This is the first in a series of blogs where we discuss the requirement for detailed manufacturing engineering and operations orchestration in industry today and the potential benefits that can be realized by utilizing Digital Manufacturing solutions.
The digitalization of manufacturing is an imperative for realization of Industry 4.0. Success, measured as production excellence, is achieved with a digital thread connecting product development through product production all the way to product utilization, supported by robust, integrated manufacturing software solutions. This is digital manufacturing.
Subsequent blogs in this series will focus on the key values of digital manufacturing and how they can be achieved, covering topics like closed-loop manufacturing for discrete manufacturing industries and closed-loop formulation for process manufacturing industries, model-based manufacturing and model-based quality, the holistic digital twin and the factory of tomorrow.