INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE
What is Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is a broad term used to describe modern development of manufacturing processes through technology. These changes and developments work to build smoother manufacturing processes than ever before.
Industry 4.0’s digitization of processes can improve workforce management procedures. Workers on the plant floor who can access their company’s ERP and EAM software on rugged mobile devices need not waste time trekking to a desktop computer to schedule manufacturing tasks or request time off.
Pen-and-paper solutions can also get misplaced or damaged on the plant floor.
Industry 4.0 helps bring the work to the employees instead of the employees to work. This can significantly improve efficiency and uptime. Easy scheduling of tasks and insight into order and workflow management through on-floor access to your ERP makes employees invested in your processes and outcomes.
Transparency is another one of the many benefits of Industry 4.0. Entire companies can use that transparency to facilitate easier data access, improving productivity. It also helps that today’s workers are already familiar with mobile devices for personal use, so adoption at work is extremely manageable for a large amount of Industry 4.0 solutions.
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- EXTENDED REALITY
- ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
- ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
- DIGITAL TWINS