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materials management

production and assembly of microelectronics in a hi-tech factory - man operates machine in production
Electronics assembly September 17, 2021
Material optimization in the SMT and Electronics Assembly Industries

With increased pressures on efficiency and reducing margins of error, management, logistics and storage of material becomes one of the most important aspects of shop floor management, if not the most important!

Digital Twin of a factory on a screen of mobile device
Discrete manufacturing January 16, 2019
The Increasing Value of a Digital Twin

Some time ago in 2019 Tom Jenks wrote a great article that defined a Digital Twin and provided a high-level overview of the potential benefits. This technology has come of age, given recent advances that have occurred with the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. By providing access to a greater number of data points coupled with the ability to better predict other variables, it is now possible to achieve far greater calibration between the physical and digital worlds. These developments have significantly increased the value of the Digital Twin.