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    Dave Westrom
    Dave Westrom Industry 4.0 / March 03, 2020

    Why smart manufacturing is worth it

    As with any investment, manufacturers want to know if investing in smart manufacturing will be worth their money. 

    It's just business!

    That totally makes sense, so here are two reasons why you should invest in this technology. 

    1. Efficiency

    This is most likely the main reason why smart manufacturing technology is worth the investment. 

    By making your factory smarter, you can become more efficient and reduce waste. This could actually save you money in the long run, therefore making it a smart investment. 

    Forbes said, "Real-time data is invaluable and often makes the business case all by itself. Good old-fashioned asset performance can also be worth a lot of money."

    Sensors are a great option to help you advance in this area.

    2. Empowering your employees

    Empowering your staff is increasingly important if you want to succeed in manufacturing. This is true for a few reasons. 

    First, by using smart manufacturing technology you can free up their time to do other things. If they are using their skills in dynamic ways instead of doing dangerous or repetitive tasks, they are more likely to be satisfied with their position. 

    To go along with that, the skills gap is on everyone's mind. Higher job satisfaction means your employee retention could be better which is definitely a plus. 

    Safer, more skilled, and potentially even higher paying jobs are good for the employees and the employers. Who doesn't want happy employees?

    Overall, industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing are a great investment that can help your business grow and succeed.


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