New Website Offers Practical Guide to Making Decisions on Digital Manufacturing Investments

Jan. 11, 2021
Industry 4.0 and digital processes are indispensable for future manufacturing growth. While many companies understand the importance of automation, they sometimes struggle to make it a reality. They need a strong partner with the know-how to guide them.

Mitsubishi Electric has a 100-year history of supporting manufacturers, plus a prolific track record for achieving factory automation at its own and other manufacturers’ facilities. The approach embodies the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen that is now recognized worldwide.

The company’s new website titled “Digital Manufacturing” demonstrates a framework that enables management to make decisions on step-by-step investments to maximize profitability and accelerate growth. This approach, called the “Smart Manufacturing Kaizen Level (SMKL),” is a maturity model to help manufacturers navigate their way through the digital morass by defining shared key actions and expected outcomes across their organization with the target of achieving a high ROI from their digital manufacturing initiatives.

Key Points

  1. Ensure everyone in your team shares a clear understanding of where you are with regard to digital manufacturing, where you think you need to be, and how you will plan to get there by using a practical review and planning tool.
  2. Match your steps to your own company’s individual needs, budgets, objectives and execution speed.
  3. Utilize suppliers’ know-how for smooth execution, even for complicated processes, based on years of experience.
  4. Benefit from optimal solutions offered through collaboration with global experts.

This website also introduces some examples of how customers achieved real ROI around energy reduction, productivity improvements, and cost reductions ranging from 30% to over 90% with the use of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory digital manufacturing solutions.

For more, visit the new website “Digital Manufacturing from Mitsubishi Electric”.

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