The industry of manufacturing has had a common theme throughout its history and that’s of constant improvement and innovation. Not many players in this industry continue to manufacture the same way as they did in their infancy years. This is due to the competitive nature of manufacturing. In this ultra-competitive field, manufacturers must ensure that they’re innovating their products and systems to keep up with the quickly changing demands of the consumer. But meeting this demand is only half the battle – the other half is keeping up with the advancements of the industry.
Advancements in technology brings a whole host of new challenges that manufacturers must recognize, identify, and address. One example is the increased dependence on automation in manufacturing factories. This change requires the need of more skilled workers due to the complexity of the advanced systems at play. These systems require a deep understanding to function properly and keep your factories producing. Integrated manufacturing systems today require a multitude of highly specialized capabilities. If workers can’t adapt, organizations find themselves struggling to stay competitive with the rest of the field.
In this ever-fast changing business environment, it’s imperative to maintain competitive. To do so, companies need to have tools that go beyond simple equipment. For example, one tool is the periodic investment in consistent maintenance. This ensures that your machines stay in service for extended periods of time. Experiencing downtime due to equipment malfunction because of the lack of maintenance will set you back considerably and make it difficult to recover. Let historical failure data, OEM recommendations and analysis of repair spending help determine how you optimize your critical asset maintenance programs. This will result in higher productivity and fewer downtime periods. For more information on this, check out the infographic below!