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Smart Digital Manufacturing. A Guide for Digital Transformation with Real Case Studies Across Industries. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5179211
  • Book
  • September 2020
  • 116 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The world progresses toward Industry 4.0, and manufacturers are challenged to successfully navigate this unique digital journey. To some, digitalization is a golden opportunity; to others, it is a necessary evil. But to optimist and pessimist alike, there is a widespread puzzlement over the practical details of digitalization. To many manufacturers, digital transformation is a vague and confusing concept they nevertheless must grapple with in order to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The proliferation of digital manufacturing technologies adds to the confusion, leaving many manufacturers perplexed and unprepared, with little real insight into how emerging technologies can help them sustain a competitive edge in their markets.

This book effectively conveys Siemens's knowledge and experience through a concept called "Smart Digital Manufacturing," a stepwise approach to realizing the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Smart Digital Manufacturing roadmap provides guidance and enables low-risk, high-reward adoption of new manufacturing software technologies through a series of tipping-point investment decisions that result in optimized manufacturing performance.

The book provides readers with a clear understanding of what digital technology has to offer them, and how and when to invest in these essential components of tomorrow?s factories.

René Wolf is Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Management Software for Siemens Digital Industries Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division.

Raffaello Lepratti is Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Siemens Digital Industries Software.
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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Acronyms xiii

About the Authors xv

Part I Defining Smart Digital Manufacturing and Manufacturing 4.x 1

1 Introducing Manufacturing 4.x for Smart Digital Manufacturing 3

1.1 From Industry 4.0 to Manufacturing 4.x 6

1.2 Manufacturing Operations: The Permanent Functions to Which Manufacturing 4.x is Applied 9

2 The Framework for Manufacturing 4.x 15

2.1 The Time Factor 17

2.2 Manufacturing 4.x Iterations 19

3 The Manufacturing 4.x Roadmap 23

3.1 The Role of Digital Twins in Manufacturing 4.x 29

3.2 Manufacturing 4.x Enabling Technologies 31

4 Finding Your Tipping Points 33

4.1 Market Trends 33

4.1.1 Globalization 34

4.1.2 Mass Customization 34

4.1.3 Proliferating Regulations and Standards 35

4.1.4 Market Consolidation and Technology Partnerships 36

4.2 Strategic Considerations 37

4.2.1 Accommodating High-mix, High-volume Production 37

4.2.2 Design Anywhere, Build Everywhere 38

4.2.3 Manufacturing Data Utilization 39

4.3 Field Data Utilization 40

4.4 From the General to the Specific 41

References 41

Part II Manufacturing 4.x for Specific Approaches 43

5 Manufacturing 4.x for Repetitive Operations 47

5.1 High-volume Efficiency 48

5.2 Making to Order, Repetitively 51

5.3 Data and Closed Loops 54

5.4 Repetitive Manufacturing and Manufacturing 4.x 55

6 Manufacturing 4.x for Process Industries 57

6.1 Process Manufacturing Distinctives 57

6.2 Outstripping Legacy System Capabilities 61

6.3 Integrated, Distributed Production 62

6.4 Batches of One with Speed to Market 63

References 66

7 Manufacturing 4.x for Complex Manufacturing 67

7.1 Paths to Digital Integration 68

7.2 Globalization and Disruptive Product Technology 70

7.3 Closing the Supply-chain Loop 71

7.4 Closed-loop Quality Through Long Product Lives 73

References 74

8 Manufacturing 4.x for Small and Medium Businesses, Cloud Adoption 75

8.1 The Solution in Point Solutions 76

8.2 What to Look for in Each Point Solution 76

8.3 What the Cloud Means for Manufacturing SMBs 78

8.4 The Cloud Gives Control to Users for Smart Data Insights 80

8.5 Bringing Together the IIoT with the Manufacturing IT Landscape 84

References 84

Part III 85

9 Critical Success Factors 87

9.1 The Workforce and Change Culture 87

9.2 The Role of Management 89

9.3 Transformation Beyond the Digital 89

Reference 90

10 Conclusion 91

Index 95

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Rene Wolf
Raffaello Lepratti
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