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Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence by John Webster, Chris Stakutis

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Chapter Eight. Real-Time Manufacturing

 

The solutions to the challenge of an 80% improvement in efficiency mandate are not within our own factories, but rather intertwined throughout the now real-time value chain and unleashed by innovative and direct connections to each other's data and operations.

 
 --Brian Jones, CEO of Nypro

Introduction

In the Inescapable Data world, the ability to compress product manufacturing time, tease-out inefficiencies, and increase product personalization combine to create significant new values made possible by omnipresent wireless networks, data exchange, and, most importantly, a willingness to tear down business walls.

For the past few decades, manufacturers have taken an incremental and inwardly focused approach to ...

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