How do you make the jump from manufacturing to smart manufacturing? The knowledge of workflows, processes, and solutions clearly lies with manufacturing experts. They are the ones who are best placed to identify the potential for optimizing output, quality, and costs.
The goal must be to identify which aspects of this knowledge can be automated and then to translate them directly into software. This gradually makes manufacturing smarter, providing optimum support to the people who work in production on a day-to-day basis.
One key point is that the software should be tailored to manufacturing expert’s needs. What this requires and the opportunities it offers are the subject of this white paper.
Read about rule based analysis and Industry 4.0 in our ConnectedManufacturing blog.