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Manufacturing and Industrial Readiness Assessment 4.0/5.0 (MIRA45)

Manufacturing and Industrial Readiness Assessment 4.0/5.0 (MIRA45)

The rundown
  • Manufacturing Industry Challenges & Manufacturing Top Concerns
  • Enhanced Agility & Scalability and Flexibility
  • Cost Reduction & Improved Quality

Industry 4.0/5.0 represents a paradigm shift in manufacturing, leveraging automation, data analytics, and connectivity to revolutionize operations. By adopting these transformative technologies, manufacturers can unlock a plethora of benefits, from enhanced efficiency and improved quality to significant cost reductions.

Manufacturing Industry Challenges

In today’s market, manufacturers face multiple challenges that demand adaptability and innovation. Manufacturers must navigate evolving trends, sustainability requirements, and supply chain complexities while choosing when and how to invest in automation, AI, and IoT. Overcoming these challenges by adopting Industry 4.0/5.0 technologies can position manufacturers for success in the dynamic manufacturing landscape.

Manufacturing Top Concerns

In a recent survey manufacturers were asked to provide their top 3 concerns for 2023. Top results included:

Enhanced Agility

A manufacturing floor equipped with IoT sensors and connected devices, real-time data collection and analysis optimizes production processes and benefit the bottom line.

Scalability and Flexibility

Agile production systems allow for rapid reconfiguration and customization. Adopting the right mix of Industry 4.0/5.0 technologies can help seamlessly scale production up or down and drive an increase in production capacity up to 50%.

Cost Reduction

Reduction in labor costs due to automation and robotics: up to 40% decrease in manual labor expenses. Predictive analytics in supply chain management, leading to a 25% reduction in inventory carrying costs.

Improved Quality

Automated monitoring systems detect anomalies during production, reducing defects by up to 30% and ensuring consistent product quality.

Manufacturing and Industrial Readiness Assessment 4.0/5.0 (MIRA45)

Companies that do not adopt these technologies risk being left behind, but there are many factors to be considered and an often-confusing array of questions to answer. The MIRA45 assessment from Clark Schaefer Consulting provides you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. This in-depth assessment evaluates where you are today and supplies objective insights and prioritized investment recommendations to help you identify the best path forward as you navigate the technology maze.

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Glenn Plunkett

With over 35 years of experience as a technology leader, Glenn is motivated by a desire for excellence in delivering technology solutions to help businesses meet their goals.
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