Embracing the Factory of the Future

“The factory of the future will be lean, agile, and totally integrated.”
-The EU Factory of the Future roadmap

Watch how Information and Operation Meet in the Factory of the Future

People have said manufacturing had it’s heyday and is dead. But today, we see manufacturing making a comeback. As it embraces new technology, the factory of the future is coming to life. It will astound people who have dismissed manufacturings role in the modern economy. This factory is adaptive, fully connected and even cognizant of its own power quality.


Manufacturing faces disruptive changes from multiple directions


New Information Technology

Expanding global markets

Escalating Customer Demands

New Operational Technology


The result: growth and opportunity

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US Manufacturing Jobs

1.8B
worldwide will join the consuming class by 2025

900,000
new manufacturing jobs were created in 2010-2015

70%
of global trade is related to manufacturing

45M
employed in manufacturing


The Internet of Things

50B
connected devices by 2030

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$19T projected in worldwide economic value




How can you seize this opportunity?

The ultimate goal of the factory of the future is to interconnect every step of the manufacturing process. The Internet of Things brings a way to connect every aspect of manufacturing across domains, geographic boundaries, value chains, and life cycle phases.

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Modernize Your Systems with the Factory of the Future

The Two Pillars of Advanced Technologies


Information Technology

Cloud
Mobile
Big Data
Top 3 IT Tatics

Operational technology

Innovation
Automation
Configuration
Top 3 OT Tatics



Top 3 tactics Deployed by Factories of the Future to Improve Performance

Cloud computing capabilities enables factories to have seamless intra- and inter-factory integration and facilitates dynamic scaling of device integration and computing power according to the changing needs you face as you grow. In addition, cloud-based solutions provide transparency and visibility of information at every location and time, even among various partners in a network. In the future this will be a standard part of every factory.

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Factories need to be more responsive, more flexible, and more able to meet their customers’ needs. Mobile technologies give you the power to know the state of your inventory, projects, and orders at any time. They are the link between the office and the shop floor and provide seamless integration between all your systems and work process. In the future mobile applications will be a standard part of manufacturing.

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With the increase in the Internet of Things, data is collected from an ever increasing network. Your solutions must have the ability to store and process large volumes of historical and diverse data and must be able to respond immediately to incoming data streams as well as allow you to quickly locate the data you need.

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Top 5 Benefits of the Factory of the Future

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Better ability to predict consumer trends and buying triggers

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Increased agility to respond to fast changing market conditions

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Improved cycle times and on-time deliveries to customers

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Total visibility through the value supply chain

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Reduced time and cost to launch new products


What Steps Can You Take to Be Prepared for the Future?

We need factories that are more responsive, more flexible, and more able meet their customers’ needs. Mass-customization is a trend in today’s marketplace. This often means smaller operations, operations that can ramp up and scale back in much shorter timeframes and operations that are closer to the end market. Critical to all this is the ability to collect, analyze and use information both from within the operation and outside.


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Create vertical integration between the shop-floor and your ERP solution
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Establish horizontal integration along the value chain and throughout the production network
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Embrace mass-customization and the technologies to make that happen.
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Mobilize your factory with the Internet of Things.
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Invest in highly skilled technical talent/consultants