The Transforming World of Industry
Since Henry Ford and the assembly line, manufacturers have embraced change that make their operations more effective. Over the years advancements like CAD drawings to robotics have driven processes to be more efficient. The following are factors that are transforming the world of industry.
Securing Your Facility
More than ever having a safe plant is critical for a responsible manufacturer. Training procedures for employees on equipment and safety programs have been a part of industry for years. Today, emergency procedures, security staff, surveillance, and cybersecurity are also essential considerations.
With the COVID-19 pandemic working remotely has become more widespread, accepted, and desirable. The many online meeting platforms, such as Zoom, Join Me or Webex, give management and staff options to conduct virtual meetings quickly and efficiently. Team members can now work together effectively no matter their location.
Today, nearly all vehicles or equipment utilizes some software system. This technology provides many everyday features, such as scheduled maintenance and updates, GPS, safe driving features, and accidents alerts. The growth of self-drive cars and other advancements will only cause this reliance on software technology to expand.
Robotic systems have have been part of the industrial scene for years. However, the new technology of adaptable “cobots” are at the forefront of today’s robotic advancements. The new robots learn “on the job”, allowing them to become more efficient, while letting human workers focus less on repetitive assembly tasks and process improvements.
The gathering and study of data analytics leads to better planning for suppliers, logistics, costs, and technology. By using data, you can improve productivity, quality, profitability, and customer satisfaction.