Although the benefits of Industry 4.0 and IIoT indicate the way ahead in manufacturing, getting it is not straightforward. According to Mitsubishi Electric, most companies understand the importance of digital manufacturing, but they have made little progress towards it. Manufacturers need a strong partner with the know-how to guide them.
Mitsubishi Electric has a 100-year history of supporting manufacturers, in addition to a prolific track record for achieving factory automation at its own and other manufacturers’ facilities. Markedly, their approach embodies the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen that has become recognised worldwide.
Digital manufacturing website
To help companies improve profits and accelerate growth, they have launched a new “Digital Manufacturing website”. It demonstrates a framework that enables management to make decisions on step-by-step investments to maximise profitability and accelerate growth.
Called “Smart Manufacturing Kaizen Level (SMKL),” it is a maturity model to help manufacturers navigate through the digital morass. It defines shared key actions and expected outcomes across their organization to achieve a high ROI from digital manufacturing initiatives.
– Ensure everyone in your team shares a clear understanding of where you are concerning digital manufacturing, where you think you need to be, and also how you will plan to get there by using a practical review and planning tool.
– Match your steps to your own company’s individual needs, budgets, objectives and execution speed.
– Use suppliers’ know-how for smooth execution, even for complicated processes, based on their years of practical experience.
– Benefit from optimal solutions offered through collaboration with global experts.
The digital manufacturing website also introduces some examples of how customers achieved real ROI around energy reduction, productivity improvements, and cost reductions ranging from 30% to over 90% with the use of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory digital manufacturing solutions.
For more information, visit the new website Digital Manufacturing from Mitsubishi