MES has shifted from a localized shop floor control application – to what is now increasingly becoming a Cloud-based critical business application. As a result of this transformation, look for continued MES investment in 2022 and beyond.
Industry ecosystems are evolving rapidly, driven by powerful economic forces, and they will have a lasting impact on how manufacturers view and manage their partners, their industries, and even themselves.
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.
The proliferation of IIoT devices has changed the manufacturing landscape and is now challenging the manufacturing operations model. Will your manufacturing applications be able to support this new model or are they built assuming that the CIM pyramid will stand as long as the real ones have?