Smart Factories for Small to Medium Manufacturers: How to get from Here to There

In this white paper, experts from Siemens Digital Industries Software define a Smart Factory, examine key considerations in understanding the value of a Smart Factory and explore important takeaways for how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can take advantage of these technologies.

In the swarm of buzzwords surrounding today’s manufacturing sector, the “Smart Factory” or “Factory of the Future” buzz is especially prominent. Unprecedented computational capability and ubiquity is giving smaller manufacturing firms access to data which has previously been reserved for major players.

If analyzed correctly, smaller firms can use this data to improve efficiency, sustainability, quality and time-to-market. The smart factory will be the only factory in the future, so getting from here to there is of paramount importance.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • What is a Smart factory?
  • Smart technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, sensors, reporting and analytics software, machine learning and AI, and digital twins
  • How to mitigate risk using simulation
  • How monitoring produces actionable data

Your download is sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software.