Strategic Technology Planning to Create a Smart Manufacturing Firm

Digital industrial technology is on the rise with industry 4.0, also known as the fourth revolution in manufacturing. How does industry 4.0 work? Essentially, industry 4.0 takes advantage of automation and computers brought to us through the third revolution in manufacturing – creating a smart, more capable system that utilizes data for the purpose of enabling faster, more flexible processes to produce higher-quality goods at a lower cost. What manufacturing firm doesn’t want that, right?

We’re Expecting to See a Shift in Economics, Greater Industrial Growth, and a More Competitive Landscape in the Manufacturing Realm – All Thanks to Industry 4.0.

So what should manufacturing firms do to embrace industry 4.0? It all starts with strategic technology planning. Advanced digital technologies are already available in the manufacturing industry, but it’s time to make use of them – leveraging connected devices to make more informed decisions. Here are a few of the technologies involved in the fourth revolution of manufacturing:

  • Big data and analytics
  • The internet of things
  • Augmented reality
  • Simulation
  • Autonomous robots
  • And much more

In the Simplest Terms, You MUST Embrace the Concept of a Smart Manufacturing Firm… If You’re Clinging to Old Ways of Delivering Value, You’re Falling Behind.

Outsource IT Solutions Group has been working with manufacturing firms in the Naperville, Aurora, and Chicagoland area since 1998. We’ve seen the rise of digital industrial technology and we’ve helped many manufacturing firms embrace it. We’re able to help you with strategic technology planning that creates a smart manufacturing firm – encompassing the following:

  1. Collecting and evaluating data from a range of sources, including production equipment and systems, to support real-time, informed decision making.
  2. Integrating functions, departments, and capabilities to create a cohesive network that automates value chains.
  3. Identifying and applying for any available tax credits and/or grants designed to assist manufacturing firms with affording technology.
  4. Developing a multi-layered cybersecurity strategy that safeguards the many entry points in your environment for intellectual property protection.

How Can Smart Manufacturing Firms Keep Their Intellectual Property Secure While Embracing Digital Industrial Technology That Creates Even More Entry Points?

A multi-layered cybersecurity strategy is necessary when embracing industry 4.0 as more entry points are created. Outsource IT Solutions Group is able to assist with the creation of a multi-layered cybersecurity strategy that incorporates:

  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion detection software
  • Antivirus software
  • Web content filtering
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Encryption
  • And more

Let’s Work on Strategic Technology Planning to Help You Create a Smart Manufacturing Firm That Thrives within Industry 4.0. Call Us at (650) 262-1365.

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