We highlight the tools and knowledge manufacturers need to be successful in their transition to Industry 4.0 and the IIoT. Start with understanding the problems.
What are the Most Common Problems Manufacturers Face in their Transition to Industry 4.0?
1. The Manufacturing Skills Gap
One of the biggest manufacturing problems U.S. businesses face is the growing skills gap. Approximately 22% of existing skilled manufacturing workers will be retiring by the end of 2025.
2. The Internet of Things (IoT)
Connected machines on the shop floor let manufacturers collect real-time data; and even enable remote machine diagnostics and repairs. Manufacturers that want to stay ahead need to identify how they can use the IoT to its full potential.
3. Efficiency Issues
Manufacturers have been looking for efficient solutions to decrease costs and increase efficiency at their operations. Instead of sacrificing product quality, manufacturers have resources at their finger-tips to increase efficiency and capacity by adopting new technology.
4. Collaboration Issues
There is a communication gap between management on the shop floor – info is not being shared in real-time to affect positive change. Facilitate on-the-ground communication among employees, customers and partners with digital collaboration tools.
Manufacturing Problems? Solved with ShiftWorx™ – Learn More About the Solution, See a Software Demo
ShiftWorx™ not only identifies machine downtime reasons, it engages your workforce in the process. Contact us anytime to discuss your Industry specific manufacturing problems.
ShiftWorx™ affords manufacturers of any size a shop floor optimization solution that can begin as a low-cost, low-risk pilot project that:
- Cloud-connects ANY machine of any age, type or brand.
- Is rapidly deployed in less than 5 days.
- Increases your shop floor productivity by 50%.
- Achieves 30% decreased machine downtime.
- Achieves 20% improved employee engagement.
- Offers a fast ROI in less than 3 months.
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