FMMC Executive Briefing | Closing the Digital Manufacturing Gap: A Holistic View of Data
The game-changing tools around big data and advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud computing, combined with the connective power of the Internet of Things (IoT), are enabling manufacturers to gather unprecedented amounts of data. Yet even as medtech manufacturers invest heavily in enterprise and plant automation, their efforts are too often impeded by a digital manufacturing gap, where critical production and quality processes remain paper-based and disconnected. To support advanced data technologies and to compete in a modern market, medical device manufacturers must close the digital gap. Digitization on the shop floor can close this gap by creating productive connections between people, processes, and systems throughout the production life cycle. Digitizing the paper-based processes that persist at the line level improves data transfer and data integrity across the entire enterprise – for a holistic view of production data that helps reduce risk, improve quality, and ensure regulatory compliance without slowing production. Join Brian Curran, MasterControl SVP of strategic growth, and learn how digitized connectivity allows for the benefits of increased visibility, greater insights, and less time spent managing paper: significant productivity, quality, and compliance improvements. Attendees will learn: • Common challenges and new opportunities in harnessing and integrating data on the shop floor. • How digitizing key parts of the production process helps collect, connect, and contextualize data. • How a digital system can serve as the ultimate source of truth for all production data.