Smart Manufacturing is not just about technology. It is not something you buy of the shelf. Smart Manufacturing is primarily about empowering people in manufacturing. There are many things that make Smart Manufacturing attractive, like new business models, supply chain and partner collaboration, self-correcting manufacturing, real-time response and flexible (agile) production with standardized processes. In this module, we discuss its core concepts.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is (being) built on a solid foundation of the Third. Therefore, a mature MES/MOM serves as the backbone for Smart. A structured assessment of the current manufacturing capabilities is the input for a plan to improve and leverage the new and advanced technologies and methodologies of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

In this module, we discuss the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index and how this tool can help you find out how ready your are. Maturity models help to create a shared vision of process improvement within the organization and to set priorities based on objective measurements.
An ISA-95 based maturity capability assessment delivers the current maturity level and provides guidelines for structured step-by-step improvement via a plan. In the roadmap, each MOM project ROI identifies corrective actions to mitigate risks through required change to organization structure, process, personnel and technology. Significant cost reduction is a matter of effective work processes across plants and supply chain operations for normal and abnormal operating states. The real solution for effective work processes requires simultaneous changes in organization structure, operations processes, and employee skill sets all enabled by MOM technologies.
When raising your manufacturing capability maturity, it is important to measure the progress of your smart manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives. It is critical for manufacturing practitioners and executives to understand the power of real-time decisions for manufacturing operations metrics before and after linking them to financial and business level metrics. Learners better understand the differences between the various types of metrics and how to construct a metrics framework.

  • Describe Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Discuss the core concepts of Smart Manufacturing
  • Describe standards for Smart Manufacturing like RAMI4.0
  • Explain why MES/MOM is the backbone of Smart
  • Describe the use of the Singapore Smart Manufacturing Readiness Index
  • Discuss the need of a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy
  • Describe the Lean and Six Sigma methods and how MES/MOM supports those methods to improve
  • Discuss the structure of the Manufacturing Maturity Model
  • Describe the elements of a maturity assessment
  • Explain the different types of metrics from different business levels and how they influence one another for effective optimization of the business processes
  • Describe the Vollman decomposition as a tool to create a metrics framework