For manufacturers trying to juggle greater product complexity and customer demand for personalised, unique experiences, 3D configuration tools offer the ability to quote complex products with confidence.
Driven by increasing market demand for highly personalised products, the need for manufacturers to leverage the full value of their data is greater than ever. Yet, producing smaller batches of non-standard, unique products is significantly more complex and requires data ‘on-demand’.
Transitioning your enterprise applications to the cloud may carry a risk but simply ignoring the benefits cloud offers will only result in IT continuing to take large bites out of your operating budget each year. Here’s how your business can mitigate the risk.
GE Digital’s Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud promises to give manufacturers an ‘unprecedented’ ability to create smart connected factories, offering greater flexibility of deployment, fewer on-premises systems and optimised performance.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provides trading partners with automatic, standardised business document exchange. To process documents, the data needs to be converted to and from different EDI formats, very often modified to partners business needs.
Leading figures in UK manufacturing recently met to discuss how to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities enabled by emerging technologies, and assess whether fears over automation, digitalisation, and artificial intelligence are justified.
Manufacturing is adopting and adapting to new technology, but sometimes businesses can end up chasing their tail in proving the business case for the latest kit. Utilising the cloud and edge computing can maximise a manufacturer's data, operations and productivity, but the element of risk still weighs on decision-makers minds.