At the recent Age of Experience conference, lean manufacturing and smart manufacturing were heavily stressed. “'I think around 60% of companies in China are still moving from 1.0 to 2.0, and there is a very weak base for lean management,' he told delegates, concluding that only around 30% of Chinese manufacturing companies were ready to move up the value chain from older models of manufacturing and consider smart manufacturing." Data mining was the focus on the second day, especially using it to develop processes. “If you don’t know what you want and how to measure it, then having automation or smart manufacturing won’t help you achieve it."
A lean management structure and forward-looking corporate culture is essential in building a smart manufacturing industry. This is according to experts at Dassault Systèmes’ Manufacturing in the Age of Experience conference, where the move to smart manufacturing was a central theme, and experts outlined how the shift to a fully digitized company needed flexible and strong management. Read More