The manufacturing industry has been constantly pushing its technological envelope since the first industrial revolution. Today, it is in the midst of another industrial revolution, as a new generation of sophisticated technologies is transforming manufacturing into a highly connected, intelligent, and, ultimately, more productive realm. The manual processes-driven shop floor of the past is being replaced by smart manufacturing facilities where tech-savvy workers, aided by intelligent robots, are creating the products of the future.
For the modern manufacturer, data is no longer just the purview of IT; from supply chain management to the operations floor, data is now omnipresent across the organization. As data gets further unified across a firm, data-driven manufacturers will start converging the realms of IT and OT.
That said, intelligent manufacturing is not just about data; it is about using data to make automated decisions, predictions, and real-time optimizations across the end-to-end value chain. Thus, with the help of AI-based advanced analytics, modern manufacturers are now bringing down labor costs, reducing product defects, shortening unplanned downtime, improving transition times, and increasing production speed—all while making manufacturing more flexible.
To help CIOs find the right digital manufacturing solution provider for their business, our distinguished selection panel has evaluated hundreds of leading-edge companies that showcase unique methodologies, techniques, and technologies to serve their customers better. In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the burning need for cost-effective and flexible manufacturing solutions.
We present to you CIO Applications “Top 10 Digital Manufacturing Solution Providers – 2019.”