“Our vision is to eliminate islands of information by creating a common, open communication standard that all machinery and software providers utilize to share data.”
ERP systems provide direct digital communication, passing work instructions to machinery and providing the ability to go paperless on the shop floor. To this end, companies rush to collect massive amounts of data and place it in the cloud with the mindset of, “once we get the data, we’ll figure out what to do with it.” This sounds like a recipe for failure. Instead, let’s first consider what the vision of a good Fourth Industrial Revolution manufacturing plant would look like for a window and door fabricator.
Read more of FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl’s article “The Digital Advantage” in last month’s issue of Window & Door Magazine.