Smart manufacturing and uncovering Closed-Loop Manufacturing (CLM) – ep. 3

An unstable supply chain and an increase in the customers’ need for custom products are some of the biggest challenges that manufacturers are dealing with today. The increased competition means they cannot afford to raise their products because that might result in a loss in market share. That’s why more focus has now been put on lowering the production cost by making the manufacturing process as efficient as possible.

Today, the host Chris Pennington, Global Industry Marketing Leader for Industrial Machinery at Siemens Digital Industries Software, is joined by Rahul Garg, the Vice President of the Industrial Machinery and Mid-market Program at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’ll help us understand what closed-loop manufacturing (CLM) entails.

In this episode, you’ll learn the steps involved in CLM and the benefits of deploying it on a factory floor. Additionally, you’ll find out the role played by product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • A high-level definition of CLM (01:34)
  • The steps involved in CLM (03:41)
  • Roles played by PLM and ERP (04:51)
  • The benefits of linking the production facility and manufacturing engineering to the supply chain (07:01)
  • The impact of deploying a CLM solution in a production facility (11:38)
Rahul Garg

Rahul Garg

Vice President of the Industrial Machinery and Mid-market Program at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Chris Pennington

Chris Pennington

Global Industry Marketing Leader – Industrial Machinery, Siemens Digital Industries Software


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Related links:
Smart Manufacturing podcast 01 – Uncovering Smart Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing podcast 02 – The Convergence of IT and OT in Digitalized Manufacturing

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/digital-transformation/smart-manufacturing-and-uncovering-closed-loop-manufacturing-ep-3/