By: Patricia Panchak
Conrad Leiva, chair of MESA’s Smart Manufacturing Working Group and vice president of product strategy and alliances at iBASEt, got the workshop conversation started by sharing initial results of a survey on the topic. Conducted in partnership with IndustryWeek, the survey was designed to establish the current state of the drive toward Smart Manufacturing, including identifying shared goals and terminology. Full results of the survey will be published soon at www.MESA.org.
- Smart Connected Factory – IIoT, smart machines, robotics, augmented reality
- Analytics – predictive, prescriptive, Big Data, AI, machine learning
- Manufacturing Systems – MES/MOM
- Connected Supply Chain
- Enabling new business models – e.g., product-as-service, mass customization, IoT data services for products, on-demand 3D printing, etc.
He added: “We figure that getting people together that are making progress on these initiatives and people just getting started will provide a valuable outcome to everyone. We want to move from talking about Smart Manufacturing to making significant progress on the journey.”