IT develops, maintains, uses computer systems, software, and networks to process and distribute data. It can help streamline the ever-changing global manufacturing sector.

FREMONT, CA: The global manufacturing industry dedicates itself to deliver affordable, high-quality products in time to meet customer expectations and demand for improved products. But because of the growing globalized market and rapid technological innovations, it is difficult for the industry to continue among the competition. This is where Information Technology (IT) can help the industry to have a competitive edge.

Here are four ways IT is impacting global manufacturing:

Artificial Intelligence

AI can train machines to make difficult decisions like finding faults, execute custom product configurations, and predictive maintenance. It also enhances the factory process and helps push for more advancements in the global manufacturing industry.


IT allows automation by creating a process by implementing a set of instructions, providing a single or series of recurrent actions with little to no requirement for administrative intervention.

With the help of automated machines and robots doing the tedious tasks, global manufacturing enterprises can decrease the time spent in manufacturing operations and use the capital and human resources completely by deploying employees to do more critical tasks. Also, automation can enhance the precision and quality of manufacturing engineering.

Smart Manufacturing

According to The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a technology-driven approach and smart manufacturing is the idea of using integrated, combined manufacturing systems that address in real-time to meet the evolving demands and conditions in the supply network, factory, and customer needs.

To put it plainly, smart manufacturing implement internet-connected machinery to track the production process, allowing machines to interact with each other and work together to alleviate faults and enhance the workflow. It also finds opportunities for automated processes and utilizes data analytics to boost and maximize complete manufacturing operations. Some technology solutions implemented in the smart manufacturing industry are predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics is crucial in global manufacturing as it assists manufacturers in developing and prepare methods to avoid errors or reduce the damage as soon as possible.