Emerging from the supply chain disruption of the last few years, organizations have boosted regionalization and invested in distributed manufacturing. As a result, demand is rising for enterprise-wide visibility. OT and IT convergence in manufacturing is driving unprecedented tech stack integration for business intelligence from the plant floor to the c-suite. Manufacturers who partner with technology companies that offer standards-based, suite MES solutions will have a competitive edge for enterprise-ready response time, cost-efficiency, connectivity, and scale.
According to a Manufacturing Leadership Council survey, 89% of respondents expect accelerating rates of disruptive technology adoption in the coming years. Digital transformation in manufacturing includes deployment of IIoT devices for enhanced edge information capture as well as cloud database integration for connected communications and to access high-performance computing power.
Over the last decade, these technologies have proven their value to monitor equipment for performance, optimize maintenance, reduce downtime, predict failure, automate service delivery, improve quality, and more. With this foundation in place, operations are ready to adopt digital twins, analytics, and simulation software for next-level gains.