Integrate the Internet of Things and Cloud Services Into Your Operations with Smart ManufacturingJanuary 26, 2016
2016 is upon us and with a new year comes a new opportunity to review and revisit your company’s manufacturing processes and operations. As many manufacturers recognize that the traditional way of manually collecting and analyzing data is falling wayside, they’re looking for smarter manufacturing solutions to ensure efficiency and profitability.
2016: The Year of Smart Manufacturing
One opportunity plant managers are exploring is the idea of ‘Smart Manufacturing’. This initiative is defined by Industry Week as a way to, “bring about a revolution in manufacturing business strategy, turning traditional factories from cost centers into profitable innovation centers, through the integration of industrial automation, IIoT, and information technology (IT) including cloud services, 3D models, mobile computing, intelligence and integration platforms.”
Smart Manufacturing isn’t a new concept for those in the industry but technology has advanced so assets and systems must also advance to keep up. Many of our customers are seeking ways in which they can connect their current operational assets to reliable data-collecting technology, removing human error and oversight, to analyze their efficiency.
Ahead of its Time: Freedom EWARE
5ME’s Freedom EWARE Manufacturing Software has been utilizing the cloud for years to ensure plant managers always have clear insight into their process and machines. By using cloud services, Freedom EWARE enables 24/7 access to scheduled downtime, delay time, repair time, not-in-cycle time and in-cycle process time – so you’re never out of the loop in regards to your operational efficiency.
This data can be used by various team members to help better understand which floor assets are slowing your production down and costing you money. This insight will help you and your managers identify opportunities to work smarter and increase efficiency and profitability in 2016.