Traditionally applied to business functions, analytics have begun to play a more strategic role in helping OEMs and auto companies drive greater innovation, gain a competitive advantage and improve profitability.
Research shows growth in machine and computer vision systems as food and beverage manufacturers look for help with quality control and traceability, and non-industrial sectors realize the value of “seeing” everything.
In-car technologies, vehicle customization, and the arrival of electric and autonomous vehicles all add to the complexity of automotive manufacturing. Improving the visibility and flexibility of the manufacturing and supply chain network will help.
With consumers demanding ever more customization, manufacturers are faced with producing high volumes in hundreds of variations. Managing the lineside parts inventory to support all of that complexity can be one of their most difficult logistical challenges.