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In the volatile business environment of smart products and services, critical decisions must be made more quickly and frequently than ever before.

To do this, managers need immediate access to accurate and up to date information. Anything less than perfect data will add cost or introduce risks – or, more probably, some combination of both. For manufacturers, most decisions will be influenced by the current state of production, so what is happening inside the plant needs to be “visible” as an integral part of managers’ dashboards. Not just individual cyber-physical system (CPS) updates, but a true overview of the entire operation’s status will be critical.

The continuing drive for smart supply chains to truly serve market success efficiently involves eliminating unnecessary costs and delays from the entire end-to-end operation. For manufacturing to be an efficient element within the supply chain, operations need to be done right consistently, with no errors or unnecessary variations. Processes need to be simplified and then automated.

Moreover, companies must continuously embrace change or find themselves overtaken by more agile and more adaptable competitors. The market is entirely unforgiving – profit goes to the company who is “first to volume” with each new innovation. Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing are foundations for companies to move into strong competitive position.

Our manufacturing execution, scheduling and intelligence platform provides the greatest agility and scalability, enabling you to lower overall TCO while improving online visibility and operational intelligence, with a complete set of easily configurable and smoothly integrated modules fulfilling the most challenging Agility, Visibility and Reliability requirements. Beyond what you need for today, our solution is architected for Industry 4.0 needs too.

Agility: Improve yield and production flexibility ensuring fast time-to-market, even in high mix situations

Visibility: Model production lines, improving real-time decision-making ability and flexibility in variable production environments

Reliability: Improve automation, control and traceability, consistently delivering high quality product on-time


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Manufacturing Software for Industry 4.0. Embracing Change and Decentralization for Success.
by Iyno Advisors and Critical Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 offers an unprecedented opportunity for transformational success, but companies must have plant floor software that is ready for that journey.

Is your MES Industry 4.0 ready?

The fact that Industry 4.0 is already predicted means companies can prepare themselves now and the appropriate MES is pivotal in achieving that vision.

This White Paper defines a path to Industry 4.0, focusing on 4 different aspects:

concept of Industry 4.0: enabling technologies, cyber-physical systems, ‘smart’ results,

benefits of Industry 4.0,

role of manufacturing execution systems (MES) in Industry 4.0,

path to the future: steps companies can take now to prepare for Industry 4.0.


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