The Evolution of Manufacturing Operations
Supply chain disruptions including spoilage, shrinkage, and delivery delays, have become common challenges for manufacturing firms. And with the recent draw down in inventories followed by labor and material shortages, meeting consumer demand has become difficult. To better prepare for these issues in the future, leading manufacturers are looking for ways to automate production.
This requires a digital manufacturing process, and not just CRM and ERP systems. Successful manufacturers are incorporating cloud computing and IoT sensors to analyze, automate, and accelerate "Just-in-Time" production while monitoring for anomalies that may cause production downtime. And with any new technology comes risk. Manufacturing firms are seeing their attack surface expand as IoT and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication increases. In today's advanced threat landscape, manufacturers must leverage the efficiencies of new tech while also keeping them secure.