The benefits of going paperless are many, including reductions in costs in terms of print consumables, people’s time and waste due to errors.
We all know that for any change to be successful everyone must benefit. Nowhere is this truer than in the change to a paperless factory floor environment.
Taking a big data approach is a change of mindset. In real terms it is all about viewing big data as the means to drive manufacturing excellence through an entire workflow, where traceability becomes a valuable byproduct rather than a cost.
If traceability is to offer real value, and not cost, then it needs to become proactive, creating traceability data as a byproduct of a data driven manufacturing excellence strategy.
When a manufacturing enterprise adopts a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) system capable of managing the entire scope of operations, traceability is no longer something an enterprise strives to achieve, it is a byproduct…
Fanatical traceability and regulation in an industry that deals with life and death in a daily basis.
There was a time, not so long ago, where we knew what each industry did. The automotive industry made cars, the apparel industry made clothes and the electronics industry made electronics. Now everything is a little less clear.
Since the start of the year and my visit to CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas I, along with most of the industry, have been talking about this new sector and the potential it holds.
It seems we're in a phase where the term EMS does really cover what the companies we think of as electronics manufacturing service providers actually do.
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