Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the Digital Thread, Big Data, they’re all related—and all the buzz—but what’s it all even mean? How does the jargon apply to a real shop? The truth is, there’s plenty that can be done without putting RFID chips and sensors on every piece of equipment. By simply organizing basic data already onsite shops can learn from the past and help to predict and improve the future without having to reinvent the business or hold a meeting every time there’s a decision to be made.
By making shop workflow accessible and easy to digest, whether it’s via mobile devices or even a whiteboard, it’s not only making it easier for the teams to communicate with each other, but also help to recognize opportunities for efficiency and keep the operation churning along without much disruption. This presentation discusses how to significantly remove room for error and save time all at once by data transparency.