There have been several emerging technologies to affect the manufacturing industry over the past couple of years. With the concept of smart factories, big data and digitisation already making a positive impact. More manufacturers recognise that these new technologies are a necessity to their business and not just an added extra.
Making just a small change within these emerging technology areas will help to significantly lower operating costs, boost profitability and help to make your business a market leader.
With the manufacturing industry moving through the fourth Industrial Revolution, see how you could make your manufacturing operations, achieve considerable gains in efficiency.
Automated systems are becoming more commonplace in many manufacturing facilities. One of the largest impacts on manufacturing is collaborative automation, which offers the unique advantage of automated systems, programmed to work alongside human employees (known as ‘Cobots’), alongside new safety standards in place, so that no threat is posed to employees. As digital technology systems control more aspects of manufacturing operations, the relationship between human and automation will become more significant. Respond to the ever-changing market conditions by undertaking a digital manufacturing strategy roadmap, which will future proof your operations for years to come.
Supply chains are becoming ever more complex, and the need for manufacturers to operate globally increases, it is important to embrace the available software technology to meet these demands. The Internet of Things (known as ‘IoT’), connects equipment, people, processes and supply chains, is becoming more accessible to all manufacturers. Staying at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and taking advantage of digital technologies will allow manufacturers, large or small to achieve business outcomes that were not possible 10 years ago, such as improving cost-effectiveness and product quality.
Whilst manufacturers continue to adopt these new technologies, they are becoming more connected and deal with huge amounts of data from a wide range of sources.
This, unfortunately, opens the door to huge risks and threats to the damage and malpractice of hardware or software, so it is imperative to have plans in place to protect these information systems.
Employing reliable, external partners to help with security is vital, as most manufacturers are not in the position to do this alone. Cybersecurity should be a critical concern for manufacturers and for manufacturers to keep benefiting from digital systems, while also keeping employees and their business safe, it will need to be looked at seriously.
Big data analytics is a key trend in the emerging technology market, driven by the need to become more efficient. Predictive analytics in manufacturing will be determined by a variety of smart sensors integrated at every stage of the production process. The correct data will enable manufacturers to predict when machines may break down, when inventory needs replenishing and so on to create a more efficient cost base, to drive productivity, reduce errors and predict future events and trends. As manufacturers begin to plan their big data and IoT implementation strategies, they will start to take advantage of these intelligent systems.
With increasing energy costs and the need to meet social responsibility policies, it is important to look at the impact of energy efficiency on existing assets and machinery, to help avoid unnecessary energy costs. Manufacturers have begun to realise the long-term cost benefits of sustainability, such as the use of renewable energy. Savings start with the monitoring and recording of energy consumption, therefore you need to identify the activities that waste energy and put a strategy in place to reduce them.
At Majenta Solutions we have a group of experienced consultants, most of whom have worked within Industry across different market sectors.
Alongside our well-established Training Academy, we also help our clients maximise the use of their software, gain efficiencies and time savings. We can offer our breadth of knowledge within digital supplier integration, predictive analytics, software security, process and workflow analysis.
These services, along with others, provides us with a unique position, to help appreciate the pains you have as a business and help relate possible solutions to support you towards your goals and aspirations.
Our people have enabled our customers to create better for decades. Keeping up with the latest technology and software and applying their expertise and industry experience, our team have ensured that our customers meet their objectives, overcome challenges and succeed.
Whether you’ve business objectives to meet, departmental challenges to overcome, or industry or regulatory changes that you must adapt to, our resident design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply integration experts continue to add value. We listen to your requirements, understand your business and what you’re looking to achieve, and work with you to provide a solution that’s right for you. Just ask our customers.
Take a look at our customer’s success stories to see how we’ve added value.
Technology and design automation are some of the biggest challenges facing Manufacturing today and the future we are moving rapidly towards. Businesses who embrace both current and emerging technologies, develop high-tech and higher value products.
As a technology partner, Majenta Solutions, with its highly skilled consultants and solutions have already helped businesses move along a digital readiness journey to embrace these challenges with a knowledgeable and clear approach.
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