By: Julie Fraser, MESA Smart Manufacturing Research Program Leader
What is your answer to this quick question? Is Smart Manufacturing a concept to act on
a) In the future
If your answer is (a) future, you face a risk. I don’t want to sound pedantic, but the best answer is: (b) the time for Smart Manufacturing is now. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s actually the safe answer.
Why? Because most manufacturers have at least one Smart Manufacturing project or initiative underway. Those who have not yet started on the journey risk falling behind.