Today’s manufacturers are confronting a rapidly changing business environment where they must seamlessly pivot to meet unprecedented changes and demands on their business. Leaders must find ways to ensure business continuity in a time when supply chain disruptions and new regulations are being imposed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time continuing to meet consumer demand.
Launching on July 29th, 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey, is an online series designed to help companies transform their business with episodes focusing on industry leading strategy and insight – ready to stream anytime, anywhere. Discover how to bring together all aspects of business to increase collaboration, improve execution and accelerate the transformation to full digital continuity. Learn how to make your business accessible from anywhere with real-time collaboration for your entire team.
Join us July 29th for the live plenary session at 1:00 EDT, followed by the release of Episode 1 of 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey which focuses on Manufacturing & Supply Chain. You will hear directly from industry leaders and key influencers who’ll discuss strategies, case studies and expert viewpoints. Learn how to drive innovation, deliver business results and transform the manufacturing industry to meet the challenges in a time of accelerated change.
In anticipation of 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey Episode 1, we have assembled a collection of our most popular blog posts on the Future of Manufacturing. Read on to discover how manufacturers utilize technology for more efficient processes, operational excellence and greater value creation for customers.
Disruption, innovation, and global connectivity are all reshaping how manufacturers deliver in today’s experience economy. Competition, unexpected events, and consumer demand put relentless pressure on manufacturers. A world-class business platform can help digitally transform operations and enable companies to be prepared.Now more than ever, manufacturers must remain flexible, agile and operational. Fortunately, digital transformation has long been underway, and this reinvention of the manufacturing industry can help manage global disruptions while ensuring business continuity.
Simulation is the key to understanding factory interactions in a shared environment—for improved productivity, flexibility and safety, as well as to prep the workforce for a tech-powered, data-driven, collaborative workspace where people, robots and machines work side-by-side.
The digital twin / digital thread establish and maintain the foundational information that defines the products and processes. IIoT sensors and devices continually feed data from the plants, warehouses, service providers, and suppliers providing an unprecedented level of visibility throughout the entire life of the product from design through manufacturing and on to distribution and ultimate use or consumption.
In business, today’s venue of choice is a single, unified, digital collaboration platform. This is the virtual space where every “instrument” in the orchestra plays its assigned part in the symphony of design, analysis, simulation, production, supply chain and analytics that goes into the finished work—a product that will fill a customer need, and provide a captivating experience.
The Digital Twin continues to play a key role in the digitized world of manufacturing by offering manufacturers pre-production simulation and valuable insights into all manufacturing disciplines from machine maintenance and operations to production planning and field support for equipment – therefore enabling them to reduce production errors and time to market.
The smart-minded IIoT brings the vision of digital manufacturing into reality. It furthers the automation of production equipment and robotics. It takes the monkey wrench out of maintenance, as sensors continuously monitor assets to take early, preventative action, or quickly diagnose failures when they occur. IIoT wearables bring the shop-floor workers into the loop, through added cognitive assistance to relay directions, reduce errors and improve safety.
Proper maintenance on plant equipment is vital to keeping the plant running smoothly, meeting customer commitments, and controlling costs. Any equipment breakdown or unscheduled maintenance downtime is an expensive disruption that no plant can afford. So the focus of maintenance activity and planning is always aimed toward prevention, as much as repair.
Editor’s Note: In our first track for 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey we will delve into the real-world stories and insights around key technology trends for manufacturing and supply chain operations. Discover how manufacturers are driving industrial transformation, rising to the moment and adjusting in today’s complex landscape. Register today for access to the series.