing the enterprise and broader ecosystem. The smart factory is integral to the broader digital supply network and has multiple facets that manufacturers can leverage to adapt to the changing marketplace more effectively.
Recent trends such as the rise of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 and the convergence of the digital and physical worlds—including information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT)—have made the transformation of manufacturing business processes increasingly possible.
These advances have yet to show their true potential and become ubiquitous, making lives easier without even being noticed. We are edging closer to a new age – one where human interaction with intelligent systems, devices, buildings and everyday items will become an almost seamless experience.

Employ Smart Manufacturing to Become More Agile

Tap into the transformative potential of digital technology:

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Adopt a lean oriented philosophy and reduce waste to a minimum.

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Stay ahead of the curve by adapting to sudden market shifts and disruptive trends.

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Create a customer-centric strategy using a 360-degree overview of data, behavior patterns and buying decisions.

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Improve quality and output by identifying and resolving issues through real-time insights.

SPEED PROCESS87%
SAVE YOUR RESOURCES76%
BOOST YOUR FACTORY93%

The Biggest Benefits of Smart Manufacturing

Increase Operational Efficiency

In order to gain better insight into the specific activities and performance of previously disjointed parts of the organization, manufacturers are turning to centralized data centers that gather and report on the operations of everything from procurement to field service. This centralized overview of the business does not only help inform high-level strategic decisions, but also immediately provides the organization with tangible operational efficiency improvements. Faster order fulfillment, shorter R&D cycle and better warehouse management can all be achieved by making your organization more lean and information driven. Sharing information between functional departments will eliminate manual processes and reduce human error.

Increase the Speed of Innovation

Getting better acquainted with data patterns from the initial production process through to client usage provides ample benefits beyond factory maintenance and business development. This information can be used to inform engineering teams about components that cause production defects, increasing waste. It also helps identify ones that are responsible for malfunctions – damaging client satisfaction and loyalty. Solving these issues before they become widespread can translate into huge differences in the company’s bottom line as well as drive the delivery of new products to market.

Smart Manufacturing with the Microsoft Platform

Digital manufacturing is about applying technology to radically transform traditional processes, products and services into data-driven, highly connected intelligent systems. Discover how to transform your operations with the help of highly familiar, intuitive Microsoft products – driving extreme efficiency gains, inspiring and speeding innovation, and delivering higher customer service.

Drive excellence with Microsoft in manufacturing – accelerate your digital capabilities to maximize value co-creation across your business network. Using Microsoft’s trusted cloud platform and enterprise industrial IoT ecosystem, disrupt your competitors and drive better results.

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Accelerate your digital transformation using a next-gen business system that breaks down the silos between CRM and ERP, and is powered by real-time data and intelligence. Take control of modules for sales, field service, recruiting, finance and operations, project service automation, and marketing.

Microsoft Internet of Things

Enhance your business transformation with IoT. Reduce complexity, lower costs, and speed up your time to market. Explore fully managed IoT services and solution accelerators designed for the industry with scenarios like remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, smart spaces, and connected products.

Microsoft Azure

Build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using highly familiar Microsoft tools and frameworks. Azure is an expanding network of cloud services designed to help your organization overcome business challenges and adapt to the age of digital transformation.

Microsoft Power BI

Gather and organize all of your data seamlessly and under one roof. Microsoft’s Power BI offers data preparation, data discovery, interactive dashboards and augmented analytics via a single product. Connect to hundreds of data sources and drive ad hoc analysis. Available as a SaaS option running in the Azure cloud or as an on-premise solution.

Why Trust Merit Solutions as Your Smart Manufacturing Partner

Client Satisfaction First

We are relentlessly committed to client outcomes, not shareholder demands – enabling us to maintain a CSAT score above 4 out of 5 for 19 straight quarters.

We Know Manufacturing

With deep expertise in all forms of manufacturing – from process to discrete, FDA regulated to Lean – our practitioners know manufacturing inside and out.

Global Syndication

Instead of putting 2 people in every local market, we invest in solutions, methodologies, and performance management – and then partner with the best local partners in all markets.

One Platform Partner

Digital manufacturing requires an end-to-end platform, not just ERP and CRM or IoT and Mobile apps. Very few Microsoft Partners are able to provide the entire platform.

Why Trust Merit Solutions as Your Smart Manufacturing Partner

Client Satisfaction First

We are relentlessly committed to client outcomes, not shareholder demands – enabling us to maintain a CSAT score above 4 out of 5 for 19 straight quarters.

We Know Manufacturing

With deep expertise in all forms of manufacturing – from process to discrete, FDA regulated to Lean – our practitioners know manufacturing inside and out.

Global Syndication

Instead of putting 2 people in every local market, we invest in solutions, methodologies, and performance management – and then partner with the best local partners in all markets.

One Platform Partner

Digital manufacturing requires an end-to-end platform, not just ERP and CRM or IoT and Mobile apps. Very few Microsoft Partners are able to provide the entire platform.

Are you ready for Smart Manufacturing?

If you would like to discuss your own Digital Manufacturing transformation, visit our website to find out more.

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