Optimizing agility and innovation in discrete manufacturing
When a product moves from one process to another in an unstructured way, production becomes a complex process. Add increasing demand for custom products, smaller lot sizes, extremely short lifecycles and new technologies built into products, and you’ve only named a handful of the challenges that discrete industry businesses are faced with today.
One word sums up the #1 characteristic needed to survive and thrive in discrete manufacturing: flexibility. Times are changing, technology is evolving at ever-faster rates, and those businesses unable to embrace creative new ways of using data, supporting innovation, streamlining processes and integrating their equipment with their ERP systems risk losing their competitive edge – and their profitability.