Manufacturing smarter also means flattening out the hierarchy to make decisions faster. Forbes said, "The leaders in smart manufacturing adoption will be those that leverage the technologies to flatten out hierarchies — in the organization and in the plant floor technology stack — making data more widely available so decisions can be made at the level closest to the process they impact." That's exactly why we put real-time dashboards with analytics that are both easy to interpret and actionable. We help your employees do their job better and safer.
When most C-suite executives think about better, faster decision making, they usually think it’s up to them, the leaders. In traditional organizations, questions go up the chain of command and decisions come down, a painstakingly slow process. Smart manufacturing is challenging that approach, just as it has upended other conventional business strategies and tactics. This isn’t the first challenge to the bureaucracy. Numerous books, such as In Search of Excellence, Good to Great and others about lean leadership have long asserted the benefits of flat organizations. Now smart manufacturing’s ability to easily and quickly deliver data to the decision point will accelerate this long, slow-moving trend. Read More