The Essential Role of MES/MOM in Industry 4.0
Each implementation of Industry 4.0 will be different, but companies with complex products, processes and regulations will need MES/MOM more than ever.
We are now mobile, connected and more automated than ever before. So what does that mean to manufacturers?
While each company will answer that for themselves, Industry 4.0 is one effort to outline what manufacturers can do to compete successfully. Industry 4.0 is a public-private initiative that is gaining interest worldwide and support.
Industry 4.0 paints a vision of smart factories using smart machines and materials to make smart products. Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), certain parts of the physical and digital value chains can merge in a connected world.
By its nature, an Industry 4.0 implementation will be incremental, not big bang. Manufacturing will still need people and centralized information applications in addition to the new IIoT data for the next several decades.