With the low cost of data available today, digital technology is quickly changing the world of manufacturing. What does your company need to know to stay competitive and capitalize on new opportunities? As your advocate and trusted adviser, Missouri Enterprise (the state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership center, a part of NIST) wants to make sure your company does not get left behind as a result of the industry 4.0 revolution.
The next SIX companies to contact the Missouri Enterprise team can receive a NO COST Smart Manufacturing Assessment by their expert Bob Beckmann. These are also called “Factory of the Future” evaluations.
The FREE assessment includes a general review of 5 key areas of your manufacturing facility:
1. Enterprise Support Operations (Resource planning, automated sales/scheduling, data entry etc.)
2. Supply Chain Data Exchange with Customers & Suppliers
3. Design and Engineering of parts, processes, and tooling
4. Digital Factory Floor & how data is distributed/captured
Following the assessment, a report is created that will note your facility’s strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your company’s ability to operate in the quickly approaching digital manufacturing world. It is a gauge to identify areas which need further attention and the possible impact that improvements would create. Assessments typically take one to three hours to complete.
Through this FREE assessment, you will gain a better understanding of what Smart Manufacturing means (Digital Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, etc.), how digital manufacturing will affect the manufacturing industry over the next 10 to 20 years, and how companies like yours can prepare for this dramatic shift. Contact the Area Business Managerin your area to learn more.