The new normal calls for enterprises to accelerate their Digital Manufacturing and the Connected Factory journey for increased visibility, collaboration, and insight into operations. This, in turn, can enable enterprises to rapidly and flexibly respond in an optimal way to changing customer demands and economic situations.
Manufacturers have expanded geographically but manufacturing sites continue to function at varying operational levels constraining the optimization of global operations and the associated warehouse management. The ability to orchestrate operations and drive continuous improvement demand a shift in deployment strategies to provide global visibility in addition to specific site visibility. Dynamic build processes and the proliferation of automation systems over the years are preventing standardization across sites, inhibiting manufacturing excellence and rapid scaling of operations to meet changing business demands. Further, the prevalence of paper-based operations is hampering making real-time and informed decision-making.
Digital Manufacturing, Connected Factories, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), in combination with Industry 4.0 technologies, have become central today. These technologies are invaluable in transforming traditional manufacturing and warehouse management to create a Connected Factory with an intelligent, interconnected, and optimized production environment. Such an environment can connect Products, Production Plans, Assets and Supply chains to gain visibility into operations and to control and optimize execution.
HCL’s Connected Factory Services cater to the full spectrum of Digital Manufacturing transformation needs. HCL offers Consulting, Product Engineering, MES/MOM implementation or migration services, continuous platform upgrades or technology refreshes, and operations support.