What is Smart Manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing is a process of using digital resources to connect networks and manage every link a supply chain, from sourcing to logistics. This can include cloud technology as well as on-site software to monitor and track shipments.

WHY IS SMART MANUFACTURING IMPORTANT?

Smart manufacturing means you can track activity in real-time. This is increasingly important with initiatives like Walmart’s Must Arrive by Date (MABD). Any delay results in chargebacks and a loss of trust. Smart manufacturing can help companies stay on track by monitoring a shipment’s progress as well as potential delays before they happen, so supply chain managers can proactively avoid them.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SMART MANUFACTURING?

Supply Chain Dive reports:

· WHAT FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO A CLIMATE RIPE FOR SMART MANUFACTURING?

Smart manufacturing is a “leap forward from more traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system,” but transition barriers must be dealt with to realize value. Read More »

· 11 TECHNOLOGIES SET TO SHAPE SMART MANUFACTURING

New tools like 3D printing and artificial intelligence have created a paradigm shift in technology and revealed a new world of supply chain efficiencies yet to be unlocked. Read More »

· NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGY RAISES THE BAR FOR LOGISTICS MANAGERS

Experts say we’ve reached a tipping point for technology, shifting executives’ focus beyond the factory walls. Read More »

· SMART MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES BUSINESSES TO RETHINK SOURCING

Buying sensors and software for Industry 4.0 requires a fundamental change in mindset and relationships with suppliers. Read More »

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