As we go through the three “must-haves” for transforming your factories, the second is potentially the most transformative because it optimizes and empowers the people making your inventory decisions.
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In this continued series, we’re talking about the three must-haves of a successful factory management operation. First up: Total visibility into trusted, actionable data (not just siloed data that tells you where things are struggling).
Almost 36 percent of supply chain leaders during our recent factory operations webinar with IndustryWeek said digital transformation in the smart factory means “standardizing and automating manual processes.” Frankly, I couldn’t agree more.
Whether it’s upgrading the factory floor with robotic assembly technology, providing wearable information technology to workers, or proactively predicting inventory needs with artificial intelligence solutions—standardization and automation are a top priority.
While most companies have made significant investments in modernizing and automating the factory floor, not many people are talking about the other part—you may call it the back office, or factory management, or factory operations. We call it the secret to unlocking a massive competitive advantage.