Innovation starts with envisioning the “ideal end result”. When we look at MFG 4.0 to understand how innovative it is, we need to ask, are we moving in the right direction. While we might look at “prosperity” as the idea end result… we might want to step back to better understand how MFG 4.0 helps us get there.
To envision the “ideal end result”, you can start by thinking about the what you want to deliver, what the system is that delivers what you want, and what are the current problems you are experiencing within the that system.
The what… new levels of profitability
The system… machines, production lines, manufacturing cells, complete plants or multiple plants.
The problem(s)… this will be unique to your operations but typically include issues related to throughput, quality, cost, manpower, data availability and utilization, on-time delivery, compliance, and more…
Your goal is to create a system that has none or significantly less of the problems and delivers what you want which is profitability. You should also be able to deliver MFG 4.0 in a timely manner (weeks or a couple of months vs. years), investment and implementation are scaled to match available resources, and ROI that is matched to your organization’s needs. MFG 4.0, delivered right does all of this; it is Manufacturing Innovation & Transformation™. Research shows that companies must start the journey or get left behind. Contact us to learn how to get started and create a path to get the job done NOW, not years down the road.