Is this a manufacturing revolution?
Part 5: Making the Connections
The world of electronics manufacturing has been turned upside down by the demand for highly flexible production, rendering many of the long-standing “must do” stages within current SMT manufacturing procedures unnecessary and wasteful.
To satisfy constant changes in demand, manufacturing organizations must work toward an Industry 4.0 operation driven by a continuous planning engine and optimization of resources.
In the fifth part of the Industry 4.0 series, we look at the connections between engineering, materials, quality, and production necessary to build up the live knowledge base that the ultimate Factory 4.0 operation will need to run efficiently.