April 25, 2023
Manufacturing companies are undergoing a digital renaissance. They’ve connected operational technology with sensors and are using a wide array of digital technologies to enable “explosive growth,” according to Prophecy Market Insights.
In a synopsis for its new research report, Transforming the Future of Manufacturing, the analyst firm says that “cloud-based digital manufacturing tools are used to connect and simplify processes across the production cycle to create digital threads that aid in the integration of manufacturing operations to improve and streamline design, servicing, production and others.”
Prophecy Market Insights predicts that the digital manufacturing market will nearly quadruple from 2022-2032, growing from $436.8B to $1.91T.
Interestingly, the report synopsis doesn’t specifically mention transformation’s most vital component – a connected workforce, which will use new tools and evolve processes. And due to the fast pace of change, employees will need to constantly skill and reskill to keep pace with new technology capabilities.
Manufacturing isn’t an industry suited for PowerPoint desk training or lunch and learns. Instead, workers need to gain hands-on experience with equipment: learning how to operate machinery, identify and address production warning signs, and maintain systems to optimize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and uptime. They’ll also need to evolve production processes as manufacturers increasingly connect IT and operational technology, using big-data analytics to enable automation across functions, sites, and networks, a trend the analyst firm highlights.
The QAD Redzone Connected Workforce Solution is built for Industry 4.0, an era of dynamic, sweeping change. Workforces can sometimes resist change that they feel is pushed on them and doesn’t match production realities. So, QAD Redzone enlists frontline workers as drivers of change to improve productivity, reliability, and compliance processes.
With QAD Redzone, workers:
To succeed at digital transformation, it’s often best to start with what you have: your current equipment and your workers. By connecting devices, empowering everyone to use data and create insights, and improving processes, your company can make sizeable gains, starting today.
In our recent benchmark productivity study, manufacturers that deployed QAD Redzone improved OEE by an average of 14% and productivity by 29% in just 90 days, no matter where they started. In fact, manufacturers with broken processes, such as substandard OEE, achieve the most dramatic gains of all
Learn more about how QAD Redzone can help you win by improving productivity, reliability, compliance, and learning this year. Download the QAD Redzone 2023 Productivity Benchmark Report.