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Critical Issue: Manufacturing Advocacy
To maximize the potential of Manufacturing 4.0, manufacturers of all sizes need to actively transform traditional, inhibitive functional silos to create more collaborative, cross-functional, and integrated enterprise structures, both within and beyond their organizations. These structures, supported by new collaborative processes and digital thread technologies, stretch across the value chain and improve decisions in multiple activities, from ideation to product end of use.
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Collaborative Manufacturing Enterprise
Design-to-manufacturing processes too often are hampered by data dysfunction and misaligned organizational priorities. But digital thread and hub concepts may help manufacturers get products to market faster.
Determined to successfully embrace M4.0, Cooley Group undertook a total operational transformation to create a collaborative culture that would drive long-term sustainable growth.
By digitalizing operations, manufacturers can not only improve Lean processes as way to complete better today, but also to lay the foundation for transforming their business tomorrow.
Many manufacturers are increasingly worried that an already-significant workforce shortage is only getting worse and that it could undermine their growth opportunities.
“It was after the downturn in 2010 when we decided to shed 60% of our customer base.” John Sammut, CEO of electronic manufacturing services provider Firstronic told members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at...
We often hear that, when taking first steps on the digital transformation journey, manufacturers should start small, build on successes, and then expand the vision once results and credibility have been established. This seems...