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need to boost capabilities for traceability around products and components including sensors and embedded software. This is necessary to
eliminate blind spots in internal quality processes and reduce waste.
IoT data can help manufacturers
ensure product quality and even predict and prevent failures at the component level, the assembly level, and
with shipped product to understand
risk for product warranties.
* Mapping to the new modes of manufacturing - Mass market manufacturing has given way to personalization and customization. This entails
shorter production runs, which
require switching out lines more
often. Manufacturers must configure and reconfigure the shop floor
quickly and easily to avoid expensive machine and line downtime.

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Ironically, the smart factory is producing more real-time data than ever
that can be harnessed to optimize operations. However, according to the
McKinsey Global Institute, despite
the immense potential factories have
for value creation in the IoT era, an estimated 70 percent of data captured in
manufacturing goes unused.
As more intelligence products are
brought to market, manufacturers

D IALOGUE

* Gaining operational control and
visibility - In an increasingly complex and global manufacturing
enterprise, digitization on the factory floor creates a single "digital
thread" across operations to support responsiveness, improved
collaboration and reduced risk.
Visibility from order entry to inventory to finished goods is required to inform customers, partners and other stakeholders on
status at any time, and to streamline compliance requirements.

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Cloud technology is central to Industry 4.0. It allows manufacturers to
scale operations by focusing more on
operations versus information technology. The cloud is the great equalizer, giving small and midmarket enterprises access to leading software
capabilities - and capacity as needed
- without having to monitor and manage infrastructure.

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ufacturing processes globally.
Automation gives manufacturers
the ability to refocus personnel
on more value-added activities.
As they expand globally, extending and expanding product and
service offerings, automation
maintains process consistency, and enables manufacturers
to focus on what they do best.
They are then in a more advantageous position to take on work
that is most aligned with their
key competencies as well as activities that are most profitable.

Technologies such as augmented reality can help reduce lag time between
design and production. 3-D printing
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