A Three-Step Guide for Organizations to Build an Intelligent...
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A Three-Step Guide for Organizations to Build an Intelligent Enterprise

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Companies that leverage increased intelligence and collective insight can drive better efficiencies by automating processes.

FREMONT, CA: Today’s manufacturers lack manufacturing intelligence. They are short of real-time data they require to manage global operations competently, materials, costs, suppliers, suppliers, and customers, hindering their capability to drive smarter, more efficient decision making.

To succeed in the fast-paced digital world, manufacturers ought to strive to be more connected. By increasing connectivity and gaining access to a wealth of customer, supply chain, and shop-floor insight, one can transform their organization into an intelligent enterprise. The approach will empower businesses to automate processes, create personalized products, and meet ever-evolving customer expectations.

Companies can therefore employ digital manufacturing solutions and strategies to seamlessly connect pertinent business stakeholders, data and operational processes in real-time. Digital manufacturing concurrently also improves efficiency and responsiveness that drives growth, while decreasing cost and cycle time.

The Setting of an Intelligent Enterprise               

A smart digital manufacturing firm can take orders in the morning, manufacture customer-specific goods in hours, and ship the products by the end of the day. A question that probably arrives after the event is how do factories achieve the target?

The answer is they create connections between their processes to produce massive volumes of insight and turn that idea into action. Alongside this, they also use innovative system networks that facilitate them to share crucial customer, shop-floor, and enterprise data with their employees and partners.

Companies that leverage increased intelligence and collective insight can drive better efficiencies by automating processes. Moreover, they gain the flexibility and agility they need to fabricate and deliver the lot size of one. An automobile manufacturer, for example, can equip its employees with wearables, tablets, and other smart devices. The tools help staff deliver information at the point of work, making it easy for employees to modify a vehicle’s exterior, interior, engine, or drive train.

Besides, because the maker is continuously connected to its logistics provider through a real-time system, the personalized vehicle can be shipped as soon as the work is finished. Additionally, higher data intelligence empowers businesses to create new business models, like selling services rather than products. With better access to priceless insight, they can accurately evaluate whether business changes would boost up revenue or pose a risk.

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A Three-Step Guide for Organizations to Build an Intelligent Enterprise

For an organization to grow into a smart enterprise, it must embrace the latest innovative technologies and kick-start a digital transformation expedition.

Here is how to get started with the transformation:

• Think big and have a vision: Rather than fixating on today’s problems, an enterprise must think about its potential. The organization also needs to anticipate how changing customer demands, acquisitions, and organic growth could influence the administration of the company in two years, five years, or even ten years. Besides, recognizing the technologies that can help solve challenges and meet rising customer expectations is essential to the organization’s future success.

• Start with a small project and execute: Pick a handy plan to get better with innovative technology. Firms need to ensure that the venture is something that can yield them quick, definable returns. If the scheme simplifies employees’ lives, reduces production costs, and helps satisfy the customers, then the investment is worthwhile.

• Accelerate adoption and iterate: With digital transformation pilot a success, organizations will have the support of shop-floor personnel and buy-in from key decision-makers. Upon earning the required confidence of the colleagues, firms need to quickly scale and expand the scope of their transformation to start affecting other sectors of the business. The step helps them to control costs, deliver and produce high-quality products faster than ever, and enhance customer experiences.

The three steps will help organizations realize the value and chart the course for unparalleled success in the present day’s digital world.

Pick up the Pace of Digital Transformation Journey

Implementing new technology is undoubtedly exciting, but businesses also need to focus on how it will solve business problems to have a tangible impact on the company. For organizations to achieve transformational change, they need to focus on more than just solving the current issues. They must be able to predict where their business is headed and understand how the company can leverage innovative technology to overcome the challenges and prosper in the future.

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