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Smart Manufacturing for the automotive industry

The automotive industry is facing a number of challenges, including increasing competition, changing customer demands, and the need to cut costs. Automotive manufacturers can overcome these obstacles and stay competitive by using smart manufacturing.

Learn more about smart manufacturing for the automotive industry with this white paper.

Benefits and challenges of a smart manufacturing strategy

The automotive industry is at a crossroads as it adopts smart manufacturing technologies. Manufacturers can benefit from smart manufacturing by lowering costs, increasing efficiency, promoting sustainability, and accelerating time to market. Additionally, it can assist manufacturers in raising both employee and customer satisfaction.

The benefits of smart manufacturing are clear, but there are also challenges to overcome. The State of the Market found nearly all respondents (97%) have faced challenges around modernizing the manufacturing process. The most common challenges include:

  • Cost/budget issues

  • Legacy/old systems or equipment

  • Finding the right partners to develop a truly closed-loop environment

Achieve self-organizing production in automotive manufacturing

Create production facilities able to automatically initiate corrective actions to prevent quality failures and minimize downtime. With self-organizing production, you can free up your employees to focus on more strategic tasks, while your production facilities run more efficiently and effectively.

It's time to harness the power of data to improve your production operations.

Overcoming automotive industry challenges with virtual commissioning

Virtual commissioning helps automotive manufacturers overcome the challenges of modernizing production lines. The State of the Market research found two-thirds of respondents (67%) have used virtual commissioning or simulation models for manufacturing environments. The results allowed manufacturers to save time, reduce costs, and improve control of their processes and practices.

See how quickly manufacturers using modernized production lines recovered from a line shutdown in the full report.