2022, it seems strange to hear it out loud and be writing that year on everything. It seems that 2021 went by so quickly. As a kid growing up, my grandfather used to tell me every year goes by a little faster, so enjoy the time you have. After this last year, I would have to say he is right about that. But what is amazing is as time goes faster, so does everything else, including manufacturing. The rate at which products are produced and developed happens a little faster each year due to increased technology and manufacturing processes.
So how do companies continue to improve to provide components faster while also maintaining quality? To find an answer to that question might lead you to hours of searching online with hundreds of terms and buzzwords, as well as people selling you something, but the short version connects processes and data automatically. In simple terms, Smart Manufacturing.
So what is Smart Manufacturing?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Smart Manufacturing as systems that are “fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real-time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and customer needs.”
So how does a company start? What are the challenges? Is there new technology on the horizon that will simplify this implementation while allowing you to grow over time? How do I keep my sanity while improving the processes at my company?
To help answer all of these questions and help all of you to better understand Smart Manufacturing, please tune into Manufacturing Live on Tuesday, January 11th at 11AM ET to hear me chat with two of our experts in smart manufacturing as well as ERP and MES. Our guests will be Kristina Bianchi, Director Product Management, DELMIA/Works, and Dick Longoria, Partner Enablement DELMIA/Works.
We will dive into these questions and answer any questions you have live so please mark your calendars so you won’t miss it.