INDUSTRY 4.0 ECOSYSTEM FOR SMALL-MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS (SMES)
Easing your journey to benefit from advances in technology
Industry 4.0 enables significant improvements to a manufacturers competitiveness, profitability, productivity and labor shortage.
Simplifies the collection, analysis and display of manufacturing data
Single point of truth supported by data and analytics
Provide timely, data to people closest to making decisions and taking action
Address worker shortage through technology-enabled training & productivity
Build a visible, digitally connected supply chain
I4.0 is rapidly evolvIng and has moved from the realm of large companies to now being affordable, relevant and friendly for SMEs.
SMEs lack the expertise and experience to understand and evaluate Industry 4.0 solutions for their specific problems and use cases.
Vendors cannot afford the expense of direct sales to small $$ purchases.
THE I4.0 ECOSYSTEM
An Industry 4.0 Ecosystem which guides the manufacturer I4.0 journey and connects to best-fit solution vendors.
For Manufacturers: simplifying the process of problem analysis, identifying relevant I4.0 solutions, building a short list of qualified vendors.
For Vendors: a cost-effective way of marketing, selling and support SMEs
For National and Regional Associations: a value-added benefit for members
Industry 4.0 Ecosystem will create significant benefits for SME’s ultimately supporting the revitalization of manufacturing in the U.S.