Thursday, July 7, 2016

How “Smart” Are We in Manufacturing Today?

By Conrad Leiva, MESA International Board Member and chair of MESA's Smart Manufacturing Working Group

In a prior blog post  we discussed that Smart Manufacturing is not very “smart” if we are not using communication standards to connect equipment, people and processes in the manufacturing enterprise. In this blog post we review the reality of adoption of integration standards in manufacturing based on a recent MESA and IDC Manufacturing Insights survey. The survey was sent to both manufacturers and vendors that provide equipment and software to manufacturing, and the results are shared below.