Manufacturers spent 2018 deliberately advancing along the digital maturity curve. As emerging trends and business models move to industry 4.0, there have been pockets of digital activity across finance and operational areas, out on the factory/shop floor and in the field.
Transitioning to smart manufacturing methods is a journey. With any journey, you need a road map. Read on to learn what steps you need to take to prepare your factory for smart manufacturing.
What comes to mind when you think about transparency? In the most literal sense, it means to be able to see right through something. When it comes to software, transparency refers to the ability to see everything that’s going on within the enterprise.
What makes someone smart? Agility might not be the first noun that leaps to mind – after all, it’s a physical trait. However, agility is about more than how quickly you move.
When you hear the word “proactive,” the first thing that likely comes to mind is someone who takes action at the first opportunity. Proactive people don’t just rest on their laurels and respond to things that are happening – they make them happen.
In the manufacturing industry, every decision is important, because it can lead to a butterfly effect and positively or adversely affect your next steps for years to come.
Read on to learn what’s different about today’s connectivity, how it makes factories “smart,” and why connectivity is so crucial.
In one of our blog posts, we defined what a smart factory is and the factors that have led to its creation. But, just because a factory is automated and uses the technologies mentioned in the last post, does that make it smart? Deloitte has identified the five key characteristics of a smart factory – read on to learn what it takes for a factory to be truly intelligent.