The past several decades have brought about some fantastic technological advances that have truly transformed how we manufacture. Robotics, ERP systems, safety devices, and most recently, mixed reality, to name a few, have redefined how we interact with our processes. Technology has become a vital component of any modern manufacturing process. These technologies are often leveraged to improve and streamline existing processes, but why is this important?
We at Hagerman know unplanned downtime can be a major issue in manufacturing plant operations, and simulation software plays a significant role in reducing its negative effects. Before we get into how, though, we want to take a close look at what some firms are facing with downtime.
Design and engineering in the manufacturing industry are becoming more complex while the pressure to meet tight deadlines has increased.
The processes are involving more specialists who need to work on a file simultaneously and more stakeholders who need to review and comment on the designs.
To streamline workflow, manage product data, reduce error, and ensure seamless collaboration, manufacturers are using advanced software applications to manage product data and version control.