With its low risk, high potential return, and utilization of predominantly existing assets, data should be recognized as a manufacturer’s most valuable asset and therefore be part of every manufacturer’s financial plan.
We are now entering a new age of awareness in this field whereby manufacturers are now expected to help provide the necessary leadership to make a change and plot a new path towards what could become a “golden age” of environmentalism in manufacturing.
Regardless of your position or utilization of edge computing, one thing remains certain. The need for improving resilience with greater flexibility in technology platforms will continue to be important.
As such, MES is not a casualty of the advent and development of smart manufacturing, but rather one of its most essential enablers, a stepping stone on the path that all manufacturers must go down to succeed in today’s marketplace.