Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

As a subset of Industry 4.0 technologies, Smart Manufacturing combines technologies focused on the collection and usage of data to improve operational performance, such as Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, and system integration. It is easy to get lost in the range of technologies and hype that can result, however by focusing in on your challenges, you can identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve throughput, reduce downtime, increase quality, and accelerate your decision making with real-time data, trends, and analytics.

Common examples of Smart Manufacturing:

  • Real-time monitoring of production process enables control of upstream processes to maintain consistent product quality and throughput
  • Integration of disparate production and business systems eliminates manual recording of data, allowing your team to focus on process improvement, not data entry.
  • IoT sensors communicate with a cloud based monitoring system to enable predictive maintenance and maximize uptime across your plant equipment.

Catalyst Connection is positioned as your trusted advisor and partner with you along your Smart Manufacturing journey. We can support you in various ways, such as:

  • Assessments: Lean + Automation, Digital.
  • System Integrator/Provider search. Unique application? We explore our 3rd party network and beyond to help you find a skilled provider
  • Request for Proposal process management. Don’t have the time to complete due diligence and obtain multiple proposals? This is a good option for you!
  • Technical Project Management. Catalyst Connection will be your advocate and keep your 3rd party implementation project on track