Reimagine: where manufacturing goes from here
Manufacturing is a continuously evolving industry. Yet in 2020, a global disruptor brought production to a standstill: COVID-19.
Now the industry has powered up again and COVID-19 is forcing companies to accelerate their digitalization strategy. Manufacturers are striving to meet the demands of a changed consumer by developing agility, resilience and security, responsiveness and innovation. Fast.
COVID-19 has turned shopfloor transformation from tomorrow’s nirvana to today’s needs-must.
For those who haven’t yet, it’s time to make the transition from lean to smart manufacturing. Re-imagining is our best bet in an uncertain future that we find ourselves in.
How? Through the power and potential of people.
Every manufacturer is on a journey to digital transformation. But few are building that roadmap around human capability; the passion, intelligence and creativity of your shopfloor makers at every level, unique to your business.
People are your driving force for change. Put smart factory technologies into their hands and they will find ways to deliver services better, faster and closer to what customers demand, innovating at every opportunity.
It’s time to perform a ‘factory restart’ and transform your makers into changemakers.
Rethink. Re-evaluate. Reprioritize.
Covid-19 has closed the world’s factories. As manufacturers are allowed to resume, they need a factory reset, but how do they ensure continuity of production, while also accelerating their digital transformation?
And how do they retain the knowledge of their experienced workers, while acquiring new digital skillsets for emerging roles?
At this once-in-a-lifetime crossroads, a pause in production plus Industry 4.0 technologies are enabling manufacturers to rethink, re-evaluate and reprioritize change. But digital transformation doesn’t mean replacing people with automation.
In the smartest factories, you will liberate your makers to improve and innovate, sharing skills between generations, and driving operational excellence on the shopfloor.
You will use transformational technologies to rethink the supply chain, so people can continue making – no matter what happens – and deliver transparent customer value.
And you will encourage your own changemakers to join forces with others, to co-create new services and experiences in a circular, sustainable ecosystem - while making sure that systems and data are always protected.
Trust a manufacturer to transform a manufacturer
Choosing the right collaborators will accelerate your smart factory transition. Fujitsu is your ideal technology partner as we’re a manufacturer too; we have ‘making’ in our identity, our nature, our heritage and our passions.
Unlike many of our competitors, we build direct relationships with your makers. We observe them, listen, learn and question. Only then do we roll up our sleeves, co-creating the roadmap and digital solutions that will transform your business into a smart factory, and your makers at every level into changemakers.
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Reijo Sihvonen, reijo.sihvonen(at)fujitsu.com, tel. + 358 400 433 407