Grow Into Smart Manufacturing Intelligently
Smart manufacturing is being predicted as the next Industrial Revolution. As with many other advances throughout the years, it has to do with technology connectivity and the unprecedented access to contextualization of data.
Take your smartphone, for instance. There are microprocessors that make it possible for smartphones to operate like mini computers. There also is the cloud where almost an unlimited amount of data can be stored and retrieved. There are apps that can be downloaded to help us keep track of what we spend, track the location of people, track the steps we’ve walked, etc.
Smart manufacturing uses all of the same components, addressing the complexities of security, interoperability and intellectual property for manufacturing. Smart manufacturing integrates data and information from multiple open and vendor applications and products that can be composed to form new solutions. It can be applied to a single machine line, an entire factory or a network of suppliers and customers.
This merger of physical and virtual worlds opens up new areas of innovation to create higher quality products, improve productivity, increase energy efficiency, and sustain safer plant floors. As smart manufacturing is adopted, new technology-based manufacturing jobs will become available, creating direct and non-manufacturing positions.
Many technology companies are going to continue to expand their offerings and mature their product lines in order to support the manufacturing evolution. IoT, big data, artificial intelligence are just a few manufacturing trends that will continue to shape smart manufacturing. 2W Tech is a full-service IT consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing solutions. Give us a call today and let us show you how the digital transformation can take your business to the next level.