Derek Ong, Electronic Industrial Software Solutions manager, Keysight Technologies Squeezing every last drop of productivity from invested manufacturing equipment on the factory floor was the goal, and hence a lot of focus was on downtime and throughput. Predictive maintenance and asset utilisation are important business outcomes from any successful Industry 4.0 implementation. Then COVID-19 happened. Other than the race to 5nm chips, 5G, and cloud computing, some sectors of the electronics manufacturing industry have seen a drastic drop in volume, leading to a surplus of production assets on the floor. For some, machines have idled. For others, COVID-19 has caused massive supply chain disruptions. The necessary steps taken by governments around the globe to manage and halt the spread of this epidemic, has restricted movement of factory employees and subsequently lowered productivity and output. The trade situation between the US and China has forced manufacturers to shuffle operations for business continuity. There are everlasting shifts in manufacturing paradigms as a result of COVID-19. The new "norm" needs a rethink on how Industry 4.0 technology enablers will be used to address the new challenges. Quality over quantity Before COVID-19, Industry 4.0 adoption mostly revolved around asset utilisation. In the current situation, it… Read full this story
Manufacturing analytics in electronics industry – Pivot to quality in the “New Normal” have 204 words, post on www.vir.com.vn at February 24, 2021. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.