What is Smart Manufacturing?
Smart Manufacturing (SM) enables all information about the manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions. Islands of efficiency become interoperable, networked, and resilient solutions to drive transformational manufacturing enterprise performance for any size, level of technical sophistication, or resource availability at lower cost.
Smart Manufacturing unlocks real-time data currently inaccessible or unused through new technology tools that realize benefits faster across the manufacturing enterprise.
The business improvements vary depending on the manufacturer and their goals and strategies, examples include; customer satisfaction, energy efficiency, productivity, safety and time to market. Ultimately, Smart Manufacturing becomes the sustainable engine that delivers profitable business in the manufacturing environment enabling expansion and growth.