Stay smart when you're creating a smart manufacturing strategy by following these tips! Articulate a smart manufacturing vision - you need everyone on board! For everything to transition well, all parts of your floor need to understand where they are heading. Also, assemble teams to understand the system and help with the shift. "The team should be charged with plotting a roadmap and its implementation plan. It should also be responsible for communicating the vision and roadmap throughout the company." Make sure to create a roadmap and select supportive technology. Once you're through with that - prepare to launch! Don't worry, MachineMetrics can help!
At its core, a smart manufacturing strategy is about creating a more competitive, profitable business by adopting the latest smart technologies. As with all business endeavors, “It’s all about the money,” asserts Mike James, chairman and CTO of ATS International B.V. in the Netherlands. “Make sure the technology and business models deliver an ROI.” This focus gets lost when CEOs and other C-suite leaders don’t understand the business ramifications of the recent onslaught of smart technologies. As a result, business leaders fail to integrate smart manufacturing strategy with the overall business strategy. To achieve this, consider the following five critical components of a successful smart manufacturing strategy. Read More