The Dream Of A Smart Factory For Most Companies Is Just That, A Dream

Manufacturing blindspots are evereywhere and hiding in plain sight

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Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing

Historically, it was the role of managers and supervisors to discover blind spots, but it is impractical or impossible to watch every critical area on a continuous basis. Continuous monitoring and analysis are an ideal application for computer vision and continuous intelligence solutions such as ThinkIQ.  Filling in blind spots leads to greater productivity, shorter lead times, and improved safety.  ROI’s of  three to six months are realistic goals


ThinkIQ Guide to Smart Manufacturing




A Smart Factory Would Ideally Mean

That all equipment, vehicle, and worker activities are monitored on a 24x7 basis providing data sets that digitize all physical operations.  Unfortunately, many factories look more like this example. With equipment ranging from manual, unconnected equipment to fully automated and connected equipment. Even with fully connected equipment, there are major blind spots in operations especially in how people are interacting with equipment and vehicles.


ThinkIQ Guide to Smart Manufacturing

ThinkIQ Smart Factory Blindspots

3 Steps to Becoming a Smart Factory

What you don't know can and will hurt your manufacturing supply chain. Understaning the steps to becoming a Smart Factory are easier than you may think

1. People: The goal of Smart Manufacturing is not to replace people but to empower them to learn and use the optimal combination of Smart technologies to improve their organization
2. Smart Technology: Selecting the right combination of technologies can be challenging, but the good news is that you can start small, and the cost of many Smart Technologies is affordable for even smaller organizations
3. Implementation: When evaluating how best to proceed, a simple ROI analysis can guide your choices


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