The ideal IT systems in a manufacturing set-up does not simply recognize modern business trends, but trail-blazes and innovates in response. Whether a manufacturer is nascent or a well-established brand, it is critical that they have systems that provide not only accuracy and efficiency, but global functionalities. EIM Solution’s offerings for the Manufacturing sector, include designing for the “Smart Factory” or “Industry 4.0” as is popularly known.
Manufacturers seeking to transform their existing set-up into a Smart factory, would be required to embrace emerging digital technologies alongside their established IT infrastructure. This then implies that their IT partners should be well versed, knowledgeable in business operations and should have demonstrated technical skills in both the established ERP systems and emerging technologies.
The key drivers of Industry 4.0/Smart Factory are:
- Interoperability: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other over the web/Internet
- Seamless flow of information across the physical devices and sensor data
- Analytics and Visual Dashboard: Ability to compile and compute the enriched data into comprehensible information and reports to enable efficient decision making
- Automation: Automating unproductive/ life critical/ unpleasant tasks