While manufacturing is the backbone of economic development across the globe, technology is quickly becoming the brain. Advanced tools and technology help manufacturers keep pace with greater demand while reducing cost. To help your manufacturing processing improve, consider adding these strategies:
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Manufacturers need to make the most of the data they have available, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are the tools to help. AI involves a computer system’s ability to analyze trends and provide logical options to help manufacturers make data-driven decisions. This technology can improve many areas of the process, including inventory management, tracking, forecasting, and delivery cost reduction.
Robotic systems have helped to increase production, safety, and quality for years. The new tech of collaborative robots is building on these past successes. Extremely adaptable “cobots” are designed to learn as they work to increas efficiency and let human workers focus less on repetitive assembly tasks and more on improving the process.
Another growing trend in robotics is autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for warehouse fulfillment automation. With advanced sensors and on-board computers, it is able to effectively navigate its operating environment and reduce labor costs.
Big data analytics can help you pinpoint what works and what doesn’t as you integrate new technology. For this information to be effective in the manufacturing process, you need to determine the data that is most beneficial. Once identified, this data lets you track the manufacturing process from start to finish to find patterns and weak points. With this information, you can reduce production and repair time.
Since 1948, Bopp Busch has continued to update our facility and processes to be the best partner supplier for our customers. To support our core stamping services, we provide e-coating, toolmaking, general assembly, and design services. To learn more about Bopp Busch and our capabilities, contact us today.