What does Industry 4.0 mean for manufacturing?
by Hemant Javeri, Senior Manager Solution Architecture, APN Ambassador, Database Modernization Ambassador, Onica by Rackspace Technology
Traditional manufacturers can no longer delay digital transformation as we’re in the era of Industry 4.0 – the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The days of using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications for the management of operations, supply chains and assets are coming to an end.
Global supply chains require advanced real-time data to provide visibility at every stage — from inventory management to production. A recent example was seen during the global pandemic when many automobile manufacturers shut down plants because of a microchip shortage.
Data-driven technology, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), can create a smart factory to prevent any parts shortages. Manufacturers are joining the Industry 4.0 revolution to gain several advantages including:
- Efficient and cost-effective resource allocation
- Reducing downtime by leveraging enhanced machine monitoring
- Real-time responsiveness for consumer demands and personalization
In the white paper, “Introducing the new era of Industry 4.0,” an overview is provided of how manufacturing is changing. It also provides insights into the implementation of IIoT at scale and how an integrated approach covering people, processes and technologies is critical.
To learn how you can leverage IIoT, cloud and new operating models to jumpstart your journey to a smart, connected factory, download the white paper, “Introducing the new era of Industry 4.0”.
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