The Future of Manufacturing Starts Here!

8th July 2019

We’d like to sincerely thank you for joining us on this journey to evolving the fourth industrial revolution. Whether you are currently operating in the manufacturing industry or not, your job and day-to-day life are likely affected by the limitations and inefficiencies within the relevant supply chains. 

Our mission is to provide a scalable solution which tackles those issues and enables you and your industry to fully benefit from what it is capable of. In the ever so quickly changing environments we all work and live in, there is an enormous demand for things to happen quicker, cheaper and with a smaller impact on our planet. It had been proven to be quite a challenge to meet these rapidly changing criteria. The good news is – we have what it takes, we just haven’t utilised all of it.

Manufacturing technologies today have evolved dramatically. From the use of animals to belt-driven machinery through to laser technologies and extremely precise machining capabilities. This is fantastic progress in history, but where next? The idea behind Industry 4.0 is to organise groups of cyber-physical systems which are fully connected, allowing them

to communicate amongst one another and adjust in real-time to provide the desired outcome at minimal cost and effort.

We identified the 3 biggest challenges preventing this from becoming a reality…

  • Supply chains: There are difficulties in communication between departments in a single factory, let alone a whole supply chain. Often, one can only find out about the status of an order from a supplier through a weekly reporting phone call. By this point a lot changed and the information from is completely irrelevant. Supply chains are simply lacking a platform which connects every party within them, allowing for real-time status monitoring.
  • Capacity planning: As mentioned previously, supply chains are lacking transparency, automatically making it very difficult for proper planning and control. This, however, is only one aspect. Capacity planning in a factory isn’t very accurate either. A modern factory is likely to hold multiple groups of up to 3 machines operating together but is limited to communicate only between themselves. This makes it difficult to predict lead times and handover of material accurately. Machine health monitoring is one of the solutions Manufactory offers. With this, preventive machine maintenance can replace the reactive alternative most manufacturers practice.
  • Process: Defects are inevitable. Even a capable and stable process will produce non-conformance to the original specification both visually and dimensionally. The issue is, most manufacturing processes only allow for high-quality control instead of quality assurance which could prevent non-conformance from occurring. This preventative method could save millions in administrative and rework costs.

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