Manufacturing Intelligence in the Age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption
Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization. These technologies now offer complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction.
Download this paper to learn about the benefits, opportunities, requirements, and advanced analytics being used to drive huge value across:
- Sales and marketing
- Supply chain
- Manufacturing operations
- Product and process quality
- Field service and support
- Research and development
- Regulatory compliance