The COVID-19 situation has pushed all industries to change their way of working and the manufacturing sector is no exception. The outspread of the virus has made it clear for manufacturing companies that they are behind as far as the adoption of digital transformation technologies is concerned. With digital transformation efforts in place, the manufacturers can make themselves competitive and their supply chains agile. According to Forbes, the manufacturing industry is going to witness the innovation of the next five years in a period of just 18 months. Gone are the times when the manufacturing sector was talking about smart factory and the implementation of digital technologies in it. Now, it is time to deploy these and survive the disruption led by the pandemic. Manufacturers initially were not keen on adopting digital transformation because they were struggling to find value in the digitalisation of their supply chains and other routine operations. But now the whole scenario has changed, and manufacturers are compelled to modernise their operations in order to remain in the game.
Deploying digital transformation technologies when most of the staff is working from home can be quite intimidating. But you can accelerate this process by following a series of steps –
The above–mentioned elements do lay a strong foundation for the digitally transformed manufacturing sector. These elements ensure that your manufacturing ecosystem has the resilience to cope with all the disruptions that the future has to throw at it. The most important point to note here is that digitalisation of manufacturing opens a whole pool of choices for manufacturers. From digital transformation technologies finely embedded in your processes now, you have the choice to interact with your customers and tailor your product line according to their feedback.
Application of digital transformation technologies in a manufacturing scenario calls for changes
- Within the factory walls – Initially, machine to machine connectivity was not a norm for the manufacturers but now digital blocks are ready and hence machine to machine connectivity has become easy. And with digital transformation, all the old and legacy machines can connect and collaborate with each other and smoothen routine operations. The manufacturers who want to deploy digital transformation technologies slowly start with automation projects and invest in solutions that deliver ROI in a short period of time.
- Beyond the factory walls – Supply chains need to be ramped up to suit the digitally enabled manufacturing ecosystem. You need to invest in a supply chain platform that allows you to monitor all of its aspects dynamically in real–time.
Digitally transformed and digitally transformed business models enable the manufacturers to be resilient, agile and drive value from routine operations. The application of digital transformation technologies in any manufacturing setup requires expert guidance.
Exigo Tech, a Microsoft Gold Partner, can help you lead a digital transformation campaign in your manufacturing unit and drive desired results. To speak to one of our experts, call us on 1300 EXIGOTECH (394 468) or email us at email@example.com. Let’s team up and begin a digital transformation journey for your manufacturing setup.
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