When it comes to the world of smart manufacturing, organizations everywhere are striving to seamlessly implement a smart manufacturing platform that maximizes efficiency, productivity, and transparency, while avoiding undue complexity and cost.
The challenge lies in finding equilibrium. As organizations grow over time, they will likely build many silos of different solutions and segment them into disparate parts of their operations. When they buy a new solution, the propensity is to build a new silo, but in the course of doing this, manufacturers are in fact adding a great level of complexity to their operations. Most of the time this complexity is not just unnecessary, but undermines overall efficiency.
For an effective, modern smart manufacturing platform to be successful, organizations need to remove all the excess noise from their systems and standardize their processes. This standardized approach can act as the single source of truth for the data and be a guide for how to manage the ongoing process efficiently and effortlessly.
However, to achieve this, there are several key best practices that are required from the onset of the implementation process that help navigate the challenges when adopting a smart manufacturing solution.