Jason Spera, CEO and co-founder of Aegis Software, a global provider of Manufacturing Operations Management Software (MOM), recently discussed the ambiguous meaning of Industry 4.0 in Forbes. Read the full article here.
According to Spera, Industry 4.0 has become whatever a given manufacturing professional wants it to be. To some, it’s data connections to every device in operations. Others think it’s using that data in analytics. Still, more would say it’s an autonomous factory, or nearly. Higher quality, flexible production, lower costs, data lakes, AI, or all of the aforementioned—Like the famous Rorschach ink blots, there is no limit to what Industry 4.0 may mean in the eye of a given beholder.”
Industry 4.0 can reclaim its power to define positive change if the term is accepted as that theme and objective—then a discussion about how to get there can be reasonably had. It becomes a matter of the term defining a major transformation of manufacturing toward the more efficient and profitable, but the digital tactics to get to that end are up for discussion.
“Tactics to achieve Industry 4.0 success all depends on data and the elegance of how that data is obtained and the manner in which it is made meaningful. The approach determines the choice between massively customized toolkits, then how that morphed into ‘apps’, which is just a new means to the same unfortunate ends of silos of customization. Alternatively, there is a holistic platform approach that avoids customization,” explained Spera.
Spera is a proud member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level technology executives. Members are respected leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in the business development space.
About Aegis Software
Founded in 1997, Aegis Software delivers a uniquely adaptive manufacturing operations management platform, built on an IIoT backbone, to improve manufacturing speed, control, and visibility across the entire enterprise and throughout the supply chain. Aegis’ platform, FactoryLogix®, is designed for today’s manufacturing reality, connecting business-critical systems, processes, and people—unleashing transformative benefits of Industry 4.0.
FactoryLogix solution areas include Digital Manufacturing Engineering (DME); Manufacturing Process Execution; Returns, Repairs, Rework, Overhaul (RMA/MRO); Lean Materials Management; Adaptive Planning; Quality Management Solution (QMS); Regulatory & Customer Compliance; Manufacturing Intelligence; Active Rules Engine; Connectivity (IIoT & Business Systems).
Since its inception, Aegis has been helping more than 2,200 factories across the military, aerospace, electronics, medical, and automotive industries, drive rapid and continuous innovation with the highest quality while reducing operational costs. Learn more by visiting aiscorp.com.
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