Cloud helps companies focus on the core purpose—manufacturing. It is flexible and scales as the market changes, and removes those sizeable up-front capital costs and annual maintenance expenses since the most developed functionality is available without downtime or disruption.

FREMONT, CA: Present day’s global economy is more interconnected, and customer tastes are seen changing minute to minute. The demand is more volatile, driving various products, shorter product cycles, and the need to get items to market more swiftly. Simultaneously, there are a few significant technological advancements that are helping manufacturing firms stay ahead of the game. Below are two things one needs to be aware of, which will have a major impact on the business:

1. Cloud Computing

The question—whether or not—to install a cloud-based platform is obsolete. Today, the cloud is a critical component of modern manufacturing. Legacy and on-premise platforms require upgrading, constant maintenance, and re-investment to try and keep up with the ever-increasing complexity and needs of advanced manufacturing. Cloud unifies the business and the data across geographically dispersed locations and distributes unparalleled security, accessibility, agility, and scalability, so one can focus on growing and streamlining the business. Cloud helps companies focus on the core purpose—manufacturing. It is flexible and scales as the market changes, and removes those sizeable up-front capital costs and annual maintenance expenses since the most developed functionality is available without downtime or disruption.

2. Mobility

The capability to access data and functionality through mobile devices delivers an untethered work environment where data is available at a user’s fingertips, from anywhere and anytime. Furthermore, developments in industrial wearable devices such as smart glasses offer an inexpensive, hands-free experience to the employees in the factory.

Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) goes beyond the mobile user device. The production setting is gradually being armed with sensors, RFID, Bluetooth, beacons, and other communication technologies. The tools increase information sharing wirelessly, thereby presenting greater visibility into operations such as production status, machine efficiency, and inventory movement. These technologies are becoming increasingly widespread in production settings as they help manufacturers do their jobs more efficiently.

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