|Smart manufacturing, also known as smart operations, refers to the integration of advanced technologies, data analytics, and automation in the production process to optimize manufacturing activities. This includes the entire value chain, from design to production to distribution. The primary goal of smart manufacturing is to optimize the production process, enhance efficiency, and increase the overall competitiveness of a manufacturing organization. Specific objectives of smart manufacturing include:
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OPERATIONAL DIGITAL TWINE (ODT)
INTEROPERABLE DIGITAL TWINE FRAMEWORK (ITDF)
CONNECTED FACTORY DIGITAL TWINE (CFDT)
Linked solutioning is our basis to provide for a holistic solution by collaborating with partners and utilizing a themed approach to solving the needs of capacity planning, commissioning work and product mobilization.
For this project, here are the exacting relationships we will be forming to achieve the solution:
- Collaboration with manufacturing partners to identify capacity planning needs and determine how to best optimize production workflows.
- Working with automation partners to develop a digital twin that can accurately simulate production scenarios and test potential improvements without interrupting ongoing production.
- Engaging with suppliers to ensure adequate availability of critical components and prevent process shutdowns due to material shortages.
- Utilizing a themed approach to commissioning work, which involves breaking down the commissioning process into smaller, more manageable tasks that can be completed in a logical sequence.
- Collaborating with logistics partners to ensure efficient product mobilization, including the transportation of raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods.
By forming these relationships and utilizing a collaborative approach to problem-solving, we can provide a holistic solution to the needs of capacity planning, commissioning work, and product mobilization.
By adopting smart manufacturing practices, organizations can achieve significant improvements in productivity, quality, and profitability, and stay ahead of the competition in the digital era.
At Numorpho Cybernetic Systems, we have developed a unique perspective on smart manufacturing, which we have outlined in our seminal whitepaper, “Walking the Talk on Smart Manufacturing.” This paper provides a comprehensive overview of our approach to smart manufacturing and highlights the key benefits of adopting this approach.
We have also developed a series of real-world use cases (referenced on the right) that demonstrate how we have successfully implemented the Digital Twine Reference Architecture to blueprint solutions for our clients.
- The Operational Digital Twine (ODT) enables localized production of parts in military frontline operational bases that is devoid of supply chain logistics and are in an austere environment. Utilizing Additive Manufacturing techniques frontline operations will be able to create spare parts on demand and in an expeditious manner. This use case addresses both remote manufacturing operations using 3D printing and also the well-being of war fighters by embedding smart devices (like brain wave and habit monitoring) utilizing locally created products like helmets.
- The Interoperable Digital Twine Framework (IDTF) enables the coupling of engineering and manufacturing to create spare parts based on new material composites to replace old worn-out parts by including optimization, simulation and generative design techniques. This helps re-engineering parts for old equipment where CAD drawings are non-existent and utilizes new engineering techniques like Additive Manufacturing to keep the machinery operational by redefining upstream, midstream and downstream processes.
- The Connected Factory Digital Twine (CFDT) is a digital platform that connects the physical and digital worlds in a manufacturing environment to create a virtual representation of the physical assets and processes, providing a real-time, data-driven view of the entire manufacturing operation – provisioning, commissioning and mobilization.
These use cases showcase our expertise in developing connected systems and highlight the tangible benefits that smart manufacturing can deliver, such as improved operational efficiency, increased innovation, and reduced production costs.
By leveraging our experience and knowledge in this area, we can help our clients transform their manufacturing operations and thrive in the digital era.
NI+IN UCHIL – Founder, CEO & Technical Evangelist